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1. Overview of HIV/Aids
HIV/Aids has had a devastating impact on Africa, but there are signs of a reduction in the proportion of people infected, but changes in behavior is still needed to make a real impact to the numbers of those with the virus.
2. Folorunsho Alakija - the Wealthiest Black Woman
Folorunsho Alakija is an inspiration to women around the world. A business woman and philanthropist, she is believed to be worth an estimated $7.3bn (2014), surpassing Oprah Winfrey’s wealth in 2013.
Many of us associate dreadlocks with Bob Marley, Whoopi Goldberg, Lenny Kravitz, Korn, Lennox Lewis, Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean and many more. In recent years there has been a rise in the popularity of dreadlocks in Africa which brings modern times in line with ancient history.
4. Ethiopian Injera
Ethiopia has a rich food heritage. Tef, the smallest grain in agriculture, is used to make the traditional injera pancake, which is central to most meals and an important ingredient in the family unit.
5. Mundari and their Cattle
Traditionally the Mundari use their cattle in every aspect of their lives. The rains keep their cattle healthy and ensure their culture remains isolated from modern life.
6. Transforming Arms into Tools
The Mozambique civil war tore the country apart. The weapons used to take lives and injure, have been used in a very emotive project in a bid to help the people forgive, but not forget.
7. Urbanization in Africa
Although most of the African people currently live rurally, this will change in the next ten years as Africa is on the move and changing, rapidly.
8. Africa at the Commonwealth Games 2014
The Commonwealth Games bring nations from across the planet together in a celebration of equality, unity and sporting excellence. Africa is represented by eighteen nations that are historically connected showcasing their talent, sometimes against the most difficult of odds.
9. How Thunder & Lightning Came to Live in the Sky
The Ovambo people from Northern Namibia and Southern Angola have for centuries told stories to explain how and why nature behaves the way it does. This is the story of Thunder and Lightning.
10. Eco-lodge Sustainable Tourism in Senegal
After spending time working and traveling in West Africa, Susanne Bohn realised her dream when she and her husband bought a piece of land in Senegal to develop eco-tourism in the Siné-Saloum National Park area.
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