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Minganji masquerader, near Gungu, DR Congo © Eliot Elisofon, 1951 "Although the Minganji face masks make an appearance at a wide variety of occasions (such as the investiture ritual of a local chief, or the construction of a new chief's residence), their primary role is as guardian of the initiation encampment. The Minganji masks, other than the Gitenga mask, embody death, uncertainty, and darkness."

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Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga, South Africa. It is a 26 km long, 2500 deep canyon covered with vegetation, making it the largest green canyon in the world.


Eye of a Giraffe.. This is so beautiful.. there is a story to be told.. if only they could tell us what they really want...


Zambia, Africa Elephants in my front yard... no big deal.


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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela- born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare & the University of Witwatersrand & qualified in law in 1942. He joined the African Nat'l Congress in 1944 & was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. He consistently refused to compromise his political position to obtain his freedom. Feb 11, 1990: Nelson Mandela released from prison

from BBC News

The man who returned his grandfather’s looted art

The Oba of Benin Ovonramwen in 1897. Exiled to Calabar in south-eastern Nigeria, after a British court acquitted him of the killings of seven british emissaries that sparked retaiiatry british attacks. But by the time the monarchy was restored in 1914, the independent kingdom of Benin no longer existed - it had become part of Nigeria, which was then a British colony.

from The Huffington Post

PHOTO: Scaredy Cat Gets Stuck In A Tree

Two brothers helping each other out!


The Queen of England's Royal Sceptre which features the Culinan I (or Star of Africa) diamond. At 530 carats, it weighs in as the largest colorless, white cut diamond in the world. NOW THAT'S BLING!!!


Revolution starts in the streets.