The Nubian people: between Egypt and Sudan

The legacy of the time of the Pharaohs of the Twenty-Fifth Dynasty is being ransomed after the silence caused by intentionally misrepresented history. Now, researchers and institutions are recovering the splendour of the Nubian civilization. The fascinating culture, history, monuments and religion of Egypt have often overshadowed another not less remarkable and surprising civilization that …

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Herbs & Plants: Harrisonia abyssinica, unique medicinal plant

The root in the form of a powder, a decoction, or an infusion, is taken to treat a wide range of diseases including venereal diseases, fevers and malaria amongst others. The leaves are used to disinfect wounds and abscesses throughout tropical Africa. Harrisonia abyssinica belongs to the plant family Fabaceae. The plant is an evergreen …

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Africa’s wildlife is declining at alarming levels

The combination of increased poaching, uncontrolled growth leading to the destruction of the habitat, amplified by climate change, is resulting in a dramatic decline of wildlife on the continent. Africa is losing wildlife at an alarming rate. Iconic species such as the elephant, the rhino and the cheetah are being decimated by poachers. According to …

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