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Bringing to light the issue of Boko Haram in Nigeria

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A big congratulations to Blessing Okagbare on winning the Gold medal for Nigeria and setting a new record (finished at a record time of 10.85secs) at the Commonwealth games.
Go Nigeria!

ourafrica:

A big congratulations to Blessing Okagbare on winning the Gold medal for Nigeria and setting a new record (finished at a record time of 10.85secs) at the Commonwealth games.

Go Nigeria!

Bitcoin in Africa: Leapfrogging the currency market? - News - This is Africa

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#fbf #flashbackfriday #myAfricais Lagos Chronicles Premiere #nyc

#fbf #flashbackfriday #myAfricais Lagos Chronicles Premiere #nyc

12 of the most astonishing places to visit in Africa:

My Africa Is beautiful. From the stunning landscapes to the unique mixture of cultures, the world’s second-largest continent is arguably the best tourist destination. Here is a list (in no particular order) of some of the most breathtaking places in Africa we highly suggest you visit:

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1. Mount Kilimanjaro

                Location: Tanzania, East Africa

This must-see sight happens to be the highest mountain in the continent and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Mount Kilimanjaro contains three volcanic cones; Mawenzi, Kibo and Shira. The two peaks, Mawenzi and Shira, are extinct while Kibo is dormant and has the possibility of erupting again. Uhuru Peak, located on Kibo, is accessible to climb but one must be rightfully trained to do so.

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2. Fish River Canyon

                Location: Namibia, Southern Africa

Fish River Canyon is the largest canyon in Africa and the second-largest in the world. It is also one of the top three visited places in Namibia. This stunning natural wonder situates between the Namib and Kalahari deserts. The Fish River is the longest interior river in Namibia and flows on the floor of the Fish River Canyon.  

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3. Victoria Falls

                Location: Zimbabwe & Zambia border, Southern Africa

Victoria Falls can be found on the Zambezi River, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world. Also referred to as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” by the locals, this sight is a must-see! It is possible to have a swim in the natural pools at the top of the waterfall – if you consider yourself a daring tourist.

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4. The Great Pyramid of Giza

                Location: Egypt, Northern Africa

The Pyramids of Giza do not need to be introduced! The Great Pyramid is the oldest and largest pyramid of the three. It is also one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence today. However, all three pyramids are distinct representations of Egypt.

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5. Flamingos in Lake Nakuru National Park

                Location: Kenya, East Africa

It is no surprise that one of the countries that lies on the African Great Lakes Region of East Africa is home to Lake Nakuru National Park; a lake where millions of flamingos reside. These flamingos line the shore due to Lake Nakuru’s mass amounts of algae. The lake is well-known for being the location of the greatest bird spectacle in the world.  

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6. Sossusvlei

                Location: Namibia, Southern Africa

Located in the Namib Desert National Park, Sossusvlei is a huge salt and clay pan. The pan is surrounded by large red sand dunes that symbolize Namibia. Sossusvlei means “the gathering place of water” and on rare occasions when it rains, the Sossusvlei fills with water and changes the lake to a turquoise color. It is undoubtedly an amazing sight to see in the desert.  

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7. The Great Wildebeest Migration

                Location: Kenya & Tanzania, East Africa

The Great Wildebeest Migration is now considered one of the Seven New Wonders. This annual migration includes over two million animals that migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. The migration normally begins in July and runs until October.  However, the event is spontaneous and the exact date varies each year.

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8. Djenné

                Location: Mali, West Africa

Djenné is a town in Mali and one of the oldest cities of Sub-Saharan Africa. Tourists visit this sight for the distinct architecture and for the beautiful Great Mosque of Djenné; the largest mud brick building in the world. Djenné’s market is also a popular tourist attraction. It is one of the most impressive and enjoyable markets in Africa. It is best recommended to visit Djenné after the rainy season in August and September when Djenné turns into an island.

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9.Okavango Delta

                Location: Botswana, Southern Africa

The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world. It was formed after Lake Makgadikgadi, an ancient lake, dried up. The Okavango Delta is made by seasonal flooding and it is Botswana most famous and popular tourist attraction.

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10.Djmaa el Fna

                Location: Morocco, Northern Africa

Considered by many to be the world’s most interesting town square, Djmaa el Fna is a wonderful place to visit. It is situated in the Medina, old city, of Marrakech. Henna-painters, wonderful story-tellers, and other appealing attractions fill Djmaa el Fnai during the day. At night time, the atmosphere is more upbeat and you can hear music playing around the area. Tourists can relax during the day and enjoy performances, live events, and great food at night.

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11. Temples in Abu Simbel

                Location: Egypt, Northern Africa

The two temples at Abu Simbel are massive and out-of-this-world. The monuments were historically relocated from their original setting near the Nile River. Archeologists around the world consider these temples to be two of the most outstanding archeological sites. It is a definite must-see for tourists.

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12. Sahara

                Location: Morocco, Northern Africa

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Sahara. The northern edge of Morocco is an accessible part of the Sahara tourists can visit. Here, you can see some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets.  Climbing the dunes is a fun experience for tourists.

These are only a few of the stunning attractions in Africa. We are aware that there are many more. If you have other suggestions, join our discussion on Reddit or comment below.  You can also tweet us - #myAfricais followed by your favorite place on the list. We would love to hear from you! 

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La 10e conférence du Laboratoire d’incubateur (Fablab)

Un membre Togolais du WoeLab Lomé gagne le premier prix de l’innovation  technologique #myAfricais #technologique

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Asante boys going to a dance in Adinkra robes, 1973, Accra. Ghana. #TBT #TBTAfrica

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Asante boys going to a dance in Adinkra robes, 1973, Accra. Ghana. #TBT #TBTAfrica

Bilikiss Abiola, one of the founders of WeCyclers. #tbt #myAfricais #recycling @realwecyclers http://wecyclers.com

Malala to Boko Haram: Stop misusing Islam

Malala Yousafzai, 17-year-old founder of the Malala Fund and Pakistani child education activist, visits Nigeria in support of the #bringbackourgirls campaign.

South African writer and anti-apartheid activist, Nadine Gordimer, passes away.

South African writer and anti-apartheid activist, Nadine Gordimer, passes away.