How women were allowed to marry women in Africa in the 1700s

Africa has been studied by scholars all over the world intrigued by the many cultural and traditional practices that have several meanings and significant impact on people. While some practices have gone extinct due to exposure to westernisation, others have been stopped for the dangers they pose to victims while many others have prevailed. One of the least spoken about cultural practices that dominated Africa remains the woman to woman marriage that functioned as a normal marriage rite in parts of the Dahomey Kingdom, Eastern Nigeria and parts of Southern…

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9 Reasons Why West African Mango Is The Perfect Alkaline Fruit

West African Mango is one of the most important fruits in the melanin plant based diet. If you are looking for a ‘superfood’ that protects you from cancer causing free-radicals, detoxes your body, and energizes you, add African mango to your diet! Here is everything you need to know about this Dr. Sebi approved food. African Mango vs ‘Regular Mangoes’ All mangoes are not the same as West African Mango. Most of the fruit that the western world is familiar with comes from China, Brazil, or Mexico and is a…

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Angola is back – increased crude exports spark hope

Increased crude exports have sparked hope for Angola following plunging oil commodity prices since 2014 which left several African economies in recession. The country’s preliminary loading programme for July suggests a rise compared to June, and high prices are expected due to global tightness in physical markets and a broad gap in heavier grades of oil products. Asia remains a big market for Angola’s oil, and most traders believe China has few alternatives for Angola’s heavier oil grades, which are scarce in the global market because of U.S. sanctions on…

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Ethiopia hosts ‘most expensive dinner’ to raise funds for project

(BBC News) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hosted 200 business people and representatives from several organisations for a Sunday dinner dubbed “the most expensive in the country”. Guests had to pay $173,000 to dine at the palace of a former emperor of the country, Menelik. The event was held to help reach a $1.1 Billion fundraising target to pay for the regeneration of an area in the capital, Addis Ababa. Beautifying Sheger Project, as it is called, involves cleaning the rivers and building recreational parks in the capital. State…

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Seven things to consider when doing business in Africa

By Morne van der Merwe, Managing Partner, and Wildu du Plessis, Head of Africa at global law firm Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg Baker McKenzie share their knowledge about what investors should consider when doing business in Africa. Accept the uncertainty and gather knowledge Investors in Africa must consider geo-political and economic uncertainty on the continent as well as a plethora of country and region-specific governance, compliance and regulatory challenges when investing in the region. They must also contend with a critical lack of infrastructure and poor integration when transacting across borders…

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