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African Culture is World Heritage

African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

Which Countries Practice Female Genital Mutilation

Which Countries Practice Female Genital MutilationHow many women have undergone female genital cutting FGC (mutilation) FGM.
More than 200 million girls and women alive today have been cut in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where female genital mutilation is concentrated. While the exact number of girls and women. Worldwide who have undergone female genital mutilation remains unknown.
In what countries does female genital cutting take place besides Africa? 
Data collected in 2015 from household surveys show female genital mutilation exists in Yemen, Iraq, and Indonesia and in some places in South America such as Colombia, India, Malaysia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The practice is also found in pockets of Europe and in Australia and North America. In most of the countries, the majority of girls were cut after the age of five. In Yemen, 85 percent of girls experienced female genital mutilation within their first week of life.
Where does organized rel…

Hate African Quotes, Sayings and Proverbs

Hate African Quotes, Sayings and Proverbs
One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.

Hate African Quotes, Sayings and Proverbs
Hate African proverbs communicate insight into wickedness and foolishness of hate. African proverbs quotes, and sayings touch the place in our heart of silent ancestors.

Hate destroys but love builds.

There is no medicine to cure hatred.

Angry words are like a fist but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Curse has no cure.

War ends nothing.

The mouth is responsible for discord among people.

Who dies inside has lost.

Until one dies, others will not be satisfied.

War is fear cloaked in courage.

A chicken that lives among vultures will soon start smelling like one.

One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.

Once bitten by a snake he fears a rope.

A healer of others, himself diseased.

Famous Waterfalls Across Africa

The highest, widest, biggest waterfalls in Africa
The highest, widest, biggest waterfalls in AfricaWaterfalls frequently form in Africa where water rushes down steep hillsides and quickly erode soft rocks while leaving behind harder rocks.
Running water erodes rock, but some rocks are more resistant than others to erosion. Waterfalls occur when a change in steepening of a gradient of rocks occur down steep hillsides. Until you see the Wli also known as Agumatsa Waterfall it's hard to imagine the size and beauty of Africa’s most remarkable waterfall.
The Wli Waterfall is located in the Agumatsa Wildlife sanctuary in Ghana. Living in the trees on the cliffs of the Wli falls are thousands of fruit bats clinging to its walls. The cliffs alongside the falls are home to thousands of straw-colored fruit bats that captivate the imagination of tourists. The bats are the second largest bats on the African continent and are one of the largest types of fruit bat measuring almost 9 inches in le…

Story of Ausar, Aset, and Heru

Story of Ausar, Aset, and Heru
The story of Ausar, Aset, and Heru begins in Egypt.

Some of the great works of ancient Egyptian art and architectural influences have served as a blueprint for monuments in the United States capital of Washington, D.C.

The construction of these great Washington D.C. monuments are based off the Egyptian story of Ausar, Aset, and Heru.

The Story of Ausar, Aset, and Heru

Ausar was an early leader of Kush, and genius who developed the written word, agriculture, and theology. Armed with this knowledge, Ausar left Kush to spread his teachings along the Nile Valley and around the world.
On his teaching travels, he met a beautiful Nubian woman named Auset, whom he married shortly thereafter. Auset remained in her homeland while her husband continued in his travels as a teacher.

Ausar gained fame and admiration throughout Kemet as a unifier, a man of order and virtue, and an exemplary scholar. This fame provoked the envy and hatred of his brother, Set.

As Ausar trav…

Best Friends Fall in Love with the Same Woman

Best Friends Fall in Love with the Same Girl African Tall Tale Folklore Story
After a fight over a beautiful woman, two young men will not condescend to take a pinch of snuff together on any account, although they have been the best of friends their entire lives. It is not until their quarrel has been settled and their tempers cooled down that they can begin to say, "Ngi ncwebise ugwai " or give me a pinch of snuff. Best Friends Fall in Love with the Same Woman African Tall Tale Folklore Story
Two handsome young men, who had been friends ever since they were quite little fellas, fell in love with the same beautiful woman, who was the chief’s daughter kind and pleasant to everybody.

These young men were inseparable; wherever the one went the other was sure to go. Whether it was to a hunt, beer drink, wedding, or dance they always went together. A certain chief took a liking to these two young men, for they were very cheerful and amusing, so he encouraged them to come to all his…

Too Tall and Too Fat for Love

Too Tall and Too Fat for Love

Too tall and too fat for love African tall tale folklore story explores the evils and pleasures of two tall fat people in Southern African have with dating and love.

African Elephant Love Folklore Story

In Southern Africa among the Zulu clans, there is told the story of a man named Silwa who grew up so tall and fat he was banned from the village because he ate up all the crops from the fields and the clan was starving because of his gluttony.

Silwa cried and wandered into the wilderness alone for many months until one day he met Mthwakazi, a beautiful woman who was also banished from her clan because no man wanted to marry her because she was too tall and too fat.

Silwa began speaking to Mthwakazi so kindly and affectionately she agreed to stay with him and together they forged for food in the forest and fell in love. Mthwakazi gave birth to four sons, all very tall and strong, who became the ancestors of the mighty Zulu Ndlovu clan.

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In Africa, the vast majority of babies are breastfed

In Africa, the vast majority of babies are breastfed

Sexualization of breasts today. Breasts in Africa; breasts are less eroticized in some rural African societies where women go topless than in urban societies where breasts are exploited in advertising and in pornography.

In Africa, the vast majority of babies are breastfed.

Breasts in Africa; breasts are less eroticized. Breasts are for feeding infants but there is a counterproductive dogged issue as female breasts exposed for money.
Breasts in the US are big business because sex sells. We see women’s breasts everywhere on television, at the movies, in magazines, on billboards. The addictive and harmful nature of porn is likely another reason why women’s breasts have become sexualized.
According to the National Geographic Society’s official website, one of the magazine’s early milestones came when its publishers decided that from then on out, they would show native peoples as they were, including when photographed nude. In the case of…

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