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    • Ethnicity and Tribalism in Africa: The Truth

      Ethnicity and Tribalism in Africa: The TruthAccording to my grandfather, it doesn't make much sense to pray for smooth mountains. Why? Because smooth mountains are quite slippery making them almost impossible to climb. Wisdom flattens mountains while stupidity turns mountains into deeper valleys. The goat is one of the most stubborn creatures on earth yet in the land of wisdom, the sheep often dies faster than the goat even though the sheep is quite a peaceful and obedient creature. It is good to be obedient and respectful especially...

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    • Major problems facing Albinos in Africa

      Major problems facing Albinos in AfricaAfrica is the worst place to be an albino. In a land where crazy superstitious beliefs and ignorance reign supreme, albinos can only pray, hide or run faster than the legs can carry them. Yes albinos run all day and night and not from wild animals nor some strange creatures from outer space. Rather, albinos are running away from fellow human beings. Albinos are running away from the lack of compassion and love and sometimes, from sheer wickedness. Albinos continue to run all day and night for...

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    • White South Africans: Social and economic issues

      White South Africans: Social and economic issuesWhite people make up about 9% of the South African population. The Afrikaans-speaking Dutch descendants known as the Afrikaners make up about 61% of the White South African population, followed by the Anglophone descendants of predominantly British colonists who make up about 36%. The remaining fraction includes groups such as the Portuguese descendants of 1975 (allowed to enter South Africa when the two former Portuguese colonies, Angola and Mozambique, became independent in 1975), Americans,...

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    • Major problems facing Ethiopia today

      Major problems facing Ethiopia todayThe Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia or "Ethiopia" for short, is a sovereign landlocked country located at the north-eastern part of Africa (the horn of Africa), covering a total land area of about 1,100,000 squared kilometers. Just about 15.1% of Ethiopia's total land area remains arable (land good for farming). Although landlocked, Ethiopia is often referred to as the "water tower" of eastern Africa because of its many rivers and lakes. Ethiopia is blessed with more than 9 major...

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    • Major problems facing South Africa today

      Major problems facing South Africa todayAs its name implies, South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. In fact, the southernmost point of the African continent, Cape Agulhas (about 150 km east of the 'Cape of Good Hope'), is in South Africa. South Africa borders the Republics of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia to the north. To the east, South Africa borders the Republic of Mozambique and  the Kingdom of Swaziland (South Africa almost completely surrounds Swaziland). Although Lesotho is a neighboring country, the...

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