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    SWAPO And The Himba

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    This anthropological research assignment will provide an examination of the Himba, an indigenous entity of 12,000 to 18,000 people geographically located in Namibia. The Himba tribe are semi-nomadic pastoralist who sustain themselves from the product of their cattle. As previously established in the analytical paper, the Himba people have been relatively successful in maintaining their traditional lifestyle for the last 300 years. However, since the rise of South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) to power in the Namibian government, the Himba began facing social, cultural, and political change. SWAPO perceives the Himba to be “primitive” people that needs to adapt to the capitalist, globalize economy (Champion & Shields, 2002). The…

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    The Nama and Herero tribe fought for their land to their extent because it was their right to be in Namibia not Germany’s. Germany wanted to put the Nama and Herero tribes in a reservation but the germans and settlers were outnumbered by the hereros so, they attacked a german settlement destroying homes and railroad tracks, killing several farmers (smithsonian.org). After the herero tribe had done that Von Trotha ordered that any herero member would be shot with or without a weapon if they don’t…

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    In order to prepare ourselves, we’re all learning more about the people’s everyday lives, cultures, religion, government, etc. Its important to learn as much about a country as possible before spending two weeks there because not only do you need to know the basics in order to stay out of trouble, you also don’t want to offend the people that you’re there to help. On top of that, we are representing our country, our school, and Christianity, and failure to be sensitive to the cultures of others…

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    Botswana Culture Essay

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    com/botswana/facts/). It’s beautiful, and has a colorful culture. Botswana is perceptibly populated. However faces a few diseases. Here I will explain their culture, and history. What travelers may need before taking a trip to the Botswana Safari, even prevention awareness, also the diseases that can be very risky of getting? The History and Culture In the early 1820’s, the country was disarray by the development of the Zulu1 and their offshoot, the Ndebele2. A new threat arose in the 19th…

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    1980s South African comedy classic . The protagonist, a traveling bushman, encounters a modern civilian for the first time. The movie became an international hit. The bushman character was based off of the !Kung peoples of South Africa, a hunter-gatherer society (IMDb, 2016). With this however, the movie displayed many stereotypes, which is defined by Richard D. Bucher as, “…an unverified and oversimplified generalization about an entire group of people (Bucher, 2000). So in the interest of…

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    Nutrition In Namibia Essay

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    malnutrition and an inadequate eating lifestyle. However, a handful of Namibians suffer from obesity and related chronic diseases. According to the demographic health surveys, NCDS are among the top 10 diseases and top 15 causes of death in Namibia. 34% of the population is food insecure and 32% of Namibians live with less than $1 per day. The government of Namibia declared to alleviate the problems of food insecurity and obesity. The main health risks in Namibia include tobacco, alcohol, and…

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    Komagata Maru Essay

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    The Komagata Maru The Komagata Maru has been an important aspect to the life of many individuals because it changed the immigration policy and it is the reason why Canada has become a multi-cultural country today. Canada had a main focus to exclude Chinese, Japanese and Indian immigrants. In 1904, Canada raised the head tax which is a tax on incoming Chinese laborers, to $500 which is equal to two years ' gross earnings of a Chinese laborer here (Hannant). This had made it harder for Chinese,…

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    A Discussion on the effect of Bush Encroachment on the Agricultural land in Namibia. Definition: bush encroachment is the thickening of indigenous woody plant species and their incursion into area they did not occur abundantly before (Axel Routhauge, 2014). It can be unplanned conversion of vegetation dominated by grassland to one dominated by woody species, often as result of overgrazing or invasion by aliens. This essay aims to clarify more on the various effects that bush encroachment cause…

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    in economic instability (Grimson, 2014). Chapter 1 outlined the fact that even though Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland are third parties in the Trade, Development, and Cooperation Agreement, those countries have become…

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    Babies Observations

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    vast differences when it came to the birthing process. Namibia babies were born in a dirt floored hut, and were put to the breast right away, but there was no swaddling nor medical intervention. The Mongolian baby was born in a hospital and after birth was swaddled rather tightly and put in its own incubator as mom looked on, and going home for this baby was on the back of a motorcycle, swaddled tightly, while being held in mother’s arms. The San Francisco baby was also swaddled, though not as…

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