31. North-West Hihglands Southern. Africa Swaziland 

50 Reasons to Visit Eswatini in 50/50 Year Part 7: Eswatini’s Scenery

swatini’s Scenery Stunning mountain scenery with rivers, waterfalls and gorges can be found across Eswatini (Swaziland). A variety of contrasting landscapes from unique rock formations, which are among the world’s most ancient, to lush greenery and fertile valleys that sit alongside. What you will see in our next five reasons to visit Eswatini is how the most impressive and dramatic landscapes sit side-by-side with the African wilderness, offering breath-taking scenery. 31. North-West Hihglands The North-West Highlands really do have some of the best scenery found across Eswatini and in Southern…

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Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria OP-ED 

Buhari: Stop the Killing and Persecution of Shiites in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe It is time to call the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, to order over the mindless slaughter and persecution of the members of the Shi’a Islamic organization in the country. It is time to get Buhari to end the slaughtering of innocent citizens. The Nigerian president must end this state-orchestrated bloodshed that has led to massive loss of lives and the forced disappearance of many Shiites in the country. Since Buhari became the president in 2015, he has not hidden his hateful and hostile disposition towards this minority religious organization.…

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South American Security Forces Africa Opinions 

An Open Letter to All Journalists

By Arlene J. Schar and Dr. David R. Leffler Terrorism has taken a disturbing turn with the horrific murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Apparently the intent of this murder was to send a message to all journalists dedicated to thoughtful criticism of government. Therefore, what would be the most appropriate journalistic response to such blatant censorship? Is it to continue to report in good conscience, and risk brutal death? Or is it to step away from any controversial reporting and deny the truth to those who need to hear it? There is…

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Paul Kagame Africa OP-ED 

African leadership should have spoken out at the UN

“It is … disheartening to observe that not even one of the African leaders in attendance [at the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations] plucked up the courage to speak poignant truths to the superpowers…,” writes Afam Nkemdiche. “From the destabilizing unidirectional flow of global wealth and the 2008 global financial collapse … [to] the rising threat of climate change, there exist many a bitter truth from which the African leaders could have chosen to address the leadership of the UN…. Contemporary African leaders must now climb out of…

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Kwame Nkrumah Africa OP-ED 

AFRICAN DIASPORA CULTURES

African Diaspora may be a new term for many people. We don’t hear it used very often in conversation or writing. African Diaspora is the term commonly used to describe the mass dispersion of peoples from Africa during the Transatlantic Slave Trades, from the 1500s to the 1800s. This Diaspora took millions of people from Western and Central Africa to different regions throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. These African ancestors landed in regions that featured different local foods and cuisines, as well as other cultural influences, that shaped their…

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Rock Climbing Business Other Sports 

City Rock Johannesburg hosts the South African Sports Climbing Nationals

The South African Sports Climbing Nationals (SANCF) we here held from 29 June to 11 July. The adrenaline packed sport was hosted at Fontainebleau. The sport saw 95 climbers compete in speed, boulder and lead categories. The climbers did their best to reach the finals. This was the first time ever for South Africa to hold the nationals. The climbers were ranked on different factors, including speed along with bouldering and lead. SANCF is aiming to take the sport to the next level as sport climbing has now been recognized…

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South Africa Tourism Getaways South Africa 

100 Best Things to do in South Africa

Breath-taking sunsets, an incredible amount of beautiful and diverse wildlife, unspoilt and rugged scenery! These are just a few words to describe South Africa. If you are craving adventure, diversity and excitement, then this ultimate list of the top 100 things to do in South Africa is for you! The Kruger National Park (Hazyview) The Kruger National Park is definitely number one on my list of the best things to do in South Africa. Boasting an immense amount of wildlife, you will be able to see all of the big 5; Lions,Leopard,…

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Kwame Nkrumah Africa OP-ED 

Africa Has Failed Africans; Western Enemy Has Become a Friend While We Turn Against Ourselves

Where is that love our ancestors had for Africa? If you differed with Kamuzu Banda in the late 1960s to 70s Tanzania’s Kambarage Julius Nyerere would welcome you. If you argued with Robert Mugabe then Joshua Mkomo and his followers could be welcome in Botswana. If you could not agree with fellow Africans elsewhere there was always a place to run to and someone to listen to you. This is where most of our founding fathers survived to come back home and liberate Africa.The fact that Africa is free from…

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Getaways Swaziland 

50 Reasons to Visit Eswatini in 50/50 Year Part 4: Wildlife

Next in our series of ’50 Reasons to Visit Eswatini (Swaziland) in 50/50 Year’, numbers 16-20 focus on 5 aspects of the country’s diverse wildlife. Eswatini’s Wildlife Eswatini’s rich variety of landscapes and habitats gives it a profusion of fauna and flora, with the sheer number of species mind-boggling by most European standards. The country is not large enough to offer lots of big game experiences, but it has some 17 protected areas that are home to a very wide range of species, including the sought after ‘Big 5’. Eswatini…

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Umhlanga Reed Dance Swaziland 

2018 Umhlanga Reed Dance Dates Announced

The dates the biggest cultural event in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) have been announced and a hive of colourful activity will soon descend upon the country in the form of the festival known as ‘Umhlanga’ or Reed Dance. The Festival is set to start on the 28th of August, with the main day (Day 7) set to take place on Monday 3rd September. It will be on this day when the main ceremony occurs, with the dancing attended by the King signaling a public holiday in Eswatini. This ceremony is an…

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