Articles for the Africa Category


Timbuktu

Timbuktu Ancient Heritage (Factbox)

Timbuktu Ancient Heritage (Factbox)

OnIslam & News Agencies TIMBUKTU – The northern Malian city of Timbuktu has stolen world attention this week after Islamists launched a campaign to destroy ancient religious and historical sites in the UNESCO-listed city. Timbuktu has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988, but tourism has suffered from years of security problems. Here is […]

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Timbuktu

Timbuktu: A city losing its soul

Timbuktu: A city losing its soul

By Patrick Kelly In late June of this year, members of the Islamist organization, Ansar Dine, desecrated and destroyed the 16th century tomb of the Sufi Muslim saint, Sidi Mahmoud Ben Amar. The tomb, which was an UNESCO World Heritage Site, was vandalized before being burnt to the ground. But this attack was not simply […]

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Island of Goree

Elmina and Goree; A Tale of Slave Depots

Elmina and Goree; A Tale of Slave Depots

A.R Harruna Attah I have had to suspend the concluding words of the third installment of my “Letter from Tehran” which should have appeared in these columns today; that’s because I have just returned from Dakar, Senegal and felt an irresistible itch to do this travelogue first. In Tehran I was attending a conference on […]

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Serengeti

Call of the Serengeti: How to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Tanzania

Call of the Serengeti: How to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Tanzania

The ultimate bucket list travel adventure BY Yvonne Yorke, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS If there was ever a bucket list of ultimate travel experiences, the migration on the Serengeti surely makes the cut. In one of the greatest spectacles on Earth, millions-strong herds of wildebeests, zebras, antelopes and gazelles journey across the vast grasslands of […]

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Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls - the Jewel of Africa

Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls – the Jewel of Africa

A TRUE adrenaline seekers’ town – Victoria Falls was accorded a United Nations Education and Scientific Organisation world heritage site status and is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Shared by Zambia and Zimbabwe, however, at the risk of being accused of being biased, I must state that by far the best […]

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Rift Valley Lakes System

RV lakes system joins World Heritage list

RV lakes system joins World Heritage list

PARIS, Jun 28 – The Great Rift Valley’s Lakes System has now joined the coveted World Heritage list joining two other sites that has been recognised worldwide as natural beauty spot. Lakes Elmentaita, Nakuru and Bogoria will now join Lamu Old Town and Lake Turkana National Parks on the world map. The International Union for […]

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Serengeti, Tanzania

Tanzania Government ditches Serengeti Highway

Tanzania Government ditches Serengeti Highway

Tanzania steps up for the Serengeti and says ‘no’ to an asphalt road June 2011. The proposed asphalt road which would have bisected the Serengeti National Park, jeopardising the world’s last great mammal migration, will not now be built, the Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism has announced at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee […]

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Saloum Delta, World Heritage News

Senegal’s Saloum Delta inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Senegal’s Saloum Delta inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Friday, June 24, 2011 The World Heritage Committee has inscribed Saloum Delta (Senegal) and its vestiges of more than two millennia of human occupation on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Fishing and shellfish gathering have sustained human life in the 5,000 km2 property, which is formed by the arms of three rivers. The site comprises brackish […]

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Libya

Libya’s World Heritage Sites in danger

Libya’s World Heritage Sites in danger

Andreeva Svetlana When the cannons speak, the Muses are silent. And the architectural moments are being destructed. The revolts in Libya grew into the military conflict with the involvement of the troops and aviation of NATO. The war threatens the Libyan monuments of architecture, which are listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural […]

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Morocco

Marrakech blast kills at least 15, Morocco authorities term episode ‘criminal’

Marrakech blast kills at least 15, Morocco authorities term episode ‘criminal’

By MUSTAPHA AJBAILI AL ARABIYA WITH AGENCIES At least 15 people, six of them French, were killed and 20 others wounded in an explosion that rocked the center of the Morocco’s second largest city, Marrakech, on Thursday, Al Arabiya TV reported. The interior ministry has described the blast as criminal. Security sources have told Al […]

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