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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ST Catherine's Monastery- A Pilgrim's Paradise



Imagine a monastery that is holy to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This article takes you into a pilgrim's paradise into the mountainous North Sinai region to discover the Sacred Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai, popularly known as St Catherine’s Monastery.

The sixth century monastery is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world, with the oldest functional library in the world.

It is believed the remains of St Catherine of Alexandria were found on the mountain surrounding the monastery around the year 800.  She was killed in 305 AD by Emperor Maxentius. 
Follow my video link into the historic monastery.

Feeding Africa's Hungry



How will Africa feed its hungry? This question continues to resonate loudly in the heads of the continent’s leaders as its population continues to grow rapidly.

This May experts in agriculture from nearly 60 countries gathered in South Africa to share tips on how to improve food production.

In the following feature report Beau-Bernard Fonka Mutta takes you into El Passo a South African farm that aligns both traditional and modern farming techniques and is inspiring many.

The farm that spans over a thousand hectares can also be a heaven for safari and agrotourism lovers.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Terrorism Threatens Tourism in Egypt



The city of Sharm-el-Sheik on the Sinai Peninsula is considered the bright star of Egyptian tourism, however domestic political unrest and recent terrorist attacks has caused a 50% decline in tourism figures.

Despite the high terror threat level in the area, and the travel warning issued by the United Kingdom, Egyptian authorities say they have strengthened security measures and hope to see more tourists return soon.

beau-bernard fonka mutta gives us a snapshot of this touristic destination and the prevailing situation in the following feature report