Square for the speech of the former king or queen
On this square the former king or queen of Madagascar told the new rules to public. Sometimes they had good ideas. For example the saying "buriburi nitani" which means "the earth is round". This means that when you make bad things, you are not able to run away because the earth is round and you can be catched from the other way around.
Now the square is used by children for playing and kite.
Antananarivo (the citiy of the Thousand) is the capital of madagascar. It is situated in the center o...
In the middle of the Lac Anosy is the memorial column dedicated to the fallen Malagasy in the two wor...
The traditional flower market opposite of the palais de senat and near Lac Anosy. Along the road no. ...
Ampefiloha est un quartier dans la commune de Tananarive Renivohitra, à Madagascar.
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.