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Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30,221,532 km² (11,668,599 sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 20.4% of the Earth's total land area, and with over 1 billion inhabitants in 61 territories, it accounts for about 15% of the world's human population. Modern human evolutionary theory recognizes Africa, particularly the area in and around present-day Ethiopia, as the cradle of humankind.
The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas and is the only continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones. Because of the lack of natural regular precipitation and irrigation as well as glaciers or mountain aquifer systems, there no natural moderating effect on the climate exists except near the coasts.
Nafaanra (sometimes written Nafaara, pronounced [nafaãra]) is a Senufo language spoken in northwest Ghana, along the border with Côte d'Ivoire, east of Bondouko. It is spoken by approximately 61,000 people. Its speakers call themselves Nafana; others call them Banda or Mfantera. Like other Senufo languages, Nafaanra is a tonal language. It is somewhat of an outlier in the Senufo language group, with the geographically closest relatives, the Southern Senufo Tagwana-Djimini languages, approximately 200 kilometres to the west, on the other side of Comoé National Park. (Read more...)
Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB (22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941) was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, and founder of the Scout Movement.
After being educated at Charterhouse School, Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, he organised a successful defence of Mafeking when it was besieged by the Boers. He wrote several books for military reconnaissance and scout training in his African years. During writing, he tested his ideas through a camping trip on Brownsea Island that began on August 1, 1907, which is now seen as the beginning of Scouting. (Read more...)
Perpetuum Jazzile - Africa
Perpetuum Jazzile is an XXL vocal group from Slovenia. Toto's Africa by Perpetuum Jazzile, performed live at Vokal Xtravaganzza 2008 (October 2008) - arrange...
Toto - Africa
Lyrics: I hear the drums echoing tonight But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation Shes coming in 12:30 flight The moonlit wings reflect the sta...
Above the Law - South Africa
For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=65238 Last year the video of police shooting dead protesting miners in South Africa s...
Witches and witchcraft in Africa - Truthloader
Earlier this week we became aware of a new law in Swaziland banning witches from flying at a height of more than 150 metres, which made us laugh at first. Th...
The Empire in Africa
The rebels who started the civil war in Sierra Leone 15 years ago wanted only one thing: to reclaim the richness of the country from foreign corporations in order to end the exploitation of its people. In response, the international community decided to wage a war on this country, with bombs, executions, torture, rigged elections and manipulation of the international media. This created one of the worst humanitarian disasters of the 20th century.
Africa's Moonshine Epidemic
Ugandans are the hardest drinking Africans in the motherland, both in terms of per capita consumption and the hooch they choose to chug. Waregi, or "war gin,...
Ucles vs Africa Teaser - African Animals Rediscovered
Ucles vs Africa showcases the endeavor of Andrew Ucles in Africa - a wild and dangerous journey documenting wild African animals with over 50 hours of footag...
Orania: South Africa's whites only town
It could be called the last outpost of apartheid - the small town of Orania in South Africa's remote Northern Cape where one thousand Afrikaners live in the ...
Toto - Africa (Live In Amsterdam)
For more info - http://www.eagle-rock.com/artist/88C97B/Toto http://smarturl.it/TotoLiveAmsterdamdvd Toto were formed in LA in the late 70's by a group of fr...
ELEPHANT ATTACK [NEW]: Chasing the truth with Andrew Ucles - Ucles vs Africa
Wild man Andrew Ucles takes you directly into the danger zone of Africa with an elephant attack. Using his unique understanding of animal behavior and his ab...
Wed, 22 May 2013 00:10:14 -0700
As the Organisation of African Unity celebrates its 50th anniversary, the BBC is looking at the continent's growing prosperity. South Africa's economy is the largest and most sophisticated in Africa but labour unrest and aftershocks of racial apartheid ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 09:30:06 -0700
There will be immense relief in South Africa, the continent's biggest economy, where an Obama no-show would have been regarded as a snub and fed paranoia that its pre-eminence was in jeopardy. On the day of Obama's re-election last year, Lindiwe Zulu, ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:39:38 -0700
The illegal trade in elephant ivory may constitute an important source of funding for armed groups, including the Lord's Resistance Army, threatening peace and security in central Africa, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report to the ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:22:00 -0700
In a sense, you can see all of South Africa from the unfinished concrete roof of Morris Modipa's bar on Avenue 15 in Johannesburg's Alexandra Township. What conclusions you draw from the view rather depends on your attitude towards the continent's ...
Mon, 20 May 2013 07:20:36 -0700
As the Organisation of African Unity celebrates its 50th anniversary, the BBC is looking at the changes the continent has undergone over the past decades, with a series of reports on Africa in 2013. Once known for coups, drought, starvation and brutal ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 11:14:40 -0700
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Bank plans substantial new funds to help Jordan cope with the influx of refugees from the civil war in Syria, and hopes new funds for central Africa will cement a peace deal there, the bank's President Jim Yong Kim said on ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 12:16:13 -0700
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Tue, 21 May 2013 16:44:09 -0700
A European team suggests that one period of abrupt change, about 40,000-80,000 years ago in what now is South Africa, matches with a climate shift brought about by cyclical changes in the currents of the Atlantic Ocean. Their findings were published ...
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