Pan-Africanism : Africa And Her People!

panafrica

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The Diaspora
The Tuareg of Mali

The men in blue of the desert are the infamous Tuareg. These legendary fighters -- known for their skill with the sword -- live mostly in the Northern reaches of Mali near Timbuktu and Kidal. Tuaregs originally controlled the caravan routes that brought salt to the south from the desert salt mines, but air transport has made the business less profitable in recent years. Tuareg's are very proud people with an ancient written language and traditions of poetry. Their nomadic roots have made it difficult for them to accept Malian borders, and they fiercely resisted statehood of their desert home. Only recently have the Tuaregs and the Malian government reached an agreement, and now many Tuaregs are employed in government services. Traditional Tuareg men are 'veiled' to mark their transition from adolescence. The thick helmet of cloth around their heads is never removed in the presence of anyone, and is worn even while sleeping and eating. The indigo with which they dye their robes rubs off of their skin, giving them the title 'blue men of the desert'. The sword is a Tuareg's most valued possession. Many are passed from generation to generation and said to be protected by the victories of its past owners.

http://nvnv.essortment.com/ethnicgroupsof_rtji.htm
 

panafrica

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The Tutsis

Here is a link containing information about the Tutsis of Rwanda. One interesting view in this brief summary is that the Hutu & Tutsis are the same group (just a different social class). However the Belgian fostered the opinion that they were 2 different races:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutsis
 

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Thank you Atomicangel! Frustraction is an understament for me. Thanks to Brother Pan I'm claiming all the tribes as my family! your fathers people are so Beautiful!

I noticed a women with a Beautiful headdress sitting behind the the pearl makers. Does their headdress represent a respected statues in the community or can anyone where those beautiful headdress?
 

Prophet Chris

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panafrica said:
Here is a link containing information about the Bobo of Mali & Burkina Faso:

http://www.africaguide.com/culture/tribes/bobo.htm
Blessed Love Pan Africa, you are doing great works, keep it up.
I know of Bobo in a small area in west africa, but this picture, is of my bredrens from our Congress, the E.A.B.I.C. (Ethiopia Africa Black International Congress Church of True Divine Salvation) headquartered in Jamaica. we are otherwise know as "Bobo Shanti", we are Rastafari (ens), we are the Priests House of Rastafari, we are different from the Rastas you normaly see, we live a Robe and Turban tradition, we have spread from here back to different parts of Africa, We have built a Big Church in Ghana, we live on land givin to us by the chiefs, we are highly respected ALL OVER Africa, we are a communial living people, if you would like to know more, just ask me. Blessed Love
 

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