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thenigerianassassin:

The Wall of Benin

Created by the Edo people of the Benin Empire(1447-1897). Currently located in Benin City, Nigeria.

"They extend for some 16,000 kilometres in all, in a mosaic of more than 500 interconnected settlement boundaries. They cover 6,500 square kilometres and were all dug by the Edo people. In all, they are four times longer than the Great Wall of China, and consumed a hundred times more material than the Great Pyramid of Cheops. They took an estimated 150 million hours of digging to construct, and are perhaps the largest single archaeological phenomenon on the planet."-Fred Pearce

Yet ignorant people still maintain Africa has no significant achievements.

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southsud:

The De Havana Nightclub in Juba was established by “Cuban Jubans” (South Sudanese refugees who have returned home after being sent to live in Cuba during the 1980’s to escape war and receive a proper education). It was built in tribute to Cuban culture and as a place for locals to congregate, dance (to salsa music) and chat (in spanish) making it a strange but very interesting cross-cultural space. You can read more about “Cuban Jubans” from the original article: Cuban Jubans Bring Latino Spirit to South Sudan which is two years old but it came as a surprise to me since I was completely unaware of this!

I went there a couple of times when I was in Juba, 2 years ago. 

southsud:

The De Havana Nightclub in Juba was established by “Cuban Jubans” (South Sudanese refugees who have returned home after being sent to live in Cuba during the 1980’s to escape war and receive a proper education). It was built in tribute to Cuban culture and as a place for locals to congregate, dance (to salsa music) and chat (in spanish) making it a strange but very interesting cross-cultural space. You can read more about “Cuban Jubans” from the original article: Cuban Jubans Bring Latino Spirit to South Sudan which is two years old but it came as a surprise to me since I was completely unaware of this!

I went there a couple of times when I was in Juba, 2 years ago.