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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.
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.
Lake Fundudzi and Venda Legends
The mystical Lake Fundudzi lies in the Soutpansberg region of southern Africa. For the Venda people it is a sacred place and has been an important part of their spiritual tradition for centuries.
Lesotho and Prince Harry
Prince Harry was so moved by the plight of the people of Lesotho that he set up a charity with their Prince Seeiso to provide education, skills and self-belief to the many thousands of orphans and children living in extreme poverty high in the mountains of this kingdom.
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