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Djibouti – East African’s Smallest Country
Dwarfed by its neighbors, Ethiopia and Somalia, Djibouti is an untouched secret of East Africa. It has vast landscapes and a wide range of fauna and flora. Meeting the Afar people would be interesting and their unique skill means they will never forget you.
The ancient Egyptian belief was that if a body was preserved after death, the person could live in the afterlife forever. The process of mummification thus became a very important aspect of the ancient culture.
Festival of the Sahara
Life in the Sahara Desert is difficult and lonely. Once a year, for four days, tribes from North Africa come together in Tunisia to celebrate the desert. The challenge each other in tests of survival and share desert tradition.
Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast
This once thriving, vibrant French colonial port town has been affected by war and civil unrest, but it is hoped that the cultural involvement of the United Nations will revive the city to its former glory.
Hoops 4 Hope - Life Skills through Basketball
This interactive development program was born in Zimbabwe in 1995. Since then the non-profit organization has involved over 10,000 children in more than 150 schools across Southern Africa by using basketball to provide daily sport activities, life skills and HIV education.
How to Catch a Crocodile
Not many of us have ever needed to catch a crocodile, but it is important for researchers to be able to extract data from crocodiles in order to understand their movements, breeding patterns and behaviors. This helps with conservation projects to ensure we maintain nature's balance.
Jews of Elephantine Island
When the Jews fled Jerusalem after the Babylonians destroyed the city in the eighth century BC, their decision to go to the Yeb Island was not a popular choice with their elders. To them it was like the Exodus in reverse.
Kenya’s Athletic Success
The town of Eldoret in Kenya is home to most of Kenya's middle and long distance athletes. They have dominated these distances since the 1968 Olympic Games and the reasons for their successes are interesting.
Kigali Memorial Centre
The horrors of the genocide in Rwanda have been remembered at the Kigali Memorial Centre. Here the visitor goes on an emotive journey to understand the impact of the war in 1994, the process of reconciliation and the effect it has had on communities, families and individuals.
Kizomba Dance of Angola
Dance has traditionally been an important aspect of community across the African continent. It often creates a sense of identity. Sensual and passionate, kizomba dancing from Angola is enjoyed on dance floors around the world.
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