Tanzania Travel Tips

Tanzania Travel Tips

When exchanging currency, keep in mind that small denominations (less than $20) in foreign currency are usually accepted at a lower rate. Street money changers, constantly pestering tourists in the areas of banks, markets and exchange offices, are usually elementary scammers. It is not recommended to use their services. Foreigners are often required to pay for hotel and airfare in hard currency only. It is not recommended to visit Tanzania…

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Resorts in Madagascar

Resorts in Madagascar

BEKOPAKA BEMARAHA – the entrance point of the Tsinji-Bemarakha nature reserve. Rafting on the Manambolo River: Rafting on the Manambolo River is carried out on traditional pirogues (kayaks), during which you have the opportunity to admire the impressive gorges. Further up the river are caves related to the burial traditions of the Wasimba (the first inhabitants of Madagascar). Tsinji-Bemaraha: a unique limestone labyrinth 30 m high with footpaths, iron stairs…

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Equatorial Guinea Cultural Development

Equatorial Guinea Cultural Development

Culture Peoples and cultures With the exception of the Pygmies, almost all Equatorial Guineans are Bantu. Under this name -which would be the plural of mu-ntu (man) – some sixty million individuals who live in Central, Eastern and Southern Africa are grouped. Among these Bantu peoples, one must take into account: The Fang (72% of the population, in the Continental Region): Largely majority in Equatorial Guinea. According to legend, it is the first…

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Chad Recent History

Chad Recent History

On December 4, 1990, former Chadian officer I. Déby, operating from Sudan, overthrew the dictatorial ruling President Habré, during whose term of office an estimated 40,000 people were executed or died in custody. Habré went into exile in Senegal. Déby, officially sworn in as President of the Republic on March 4, 1991 (re-elected in 2001 under questionable circumstances), initiated a gradual process of democratization in early 1993 with the formation…

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Republic of the Congo Arts and Culture

Republic of the Congo Arts

CULTURE: GENERAL INFORMATION Until the nineties of the twentieth century, when the civil war broke out, the country presented a complex folkloric framework, with numerous mixes, especially in urban settlements. The use of fetishes and animistic beliefs were widespread. Among the most authentic representatives of the traditional African world we must remember the bateke, known for their dances. The customs of the northern populations, mainly devoted to fishing, were also…

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Zimbabwe History

Zimbabwe History

The first residents of the upper Zambezi seem to have been the Bushmen, then pushed back to the SW by the Bantu invasions. At the beginning of the Christian era, the populations learned the iron industry and created important centers in the century. III and IV, especially in the Barotse and Mashona (or Shona), and around the famous Zimbabwe, capital of a vast kingdom, which through various events lasted until…

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Sights in South Africa

Drakensberg, South Africa

The culture of South Africa is incredibly diverse due to the many different African tribes, the influence of the European settlers and the high proportion of the foreign population. The most diverse influences have come together here to form an unmistakably South African mixture. Depending on the region, the African, or the Indian, Dutch, English or French influence dominates. But no matter where, the cosmopolitan trend is unmistakable. There are…

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ILO – International Labor Organization

ILO - International Labor Organization

The structure The ILO consists of three different parts: the International Labor Conference, the Board and the International Labor Office. All have a unique three-tier structure for the ILO, with each Member State represented by representatives of the government, employers and workers. The International Labor Conference is the ILO’s highest decision – making body, which, among other things, adopts conventions and recommendations and approves the budget. The Labor Conference meets…

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World Bank History

World Bank History

The emergence The World Bank lends money and provides technical support to developing countries, with the aim of helping them reduce poverty. According to computergees, the World Bank is a collective name for two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). The guidelines for the IBRD were drawn up at the Bretton Woods Conference in July 1944. The main purpose of the…

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The 10 largest sandy deserts in the world

the Rub al-Chali

The sandy desert conveys to the viewer the typical image of a desert, which consists of sand and sand dunes and in which, of course, the sun shines relentlessly from a cloudless sky. Only about 20% of all deserts on earth consist of fine quartz sand, which has shaped our image of a desert in so many films and documentaries. Here are the ten largest sandy deserts in the world…

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