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    Botswana Culture Essay

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    and keep away ill omens.” (n.d.).http://www.mapsofworld.com/botswana/facts/) They perform seasonal rituals that they believe makes the ancestors happy to keep them protected, in various aspects of their life. The London Missionary Society5 first group started operating in Botswana in the early 1800‘s, educational institutions were established then. While the 1/3 of the population followed Christianity, the majority adhered the traditional practices and beliefs. Traditionally, Botswana’s were polygynous, however most marriages were pre- arranged which had taken place after their ceremonial rites into adulthood. With the exception of the Baherero6, today most Batswana choose their own partners to mirror their contemporary ways of society. African Religion has variety of churches. “All of the citizens of Botswana are collectively referred to as Batswana (plural form) or Motswana (singular form), and can be grouped into two broad categories: the Setswana-speaking people and the non-Setswana-speakers.” (n.d.).http://www.mapsofworld.com/botswana/facts/) Though the English is their primary language, the Bangwato, are the largest of the Setswana-speaking group. They come from Serow. They also have the Bakgalta, Bakwena, Barolong, and Bangwaketse, are from the southern region. The largest Non-Setswana-Speaking Group are the Bakalanga, which live around Francistown. As with the both speaking groups there several more languages, and dialects throughout the many areas of Botswana. In the…

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    for neglected diseases (Yamey, 2002). That means that 1.15% of those drugs are for disorders that account for over 10% of the global disease burden. On top of this, two-thirds of those drugs were simply modified versions of old ones, which do very little to ease the global disease burden. The global disease burden is a program that evaluates the mortality and disability from major diseases and disorders. Sleeping sickness, a disorder that kills thousands of Africans annually, is one of the…

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    Chagas Disease

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    Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis is a disease caused by a group of parasite called, Trypanosome cruzi and is most often spread by Triatomine bugs. It was discovered by Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas, in 1909. There are 6-7 million people infected with this disease, and 10,000 deaths a year. It is frequently found in people, dogs, cats, and wild animals in Central and South America, especially in farm lands where poverty prevails. Deforestation for agriculture, mining,…

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    A Research Paper on Trimethylaminuria Makenzie Paulson Genetics Mr. Ken Blacksmith Milwaukie High School June 1st, 2018 Abstract In 1970, the first clinical case of trimethylaminuria (TMAU) was found by J.R Humbert, when diagnosing a 6-year old girl. Trimethylaminuria, is a rare metabolic disorder caused by a genetic mutation or variation, that causes a strong, pungent fish odor to be excreted from the body in the form of sweat, urine, and other bodily fluids. Those diagnosed with…

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    The article "Sleeping Sickness Parasite has a weak spot in its tail” by Catherine Brahic, is a very brief summary about a parasite,Trypanosoma brucei, passed to humans from the tsetse fly. The sleeping sickness is responsible for 50,000 deaths a year in Africa. Brahic states that they have discovered that the parasite cannot reproduce if its whip-like tail or "flagellum" stops working. Although they are still unsure, as to why the flagellum exists. Keith Gull of Oxford University has a theory,…

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    After the First International Conference on the sleeping sickness in 1907 I was sent to the Gold Coast in western Africa to study the disease and provide new ways for the British Government to combat the disease. Sleeping sickness is a vector-born, a parasitic pathogen, disease spread by the tsetse fly. The disease comes in multiple stages. The first stage’s symptoms include fever, itchiness, joint pain, and mild headaches. The second stage is how the disease gets its name because people who get…

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    money in order to gain consent, but the sums of money were usually not as reasonable as thought by the Europeans and the contracts This resulted in varied reactions from African leaders and people themselves. Some reactions were violent or called for violence, and others were those of giving in, submitting, or. During Europe’s Scramble for Africa, some Africans reacted by submitting, giving in, or peacefully resigning whether as an immediate result or last resort. For example, in Document…

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    Voodoo And Obeah

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    The topic of my presentation is on how Voodoo and Obeah are used to empower the characters in Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. I choose this topic because I found it to be essential when analyzing Wide Sargasso Sea. Having A full understanding of Obeah allows the reader to truly understand the characters of Christophine and Antoinette. Personally, I find the topic of magic and Voodoo to be very interesting as it is something humans will never truly understand. There is a lot of room for subtopics…

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    two societies by means of British oppression was the outcome of paternalism on Kenya. Racial discrimination between the privileged white minority and Africans ascended because of the manipulation of the British government, as resident native ordinances were dismantled resulting in the inability for African laborers to be successful. The unfortunate situation of Kenya overturned in 1926 when the Laborites returned to power in Britain. They protected Africans rights to land and represented them on…

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    achievements, and placed these heads in her alter after her death. In 1897, during the period in which Africa was under colonial rule by the British, British men “ransacked the Benin Empire” and forcefully took the heads away to display them as a representation of their imperial grandeur. The brass head of Queen Idia, donated to the British Museum by Sir William Ingram, relates to colonialism and is a painful reminder to the African peoples of their loss of “artworks… of national significance……

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