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Folorunsho Alakija - the Wealthiest Black Woman
Folorunsho Alakija is an inspiration to women around the world. A business woman and philanthropist, she is believed to be worth an estimated $7.3bn (2014), surpassing Oprah Winfrey’s wealth in 2013.
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 Thunder & Lightning Came to Live in the Sky
The Ovambo people from Northern Namibia and Southern Angola have for centuries told stories to explain how and why nature behaves the way it does. This is the story of Thunder and Lightning.
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.
Ibn Battuta - The Great Explorer
The world has celebrated many great explorers – David Livingstone, Marco Polo, Mungo Park, Richard F. Burton, but little is known of one of the greatest. Ibn Battuta of Morocco travelled over 75,000 miles in almost thirty years. He went to North Africa, the Middle East, Central and South Asia.
Jemaa el Fna - Marrakesh Town Square
The Jemaa el Fna is the town square in the Old Town of Marrakesh. Here you will find a combination of an alfresco food bazaar and street theatre. During your stay in the city you will return many times to gain the full experience of the city and its people. It has a true magnetic charm.
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.
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