In Africa, more than 1,000 languages are spoken across a landmass that holds 53 nations, countless terrains, and diverse cultural practices, ethnolinguistic groups, and religious worldviews. Though Christianity, Islam, and African Traditional Religion (ATR) are the three predominant religions of Africa, Rastafarianism, Hinduism, Black Judaism, Cargo Cults, and multifarious new religions creatively exist and persist in pockets across the continent. While stereotyping often presents Africa and Africans monolithically as part of a primordial, unchanging past, in reality, Africa and its people are continually transforming, influencing, and creatively adapting to modern challenges, global interchange, and cultural interactions. As part of the global community, Africa's people affect and are affected by trade, national debts, technological advancements, health reform, industry, and governmental sanctions. Global economic processes interplay and ...

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