Cape Town, As Seen From Above

Cape Town South Africa

Beginning as a supply station and steadily transitioning into South Africa’s legislative capital and second most populous city, Cape Town is a city that simultaneously embraces and struggles with change. The coastal metropolis is a popular destination for expatriates and immigrants (it’s one of the most multicultural cities in the world), and yet it still faces challenges with its legacy of segregation.

One Woman Saved The Lives Of 100,000 Displaced Persons

Following the 1988 collapse of the Somalian government, Dr. Hawa Abdi took it upon herself to provide refuge for the increasing amounts of people seeking sanctuary from the devastating amount of fighting. Through the years, her one-person clinic transformed into a 400-bed hospital, and over 90,000 lives were saved.

Madagascar’s Mystical Baobab Trees

Baobab Trees Madagascar

If you’re looking for some of the most bizarre trees the world has to offer, head to Madagascar where you can find six of the eight species of Baobab tree. Resembling something that you might find on Mars, the Baobab ranges in height from 15 to 98 feet tall and can have a circumference as wide as 154 feet. Some claim that the largest of these trees are thousands of years old; that, of course, is hard to prove traditionally since the wood of these trees doesn’t produce growth rings.

Filmmaker Uses Infra-Red Film To Highlight Violence In The Congo

During World War II, the US military used infrared film as camouflage detection to scope out enemies with much greater ease. Some years later, filmmaker Richard Mosse got his hands on the same bubblegum pink film and has used it to bring to light the violence and warfare that has plagued many parts of Africa–specifically the Democratic Republic of the Congo–for decades yet has managed to slip under the Western radar for just as long.

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