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Top 20 Cheapest Places to Live in Africa, 2021

Mercer’s 2021 ranking found that Lusaka in Zambia is the cheapest city to live in Africa, while Tunis was ranked second place.

Bloodwood Tree – the Southern African Tree That Bleeds Like Humans

The Bloodwood Tree is a kind of hardwood tree native to southern Africa that releases a deep red sap which looks very similar to blood, when cut or damaged.

On This Day in 1976, African Nations Boycotted the Montreal Olympics, Choosing Principles Over Medals

On this day in 1976, 22 African countries, boycotted the Montreal Olympics when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refused to ban New Zealand,

Project Atlantropa: A German Architect’s Plan To Merge Europe And Africa Into One

In Sörgel's Atlantropa, white Europeans would rule as the dominant race, using black Africans as a strictly segregated source of manual labor.

Top 20 Most Peaceful (and Most Dangerous) Countries in Africa, 2021

The most peaceful country in Africa is Mauritius, which is ranked 28th on the 2021 GPI. while South Sudan remains the least peaceful country in Africa and one of the least peaceful countries in the world, despite an improvement in peacefulness on the 2021 GPI.

The Heroro-Nama Genocide: Germany’s Brutal Genocide in Namibia in the early 20th Century

The Herero and Namaqua Genocide is considered to have been the first genocide of the 20th century. It took place between 1904 and 1907 in German South-West Africa(modern day Namibia), during the Herero Wars.

World’s Third Largest Diamond Discovered in Botswana

The diamond firm Debswana has announced the discovery in Botswana of a 1,098-carat stone that it described as the third largest of its kind in the world.

Job Maseko: The South African WW2 Hero Who Sunk a German Ship Whilst a Prisoner

Job Maseko was a South African soldier during World War II, who gained fame by his actions in sinking a German vessel whilst serving as a prisoner of war.

Top 10 Best Governed Countries In Africa – 2021

The Chandler Good Government Index, released for the first time, has placed Mauritius as the best governed country in Africa and 38th best governed in the world.

Top 20 Richest Countries In Africa, 2021

Seychelles ranks as the richest country in Africa, with a reported per capita GDP of $11,426. With a population of less than 100,000, the country has the tiniest population in Africa.
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Lake Retba: Senegal’s Pink Lake

Lake Retba also known as the Pink Lake is famous for its remarkable pinkish-coloured water caused by Dunaliella salina algae and its strong salt content.