Madagascar is famous for its biodiversity. 90% of the species of flora and fauna found on the island are not found anywhere else in the world.
The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park sits on the west coast and and is characterised by its sharp limestone formations that create what is known as the stone forest. These rocks make the forest nearly impenetrable, and are razor sharp, cutting easily through protective clothing and flesh.
Fatou Bensouda (b. 1961) is a Gambian lawyer and international criminal law prosecutor.
She has served as minister of justice in her native country, and has held the
position of Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, uncovering
war crimes and human rights violations.
She has received multiple awards for her work, most notably the
International Jurists Award in 2009 and the World Peace Through Law Award in
2011. She is seen as one of the most influential people on the African
Asmaa Mahfouz (b. 1985) is an Egyptian activist, responsible for sparking the mass
uprising that led to the 2011 Egyptian revolution. She is one of the founders
of the April 6 Youth Movement.
After her video which encouraged Egyptians to stand up for their basic
human rights and fight the Mubarak regime, over 50,000 protesters followed her
lead in Tahrir Square, Cairo. She received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of
Thought for her contributions to “historic changes in the Arab world”.
One of the most impressive spectacles -
Victoria Falls. The falls are located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia in Africa.
Not only it`s breathtaking and beautiful spot, it`s also considered to be the
largest waterfall in the world. Is this
place already on your bucket list?
Olive Schreiner (1855-1920) was a
South African author and activist, best remembered for her novels which explore
important issues of the day, and offer progressive views towards their
resolution. Her most famous work is Story
of an African Farm, which deals with controversial aspects such as religion
and the treatment of women in society.
Other important works
include Woman and Labour, with themes
of socialism and gender equality, or From
Man to Man, which extends to also include a condemnation of racism along
with sexism. In 1907 she became the vice-president of the Women’s Enfranchisement
League in Cape Town, but refused to continue working for them when other
branches of the organization tried to exclude black women from the suffrage
Priscilla Kincaid-Smith (1926-2015) was a South African physician who
specialised in nephrology – the branch of medicine that deals with kidney
issues. She worked mainly in Australia, and was the President of the Royal
Australasian College of Physician, as well as of the World Medical Association.
also served as the President of the International Society of Nephrology. Her
research demonstrated the link between phenacetin, used in headache powders,
and renal cancer, as well as the link between high blood pressure and renal