AFROCENTRICITY

THIS BLOG-SITE HAS PUBLISHED THIS ARTICLE AFTER RECEIVING EXPRESS PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR BY ADJEI GYAMFI AFROCENTRICITY An important feature of Pan – Africanism This essay seeks to explain why the concept of Afro-centricity has been an important feature of the Pan-African tradition. Introduction Following the abolishment of the slave trade, Africans in the diaspora…

Dinner with Maasai Warriors

I flew Ethiopian Air to Tanzania. Chaz, my driver, met me at the airport and drove me to city centre, Dar Es Salaam. On the morning of the 23rd of August, I rode the 7am ferry to Zanzibar. Upon arrival to Zanzibar, I was greeted by my other driver, Juma. Once I got settled into…

Eid

The Eid celebration has begun. Millions of Muslims will make their way to Saudi Arabia to take part in Hajj and Umrah. Meanwhile, I will make my way to another predominantly Muslim country — Tanzania — where I intend to spend the two week period.  

Tanzania Facts

Long Name: United Republic of Tanzania Location: Eastern Africa Area (in sq km): 947300 Capital: Dar es Salaam (administrative) Dodoma (legislative) Agricultural Products: coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, pyrethrum (insecticide made from chrysanthemums), cashew nuts, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, cassava (tapioca), bananas, fruits, vegetables; cattle, sheep, goats Demonym: Tanzanian(s) Agricultural Labor Force %: 80 Religions: Muslim,…

Mexico Facts

Long Name: United Mexican States Location: Middle America Area (in sq km): 1964375 Capital: Mexico City Agricultural Products: corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, cotton, coffee, fruit, tomatoes; beef, poultry, dairy products; wood products Demonym: Mexican(s) Agricultural Labor Force %: 4.1 Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jehovah’s Witnesses Industrial Labor Force %: 34.2 Service Labor Force %:…

Turkey Facts

Long Name: Republic of Turkey Location: Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia Area (in sq km): 783562 Capital: Ankara Agricultural Products: tobacco, cotton, grain, olives, sugar beets, hazelnuts, pulses, citrus; livestock Demonym: Turk(s) Agricultural Labor Force %: 25.5 Religions: Muslim (mostly Sunni) Industrial Labor Force %: 26.2 Service Labor Force %: 48.4 Languages: Turkish, Kurdish, other…

Japan Facts

Long Name: Japan Location: Eastern Asia Area (in sq km): 377915 Capital: Tokyo Agricultural Products: rice, sugar beets, vegetables, fruit; pork, poultry, dairy products, eggs; fish Demonym: Japanese (singular & plural) Agricultural Labor Force %: 3.9 Religions: Shinto, Buddhist, Christian Industrial Labor Force %: 26.2 Service Labor Force %: 69.8 Languages: Japanese GDP Growth %:…

Bahrain Facts

Long Name: Kingdom of Bahrain Location: Middle East, Persian Gulf Area (in sq km): 760 Capital: Manama Agricultural Products: fruit, vegetables; poultry, dairy products; shrimp, fish Demonym: Bahraini(s) Agricultural Labor Force %: 1 Religions: Muslim (Shia and Sunni), Christian Industrial Labor Force %: 79 Service Labor Force %: 20 Languages: Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu GDP…

Ethiopia Facts

Long Name: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Location: Eastern Africa Area (in sq km): 1104300 Capital: Addis Ababa Agricultural Products: cereals, pulses, coffee, oilseed, cotton, sugarcane, potatoes, khat (qat), cut flowers; hides, cattle, sheep, goats; fish Demonym: Ethiopian(s) Agricultural Labor Force %: 85 Religions: Christian (Orthodox, Protestant), Muslim, Catholic, traditional Industrial Labor Force %: 5…

Qatari Facts

Long Name: State of Qatar Location: Middle East Area (in sq km): 11586 Capital: Doha Agricultural Products: fruits, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef; fish Demonym: Qatari(s) Religions: Muslim, Christian Languages: Arabic, English GDP Growth %: 6.6 Location: Middle East Resources: petroleum, natural gas, fish Population Growth Rate %: 4.19 Exports: liquefied natural gas, petroleum products,…

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Facts

Long Name: United Arab Emirates Location: Middle East Area (in sq km): 83600 Capital: Abu Dhabi Agricultural Products: dates, vegetables, watermelons; poultry, eggs, dairy products; fish Demonym: Emirati(s) Agricultural Labor Force %: 7 Religions: Muslim, Christian, Hindu Industrial Labor Force %: 15 Service Labor Force %: 78 Languages: Arabic, Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu GDP Growth…