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by on September 4, 2018
This article was first published by Africa.com With a land surface exceeding 30 million square kilometers that makes it the second largest continent on earth, Africa’s scenery is rich, diverse and unparalleled. Little wonder that when the first tales of early European explorers eventually reached home, they inspired even greater numbers to visit the continent. Going to Africa is on many people’s bucket lists, none less than wildlife and nature photographers. Still, Africa is too big for an...
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by on September 3, 2018
Did you know that long before the Missionaries and explorers arrived in Africa there was a Kingdom in East Africa with technology so advanced that when misfortune befell them the entire kingdom vanished with all their technology but left behind a few clues. Also many are the tales and claims that they still appeared to people of their choice once in a while. Most People say Uganda has no History because most of the history we have was passed on by Oral Tradition. However until recently I lear...
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by on August 9, 2018
Sierra Leone – Background The name Sierra Leone dates back to 1462, when a Portuguese explorer sailed down the coast of West Africa. There seems some dispute whether it was the shape or climatic conditions that influenced Pedro da Cintra to come up with “Sierra Lyoa” meaning Lion Mountains. Some say the coastal regions looked like “lion’s teeth”. Others suggest he thought the thunderstorms over the mountainous peninsula sounded like the roar of a lion. Sixteenth century English sailors cal...
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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 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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