East Africa Essays

  • Causes of Mirra Chewing in East Africa

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    If you go to East Africa for a holiday, you will rarely miss someone in the middle of road absent-mindedly chewing miraa. How can a human being chew that many dry leaves like a goat? Nevertheless, it is a kind of leisure, a fun or a means of entertainment for most of the people out there. Mirra is a type of stimulant herb that grows in East Africa. It mainly grows in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. The funny thing about it is once it gets into you. You get into a plane and visit imaginary places

  • The Red Cross in East Africa

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    The Red Cross in East Africa This report is about the Tanzania Red Cross written after community service fieldwork by eleven students from the East African Uongozi Institute, between 04th and 10th July , 2002. The Community service involved working with the Red Cross in the Dar es salaam International Trade Fair[DITF] which was on at the time and we were allocated to work at the Red Cross tents at the Fair ground to help administer first aid to any causalities. The East African Uongozi Institute

  • East Africa Food Crisis

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    Lessons can be taught to help prevent future disasters and save lives: respond during the early symptoms (Canada para 1). Ever since late 2010, the horn of Eastern Africa has had to deal with a major food crisis (Loewenberg 17). The food crisis began with a drought which lead to very little food and water sources (Martin 23). Somalia people fled to Kenya and Djibouti; for that reason, the refugee camps became crowded, unsanitary, and lead to many deaths (Martin 23). Thousands of unnecessary deaths

  • Why Did Slave Trading Intensify in Nineteenth-Century East Africa?

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    During the 19th century the East Africa was marked by the sadness event of slave trading in response to larger demanding markets. For a long time the exportation of slaves was made through the Red Sea and Indian Ocean to supply the Muslin world. However there was a greatly expansion of slave trades to the Atlantic ocean during 19th century. The slave trading increase during the 19th century due to the fact that the exportation of slaves was a profitable business, more than five times the export of

  • Major Demographic Changes in the Middle East and North Africa

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    changes in the Middle East and North Africa have been the massive increase in population, and urbanization which has seen the emergence of many large cities throughout the region. The reasons for this have been because of better health care, greater mobility of the population, economic opportunities in the cities and political changes. During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a number of European families started moving to the Middle East and North Africa, with many French and

  • World Music: Middle East, Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa

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    as rhythm, melody, harmony and also the lack thereof. American music is fundamentally diverse because of the many ethnicities and subcultures. These attributes of society are also found in other nations around the world. The Middle East, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa are nations of varied ethnic groups whom have expressed their beliefs, culture and other extra musical influences in their music. Through the study of many ethnomusicologists in these regions we can acknowledge and or comprehend the

  • The Importance Of Tourism In East Africa

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    Ethiopia only ranked 22nd out of 27 countries for arrivals volume in the Africa Region 58 in 2008, highlighting the need for improvement. While Sub-Saharan Africa’s tourism market share is only 3.2 percent of global international arrivals, Ethiopia’s share within Africa’s share is minuscule 1 percent, with close competitors such as Kenya and Tanzania claiming 4 percent and 2 percent of the same share respectively. By contrast, South Africa has a 32 percent share (Ministry of Culture and

  • History Of The Uganda Railway

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    For this essay research from different historical books were used as the main source and oral interviews from witnesses who were assumed to have knowledge about the Asian history in East Africa but particularly in Uganda. Summary Of Evidence. The idea to construct the railway was started by the Imperial British East African Company under Captain J.R.L MacDonald and Engineer Sir George White house. The purpose of the construction of the railway was to link Uganda to the coast in order to mainly;

  • The Effects of War and Conflict in East Africa

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    It’s just a name.” said Hawa Adbi, a Somali born human rights activist. This is an example of the effects of war and conflict in Somalia, and all over the region of East Africa. The everyday violence in this war torn country is so damaging that much of the countries population has fled to refugee camps across the eastern region of Africa. Some people that go to these camps are wounded, physically or mentally, from the clan wars, and warlords that are causing all of this violence and pain in Somalia

  • Organic Coffee

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    problem and destroys environments for that reason, the main idea of Safari Planet Coffee (S.P.C) is very simple, we want to diversify Minnesota by importing and selling organic coffee with high quality grown from the land of its origin Africa, particularly from East Africa. Safari Planet Coffee (S.P.C)’s core value is to bring into focus an environment where this coffee product can become a vivid expression of belonging to customers who will enjoy our healthy organic coffee or purchase from our wholesale

