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Documentary Teaser: The Legend of Timbuktu (Video)

MNM-TV presents a powerful documentary about the history and Islamic legacy of Africa. “The Legend of Timbuktu” tells about the empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, who became the first Sub Saharan people to accept Islam. From great African leaders like Mansa Musa, who raised Timbuktu to new heights, to Mansa Abubakari, who crossed the Atlantic Ocean to America nearly 200 years before Cristopher Columbus – this critically acclaimed documentary explores African history like never before. – See more at: http://muslimnewsmagazine.tv

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Documentary: African Americans going back to their roots…ISLAM (Video)

Abubakr Islam – Gambia West Africa V Log (Video)

info-pictogram1 All praise to Allah this is the first time visiting the Gambia since i came to islam please look out for future projects we are planning to do in the Gambia
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Documentary: Innovate Africa – Transforming food (Video)

info-pictogram1 Real-life Farmville and a pregnancy app for cows – mobile technology is changing the way farmers do business in Africa.
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Ebola virus: Top Sierra Leone doctor, Sheik Umar Khan, dies of disease

info-pictogram1 The top doctor treating patients infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has died from the disease, officials have confirmed. Dr Sheik Umar Khan had been hospitalised in quarantine since he contracted the virus last week. The virologist was credited with treating more than 100 patients at the hospital in Kenema – one of the world’s leading Ebola diagnosis facilities.

“It is a big and irreparable loss to Sierra Leone as he was the only specialist the country had in viral haemorrhagic fevers,” Kargbo said on Tuesday.

The current outbreak is the largest in history, so far killing more than 672 people across West Africa since the outbreak began in February, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Nations affected include Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria.

Dr Khan’s death on Tuesday afternoon was confirmed by chief medical officer Dr Brima Kargbo, who had previously hailed him as a “national hero” when she announced he had contracted the the disease.

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/ Video Source: Al Jazeera

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (IMAGE)

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Languages

South Africa has 11 official languages, though most people can speak English. Afrikaans and Xhosa are also widely spoken in Cape Town and the Western Cape.

Population

About 3.5-million people live in Cape Town, South Africa’s second most-populated city.

Climate

Cape Town has a climate similar to that of California and the Mediterranean. Winter starts in May and ends in September and is generally a wet and windy season. Temperatures are cool and end to range between 7°C (45°F) and 17°C (63°F). Summer lasts from November to March and temperatures range between 19°C (66°F) and 35°C (95°F). The summer season is usually hot and sunny. It can be windy, but it doesn’t bring much rain.

Time

Cape Town lies in the GMT +2 time zone and does not have daylight saving time.

Monetary information

The currency is the rand (ZAR). The South African exchange rate is favourable to most currencies, including the pound, euro and dollar. Most restaurants, shops and hotels accept international credit cards. Value added tax, or VAT, is 14% and is included in the price of all items, but can be claimed by foreign visitors when leaving the country.

Area

South Africa is a large country, of 2 455km2 (948mi2).

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