Africa Day celebrates a continent blessed with some of the world’s best known and loved wildlife and diversity of cultures and languages. Sadly, the continent is also often depicted as a place of wars, uprising and extreme poverty. Images taken 2010.
Africa Day celebrates a continent simultaneously blessed with some of the world’s best known and loved wildlife and also huge diversity of cultures and languages. Sadly, the continent is also often depicted as a the “dark continent” where wars, uprisings and a coup d’etat somewhere are the order of the day.
Technology has inextricably linked the continent to the rest of the world with affordable mobile phone technology that empowered so many people with modern communications all the way down to grassroots level. Traditional ways have still nonetheless remained at least partially intact though and become a partner of modern technology, albeit occasionally a reluctant partner, for most of rural Africa.
When it comes to natural history, Africa has been blessed in all aspects. Sunset and sunrise in Africa has almost attained legendary levels. The quest to see wildlife is often the 1st time visitor’s main reason to visit Africa, boosted by many a wildlife documentary.