  • The City Of Nairobi

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    contiguous around the East side of a place called the Rift Valley where tremors and large earthquakes are a common occurrence. It is a large territory about 696 km squared in total area, which is about 270 miles, and it holds a population of about 3,336,000 citizens. Nairobi is considered south-central Kenya and is 140 km (87 miles) south of the equator. Nairobi is one of the largest cities in Africa to be exact it is the 14th largest city and has the second highest population in Africa. Nairobi is a

  • The Republic of Uganda

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    The Republic of Uganda (Word Count 1574) The Republic of Uganda is located on the Central- East region of Africa. Home to 35.6 million individuals of Christian and Muslim descent , it is run by President Yoweri Musevni and his Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi as a Presidential democracy. Since becoming president in 1986, Yoweri Museveni has introduced several political and social reforms and has been credited with improving the standard of living for middle class Ugandans. Since the late 1980s Uganda

  • Were the African People Partially Responsible for Colonialism?

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    1961, The Wretched of the Earth Fanon’s quote, repeated on the first page of Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga, seems to state that Fanon held the colonized people of Africa partly responsible for the colonial system of governing and, by extension, the oppression of the African people. Fanon notes the silence of Africa in the face of colonialism and her inability or lack of will to act against the colonial governments. However, by blaming the African people for inaction discredits much hard

  • Kenya: Country Overview

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    Kenya is a country situated in the East coast of Africa, along the equator, between Somalia and Tanzania and bordering the Indian Ocean. Its geographic co-ordinates are 1 000 N, 38 00 E. It has a total of 580,367 square metres (slightly larger than France) with 569,140 square metres of land and the rest, 11,227 square metres is water. Kenya is land bounded by five countries, Uganda (933 kilometres), Ethiopia (861 kilometres), Tanzania (769 kilometres), Somalia (682 kilometres) and Sudan (232 kilometres)

  • Homo Erectus

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    brow, thick of bone, endowed with a brain larger than that of its ancestors but decidedly more simian than its descendants' (Washburn, McCown 1972). "Emerging in East Africa about a million and a half years ago, Homo erectus lived in the time Frame of 500,000 - 100,000 B.C. The geographical range in which Homo erectus lived in was Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania" (Johanson and Shreeve 1989). Homo erectus's brain, twice as large as that of Australopithecus, provided this new species with even

  • African Music of the Rastafari, the Rasta Community, the Dreads

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    chanting, dancing, spiritual use of the holy herb, and praise to Jah Rastafari, are considered the most important and inspirational meeting of Rastafari. The term "nyabinghi" is said to have come from a religious, spiritual, and political movement in East Africa beginning in the 1850’s until the 1950 led by a series of spiritually influential women and focused on military actions against white imperialists and colonialists. It is thought that the term was a women-centered popular movement in Uganda that

  • The Maasai Culture And Ecological Adaptations

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    Introduction The Rift Valley in East Africa has been the home of pastoralists for over three thousand years. A number of different tribes migrated to Kenya, grouped by language they include the Cushites derived from Southern Ethiopia, the Nilotes, which include the Maasai, from Southern Sudan, and the Bantu. The Maa speaking people are the group from which the Maasai originated; their expansion southward into the Great Rift Valley began about 400 years ago. The second stage of Maasai expansion involved

  • Sutton&Anderson Pastoralism Summary

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    supplement these products with horticulture, trade and wild resources. Unmanaged or poorly managed use of pastures can led to damage of ecosystems. The current practice of changing forest into pasture lands is causing considerable damage. The Maasai of East Africa provide us with an example of properly managed pastures. The Maasai burn brush to create pasture land, when the herd must be moved so that the pasture can regain its strength, other animals such as deer and small wild pigs enter the fallow fields

  • Somalia Culture

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    Somalia Culture Somalia is a country situated in the ÒhornÓ of East Africa. It is bordered by the Gulf of Aden in the north, the Indian Ocean on the east and southeast, Kenya in the southwest, Ethiopia in the west, and Djibouti in the northwest. Somalia is about four times the size of the State of Minnesota, or slightly smaller than Texas. The capital is Mogadishu. Somalia's population is mostly rural. Nearly 80% of the people are pastoralists, agriculturalists, or agropastoralists. Except

  • Hmong

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    from living in the mountains. Today Five million Hmong reside in China, more than any other country. The Hmong people have straight black hair and have a short, sturdy stature. In the southern margins of the Sahara Desert, going southward toward East Africa are tall, rather thin dark skin peoples called the Nuer. To the Nuer horticulture is degrading toil. The Nuer live the pastoral mode of production with their primary dependancy on animal husbandry, cattle. Although the cattle is not raised for the