Bete Giyorgis – The Church of Saint George in Lalibela

One of eleven rock-hewn monolithic churches in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Originally named Roha, the historical and religious site was named Lalibela after the King Gebre Mesqel Lalibela of the Zagwe dynasty, who commissioned its construction. He is regarded as a saint by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. The Church of Saint George was carved downwards […]

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Ilaria and Miran murdered in Mogadishu

While pursuing a story in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1994, the Italian investigative reporter for RAI, Ilaria Alpi, and her cameraman Miran Hrovatin were brutally murdered. She was researching a story focusing on the money that Italian humanitarian organizations have been donating to Third World countries, under the auspices of building roads and improving the infrastructure. Digging deeper she […]

Kasubi Tombs – The kings of Buganda in Kampala

The site of the burial grounds of kabakas and other members of the Baganda royal family. The Baganda belong to the Bantu speaking people and date their political civilization back to the 13th century AD. According to oral traditions, the first Kabaka of Buganda was Kintu. He is said to have come with his wife Nambi, whose […]