We are Africans in Czech /A.I.C / Thepurpose of the association is to unite all Africans living in the Czech Republic, who belong to African nationalities and who have citizenship of the African country for the joint implementation of their rights of minorities under Czech law and also to promote african development through our culture. The vast continent of Africa is so rich and diverse in it's culture with it not only changing from one country to another but within an individual country many different cultures can be found.
While civilizations rose and fell around the world , most African communities remained stagnant. This confirms the adage that million years ago , humankind originated in Africa. During the colonial era Europeans conquered and divided the African continent centuries ago, and the influence of the Europeans exist to this day. Their presence had an influence in all aspects of African society and culture
About 3000 different languages are spoken in Africa, although most countries have abandoned their local language for colonial European languages for official government business, and dialogue.
Much of Africa's cultural activity centers on the family and the ethnic group. Art, music, and oral literature serve to reinforce existing religious and social patterns. The Westernized minority, influenced by European culture and Christianity, first rejected African traditional culture, but with the rise of African nationalism, a cultural revival occurred. The governments of most African nations foster national dance and music groups, museums, and to a lesser degree, artists and writers.
Africa was the birthplace of the human species between 8 million and 5 million years ago. Today, the vast majority of its inhabitants are of indigenous origin. People across the continent are remarkably diverse by just about any measure: They speak a vast number of different languages, practice hundreds of distinct religions, live in a variety of types of dwellings, and engage in a wide range of economic activities.
Over the centuries, peoples from other parts of the world have migrated to Africa and settled there. Historically, Arabs have been the most numerous immigrants. Starting in the 7th century, they crossed into North Africa from the Middle East, bringing the religion of Islam with them. A later movement of Arabs into East and Central Africa occurred in the 19th century.