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Life and Livestock in the Arid Areas of Somiland, 1850’s (via Dianabuja’s Blog)

Another reposting of a blog about the Horn of Africa. The area has always been very marginal and it seems that today’s Experts who are working on the problems in the Horn would benefit by dipping into its history.  When Burton and … Continue reading

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More about Vegetable Butter in West and East Africa

Shea butter, a vegetable butter made from the nuts of an African tree, is known throughout the West.  A while back I talked about it in this blog. There are other works by colonial explorers that mention vegetable butters, some of … Continue reading

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