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Joe Kennedy, 8:00 pm
Bordering South Africa and Mozambique, Swaziland only occupies a small portion of Southern Africa that’s tinier than the state of Vermont. But don’t let its size fool you — the country has been occupied for thousands of years and has an intriguing history worth discovering. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Swaziland.
Dana Sanchez, 5:50 pm AFKI Original
Marijuana is illegal but deeply ingrained in African economies and tribal traditions. Tolerance and enforcement varies from country to country. Zambia is the world’s third-largest marijuana-smoking country. After Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana in the U.S., it’s reaping the financial benefits. We’ve ranked 18 countries for marijuana tolerance in Africa.
Julia Austin, 11:02 am AFKI Original
In the Swahili tribes, its name means “the reliever of 40 human disorders.” Neem contains a fatty acid that helps heals scars plus an aspirin-like compound that removes acne-causing bacteria. The oil can be used to shrink pores. Sustainability is the buzzword in consumerism today. People want to look good, and not feel bad about it. These beauty traditions from African tribes are finding their way into Western consumer culture.
Julia Austin, 11:59 am AFKI Original
Umoja is an all-women community in Kenya that opposes traditional treatment of women and provides a safe place for those escaping abuse. A movie has been made about it, and Umoja has become a tourist destination. You can buy crafts such as gorgeous jewelry made by members at Umojawomen.net. The community uses this money to pay for members to go to school, get divorces, eat well and receive healthcare. The women who make the jewelry get about twice what’s considered the “fair wage” of Kenya. Here’s how this all-women community in Kenya is changing everything.
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