The Africa Experience
Welcome! My name is Charlotte, 22 years old, living in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). I became interested in Africa after I met my boyfriend, who has his roots in Congo Brazzaville, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Currently I'm studying at the University of Leiden where I follow the 'African Languages and Cultures' course.
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Exploring Kolmanskop, a Ghost Town in the Namib Desert

To view more photos and videos from the ghost town in the Namib desert, browse the Kolmanskop location page.

Since its abandonment in 1954, the once-booming mining town of Kolmanskop has gradually succumbed to the sands of the Namib Desert. The small town near the coast of Namibia was built in the style of a German village following the discovery of diamonds in 1908, and at its height Kolmanskop boasted a hospital, casino and theater.

Today, the town’s decayed European architecture stands in stark contrast to its sandy surroundings, making it a picturesque destination for adventurous Instagrammers.

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Mozambique, 1993.

(Source: Flickr / kaylawilliams)

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Boulder’s Beach, Cape Town, South Africa (Table Mountain National Park).

(Source: Flickr / slack12)

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Happy kids in Zimbabwe.

(Source: flickr.com)

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A textile vendor in Maputo, Mozambique. 

(Source: flickr.com)

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Can anyone tell me what clan this child belongs to? I don’t recognize the jewelry. 

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"Celebrities are even less well equipped than journalists to provide a coherent understanding of what is happening in Africa, but it worked for the aid agencies. ‘Saving African babies’ is now big business, but it has also become the entry point from which the rest of the world sees the continent. Bob Geldof first experienced Africa in Ethiopia, (…) persuaded Tony Blair to join the crusade. (…) Blair referred to Africa as a ‘scar on the conscience of the world’, deeply offending many Africans. (…) It sounded like saving Africa from the Africans."
Richard Dowden in ‘Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles’
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Life outside Makerere College School.