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5 Places to Visit in Central Africa:

Mile Six Beach, Cameroon

Although it’s not as well known as other more prominent surfing destinations around the world, Cameroon’s Mile Six Beach located in the Southwest province and lies along the coast of the South Atlantic Ocean, is renowned for its perfect surfing waves and far less crowded than other more popular surfing spots.

Boca de Inferno,  São Tomé and Príncipe

Translated into English as ‘Hell’s Mouth’, and with good reason, this impressive and absolutely astounding water sprout is described as, “is a natural phenomenon caused when the waves finds their way in to a narrow ravine that ends in a cave with a hole in the roof. The water is then forced up through the hole and creates a cascade of water that shoots up into the air.”

Musee des Arts et Traditions du Gabon, Gabon

A vast collection of Gabon’s rich history is housed in this wonderful museum located in the country’s capital city of Libreville.

The Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo

An incredible body of water is the world’s deepest river, and the second largest river in the world by volume of water discharged, the second-longest river in Africa and the fifth-longest river in the worldIt also wields more hydroelectric power potential than almost any other river in the world. It is a magnificent source of life - both for humans and the fauna that live in and surround it. Navigating the source of the river from the highlands and mountains of the East African Rift to where it ends and deposits itself in the South Atlantic Ocean will take you from when end of the DRC to the other. 

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

A once co-host city of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament, Equatorial Guinea’s captial city is located just off the mainland on Bioko island and whilst it doesn’t have a strong tourist culture and infrastructure, there’s much to do for the non-commercial tourist who appreciates local life in places not familiar to them.

December: Highlighting Travel and Exploration in Africa

P.S.: Before you travel anywhere, it is important to do your research on the place(s) you plan on visiting and make an informed decision on whether visiting there would be in your best interests, as well as that of the local community.

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micdotcom:

DreamWorks animator imagines the “Rejected Princesses” Hollywood would never touch 

While fans have taken to creating their own “racebent” versions of classic Disney characters, the question still remains: Given how many great female characters there are in history and in literature, why is Disney not willing to look outside the box?

That was the question on former DreamWorks animator Jason Porath’s mind when he launched his project “Rejected Princesses.” Describing himself as “a guy who likes interesting, lesser-known women and would like for them to get their time in the sun,” Porath decided to create Disneyfied versions of female characters who would have a hard time receiving the green light from the studio.

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beautiesofafrique:

Happy Africa day Part 3 (African Kings)

1. King Shaka Kasenzangakhona of Zulu (South Africa)

2. Emperor Asika the Great of Songhai (Mali)

3. King Mansa Musa of Mali

4. Empreror Menelik of Ethiopia

5. Menes first Pharaoh of Kemet (Egypt)

6. Tutankhamun of Kemet (Egypt)

7. King Affonso I of Kongo (Congo)

8. Sunni Ali Ber King of Songhai (Mali)

9. King Shamba Bolongongo of Kongo (Congo) known as the King of peace

10. Taharqa King of Nubia

accrawalkintours:

Hollywood Actor Idris Elba was in Ghana some few days ago to celebrate his birthday, and shoot a movie. The Actor who is of Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean parentage traveled to Koforidua, Takoradi and many other places the movie “Beasts of No Nation,” was shot.

Idris is working on this production with Red Crown Production.The movie is based on a novel written by Uzodinma Iweala, and directed by Cary Fukunaga.

Read More here: http://www.enewsgh.com/enews/2014/06/04/first-photos-idris-elbas-movie-shoot-in-ghana/

Photo Credit: King Luu. 

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