Africa Newsafrol News12 December 2010
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AfricaTravel - LeisureYour secret African travel destinationsafrol News - During 2010, this afrol News series will present the most rewarding "secret" travel destinations in Africa, totally off the beaten track. Wondering where to go for a real African holiday experience or adventure? Follow us! AfricaAgriculture - Nutrition | Environment - Nature | Travel - Leisure | Economy - DevelopmentAfrica to pay for Europe's "green policies"afrol News - In efforts to make quick and symbolic gains in Europe's otherwise failed policies to curb climate gas emissions, environmental and anti-globalisation politicians are aiming at Africa's few economic success stories. Campaigns to buy locally produced food and travel to local destinations particularly hit out against African products. MozambiqueCulture - Arts | Travel - LeisureMaputo: Joining Gustave Eiffel in Latin Africaafrol News - It's not quite the Eiffel tower, neither is it the Statue of Liberty, but nonetheless, Gustave Eiffel, the genius behind these two monuments, is strongly present in Maputo. The Mozambican capital is marked by a violent history and notorious Portuguese nostalgia, but the metropolis is again opening its eyes towards tourism after a decade of peace and democracy. And every corner is brightened by Africa's most Latin rhythms. MauritaniaCulture - Arts | Travel - Leisure | Environment - NatureBanc d'Arguin: The Imraguen guards of culture and natureafrol News - In 1989, the Mauritanian national park Banc d'Arguin was admitted to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Fringing the Saharan desert's Atlantic coast, the park is made up of sand dunes, coastal swamps, small islands and shallow coastal waters. It is however even more known for its biodiversity (birds, fish, turtles, dolphins, etc.) and its fishery resources, carefully managed by the local Imraguen fisherman. Foreigner's overfishing off the park however remains a threat.
Read the special report on Mauritania's incredible Banc d'Arguin National Park, containing one of Africa's most productive ecosystems, and the Imraguen people, torn between tradition and modernity managing the riches of the park.