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  • Clothing in Ghana

    People in Ghana take pride in how they dress. There is often a gender and generational divide in clothing in Ghana. The older generation tends to wear more traditional clothes, while the younger generation tends to wear the universal costume of youth: jeans and a t-shirt. Women tend to wear more traditional clothing than men. [...]

  • Clothing in Lesotho

    Lesotho is not exactly known as a fashion capital. Many people live in animal husbandry and agriculturally based villages and wear clothing that is practical for their lifestyle.  One of the most common clothing articles you will see is a warm blanket wrapped as a shawl around the shoulders. Both men and women wear this [...]

  • Bushmeat is an Important Part of Diet for People in Rainforests

    A recent study by researchers at UC Berkeley, shows that bushmeat — game — taken from forests in many locations around the world is an essential part of the diets of the people who live there, and even helps to prevent anemia in children. The study was conducted in the Makira Protected Area of Madagascar, which is a global hot spot for biodiversity, and the findings have created a ripple between conservation efforts and human health initiatives.

  • Names of Countries are Different Relative to Language for a Reason

    Ivorians call their country Côte d’Ivoire, the Thai call their country Prathet Thai, the Chinese call their country Zhōngguó, the Japanese call Japan Nippon, Russians call their homeland Rossiya, the Fins call their country Suomi, the people who live in the Czech Republic call it Česká Republika, Turkey is known to its residents as Türkiye, [...]

  • Food in South Africa

    South African cuisine has a wide variety of influences. There is the typical food of the African communities. There is the Dutch and English influence, spread by the Afrikaaners and English who inhabit the country. There is an Indian influence, especially around Durban. A Cape Malay influence is particularly noted around Cape Town. This makes [...]

  • Study Language in South Africa

    South Africa has 11 official languages: English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele, Sotho, Northern Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga and Venda. There are also more indigenous languages that are not included in the 11. So you have a good selection of languages to study when you go to South Africa. First hand accounts of studying language in [...]

  • Clothing in Rwanda

    This is a collection of information about clothing in Rwanda and what clothes a traveler should bring to Rwanda when visiting. Rwandans today wear modern Western style clothing. In fact, much of it is actually used clothing from the West complete with slogans in English and US sports teams logos. When traveling to Rwanda, keep [...]

  • Clothing in Liberia

    Generally, in urban areas Liberians are more likely to dress in typical Western style dress (jeans and t-shirts), while in more rural areas Liberians wear more traditional West African attire. Traditionally men wear short or long pants with a loose round-neck shirt. Women traditionally will wear a long wrap skirt called “lappa” and loose top [...]

  • Food in Equatorial Guinea

    The food of Equatorial Guinea is a blend of native tribes tradition with that of their Spanish colonial past. The staple foods in Equatorial Guinea include cassava, bananas, rice and yam with chicken, meat (often locally hunted game) or fish. Popular national dishes include chicken served in cream sauce with boiled plantain, grilled fish cooked [...]

  • Food in Kenya

    What do people eat in Kenya? Food in any country is influenced by its past. Period of occupation and colonialism will always bring new dishes imported to keep the recent immigrant arrivals happy, and Kenya is no exception. When the Portuguese arrived in the late 15th century, they introduced food like sweet potatoes, cassava and [...]