Hansen’s disease, or Leprosy as it is more commonly referred, is a sickness that today holds an almost mythical status. It is a disease that most more commonly associate with the Middle Ages than with today, a disease more likely to be read about in a book than the news.
Zimbabwe, formerly known as Southern Rhodesia is a landlocked country in the south of Africa between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. Zimbabwe has three official languages: English, Shona and Ndebele. Zimbabwe has a total population of 12 million.
Forget the Hollywood bauble, Madagascar, otherwise known as the red island, is like no place else on earth. It is a beautiful lush and tropical island, which was once upon a time part of Africa, but broke off around 60 million years ago placing itself neatly in the Indian ocean off the southern coast of Africa and is now the fourth largest island in the world. This Island is the home of tranquil beaches, lush blue sea’s and large rich tropical rain forests boasting with unique flora and Fauna.
Egypt, The land of the pharaohs, and the land that gave birth to the first great civilisation is a great place to see our great heritage from the ancient world, transcontinental country. It is mainly in North Africa, and the Sinai Peninsula forms a land bridge in Southwest Asia.
Thousands of kilometers from the Seychelles islands, deep in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, lays one of the most fascinating and best preserved ecosystems on the planet. The Aldabra atoll, which takes its name from Arab traders who sailed there swept by winds from East Asia, is the largest single collection of coral islands in the world.
Stretching in a north-south direction off India’s Lakshadweep islands, between Minicoy Island and Chagos Archipelago, The Maldives is amongst the world’s premier travel and tourism destinations. 1,192 Islets that make up The Maldives are essentially a series of ancient coral reefs that grew up alongside mammoth prehistoric volcano's.
The Kenyan music industry has revolutionized over the years and the gospel music industry in particular has played a key role in this change. Gone are the days when gospel music was a reserve of the ‘born-again’ Christians, and to access it one had to tune in to “Sing and Shine”. The lulling tunes were out of resonance with the youth and any beat beyond the choir-like tunes was frowned upon.
When Mzee Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge burst into public limelight when he enrolled for primary school education at the age of 84 in 2004, many dismissed it as a bad joke and a public stunt driven too far. But when this great-grandfather finally departed to his grave on August 14, 2009 of stomach cancer at the Cheshire Home for the Aged in Kariobangi North, Nairobi, he not only left a sweeping legacy that defied the odds in education and proved to many that it’s never too late to salvage a dream, but had his name firmly inscribed in the coveted Guinness World Record for being the oldest person to start primary school.