Egypt Everyday Life

Egypt Everyday Life

What is the Arab Spring? Perhaps you’ve heard of the “Arab Spring” before? This is not a special time of year that may only exist in Arab countries, but a political movement that got a lot of people moving. They wanted to change and improve the prevailing conditions. But for many Egyptians their economic situation […]

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Egypt Animals

Egypt Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants Undemanding plants It rains little in Egypt. Much of the country is desert. Almost only thorn bushes grow here, or occasionally a tamarisk or acacia. It looks very different on the banks of the Nile. Date palms, carob trees and sycamore figs grow here. These trees can survive because they have very […]

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Cape Verde

Travel to Boa Vista

Boa Vista is a small island paradise in Cape Verde where Portuguese is spoken. You could say that it’s like being in the Caribbean but with Portuguese influence instead. Cape Verde is located off the northwest coast of Africa and has become a popular tourist destination by recently also offering charter trips directly there. From […]

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Supermarket chain Shoprite Lekki, Lagos

Nigeria Everyday Life

Housing and supply The property – and rental rates in the major cities of Nigeria like Abuja and Lagos, are exorbitant and rising. In the larger cities, it is not uncommon for landlords to ask for two to three years’ rent in advance, depending on the location and size of the apartment. Employers often help […]

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Murtala Muhammed Lagos Airport

Travel to Nigeria

Currency: Naira Exchange rate: 1 EUR = 466 Naira (December 2020) Time zone: UTC / GMT + 1 Country code (phone): +234 Climate (in the capital): tropical (dry and hot) Entry and residence regulations According to mathgeneral, the information from the Federal Foreign Office about the entry requirements for Nigeria should be taken seriously in […]

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Central mosque in Kano Nigeria

Nigeria Religion

Although the Nigerian constitution guarantees freedom of religion, it is difficult to implement in practice due to religious tensions. The country is shaped by three different religions: Islam, which came to Nigeria through the Trans-Saharan trade in the 11th century; Christianity, introduced by European missionaries from 1842, and the indigenous religions. Almost 50% of the […]

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Traditional music in Nigeria

Nigeria Culture

Cultural diversity The diversity of the ethnic groups living in Nigeria implies a great wealth of different traditions, customs and languages. In rural areas in particular, the cultural heritage lives on in numerous festivals, dances, music and the fine arts to this day. The cultural richness of Nigeria can also be seen in numerous museums […]

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Sal, Cape Verde

Sal, Cape Verde

Along with the neighboring island of Boa Vista, Sal is the most popular tourist destination in Cape Verde. There are charter trips from all corners of the world as visitors are attracted to the warm climate, the winds that make up perfect surfing and the local seafood restaurants that make it water in anyone’s mouths. […]

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Nigeria Health

Nigeria Health

Health care Overall, health care in Nigeria can be described as “poor”. Anyone who has no money does not get medical treatment. There is a considerable gap between rich and poor and between north and south: in the north of the country, health care is particularly precarious. In the country the conditions are even worse […]

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