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South Africa and Rhodesia/Zimbabwe

"The British South Africa Company (BSAC) ruled Southern Rhodesia from 1890 until 1923 under a December 1889 royal charter, which granted it control of the territory for a specified period under the understanding that, at the end of Company rule, the territory would join the South African Union as its fifth province. ..." – By Alois Mlambo

Pastoralism in Eastern Africa [from N Kenya/Rift south to Central Africa]

"The Great Rift Valley is a gash in the earth, visible from space, which runs 3,730 miles from Lebanon to Mozambique. Nowhere is it more impressive than in Eastern Africa, where the 35-million-year-old process of rifting and faulting has given rise to a geography of sudden escarpments that fall thousands of feet to the valley floor, next to mountainous upheavals and eruptions of great volcanic peaks and highland plateau. ..." – by John Galaty

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