Africa

Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.

The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.

Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.

In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.

Text by Steve Smith.

Nuntra - 100% web Virtual Tours
Hotel Victoria
Nuntra - 100% web Virtual Tours
Fleurs
Nuntra - 100% web Virtual Tours
Tapas Food and Wine Bar
Nuntra - 100% web Virtual Tours
Walker Bay Surf Shop Shop
Nuntra - 100% web Virtual Tours
Nacht Wacht Restaurant
Nuntra - 100% web Virtual Tours
Nacht Wacht Self Catering
Nuntra - 100% web Virtual Tours
Seventeen Steps
alexander Pomnikow
Injera Bakery
Nuntra - 100% web Virtual Tours
Julian's Restaurant
Nuntra - 100% web Virtual Tours
Julian's Ceramics
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
Terrazzina Two Beach at night, Sharm El Sheikh
Stephan Messner
Sesriem after rain in march 2009
Matjaz Kacicnik
Easter mass in the White Monastery, Egypt
Jan Vrsinsky
Khotso Horse Ride Break
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
The Sinai Desert, Egypt
Jacques de Vos
Between Boulders And Windmill, Simonstown - South Africa
Konrad Łaszczyński
Morocco, Tanger ruins by the sea
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
St Katherine's Monastery
Ricardo Murad
Vista del Puente de Dios desde pintoresco chamizo. Ouslaf – Talembote (Marruecos)
Chris Witzani
Puerto tazacorte la palma promenade