Africa prepares for carnival season
afrol News, 1 March - Africa's many carnivals are not the most internationally known, but Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique carnivals have long traditions. Newcomer Seychelles this year offers a tourism-adapted carnival.
"African Queen" to Tanzania or Germany?
afrol News, 20 April - The mythical "Liemba" ferry on Lake Tanganyika, operational since 1913 and made world famous by the film "African Queen", desperately needs an overhaul as she is no longer fit for passenger freight. Ancient colonial power Germany considers repairing the "Liemba", while others favour transporting her back to Germany.
Uganda tombs to be reconstructed
afrol News, 13 April - An expert group has concluded that it is "feasible" to reconstruct the Tombs of Buganda Kings, Uganda's only World Heritage List site, lost to fire last month. The Ugandan government has secured UNESCO assistance for the works.
Movie industry discovering Mozambique
afrol News, 13 April - The movie industry seems to have discovered the potential of Mozambique. 'Margarida' and 'A república di mininus' are the two new feature movies that have just started their filming in Mozambique these days. Both are coproductions between Mozambique, Portugal and France.
Witchcraft meets modern medicine in Ghana
afrol News, 24 March - More than one third of Ghana's population believe that AIDS is caused by witchcraft. But large-scale intervention programmes for improving health standards aree starting to convince people to trust medical explanations of the disease, researchers find.
Ethiopia dam to "devastate entire tribes"
afrol News, 23 March - A campaign has been launched to stop the building of a massive hydroelectric dam project on Ethiopia's Omo River. A human rights group says the dam will entirely uproot and destroy eight threatened cultures, most of which only live in the flooded area. 200,000 people are affected.
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