In parallel, the Bank strives to align its assistance with the country's priorities and harmonize its aid program with other agencies to boost aid effectiveness.The Russian influence in global fashion is gaining ground steadily.To meet the demand for menial labor, Bantus from southeastern Africa captured by Omani Arab slave traders were sold in cumulatively large numbers over the centuries to customers in Somalia and other areas in Northeast Africa and Asia.Between 2500–3000 years ago, speakers of the original proto-Bantu language group began a millennia-long series of migrations eastward from their original homeland in the general Niger-Congo area of Africa The Bantus inhabiting Somalia are descended from Bantu groups that had settled in Southeast Africa after the initial expansion from Niger-Congo, and whose members were later captured and sold into the Arab slave trade.This realization led her to study at the Institute of Fashion and Art in Russia, and then, to hone her skills and knowledge, she went one step further at the Istituto Marangoni fashion school in London. “Now I had the tools I needed to make my mark in the world of fashion so I made my debut with the spring/summer collection in 2011,” said Vilshenko.The reason the Vilshenko brand is gaining ground globally today is because of the designer’s elegant fusion of eastern folklore and heritage with Western designs and shapes.
Organised by the Arab Fashion Council, Arab Fashion Week (October 6 to 10) reached its third season, and what a season it has been.
Sounds like we need to get the old out of the bottle and find out what’s available for some all-out fabulous costumes.
Plenty of good ready-made costumes are available online.
All in all, the number of Bantu inhabitants in Somalia before the civil war is thought to have been about 80,000 (1970 estimate), with most concentrated between the Juba and Shabelle rivers in the south.
The Indian Ocean slave trade was multi-directional and changed over time.