Faces of Africa 12/25/2016 Kimmie Weeks: From death to destiny
Waterford School in Swaziland was founded in 1963, the brainchild of an enterprising Englishman named Michael Stern. Sickened by neighboring South Africa’s apartheid regime, Stern decided to set up a school to which all races would be admitted as equals,a multi-racial school in opposition to South Africa's apartheid policies.
John Kaveke is a Kenyan fashion designer. He has established himself as a must watch men's designer in Africa and beyond. His journey in design started when he was in high school.
Like many African countries, Zambia has attracted many Chinese in recent years. Frank Fang and Dr. Gao Kenan came to Africa over two decades ago. Frank arrived in Africa for the first time in the 1990s. He used to work for a company in his home province in China that deals with international cooperation. The company would occasionally send its employees abroad.
Upon his return to Ethiopia from exile in Britain in 1941, Emperor Haile Selassie managed to get his ruler-ship back. His core goal for the country was to propel it into modernization. The Emperor built two Institutions; one high school and a university, Haile Selassie University now known as Addis Ababa University.
On July 1892 Emperor Haile Selassie, the last emperor in the Ethiopian monarchy, was born in Harar city in eastern Ethiopia. As a child he was known as Lij Tafari Makonnen. Lij means a ‘child’ and Tafari means ‘one who is respected or feared’. Born in line of royalty, Haile Selassie rose to the highest ranks for the four decades that he was the Imperial Emperor of Ethiopia. His father Ras Makonnen was the provincial governor of Harar and he served as a General in the first Italo - Ethiopian war.
What football is to Europe, so is traditional wrestling is to the West African country, Senegal. “It is a sport we know and love doing, both and men play wrestling,” told Bala Gaye – wrestling champion. Female wrestlers from Mlomp in Casamance, Senegal, reign in championship tournaments same as the male wrestlers. This traditional sport has been passed on from generation to generation.
What football is to Europe, so is traditional wrestling is to the West African country, Senegal. “It is a sport we know and love doing, both women and men play wrestling,” told Bala Gaye – wrestling champion. Female wrestlers from Mlomp in Casamance, Senegal, reign in championship tournaments same as the male wrestlers. This traditional sport has been passed on from generation to generation. Traditional wrestling is among the best-supported sports in Senegal, rivalling football in popularity.
Ska Mirriam Moteane was born in Thaba Tseka Lesotho. She’s an award winning Mosotho chef, cookbook author and entrepreneur in the Southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Ska specializes in traditional local cuisine which promotes healthy eating by using local produce. She came to fame after winning the 2012 award for Gourmand Best African Cookbook.
Crocodiles are incredibly strong, agile and aggressive. They are merciless killers and it’s their nature to be brutal. They are estimated to kill up to 200 people per year in Africaand they can eat up to half their body weight in one meal. In Burkina Faso, the lakeside Bazoule village is world famous for its unique tradition.