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Transportation in Zanzibar

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Transportation in Zanzibar




FORT DE GEREZANI, KILWA KISIWANI,TANZANIE

Gerezani Fort
Kilwa Kisiwani, South Coast, Tanzania
Kilwa Kisiwani was once the most famous trading post in East Africa. In 9th century the Swahili owner of the island sold it to a trader called Ali bin Al-Hasan. From 11th Century to early 15th Ali bin Al-Hasan managed to create a powerful city (Kilwa Kisiwani) and as major trading center along east African coast. He built a great mosque, established close trading links to interior of southern Africa .
Kilwa Kisiwani became the principle trading port on the Indian Ocean. Its wealth came from the exchange of gold and iron from Great Zimbabwe and other part of Southern Africa, ivory and slaves from mainland Tanzania with textiles, Jewelry, porcelain and spices from Asia.
By the 13th Century Kilwa had become the most powerful city on the East African Coast, exercising political and trading domination as far as Pemba Island in the north and the modern Beira in Mozambique in south .
The outside world came to know Kilwa through Ibn Batuta who had visited Kilwa in 1331, and the Portuguese sailors who visited the place about 170 years after Batuta.

Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzanie




FORT DE GEREZANI, KILWA KISIWANI,TANZANIE

Gerezani Fort
Kilwa Kisiwani, South Coast, Tanzania
Kilwa Kisiwani was once the most famous trading post in East Africa. In 9th century the Swahili owner of the island sold it to a trader called Ali bin Al-Hasan. From 11th Century to early 15th Ali bin Al-Hasan managed to create a powerful city (Kilwa Kisiwani) and as major trading center along east African coast. He built a great mosque, established close trading links to interior of southern Africa .
Kilwa Kisiwani became the principle trading port on the Indian Ocean. Its wealth came from the exchange of gold and iron from Great Zimbabwe and other part of Southern Africa, ivory and slaves from mainland Tanzania with textiles, Jewelry, porcelain and spices from Asia.
By the 13th Century Kilwa had become the most powerful city on the East African Coast, exercising political and trading domination as far as Pemba Island in the north and the modern Beira in Mozambique in south .
The outside world came to know Kilwa through Ibn Batuta who had visited Kilwa in 1331, and the Portuguese sailors who visited the place about 170 years after Batuta.

Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzanie




HOMME SURI TENANT UN BATON, VALLEE DE L OMO, ETHIOPIE

Surma or Suri (as they call themselves) are sedentary pastoral people living in south west of Ethiopia, on the western bank of the Omo river. These breeders tribal groups have a cattle centred culture. They breed their cattle, mostly cows, on their traditional lands, located in the Omo Valley. The economy of the Suri is based on breeding and agriculture. The grow cabbage, beans, yams, tobacco and coffee. Cows are tremendously important in Suri culture. They do not see cattle simply as a material asset but as a life ▀sustaining and meaningful companion. Suri even sing songs for them and make fires to warm them. These cows are not bred for their meat and are usually not killed unless they are needed for ceremonial purposes. The Suri very rarely eat the meat of their cows, they actually breed them for their milk and their blood, which they both drink. Cows also have a social and symbolic meaning in Suri’s society. Suri men are judged on how much cattle they own. In desperate times, Suri men can risk their lives to steal cattle from other tribes.The average male in the Suri tribe owns from 30 to 40 cows. Every young male is named after their cattle, which they have to look after since the age of 8. Men are not allowed to marry until they own 60 cows. Cows are given to the bride’s family after the wedding ceremony.
This central role of the cow in their way of life accounts for the fierce independance they want to preserve and explains their warlike culture. Indeed, it’s quite common to see men and even women carrying weapons which are part of the daily life. Their remote homeland has always been a place of traditional rivalries with the neighbouring tribes such as the Bume (Nyangatom) or the Toposa. who regurlarly team up to raid the Suri’s cattle. These fights, and even sometimes battles, have become quite bloody since automatic firearms have become available from the parties in the Sudanese Civil War. This conflict has pushed neighboring tribes into Suri’s land and is a constant competition to keep and protect their territory and their cattle. A battle in ended up with the death of hundreds of Suri, including women and children.
The 40 to 1,000 inhabitants villages of the Suri, are led by a ritual chief known as the Komoru, dressed in colourful robes and wearing a crown of baboon fur. Village life is largely communal, sharing the produce of the cattle (milk and blood). Decisions of the village are taken by the men in an assembly. These debates are led by the Komoru, who are merely the most respected elder in a village even if they can be removed.
Although their traditional remoteness and autarky is threathened, only few Surma are familiar with Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia, and their literacy level is very low.




