Browsing: West Africa

The origin of jollof rice as well as who cooks the dish better is one of the most discussed topics when it comes to cuisine in Africa.

“In Nigeria, people with mental health conditions are often considered as being possessed by evil spirits or demons,” writes the nonprofit group Human Rights Watch, which is currently campaigning to convince leaders of African countries to end the practice of shackling mentally ill people. “In some camps, people are chained to trees, where they would bathe, defecate, urinate, eat, and sleep, some for years.”