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Huambo

, Angola ** Central Association Mission There is also another populated place in Angola called Caconda, in the province of Huambo, and a river, in the province of Uige. MPLA Since its formation in the 1950s, the MPLA's main social base has been among the Ambundu people (Northern Mbundu people) and the multiracial intelligentsia of cities such as Luanda, Benguela and Huambo. The results of the 2008 Elections in Angola show that its constituency


Benguela

south and arrived at Pretoria in northern South Africa on February 12, 1879. MPLA Since its formation in the 1950s, the MPLA's main social base has been among the Ambundu people (Northern Mbundu people) and the multiracial intelligentsia of cities such as Luanda, Benguela and Huambo. The results of the 2008 Elections in Angola show that its constituency is by now considerably larger During its anti-colonial struggle


Pemberton, British Columbia

Nation plus a mix of residential and resort homes owned by non-natives (pop. 700). Transportation Regular passenger service to and from neighbouring native communities to the southwest and North Vancouver beyond ended in recent years, but a rail shuttle still operates along the tracks to Lillooet (Lillooet, British Columbia), which is the region's main social and commercial centre. The rail line is now transited by a blue-plate tourism service, the Rocky Mountaineer, but fares


Squamish, British Columbia

to the southwest and North Vancouver beyond ended in recent years, but a rail shuttle still operates along the tracks to Lillooet (Lillooet, British Columbia), which is the region's main social and commercial centre. The rail line is now transited by a blue-plate tourism service, the Rocky Mountaineer, but fares are prohibitive and the service only stops locally in Lillooet. Shalalth remains without easy road access to the outside world, the only two routes in and out of the valley being


Whistler, British Columbia

-natives (pop. 700). Transportation Regular passenger service to and from neighbouring native communities to the southwest and North Vancouver beyond ended in recent years, but a rail shuttle still operates along the tracks to Lillooet (Lillooet, British Columbia), which is the region's main social and commercial centre. The rail line is now transited by a blue-plate tourism service, the Rocky Mountaineer, but fares are prohibitive and the service only stops locally in Lillooet


Luanda

. In 1648, they were expelled from Luanda by the Portuguese. Overall the Dutch built 16 forts in different places, including Goree in Senegal, partly overtaking Portugal as the main slave-trading power. MPLA Since its formation in the 1950s, the MPLA's main social base has been among the Ambundu people (Northern Mbundu people) and the multiracial intelligentsia of cities such as Luanda, Benguela and Huambo. The results of the 2008 Elections in Angola show


Swaziland

of the middle classes. Social rank can be determined through the individual's relation to the head of their clan or to the royal family. In urban areas, fluency and proficiency in English is the main social delineator. There are festivals and ceremonies throughout the year, the most notable being the King's Birthday on 19 April which is celebrated with a national 'day off' and local festivities, and the Reed (Umhlanga) Dance, a three day ceremony which takes place around August when thousands of maidens (virgins) congregate from all over Swaziland. The King is permitted to pick a new bride from their number. Stay safe Swaziland has a much lower crime rate than other countries in the region. However, try to stay in locations where there are other people. Hippopotamuses (African_flora_and_fauna#Hippopotamus) are found (rarely) in the country's rivers, and are one of the more dangerous animals you are likely to come across. They are actually quite fast animals, as well as being extremely strong and with large, powerful jaws. They often stay submerged in shallow water during the day, but come out at night to graze. They can be unpredictable, territorial and very protective of their young. Do not stand between a hippo and the water. Crocodiles are a more common danger when swimming in rivers. Swaziland also has one of the highest numbers of people struck by '''lightning''' per capita in the whole world and it is common to know (or know of) somebody who has been struck by lightning Be careful when crossing any of Swaziland's nineteen border gates. It is forbidden to take meat into certain areas, and the soldiers have the right to search both you and your vehicle extensively. It is extremely inadvisable to stray into 'No-Man's Land', a 5km stretch of territory between Mozambique and Swaziland; several locals have been shot by soldiers guarding the edges of the respective territories. Whilst physical violence is not prevalent (save on weekends when many may imbibe copious quantities of brandy or marula, a highly intoxicating alcoholic beverage), wandering around alone after dark is not advisable, particularly outside Mbabane and Manzini where there is little or no street lighting. Keep your money hidden and, if you are working or travelling in impoverished rural areas, do not eat expensive foods in front of the locals, particularly the children, who, especially if they are AIDS orphans and fed as part of the Sebenta school program, do not get to experience luxury items. Roads outside of towns are mostly dirt. Roads in towns are heavily potholed. While Swazi main highways are generally in good repair, a four wheel drive is essential to see much of the interior, unless you wish to be stranded miles from anywhere, with a patchy telephone signal as mobile telephone masts are few and far between. Other drivers, particularly HGVs, often overtake without warning and without checking for oncoming traffic. 'Kombis', local minibuses which function as taxis, drive at a neck-or-nothing rate with more than a full quota of passengers. Stay healthy Swaziland has the highest HIV AIDS prevalence rate in the world; nearly 1 in 3 adults are infected. '''Never have unprotected sexual intercourse.''' If you happen to find romance in Swaziland, insist on an HIV test before taking things further. There are risks for bilharzia (Tropical diseases) if you frequent infected streams, as well as seasonal risks for malaria in the North-East parts of Swaziland near Mozambique. Be sure to use mosquito nets and repellent where necessary. Respect Swazis are very loyal to the King and the Royalty; be smart about what is said openly. Swaziland is also predominantly Christian, and modesty in dress is encouraged. Swazis adhere strongly to their historical traditions, which are widely practised today. Many who are suffering from an illness will consult a sangoma to determine its cause and an inyanga to prescribe a treatment. It is the height of disrespect to be disparaging towards these individuals or to refer to them as witch doctors. Connect Cellphone coverage is similar to South Africa, even in most nature reserves there is coverage (although it might be weak). There is only one wireless operator in Swaziland, namely MTN-Swazi. SIM cards from South Africa do not work here, unless it's MTN and roaming has been enabled. It's easy to buy a starter pack with a MTN-Swazi sim card pretty much at every gas station or grocery store. You do not need proof of residence or ID to get a pack. Although there is coverage, the phone service itself is bad with many calls not connecting (or connecting to the wrong phone number), SMSes not arriving and international calling being more expensive than in South Africa. Note that Starter Pack sim cards expire within 30 days if not used, and that they cannot be used in South Africa. Commons:Category:Swaziland WikiPedia:Swaziland Dmoz:Regional Africa Swaziland


Omaha, Nebraska

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