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A: green Desert in Tsondab-Valley/ Namibia/ Africa

od Stephan Messner, 3.1 km daleko

green Desert in Tsondab-Valley/ Namibia/ Africa

B: Welcome to Solitaire, Namibia

od Martin Broomfield, 9.4 km daleko

The town of Solitaire can be found at he junction of roads C19 and C14. As its name implies, it is in...

Welcome to Solitaire, Namibia

C: Sunset near the Rostock mountains

od Martin Kneth, 31.8 km daleko

This panorama shows a view over the grasland next to the Rostock mountains (look to the north) while ...

Sunset near the Rostock mountains

D: Fossilized dunes, Gondwana Namib Park, Namibia

od Martin Broomfield, 32.5 km daleko

Red sandstone cliffs, known as the fossilized dunes, are twenty million years old. Situated at the ea...

Fossilized dunes, Gondwana Namib Park, Namibia

E: Gaub pass (near Solitaire)

od Armin Leuprecht, 43.0 km daleko

Gaub pass (near Solitaire)

G: Gamsberg

od Armin Leuprecht, 58.9 km daleko

Gamsberg

H: Road C19, Namibia

od Martin Broomfield, 59.4 km daleko

The road north. Part of the drive from Sossusvlei to Solitare, is on the gravel road C19. This is one...

Road C19, Namibia

I: Kuiseb-Bridge/ Namibia/ Africa

od Stephan Messner, 60.9 km daleko

Kuiseb-Bridge/ Namibia/ Africa

J: Sesriem camp site

od Armin Leuprecht, 74.5 km daleko

Sesriem camp site

This panorama was taken in Africa

This is an overview of 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.

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