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Butterflies in Uganda: African Monarch Butterfly Beauty

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Butterflies in Uganda are an essential part of the country’s rich biodiversity and ecological system.  Uganda is home to over 1,200 butterfly species, making it one of the richest countries in terms of butterfly diversity in Africa.  Female African Monarch Butterfly  The African Monarch butterfly as well as all butterflies play critical roles in the African environment. Pollination. Butterflies are important pollinators for many plant species. They help in the reproduction of flowering plants, contributing to the health and diversity of ecosystems. Food Source. They serve as a food source for a variety of other wildlife, including birds, bats, and other insects. This makes them an integral part of the food web. Biodiversity Indicators. Butterflies are good indicators of environmental health and biodiversity. Changes in their populations signal changes in the environment, such as habitat loss or climate change.  The rich diversity of butterflies in Uganda attracts tourists, contributing

One in Six People in Sudan is Homeless

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Picture your home like your cozy nest, where you feel safe and comfortable, surrounded by your family and all your favorite things. Now, think about being told that you have to leave that nest and go somewhere else because of something like a war, gangs, or hunger that makes it impossible to stay there. Being displaced from home means having to leave your nest suddenly and being unable to return for a while. Just like when you go on a trip and miss your bed, being displaced means not having your home, toys, or friends nearby. You have to stay in a different place, maybe with relatives, friends, or a particular shelter such as a displaced persons camp, until it's safe to return home. One in Six People in Sudan is Homeless Sudan is home to a population of 48.6 million, however, since April 2023, 7.7 million people have been displaced both inside and outside of Sudan due to safety concerns. To put it in simpler terms, it's like a playground where some kids can't play anymo

Different Historical Names of Ethiopia

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Over the centuries, the African country now known as Ethiopia has had many different names including Habesha, Nubia, D'mt, Aksum, Abyssinia, Land of Punt, and Italian East Africa. Nine Different Names of Ethiopia Throughout Written History. Over the centuries, Ethiopia has been known by many names, including Habesha, Nubia, D'mt, Aksum, Abyssinia, Land of Punt, Ethiopia, African Jerusalem, and Italian East Africa. Habesha Habesha is an indigenous term that refers to Semitic language-speaking and predominantly Orthodox Christian peoples found in the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea; the oldest reference to Ethiopia and Eritrea'sesha was in second or third-century Sabaean engravings. The Sabaean engravings are ancient inscriptions in the Arabian Peninsula, particularly in the Kingdom of Saba, modern-day Yemen. Nubia In the past, certain areas of Ethiopia were referred to as Nubia. Nubia was a kingdom along the Nile with cultural ties to ancient Egypt. The area's history

Charcoal is Made from Wood

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Charcoal and other solid biomass fuels are used in 70% of households in sub-Saharan Africa. African countries face fuel supply problems, and charcoal remains essential for many households since petroleum fuels and electricity will likely remain too expensive.  Charcoal is King in Africa. In Bujumbura- Burundi’s capital city, charcoal is the primary cooking fuel across all social layers of the population. Costing more than liquefied petroleum gas, charcoal expenditure is a substantial share of the households’ income. Charcoal is a big business in Africa. Africa produced 62 percent, 32 million tons of charcoal 2017; a large percentage was used for cooking food. In 2011, The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that around 2.6 billion people cook using open fires or simple stoves fuelled by kerosene, biomass, and coal. Charcoal production, which takes place in rural and peri-urban areas to satisfy urban demand, generates income for millions of people in Africa below the Saharan Deser

Eat With Your Fingers to Reduce Plastic Waste

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Eating with your fingers instead of utensils reduces plastic waste. Opting to eat Angolian Funge with meals instead of using a fork and spoon is environmentally friendly because the traditional eating method of eating with Funge involves using your fingers and a small piece of Funge itself to scoop up the food.  The production of utensils, especially those made of metal or plastic, requires significant energy inputs. Individuals contribute to energy conservation by forgoing utensils and aligning with environmentally conscious practices. Eating Funge with soups and stews and eliminating utensils aligns with sustainable and environmentally friendly practices by minimizing waste, reducing resource consumption, preserving local culture, and contributing to energy conservation. Embracing such traditional eating habits is a mindful and eco-friendly approach. By avoiding using disposable utensils, especially those made of plastic, you contribute to reducing plastic waste.    Funge Funge is a

Cairo Name Origin’s

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The city of Cairo has an interesting history behind its name. Its name is derived from the Arabic word al-Qāhirah which translates to The Victorious. Cairo's name is derived from the Arabic word al-Qāhirah, which means The Victorious. It was named after the city's establishment in 969 CE during the Fatimid Caliphate, signifying the region's conquest. Cairo is home to the world's oldest functioning university, Al-Azhar University, founded in 970 CE.  Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, has a population of over 20 million people. It is interesting to note that approximately 95 percent of this population resides within a distance of 12 miles or 20 km from the Nile River and its delta.  The Nile River has been a lifeline for the people of Egypt for thousands of years, providing water for irrigation, transportation, and other purposes. The delta region of the river is particularly fertile and supports a large number of people engaged in agriculture and fishing. However, vast a

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