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For other uses, see Mogadishu Mogadishu Capital Mogadishu Location in Somalia Coordinates: 02°02′N 45°21′ECoordinates: 02°02′N 45°21′E Country  Somalia Region Banaadir Government  • Mayor Thabid Abdi Mohammed Area  • Urban 96,878 km2 (37,327 sq mi) Elevation 9 m (30 ft) Population (2017)  • Capital 2,120,000 Demonym(s) Mogadishan Time zone EAT (UTC+3) Climate BSh Mogadishu Somali, known locally as Hamar, is the capital and most …

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Zewail City Mission Zewail City of Science and Technology – with its five constituents: the University of Science and Technology, the Research Institutes, the Technology Pyramid, the Academy, and the Center for Strategic Studies – is designed to bring about effective participation in 21st century science, to elevate local technologies to an international level and to increase …

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Jenny Jack <jacky@jenreviews.com> Morocco has so many hidden gems and it has been a popular location for the filming of many movies because of its vast and interesting terrain. It is located in Northern Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and it is also known as the Kingdom of Morocco. With a …

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By Jenn Miller France is the number one tourist destination worldwide, and it is not difficult to see why. Quite apart from the diversity of its national monuments – many but by no means all of which are to be found in the capital city of Paris – it offers culture, tradition, fascinating history, romance …

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By: Jenn Miller <jenn@jenreviews.com> Here are the 100 best things to do in Germany that will show you the charm, beauty and cultural diversity of this country. Germany is rich with surprises and contrasts just waiting to be discovered by the discerning tourist. A country of enchanting little villages nestling between lofty and imposing mountains, …

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Productive, Livable Cities Will Open Africa’s Doors to the World STORY HIGHLIGHTS A new World Bank report notes that Sub-Saharan Africa’s cities are crowded, disconnected and costly African urban areas contain 472 million people, and that number is expected to double over the next 25 years If well managed, cities can help countries accelerate growth …

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(CNN)If the Congo conjures images of dripping jungles inhabited by gorillas, warlords and the ebola virus, you’re getting only a tiny part of the picture. Formerly known as Zaire, among other names, this huge country — the second largest in Africa by area — is an admittedly troubled but frequently underestimated nation. From high-class business …

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Kinshasa is the capital and largest city in the Republic of Congo in western Africa, located on the Congo River. It was founded by Henry Morton Stanley as a trading post in 1881, and was originally named “Leopoldville” after King Leopold II of Belgium. Today, Kinshasa is known for its large size, crowded atmosphere, slums, …

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London has so much to offer and everyone who visits will be intent on gaining as much from their trip as they can. Some visitors will want to experience the culture, heading to the national museums or art galleries. For others, a visit to the capital wouldn’t be complete without watching the changing of the …

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Chapter 1 – From Habitat II to Habitat III: Twenty Years of Urban Development The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) started in 1976 with the UN Conference on Human Settlements in Vancouver, Canada, at a time when the governments began seriously to perceive the cities under their jurisdictions as “emerging futures” in their own …

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