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Benin voodoo festival - in pictures

Africa | The Egungun wear flamboyant sequin-spangled capes adorned with animal and human motifs. Their faces were veiled by cowry shell screens and it is said to be bad luck if you see their eyes. Eyewitness: Voodoo style, Ouidah, Benin. | © Dan Kitwood

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Benin voodoo festival - in pictures

Benin: Benin's Mysterious Voodoo Religion Is Celebrated In Its Annual Festival A Egungun spirit stands during the ceremony. Ouidah is Benin's voodoo heartland, and thought to be the spiritual birthplace of voodoo or vodun as it known in Benin. Ouidah, a former slave port on the Atlantic Ocean, about 25 miles from Cotonou, Benin's capital city, is known by many as the birthplace of voodoo Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

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Mauritius (pronounced Mar-ish-us). A small island country off the east coast of Africa. This rich island seems comparable to a Caribbean island getaway... except a large amount of the locals in Mauritius are of Indian descent with either a Hindu or Islamic background and so the food served at restaurants often follow the rules of these religions. Cool! This map shows some popular tourist attractions. Hopefully I can use this one day.

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R=Religions-90% of the religion is Muslim, 5% is Christian and 5% is traditional African religion.

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In Honor of Black History Month, I present Black History facts. It is right to celebrate the sacrifices and accomplishment of our ancestors and other Black Hero's that paved the way.

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Benin voodoo festival - in pictures

Africa | Shrouded in mystery and often misunderstood, voodoo was acknowledged as an official religion in Benin in 1989, and is increasing in popularity with around 17% of the population following it. Eyewitness: Voodoo style, Ouidah, Benin. | © Dan Kitwood

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Africans did NOT sell their own people into slavery. My country Ghana was a major Slave Trading Post. I was shocked to read so many people believe Africans sold their own brothers and sisters into slavery. There were 2 types of slave trading in Africa. Arab traders Trans-Saharan and Europeans Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Criminals condemned to death in various societies for being "Un-African" helped "white strangers" get slaves as servants. Whites turned the criminals into monsters with…

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