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A: The Benin Wall - The Benin Moat, Benin City, Nigeria

by Manuel Schaefer, 181.7 km away

The Benin Wall, or "The Benin Moat" is surrunding the old city of Benin. In the past "The Moat" was p...

The Benin Wall - The Benin Moat, Benin City, Nigeria

B: Benin City Backjard behind the Benin Wall

by Manuel Schaefer, 181.7 km away

Benin City Backjard, behind the Benin Wall

Benin City Backjard behind the Benin Wall

C: Ringroad, Benin City, Nigeria

by Manuel Schaefer, 184.6 km away

Benins Ringroad. One of the busy places in Benin City. Central point of Benin. In its center the Nige...

Ringroad, Benin City, Nigeria

D: Yamseller, Benin City, Nigeria

by Manuel Schaefer, 184.8 km away

Yamseller in Benin City with, statue of an yampounder Statues are very common in the city of Benin, l...

Yamseller, Benin City, Nigeria

E: Cooking of chicken at the back of the house, Benin City, Nigeria

by Manuel Schaefer, 186.1 km away

A woman is cooking chicken at the back of the house, the feathers are being removed and a boy is carr...

Cooking of chicken at the back of the house, Benin City, Nigeria

F: Fishponds in Wireroad area Benin City, Nigeria

by Manuel Schaefer, 186.2 km away

Fishponds In Wireroad Area Benin City Nigeria A private fishfarm that is breading catfish. The Farm h...

Fishponds in Wireroad area Benin City, Nigeria

G: test pano

by tim Akinduro, 290.3 km away

test pano

H: 1

by billy nonya, 351.3 km away

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I: Sanaga River, Cameroon

by Min Heo, 388.0 km away

Sanaga River, Cameroon

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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