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All you need to know about 4 countries that allow women to marry more than one husband

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The idea of women having more than one husband, Polyandry, is not widely known and besides, some cultures consider the idea as taboo. However, there are certain cultures in some places that allow women to have more than one husband at a time.

Men can have more than one wife, this idea is widely known and besides, some cultures and religions allow it but the case is different when it comes to women.

However, there are about 4 places where women are allowed to marry or be with more than one husband.

1. India.

Polyandry is popularly known and practiced in some places in India. Polyandry is practiced in North India by Paharis in the Jaunsarbawar region. Besides, some tribes in India like the Toda tribe of Nilgris, Najanad Vellala of Travancore and Himachal justify and practice polyandry.

2. Kenya.

It is worthy of note that almost every country has its legal system and a law in one country may not be a law in another country. In Kenya, there are reported cases of polyandry and Kenya does not forbid her citizens from Polyandry.

In 2013, a case of two men who decided to marry a woman they love was reported and no legal action was taken against the men for practicing polyandry. Moreover, polyandry is also common among the Massai people in Kenya.

3. China.

With no iota of doubt, China is the most populated country in the world and there are several tribes in the country. The idea of polyandry is popular among the Tibet people in the Nepal parts of China.

The Tibet people in the Nepal parts of China believe that polyandry is a normal affair in the sense that a child can have more than one father. Polyandry is also common among poor families and they mostly practice polyandry when it comes to property division.

Male children who have issues in sharing the properties of their late parents can marry a woman so that they will build a family together.

4. South America

For several years, polyandry has been considered a normal affair and up till today, many people are still practicing polyandry in South America. The Bororo tribe and Tupi-Kawahib in South America practice polyandry.

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Burkina Faso leader’s ‘resignation letter’ read on TV

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A presenter on state TV in Burkina Faso has read out a letter purportedly written by President Roch Kaboré to announce his resignation after he was toppled in a coup.

The handwritten letter was shown on TV in a news bulletin on Monday night.

“With this letter, and in the best interest of the nation and following events that have taken place since yesterday [23 January], I have decided to resign from my position as president of Burkina Faso, head of the government, and supreme commander of the national armed forces.

“God bless Burkina Faso,” it said.

The letter was addressed to the “president of the Patriotic Movement for Safeguarding and Restoration” or MPSR, the French acronym by which the junta is known

The coup was believed to have been led by Lt-Col Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba.

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What is The Difference Between Cryptocurrency and Fiat Money?

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Two essential features of conventional currencies and cryptocurrencies are that they work as a store of value and the next thing is that they enable frictionless payment options. Though the trust vested on the fiat currency is ensured through the supply of the money from the central authority; and to have the vested trust in the cryptocurrency based on the technology which is called blockchain technology. When we purchase a product or get a service and pay with the use of fiat money, we have to be dependent on the trustworthy authorities. This body or institution acts like an intermediary that looks for the worth of the currency.

Either way, the seller and the buyer have faith that the currency that you are using to pay will have its value even after the transaction is complete.

What Do You Mean By Fiat Money?

The value of the commodity money gets its worth same as the precious metals such as silver and gold. As the government is the one that declares the legal tender, this is why the fiat money gets its value. This does not have any intrinsic value.

What Do You Mean By Cryptocurrencies?

These are the digital assets that are used as a medium of exchange between two different parties. With the use of cryptocurrencies, people have performed direct transactions. These transactions work between two individuals without any restriction or interference of intermediary sources like a bank. Inflation is responsible for the change in the worth of fiat money. The central bank can even print more money at one time whereas there is a fixed supply of 21.000.000 units of Bitcoin makes it more rare. The Cryptocurrency can be traded on the platforms like 1k daily profit.

Is There any Similarity Between Fiat Money and Cryptocurrencies?

The answer to this would be both yes as well as no. It can also be stated that cryptocurrencies are money as they allow people to exchange them for products and services. The exchange happens between parties and it acts as storage of value. However, there are certain types of features associated with the crypocurrencies which can never be implemented with fiat money.

All across the world, people can receive or spend cryptocurrencies and anyone can do it without any middle institution like government or bank. This is one of the most revolutionary aspects that most cryptocurrencies have.

However, in case of the fiat money, it equates to debt. When the bank notes are issued by the bank, you will simultaneously get a percentage of the debt of the government. Now you might ask how is this happening. For example, if the United States and EU create money, there will be value attributed to fiat money. This is mainly because the government declares the legal tender and there is no intrinsic value to it.

Government creates money mostly when people take loans. When people start borrowing money, the bank starts to get more money.  In the case of the US dollar, if people do not take any loan, there would not be circulation of dollars. The dollars would not be out there if consumers do not take bank loans.

Though the fiat money might seem like it contributes majorly to the debt value, this is not the case when it comes to Bitcoin. There is an intrinsic value attached to Bitcoin. The value is usually beyond the community trust. Bitcoins do not generally lean of the debt system and the value goes down below as well. It is effective as a medium of exchange.

Anyone from anywhere in the world can spend and receive cryptocurrencies at any time without any organizational body like government or bank in between. This is what makes Bitcoins revolutionary.

For the future system of money, Bitcoin has started to create a new and better form of trust. This system will be behind Bitcoin as it will become completely transparent and will be based on maths and along with it on the actual consensus of the users every day. Having all this in mind, which one would be best for future fiat money or Bitcoin?

This is the difference between the two which one cannot ignore. Now whether cryptocurrencies will rule the world or not will depend on the users. We as users will decide whether cryptocurrencies will overtake fiat money or not.

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Kenya lifts ban on UAE flights

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Travellers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be allowed to enter Kenya after the East African country lifted a ban on all incoming flights.

The director general of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), Gilbert Kibe, said the ban was lifted on Monday night.

Kenya had suspended all passenger flights from the UAE on 10 January.

It was reciprocating UAE’s ban on all passenger flights from Kenya over allegations that some Kenyan travellers had tested positive for Covid on arrival in Dubai yet they had certificates indicating that they did not have the virus.

The ban however did not affect cargo flights.

The UAE is yet to lift its ban on Kenyan flights

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