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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Girl with Fish Curse of Selfishness African Folklore

Girl with Fish Curse of Selfishness African Folklore

Selfishness runs deep in the Girl with Fish Curse of Selfishness African Folklore


As the ancestors say, selfishness is wicked. A good person thinks of others first and the selfish person earns a reputation as someone not worth dealing with, someone to shun.

Curse of Selfishness African Folklore


Asha and her three sisters one day took their baskets and went to the river to fish. Asha caught many fishes, while the other three sisters caught none at all.

They said to their more fortunate friend, “Asha let us have a few of your fishes; you have so many, and we have none at all."
Girl with Fish Curse of Selfishness African Folklore
Asha and her three sisters

"No!" said Asha, "what I have caught I keep for myself!”.

They all started for home and had gone quite a distance when Asha who had caught the many fishes discovered, that she had lost her bracelet. She asked her companions to go along back with her and help her find it.

"No!" said they. "Ask your fishes to go along with you. You know that we are your friends, yet you would not let us have a few fishes when we asked you!"

Asha went alone to the river. There she met a Python. On seeing him, she became charmed by him and was unable to move from the spot. The Python killed and devoured her. Poor selfish Asha not only lost all of her fishes, but her life as well.



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List of African Countries and Capital Cities

List of African Countries and Capital Cities

Market day in Ghana
Market day in Ghana
List of African Countries and Capital Cities

Alphabetical list of countries in Africa Capital Cities and Seats of Government.



Africa has 54 countries, 2 unofficially recognized territories and 10 dependent territories which explains why in some cases Africa is listed as having a different number of countries.

However, according to Africa check, there are 55 states that are internationally recognized and members of either the African Union or the United Nations or both. The African Union (AU), a continental union recognizes Africa has having 54 countries. Therefore since Africa recognizes Africa has having 54 countries, that is the number we will use, 54.

Officially according to the AU, Africa has 54 countries with Algeria being the largest and The Gambia the smallest on the mainland and Seychelles the smallest overall by far. Algeria has an area of 919,595 sq miles, 2,381,740 sq km or 588,540,771 acres and Seychelles is 175 sq miles, 455 sq. km, or 112432 acres.

The present, economic, and human development in most African countries is astonishing. According to the African Economist, the three most populated capital cities in Africa are Lagos Nigeria, Cairo Egypt, and Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo. Lagos Nigeria is the 15th most populous city in the world.


List of African Countries and Capital Cities

African Country                       Capital City and Seat of Government
Algeria
Algiers
Angola
Luanda
Benin
Porto-Novo official capital and Cotonou the seat of government
Botswana
Gaborone
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou
Burundi
Bujumbura
Cabo Verde
Praia
Cameroon
Yaoundé
Central African Republic
Bangui
Chad
N'Djamena
Comoros
Moroni
Côte d'Ivoire
Yamoussoukro
Democratic Republic of Congo
Kinshasa
Djibouti
Djibouti City
Egypt
Cairo
Equatorial Guinea
Malabo
Eritrea
Asmara
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Gabon
Libreville
Ghana
Accra
Guinea
Conakry
Guinea-Bissau
Bissau
Kenya
Nairobi
Lesotho
Maseru
Liberia
Monrovia
Libya
Tripoli
Madagascar
Antananarivo
Malawi
Lilongwe
Mali
Bamako
Mauritania
Nouakchott
Mauritius
Port Louis
Morocco
Rabat
Mozambique
Maputo
Namibia
Windhoek
Niger
Niamey
Nigeria
Abuja
Republic of the Congo
Brazzaville
Rwanda
Kigali
Senegal
Dakar
Seychelles
Victoria
Sierra Leone
Freetown
Somalia
Mogadishu
Somaliland
Hargeisa
South Africa
Cape Town Legislative, Bloemfontein  Judicial, Pretoria Administrative
South Sudan
Juba
Sudan
Khartoum
Swaziland
Mbabane and Lobamba is the Royal and Legislative
Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
The Gambia
Banjul
The Republic of Congo
Brazzaville
Togo
Lomé
Tunisia
Tunis
Uganda
Kampala
Western Sahara
El Aaiún
Zambia
Lusaka
Zimbabwe
Harare

Maasai Tribesmen Kenya
Maasai Tribesmen Kenya

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Legal Hunting Types in Africa Game Hunting

Legal Hunting Types in Africa Game Hunting

Three main types of legal hunting in Africa are African trophy hunting, canned hunting, and game hunting.



