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The people of Eritrea have long said their capital Asmara is like no other city in Africa, and on Saturday the UN agreed, designating it a World Heritage site.Read More
Warsaw (AFP) The people of Eritrea have long said their capital Asmara is like no other city in Africa, and on Saturday the UN agreed, designating it a World Heritage site. The proclamation ends a long-running quest by Eritrean authorities to have the city’s unique architecture, which includes an art-deco bowling alley with coloured glass windows and a petrol station built to resemble a soaring aeroplane, recognised by the UN cultural body, UNESCO. It’s also a rare example of positive world recognition for the Horn of Africa nation that isRead More
UNESCO said Tuesday that it had decided to remove Ivory Coast's Comoe National Park from its list of endangered world heritage sites after more than a decade of conservation efforts.Read More
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) The worn paving stones discovered under a thick layer of modern concrete in Rio de Janeiro don’t look like much at first. But it was here that some million slaves from Africa took their first steps in Brazil. “It’s a unique memorial, containing the last remaining vestiges of the slaves’ arrival,” said anthropologist Milton Guran. Next week, the UN cultural body UNESCO will consider whether to award what’s known as Valongo Wharf world heritage status, winning protection as a site of global importance. The wharf, orRead More