June 28, 2018South Africa
The clash between the modern and the traditional is illustrated by the “reed dance.” Performed by “maidens” in the semi-nude, it is widespread among the Ndebele people, including Xhosas and Zulus, in southern Africa. It is perhaps best known in Swaziland, where the king chooses a new wife every year following the annual reed dance.
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Each week, I look at what the presidential candidates are saying about foreign policy on the campaign trail.
September 30, 2019Energy and Environment
Negotiations on a Global Pact for the Environment are poised to produce a nonbinding political declaration. Ecological catastrophes, meanwhile, continue to unfold across the planet.