Legal Hunting Types in Africa Game Hunting 



There are three main types of hunting in Africa, trophy hunting, canned hunting and game hunting.
Hunting Guns
Africa’s Big Five canned, game and trophy hunting animals are the elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros.  According to Wildlife Extra Tourist hunters kill around 105,000 animals per year, including around 640 elephants, 3,800 Buffalo, 600 lions, and 800 leopards.

The Cape buffalo is nicknamed the Black Death because it is one of the smartest and unpredictable animal a hunter can face. The black rhino and leopard are on the WWF critically endangered listing, the African elephant is listed as vulnerable as well as the African lion.

Three legal hunting categories in Africa are trophy hunting, canned hunting, and game hunting explained.




Trophy Hunting

Trophy hunting is defined as killing wild animals for their body parts, such as head and hide, for display but not primarily for food or sustenance. Trophies include, but are not limited to, parts such as elephant ivory tusks, rhino horns or deer antlers to entire heads that can be mounted on walls or complete bodies that can be formed into life-like poses by a taxidermist.



Canned Hunting

A canned hunt is where animals have been raised on farms or game reserves until they are mature enough to be killed. The animals are hunted in a confined area increasing the chances of the hunter attaining a kill.



Game Hunting

Game hunting is the hunting of animals, for food, skin or hide and other animal features. Game hunting is a survival, trophy, or sporting activity. Big game hunting is the hunting of large animals, historically the elephant, lion, leopard, water buffalo, and rhino.


Africa’s Big Five canned, game and trophy hunting animals are the elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros.
Africa hunted animals
Canned hunting is becoming more popular throughout Southern Africa. 

Eleven countries in Africa allow trophy and big game hunting in the wild:
·        Benin
·        Botswana
·        Burkina Faso
·        Cameroon
·        Central African Republic
·        Ethiopia
·        Namibia
·        South Africa
·        Tanzania
·        Zambia
·         Zimbabwe


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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Birth Rates and Fertility Rates Statistics in Africa

The median age in Africa is 19.7 in 2012 and will increase to 25.4 in 2050.
The median age in Africa is 19.7 in 2012
and will increase to 25.4 in 2050.

Birth Rates and Fertility Rates Statistics in Africa

Birth Rates and Fertility Rates Statistics in Africa



Historically in Africa, a young age structure reflects high fertility coupled with the prevalence of HIV/AIDS related deaths. Africa's population is young, very young and its share in the world population will increase to 24% in 2050, up from about 13% in 2012. The median age in Africa is 19.7 in 2012 and will increase to 25.4 in 2050.


Throughout Africa, a decline in the median age echoes high fertility rates together with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other communicable diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis. Childbearing Age (reproductive age) of women is ages 15-49 as defined by the World Health Organization. Total fertility rate and birth rate do not include adolescent pregnancy, childbirth before the age of 15.


Birth rate and total fertility rate are two very different statistics when measuring the growth of a country.



Birth rate compares the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear. However, total fertility rate compares figures for the average number of children that would be born per woman if all women lived to the end of their childbearing years and bore children according to a given fertility rate at each age.


Total fertility rate shows the potential for population change in the country. A rate of two children per woman is considered the replacement rate for a population, resulting in relative stability in terms of total numbers. Rates above two children indicate populations growing in size and whose median age is declining. Rates below two children indicate populations decreasing in size and growing older. Niger tops the fertility rate listing with 51% of women between 20 and 24 reporting a birth before the age of 18 with a fertility rate of 6.62 births per women of childbearing age.




African Countries with the highest fertility rates

      Niger                               6.62
      Burundi                          6.04
      Mali                                 5.95
     Somalia                           5.89
     Uganda                            5.80
     Burkina Faso                 5.79
     Zambia                            5.67
     Malawi                            5.54
     Angola                             5.31
     South Sudan                  5.19



African Countries with the lowest fertility rates

Djibouti                                   2.35
South Africa                           2.31
Botswana                                2.30
Cabo Verde                             2.26
Morocco                                  2.12
Libya                                       2.04
Tunisia                                   1.98
Seychelles                              1.86
Brunei                                    1.79
Mauritius                               1.75


Niger tops the fertility rate listing with 51% of women between 20 and 24 reporting a birth before the age of 18 with a fertility rate of 6.62 births per women of childbearing age.
Niger tops the fertility rate listing with a fertility rate of 6.62 births per women of childbearing age.


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