Africa

Ivory Coast: From Independence to Political Instability

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In the years following independence in 1960, Ivory Coast became an example of peace and prosperity under the guidance of Felix Houphouet Boigny, who ran the country for 33 years. After his death in 1999, adverse economic circumstances and xenophobia led the country towards division, political instability and civil war. This year 2010 – five years after Laurent Gbagbo’s mandate ...

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What is Africa’s Garden Route

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South Africa’s Garden Route owes its name to the stunning natural scenery spreading along the south coast, across the Eastern and Western Cape. Starting in Mossel Bay, some 400 km by road from Cape Town, ending on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, it’s a land of fine beaches and rainforest, placid lakes, mountain peaks and heath dotted with wild flowers. ...

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Ghanaian Environment Minister Asks Mosque To Use WhatsApp Instead Speakers To Call For Prayer

Noise pollution authorities in Ghana have asked the mosques to use WhatsApp instead of loudspeakers for call to prayer to Muslim community. Most of the big citie3s in Africa are chaotic with street vendors, speakers blasting music, road traffic and people in huge number going about their business. The problem is compounded with excessive noise coming from churches and mosques. ...

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Travel Guide: African Safari Wilderness

African Safari Wilderness

African safaris are synonymous with big game and plains full of scary creatures that have mouths larger than most human heads. Some consider the setting humid and buggy. Tracking animal dung is not appealing for most. Unlocking the secrets to Africa’s safari wilderness turns out to be quite engaging. With it’s beaches, deserts, luxury lodges, and typical hunting night drives, ...

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BREAKING: Algerian Military Plane Crashes Near Capital Algiers; 257 Dead

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At least 257 people, including 10 crew members, have been killed after a military plane crashed in a farm field in northern Algeria soon after take-off from the Boufarik air base, near the Mediterranean Sea, about 30km from capital city Algiers. The cause of crash is not known and investigation has been ordered, said the country’s defence ministry. State-run Radio ...

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Popobawa, an African Paranormal Mystery

Popobawa

Popobawa was first sighted on the island of Pemba, then these spread to other islands including Unguja and Dar es Salaam in the Zanzibar archipelago and coastal Tanzania. More attacks were reported in the 1980s, 1995, 2000 and July 2001, appearing to coincide with political turmoil, although recent attacks happened without it. The name’s derived from the Swahili words for ...

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Nelson Mandela’s Former Wife Winnie Mandela Dies At 81

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Former wife of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, died Monday after long illness at a Johannesburg hospital at age 81. Her personal assistant said in a press statement she succumbed peacefull surrounded by family and loved ones. The South African anti-apartheid campaigner was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, from 1958 to 1996. In 1957 Nelson Mandela, then married to ...

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