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How Shea Butter is made

A video posted by Hamamat Montia (@iamhamamat) on May 12, 2016 at 1:59pm PDT Her name is Hamamat Mantia and in One minute she manages to show us how Shea Butter is made in the Northern Region of Ghana – West Africa. You can read all about the benefits of Shea Butter here http://www.sheainstitute.com/asbi-library/21reasons/ Enjoy!!

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The Brain Drain problem in Africa.

The Brain Drain problem in Africa.

                    The widening gap in science and technology between Africa and other continents is worrying.  Data from the International Organisation for Migration states that over 300,000 highly qualified professionals reside outside Africa, meaning that their skills are currently utilised for the benefit of foreign countries. This(…)

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American Military Bases in Africa – The Creation of a War Empire?

American Military Bases in Africa – The Creation of a War Empire?

Here is a mapped collection of USA military bases in Africa. For some reason, this makes me really uncomfortable. Why does the United States feel the need to prop up this many Military bases in Africa?   Are we seeing the creation of a military empire? Some of the drone strikes carried out by the(…)

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African Culture Insight – Ethnic Toposa women

Ethnic Toposa women in goat skins, sleeping cloths, and rosaries in Namorupus village, southern Sudan (now South Sudan). (Photographer: George Steinmetz – ASA). Fun Fact: They have traditionally lived by herding cattle, sheep and goats, and in the past were involved in the ivory trade. They have a tradition of constant low-level warfare, usually cattle(…)

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Bloomberg Study: Nigeria is the most stressed out country in the World.

Bloomberg Study: Nigeria is the most stressed out country in the World.

    Am I surprised? …. No, not at all. When you have a country like Nigeria that is deeply immersed in corruption – there isn’t much that would surprise you about the country. Bloomberg worded it this way:  “Life is toughest in Nigeria, easiest in Norway“. They came to this conclusion after conducting a(…)

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African History Lesson : Yasuke [The African Samurai]

African History Lesson : Yasuke [The African Samurai]

    He was the  first Black Japanese Samurai in history and he was essentially one of the ‘Right Hand Men’ of the war lord of 16th century Japan:  Oda Nobunaga. Yasuke (彌介)  is what they called him, we are not too sure of his actual name but a recent discovery in a 2013 investigation by Discovery of(…)

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  1. Tiffany Birch: If that's not Yasuke in the picture above the article then who is it? Great read.

    • Mr Africa: Hello Tiffany,There are no known photographs of Yasuke, but we decided to use a photograph of one of the earliest…

  2. Historia de África | Yasuke un Samurái negro en el período del Japón feudal.: […] Yasuke [The African Samurai] : http://www.africapublic.com/african-history-lesson-yasuke-the-african-samurai/ […]

  3. Taurus Bailey: Thats not him because there was no photography in the 16th century

  4. Roman Cruz: So there are _two_ black samurai of note?

Nigeria vs Boko Haram – What next?

Nigeria vs Boko Haram – What next?

Has the so called Giant of Africa fallen?  The nation is currently plagued by fundamentalist “Religious” terrorism and in a sad twisted irony, the current government have been embarrassed by the total lack of security and co-ordination in the country. It is one thing to claim the highest GDP turnover in Africa and boast about(…)

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What it feels like to be raised by an African mother.

What it feels like to be raised by an African mother.

  I was on a forum the other day, and a discussion came up – People who wanted to get further acquainted with African culture were trying to find out what it felt like to be raised by an African mother. Here are the highlights of the discussion – Feel free to add any experience(…)

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  1. Murani: Ahhhh - Childhood in an African home - Very exciting - the folk tales, watching your mum and aunty cook…

Why are there so many problems in Africa today ?

Why are there so many problems in Africa today ?

The picture above represents the Human Development Index. Created in 2013, it shows areas with high or low life expectancy, income and education. As you can see most of Africa with the exception of the South and the North have a very Low Human development index. There are a few reasons why this happened, and(…)

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  1. John falingah: Total Liberation is Africa's problem.

  2. Mercy: We just have corrupt officials who do not understand basic economics

  3. Africanedp: Good article. Foreign aid is neoclonialism meant to benefit the west and crate dependency. Foreign aid also leads to a…

  4. Luke S. N Krua: I am really impressed in this inspiration.

  5. Charles Hill: I think it is the europeans and Arabs and other foreign interventions that cause all of Africa's problems.

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Do you agree with this statement?

Do you agree with this statement?

I was surfing on the internet yesterday when i stumbled upon a video on YouTube about poverty in Africa. As i read through the comments and i came across this one which stood out to me. Although i won’t totally agree with it all, i do believe that some of Africa’s problem comes from the(…)

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  1. shamwil: obviously, this person does not know africa history, as well as some racial overtones, he needs to do more research,...africa…

    • kozey11: That's another way to look at it, you're quite correct

  2. Mr. Ha: God has a funny sense of humor. The countries with all the money have very limited resources. The countries with…

  3. Truth ssayer: I agree with him, Africa isn't called the Dark continent for nothing ...

  4. Kenny: I wouldn't go as far as saying Africans have got a low IQ but only a fool will be robbed…

    • Bukki smith: Whats your point?

  5. eric: this fails to take into account that IQ tests are typically culturally biased. i.e. Western standards of knowledge are not…

    • Dr Chancery Kigbo: Very well said!! IQ tests are socially constructed. As a scholar studying sociology at University, it is well known that…

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