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Mauritius: The Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site

The Mauritan capital of Port Louis is home to one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that tell a rich history of the island, the Aapravasi Ghat. Located on the bay of Trou Fanfaron, the...

Africa takes pride in her first female President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf may have only seven more months in power, but her mark in Africa’s history will forever remain. She made history in 2006 by being elected the first female head of...

Chinese surgeon saves lives miles away from home

Chinese medical practitioners have for many years played a vital role in Africa’s health sector, leading to better health care in many parts of the continent. In Cape Verde, Chinese doctors have been providing medical...

Bangui basketball team for the disabled defies odds to promote peace on court

It is often said that the language of sports is universal and knows no boundaries. In the Central African Republic, a country that has been ravaged by war for a years, one basketball team for...

23-year-old girl gets internet fame for taking world’s riskiest photos

How far would you go to get that perfect picture? Well, a daring 23-year-old Russian girl, Angela Nikolau, has become an internet sensation after photos of her went viral, showing her posing right at the...

Kenyans on Twitter hilariously troll Nigerian movies

Well known for picking fights with other twitter users from across the world, Kenyans on Twitter are at it again, this time with a usual opponent, Nigeria. The Kenyans are talking about Nigerian movies, better...

Gabon boasts of rich lingual diversity despite small population

Gabon, a country along the Atlantic coast of Equatorial Africa, is made up of a population of just around 1.6 million people, but still boasts of a rich lingual diversity. Being a colony of France,...

Algiers stands tall in Africa 1000 years on

Built on the slopes of the famous Sahel Hills, Algiers is not only the capital city of Algeria, but also the largest city in the North African country. The city extends for about10 miles, (16...

Referee bizarrely sends player off for farting during match

A footballer was bizarrely sent off the field of play for farting during a match in which his team went on to lose 6-2. Adam Lindin Ljungkvist, a left back for Swedish seventh tier football...

Pomp and color dominates Carnival in Sychelles

  Thousands of Seychellois and visitors from all around the world have converged in Seychelles to see floats, dancers, and entertainers make their way through the streets of one of the world's smallest capitals. The country...