Age structure: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age.
Information is included by sex and age group as follows: 0-14 years (children), 15-24 years (early working age), 25-54 years (prime working age), 55-64 years (mature working age), 65 years and over (elderly).
In this post, I’ll share pieces of informations about Africa before the arrival of Europeans, the destroyed cities and lessons we could learn as africans for the future.
We have only left drawings and descriptions by travelers who have visited the places before the destructions. Many cities have been abandoned into ruin when Europeans brought exotic diseases (smallpox and influenza) which started spreading and killing people. In fact the biggest part of Africa history is still under the ground.
Just like it’s easy to get caught up in the latest gossip at school or work, it’s easy to get caught up in your own culture’s trends and expectations.
As I try to be more conscious of other cultures, I learn more about what other people are doing outside of our borders.
You only have to travel to a few faraway places or follow a little international pop culture to see that beauty is not perceived in other cultures the same way it is in the US.
In America, perceptions of beauty often rely on the idea of perfection.I highly recommend you to buy Walker’s book ‘When We Ruled’ to get a full account of the beauty of the continent before its destruction.You can get more info about PD Lawton work by visiting her blog: African Robin Walter and PD Lawton have quoted quite heavily another great panafricanist Walter Rodney who wrote the book ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa‘. That book alone dispels the stereotypical view of Africans living in simple, primitive, look-alike agglomerations, scattered without any appreciation for planning and design. But the more I added to it, the less funny it looked, and the more like a train wreck.Sadly, like the Roman empire, America’s days appear to be numbered.As a New Zealander I’m aware that NZ has a lot of bad stats too.