KILWA KISIWANI,TANZANIE

Gerezani Fort
Kilwa Kisiwani, South Coast, Tanzania
Kilwa Kisiwani was once the most famous trading post in East Africa. In 9th century the Swahili owner of the island sold it to a trader called Ali bin Al-Hasan. From 11th Century to early 15th Ali bin Al-Hasan managed to create a powerful city (Kilwa Kisiwani) and as major trading center along east African coast. He built a great mosque, established close trading links to interior of southern Africa .
Kilwa Kisiwani became the principle trading port on the Indian Ocean. Its wealth came from the exchange of gold and iron from Great Zimbabwe and other part of Southern Africa, ivory and slaves from mainland Tanzania with textiles, Jewelry, porcelain and spices from Asia.
By the 13th Century Kilwa had become the most powerful city on the East African Coast, exercising political and trading domination as far as Pemba Island in the north and the modern Beira in Mozambique in south .
The outside world came to know Kilwa through Ibn Batuta who had visited Kilwa in 1331, and the Portuguese sailors who visited the place about 170 years after Batuta.

Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzanie




Namibia Sossusvlei

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Namibia Sossusvlei




Namibian Oryx

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Namibian Oryx




On the road again

Rural life in northern Nigeria




market portrait

portrait of two girls in their family shop at Shola Market, Addis Ababa in the clothes section




Teacher Training, DRC

A USAID-supported training session for teachers in Mbandaka, northern DRC. In FY 2017, USAID trained over 15,000 teachers in Grades 1-4 to promote evidence-based early grade reading instruction. The focus of training included the use of reading instruction materials developed for Grades 1 and 2 in three national languages and oral French, and for both formal and non-formal schools. Teachers in Grades 3 and 4 were trained to use supplemental instructional resources to improve reading instruction in their classrooms. Photo credit Julie Polumbo
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A mother feeds her son Instapaste at the Red Cross Tent in Kalobeyei on Friday 28th October 2016.

Responding to Humanitarian Needs Kenya hosts nearly 442,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps.

In its efforts to improve food and nutrition security for this vulnerable population, USAID’s Food for Peace program provides direct food distributions, maternal and child health support and nutrition activities, including supplementary and therapeutic feeding.

Photo
credit: Mwangi Kirubi/USAID Regional

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Empowering women to build resilience in Karamoja, Uganda:

Empowering women to build resilience in Karamoja, Uganda: The main illnesses
affecting children were diarrhea and cough. Now, with health education provided, women
are able to reach out to health teams when their children fall sick. USAID’s Growth, Health &
Governance program, supports 211 care groups reaching more than 20,000 women in
Uganda’s Northern Karamoja. Participating mothers attending antenatal care visits
increased from 49 percent to 87 percent. 92 percent of women delivered at a health facility.
Photo Credit: Tine Frank /USAID Regional
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Building youth leaders, East Africa

Building youth leaders: Through the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), USAID is
building leadership skills among East Africans age 18-35 across 14 countries. The program
also facilitates networking opportunities for these young leaders in entrepreneurship, civil
society, private and the public sector. Photo Credit: Eric Onyiego/ USAID Regional
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Silver-cheeked Hornbill

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Silver-cheeked Hornbill




Banans on bike

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Banans on bike




Herd in the Serengeti

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Herd in the Serengeti




The Safari gang

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The Safari gang




Maasai welcome

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Maasai welcome




Zebra on a hill

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Zebra on a hill




Herder in sandstorm

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Herder in sandstorm





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