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 Friday, 20 December, 2002, 11:29 GMT
2002 Africa news quiz
Where do people sign a Book of Life for a bag of maize?
A: Camps run by the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels in northern Uganda
B: For food aid in Zimbabwe
C: At Orthodox Christian Christmas celebrations in Ethiopia
What do some Ugandan women use to make wedding dresses?
A: Toilet paper
B: Spider webs
C: Mosquito nets
Which “cabbage” turned on his mentor?
A: A Ghanaian farmer
B: The Zambian president
C: A Nigerian musician
How does Ethiopia’s “hyena man” feed his pets?
A: He holds meat in his mouth, as they eat it
B: He has trained hyenas to eat with spoons
C: He lets small animals loose and watches as the hyenas kill and eat them
How many wives does Swaziland’s King Mswati III have?
A: 10
B: 33
C: 113
How did stranded South African climbers get help?
A: They asked ancient spirits for help and the path "lit up"
B: By using their clothes to make a rope long enough to climb down a 20m cliff
C: By using tomato ketchup to write an SOS in the snow
What do people in northern Nigeria use lizard droppings for?
A: They smoke it as a mind-bending stimulant
B: Men eat it to increase sexual performance
C: They mix it with water and put it in cars because of petrol shortages
What did Burkina Faso do to try and end a drought?
A: Arrest prostitutes
B: Hold a day of national fasting
C: Fire salt into clouds
What “rogue animal” was blamed for the death of an American tourist in Kenya?
A: Giraffe
B: Lion
C: Warthog
What did Salma Bennani do before she married King Mohammed VI of Morocco?
A: Pop star
B: Computer engineer
C: Captain of the women's national football team
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