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by on August 9, 2018
Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa, has a special significance in the history of the transatlantic slave trade as the departure point for thousands of west African captives. The capital, Freetown, was founded as a home for repatriated former slaves in 1787. The country is also rich in diamonds and other minerals.
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by on August 9, 2018
Cape Town was appointed the best place in the world to visit by the New York Times in 2014 Did you know? The Mother City racked up some serious awards in 2014: This pretty city was named the best place in the world to visit by The New York Times, appointed World Design Capital 2014, featured second in Travel and Leisure’s list of top holiday destinations and deemed the second best African city to visit by TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards. Similarly, did you know that in 2013 the UK ...
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by on August 7, 2018
LASSA, NIGERIA When Rebecca Gadzama meets with the teachers she oversees, they sometimes hold the meeting outdoors, under trees in open fields. It gives them a chance to spot danger and run in case of an attack. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram is still an ever-present danger in northeastern Nigeria and is still against people being educated in Western-style schools. Yahaya James, an elementary school math teacher, recalled one attack in his hometown of Lassa, in the southern part of...
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by on August 1, 2018
These stunning portraits capture the heavily-wrinkled skin, piercing eyes and stern expressions of Ethiopian elders portraits in astonishing detail. Photographer Roberto Pazzi, 44, of Mallorca, Spain, travelled to Lalibela, in north Ethiopia, where he spent two weeks with a tribe - learning about their culture and taking their photographs. 'To make them feel comfortable around me, I approached them with a smile and spoke to them about their lives and culture before taking any pictures,' he said....
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by on July 31, 2018
As some of you may know, I have traveled around Africa for 2 months and I decided to save the most challenging country for last: SOMALILAND! This is my 95th country! Woohoo! and after hearing all the horror stories about it, I was really nervous and excited at the very same time! After almost 24 hours of travel time from Comoros which included an overnight stay in Nairobi airport and a 5-hour layover in Ethiopia, I finally landed on Djibouti! My hosts, Gladsy and Romain, a lovely Filipina wit...
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by on July 29, 2018
width="100%" height="200%" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kZoHC2OfWEE" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen>   Sindiso Khumalo is a London-based fashion designer, former architect and self-professed textile nerd. Her upbringing as a Durban Zulu girl seems to have imprinted on her creative conscience as she smoothly translates traditional Ndebele patterns into her contemporary fashion collections. In her exploration of these patterns, Khumalo has developed h...
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by on July 26, 2018
Aliko Dangote. Picture: REUTERS/AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, has arranged more than $4.5 billion in debt financing for his Nigerian oil refinery project and aims to start production in early 2020, he told Reuters. Dangote, who built his fortune in cement, is building the world's largest single oil refinery with capacity of 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) to help to reduce Nigeria's dependence on imported petroleum. Despite being a crude oil exporter, Nigeria import...
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by on July 14, 2018
When Rwanda development board initiated the ‘’Visit Rwanda’’ campaign days ago, both positive and negative criticism sparked up mostly from across the Globe. Well as most countries across Africa applauded President Paul Kagame for such great creativity, the western world criticised the move claiming it’s a waste of foreign aid for such a poverty stricken country and that the money could be used for constructive programs that would later see most Rwandese employed. However, deputy foreign mini...
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by on July 4, 2018
In as much that Africa is perceived as the poorest continent in the world, there are some cities on the continent that would make you want to have a second thought about the general perception. These cities can rub shoulders with some big cities of the world such as Madrid, Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Paris and even Tokyo. Let’s take a look at the top 10 cities that made the list of Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities In Africa. Considered the poorest continent on the planet, Africa is the home to...
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by on July 4, 2018
South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world, with over 50% of the country estimated to be chronically poor.  Many South Africans find it surprising to find out where they lie on the country’s income distribution curve, says the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at the University of Cape Town. The unit created an online tool to help South Africans determine their own position. “The tool was designed to help people understand the nature and exte...
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by on July 4, 2018
Kampala is Uganda's national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake. Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surround an urban centre of contemporary skyscrapers. In this downtown area, the Uganda Museum explores the country's tribal heritage through an extensive collection of artefacts. On nearby Mengo Hill is Lubiri Palace, the former seat of the Buganda Kingdom. The city grew as the capital of the Buganda kingdom, from which several buildings survive, in...
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