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Photo of chisolo board

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Chisolo is Africa's game. Invented in Africa and played across the continent, it is also called mancala or bao. Whatever the name, the game is played with wit and nerve. The idea is to capture all the opponent's beans (or stones or suitable substitute). Mostly men play the game, who taunt and jeer each other over a flagon of tasty chibuku (the local sorghum beer).

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