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African religion

African religion  

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No single religion corresponds to the term ‘African religion’, nor could it. The geography of Africa ranges from rain forests to uninhabitable deserts; its peoples are organized in many different ...
Afro-Atlantic Culture: On the Live Dialogue Between Africa and the Americas

Afro-Atlantic Culture: On the Live Dialogue Between Africa and the Americas  

When Africa is regarded as part of the cultural and political history of the African diaspora, it is usually recognized only as an origin—as a past to the African American ...
AIDS

AIDS  

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The immunodeficiency (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Opportunistic infections are likely to occur, tuberculosis being an increasing ...
Albert John Luthuli

Albert John Luthuli  

(b. 1898, d. 21 July 1967).President-General of the ANC 1952–67 Born in Bulawayo (Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe), he studied at Adams College and stayed there to train teachers. He became Secretary ...
athlete

athlete  

A person who has undertaken training or exercises to become proficient in physical activities such as competitive sports (athletics). Athletes are generally healthier and enjoy greater longevity than ...
Beira, Mozambique

Beira, Mozambique  

Major city of central Mozambique.Named after a former Portuguese province, Beira is the second largest city in Mozambique. Beira is located at the mouth of the Pungue and Buzi ...
Botswana

Botswana  

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Former British protectorate of Bechuanaland. British influence in the region was established by the London Missionary Society and traders operating northward from Cape Colony in the early 19th cent. ...
Budjga

Budjga  

Ethnic group of Zimbabwe.The Budjga (also known as Budga, Budya, and Budja) primarily inhabit northeastern Zimbabwe. They speak a Bantu language and are one of the Shona peoples. Approximately ...
Bulawayo

Bulawayo  

Second largest city in Zimbabwe.In the early nineteenth century, the Ndebele king, Lobengula, established his homestead 5 km (3 mi) south of present-day Bulawayo, on the savanna near the ...
Cabora Bassa

Cabora Bassa  

Second largest dam in Africa and one of its largest hydroelectric power stations.The Cabora Bassa (or Cahora Bassa) Dam is a 2,075-megawatt arch dam on Lake Cabora Bassa, located ...
Central African Federation

Central African Federation  

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(1953–63)A short-lived African federation, comprising the self-governing colony of Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and the British protectorates of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) and Nyasaland (Malawi). In ...
Changamire

Changamire  

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(fl. c.1500)East African ruler, the name taken by Changa, son of Mwene Mutapa Matope, by adding the Arabic title amir (commander) to his given name. On his father's death he killed Nyahuma, the ...
Chewa

Chewa  

Ethnic group of some three million people who live predominantly in Malawi.The Chewa are the single largest ethnic group in Malawi, comprising about a quarter of the population. Many ...
Children's Work in Africa

Children's Work in Africa  

Throughout the world, ecology, culture, politics, and history shape what work is to be done, who performs it and how, and the social meanings ascribed to it, but gender and ...
Chimurenga Music

Chimurenga Music  

Contemporary genre of Zimbabwean protest songs.During the early 1970s singer-composer Thomas Mapfumo began to fuse elements of traditional Shona drumming and mbira (thumb piano) playing with ...
Christianity in Africa

Christianity in Africa  

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Apart from Egypt and the Mediterranean coast (Roman ‘Africa’, on which see the next entry), Christianity had by the 4th cent. penetrated to Nubia (where it died out in the 16th cent.) and Ethiopia, ...
cities

cities  

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A large, densely populated urban settlement, larger than a town, which can include two or more independent administrative districts within it and usually has suburbs.
Commodification of African Art: An Interpretation

Commodification of African Art: An Interpretation  

Before the European colonization of Africa began in the late nineteenth century most African art objects were exchanged locally. Masks, ritual sculpture, and other highly valued objects were ...
Commonwealth

Commonwealth  

The term ‘Imperial Commonwealth’ was first used formally during the First World War to refer collectively to Britain and the self-governing dominions of the British Empire. After the war, Canada ...
conservation

conservation  

The artificial control of ecological relationships in an environment in order to maintain a particular balance among the species present.

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