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A: Sample 360

by Motiva Group, 522.6 km away

Sample 360

B: Queen Elisabeth National Park

by David du Plessis, 837.6 km away

Driving away from the rivers and dams of the Queen Elisabeth National park in Uganda is a worth wile ...

Queen Elisabeth National Park

C: Lake Kitagata View

by David du Plessis, 838.1 km away

This beautiful volcano crater lake in Uganda's Queen Elisabeth National Park had a perfect mirror smo...

Lake Kitagata View

D: Lake Kitagata

by David du Plessis, 838.8 km away

Uganda is full of ancient volcanic crater lakes. This one is in the Queen Elisabeth National Park whi...

Lake Kitagata

E: Under The Observation Hut

by Edward Oest, 841.4 km away

Under the observation hut in Lobéké National Park. It is part of a park in southeastern Cameroon It i...

Under The Observation Hut

F: Lake Nkuruba

by Neville Kingdon, 845.5 km away

Lake Nkuruba, a volcanic crater lake in the Ndali-Kasende Crater Field, south of Fort Portal.  On the...

Lake Nkuruba

G: Top of the World View

by David du Plessis, 847.3 km away

Some locals came up with the wonderful idea of making a viewpoint on the highest point int he hills a...

Top of the World View

H: Great view

by Janis Gruzis, 871.0 km away

Great view

I: Gorillas in the mist

by Rolf Ris, 874.1 km away

Mountain gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes Rwanda - Africa. The Susa family was the family Diane Foss...

Gorillas in the mist

J: Bangweulu Swamps Zambia

by Rolf Ris, 930.5 km away

Bangweulu Swamps Zambia

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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