Gambia Tourays Garden
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Gambia Tourays Garden

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A: Gambia Banjul 04

by Michel du Chesne, less than 10 meters away

Gambia Banjul 04

B: Gambia Kololi Malinese

by Michel du Chesne, less than 10 meters away

Gambia Kololi Malinese

C: Maid Sonnas Room

by Michel du Chesne, less than 10 meters away

Maid Sonnas Room

D: Gambia Banjul 03

by Michel du Chesne, 60 meters away

Gambia Banjul 03

E: Gambia Banjul 01

by Michel du Chesne, 200 meters away

Gambia Banjul 01

F: Gambia Banjul 02

by Michel du Chesne, 270 meters away

Gambia Banjul 02

G: Banjul Arch 01

by Michel du Chesne, 670 meters away

Banjul Arch 01

H: Banjul Arch 03

by Michel du Chesne, 670 meters away

Banjul Arch 03

I: Banjul Arch 02

by Michel du Chesne, 670 meters away

Banjul Arch 02

J: Banjul Albert Market01

by Michel du Chesne, 1.9 km away

Banjul Albert Market01

This panorama was taken in Banjul, Africa

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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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