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Land Ownership is Not For Women in Sierra Leone

Land Ownership is Not For Women in Sierra Leone

Women can farm the land but land ownership is not for women in Sierra Leone Africa

Women's land ownership rights in Africa, in Sierra Leone outdated government policies and tribal customs often deny women's rights to own land.

Land management in Sierra Leone is characterized by a dual tenure system that dates as far back as the colonial era the British Crown Colony is known as Freetown was established in 1808 and the later claim over the native populations land was named the Protectorate in 1896.

The British instituted the freehold and leasehold tenure system in and around the capital of Freetown. Freehold or fee simple tenure is the legal right to own a piece of property without any limitations on its use. The leasehold tenure system is when land may be leased or rented by its owner to another party.

Land is not for Women in West Africa’s Sierra Leone

Upon acquiring the native Sierra Leone Protectorate land, land laws were bas…

Usage of Amen and Ashe or Ase

Usage of Amen and Ashe or Ase

Ashe to Amen learn about the custom of using the words Ashe and Amen historically
Where did the word Amen and Ashe come from, why is it said, and what does it mean?

In Judaism, 3,500 years old and Christian religions 2,000 years old, Amen, means may it be so. In the African Yoruba language among the Yoruba people whose culture is as old as time, Ashe or Ase means may it be so.

Ase or Ashe means power, commandment, and authority, the ability to make whatever one says happen from the spiritual to the physical realm. In the Yoruba language, Ashe is omnipresent spiritual energy.

Followers of Judaism and Christian religions use the word Amen. It is the word utilized to end prayers as an affirmation for the requests to be provided by God. Yoruba is as old as time, Ashe refers to the life force within all living things, the spark that animates life.

It is used as a term used in the same manner as Amen at the end of appeals and prayers as an affirmation that wh…

Tahini Honey Butter Recipe

North African Tahini Honey Butter Recipe

Tahini is sesame seeds ground into a paste.

North African Tahini Honey Butter Recipe

Ingredients 1 cup honey ½ cup sesame seeds 2 tablespoons salted butter

Directions In a food processor add sesame seeds and butter grind until a thick paste, add honey and store in the refrigerator in a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. 

How to use tahini Use sweet North African tahini honey butter recipe as a spread on crackers and slices of bread, or with fruits or vegetables as a sweet delicious dip.
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Our North African tahini honey butter recipe is fast to make and our tahini tastes better than any preserved jar you buy at the store. Recipes for the heart, mind, and soul so try our new tahini recipe, it is time to upgrade your recipe skills to the next level.

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African Proverbs Are Often Difficult To Understand

African Proverbs Are Often Difficult To Understand
Studying African Proverbs teaching social justice and global issues may be difficult to understand without first developing an inner awareness of self and local customs.

African Proverbs are often difficult to understand because they often refer to local customs or situations. However, among the strongest influences for learning lessons from people long on experience are through a nation's popular proverbs. They come, backed by the authority of the masses and that which everybody says we instinctively accept as true. 
Naturally, there is a tendency among the 54 African nations to make these compact and concise sayings, carved from real life. African proverbs and sayings are compressed summaries of practical wisdom, pure condensationsof life-experience.  There are many popular African proverbs which are full of truth and worthy of our study on social issues of hunger, injustice and global piracy of African land. Formed from the wisdom …

Cassava Facts and Nutrition

Cassava and cassava flour facts and nutrition

Cassava and cassava flour, everything you ever wanted to know.

Cassava is known by various names, manioc, yucca, yuca, mandioca, and tapioca. Cassava originated from tropical America and was first introduced into Africa in the Congo basin by the Portuguese around 1558.
Adding cassava and cassava flour to your diet can easily lead to weight gain since cassava flour has double the carbohydrate and calorie content of sweet potatoes. Cassava flour is great if you are looking for high-calorie food but not so great when trying to lose weight. Cassava flour maybe a gluten-free, wheat flour alternative, however, cassava root is essentially a rich carbohydrate source.
Cassava grows well in poor soils with little attention needed to grow the crop. However, it requires considerable postharvest labor because the roots are highly perishable and must be processed into a storable form soon after harvest. Roots can be harvested between six months and three y…

Telling African Folklore Stories in East Africa

Grounding rice and retelling African folklore stories in East Africa
Reading and collecting African folklore short stories is the perfect place to begin your African culture journey.In Africa, in the earliest times before there were pictures or written words there was the African folktale. For centuries, stories were passed down by word of mouth from one generation to the next. As Africans traveled across the African continent, they took their stories with them.
Every community had a storyteller who sat around the fire at night spinning yarns of magical tales and legends. African folktales reached into the heart of the people and grew into the lifeblood of the African community.
African folklore storytelling has long been accepted as a form of teaching to be defined as a series of events told in such a way that it moves the emotions and the intellect. African folklore storytelling is a spiritual legacy passed down from one generation to another. It is as old as Africa herself with a d…

Segregation Violence Based On Gender

Segregation Violence Based On Gender
Violence because of being a woman.

Many opportunities for women in Africa are constrained, not least, due to violence and insecurity.
Segregation based on gender can lead to lower social standing, often accompanied by a lower standard of living in terms of income, access to employment and services, and voice in both national and local decision making.

Around 46% of women in Africa have experienced either non-partner sexual violence or physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner, or both.
Physical violence meant the woman had been: slapped, or had something thrown at her; pushed or shoved; hit with a fist or something else that could hurt; kicked, dragged or beaten up; choked or burnt; threatened with or had a weapon used against her. Sexual violence meant the woman had: been physically forced to have sexual intercourse; had sexual intercourse because she was afraid of what her partner might do; been forced to do something sexual she …

South African Indian Garam Masala

South African Indian Garam Masala Homemade Garam Masala

Homemade South African Indian Garam Masala
Our recipe can be enjoyed with any kind of dish. The word Garam Masala simply means spices, and garam means hot. Garam masala is a blend of spices, originating from the Indian subcontinent making its way around the world in every nations food recipes.

Traditionally South African Indian recipes call for garam masala, a blend of seven spices, cumin, coriander, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.

Indian food is unimaginable without Garam Masala spice. Spices give South African Indian cuisine it's unique flavor and character. Most South African Indian recipes call for many different types of spices, many you may never have used.

One of the things that people find intimidating about cooking Indian food is the vast array of spices used. Do not assume that these Indian spices are hard to find, most are to be found in your local supermarkets, and if you cannot find them t…

African proverb friendship quote to live by

<br><br>African proverb friendship quote to live by
Peace and love to your mind body and soul today