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Great seaports from space – Africa


Some of the most spectacular images yet come from the great seaports of Africa. In particular, the marvelous black and white satellite shot of Dakar, Senegal resembles the angry mouth of a sea monster ready to devour its prey. Along … Continue reading

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Synopsis of the “African Green City Index”


A expert panel selected by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) of The Economist magazine and Siemens AG ranked 15 major urban centers of Africa in 2011, by utilizing an eight category green city index. The index categories include: Energy and carbon dioxide Transport Water … Continue reading

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