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  Africa on the web
Updated 23 January 2003, 14.46

Want to know more about Africa?

Well we've surfed the net for the coolest sites that delve further into this amazing continent.



The message of charity Unicef's colourful and easy-to-use site is that kids have RIGHTS!

  • Play a game to find out the difference between wanting something and actually needing it
  • Get facts on major issues like child labour and refugees
  • Find out how you can make a difference as an Active Citizen



Oxfam bring you a bright site which raises awareness of global issues, but makes sure you have fun online while you're at it.

  • The fridge magnet game's good if you're feeling a bit poetic
  • Go star spotting in the funky friends section
  • Spend a day in the shoes of an African child.



This is Christian Aid's site for kids and it's a bit funky! Surf here to find out how YOU can help make a difference to African kids' lives.

  • See what kids have for breakfast in Kenya
  • Find out why Tim from Ghana loves eating giant snails!
  • Play games and get help with those tricky homework assignments!



Check out Blue Peter's site to find out about their appeal to help people in Tanzania and Uganda to set up safe water supplies close to their homes.

  • Get hot tips for holding a successful bring and buy sale
  • See how many bubbles are lit on the appeal totaliser
  • Watch video clips and chat on their messageboards



Go wild with the Born Free Foundation and find out about the threats to African wildlife.

  • Get the lowdown on how you can help
  • Get some wildlife on your desktop with some fab screensavers
  • See how the charity is helping orphaned baby chimpanzees on an island in Uganda.



If you're interested in different cultures then make sure you check out the section on the Maasai People of Kenya and Tanzania.

  • Best facts in jewellery section - like how Maasai guys express the fact that they're interested in a girl by giving her a bracelet!



If African animals are your thing, then this is the site for you.

  • Adopt a Kenyan rhino
  • Play a tactical game to learn about poaching
  • If you feel strongly about the illegal wildlife trade then sign the on-line petition



If you love the weird and the wonderful, then click on the Quaggas section and learn all about a species that's being brought back from extinction! It's not a zebra, and it's not really a horse, but it certainly looks like a bit of both!



Find out how vital trees are to African people and how the charity is helping replant trees in areas where the desert has taken over the land.




 

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