• Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad

    The Qal’a of Beni Hammad is a remarkable archaeological site located 36 km to the north-east of the town of M’Sila. This ensemble of preserved ruins, at 1,000 m altitude, is located in a mountainous setting of striking beauty on the southern flank of Djebel Maâdid. The Qal’a of Beni Hammad was founded at the [...]
  • Lake Malawi National Park

    The park, which covers some 94 km2 , is composed of the Cape Maclear peninsula, three other disjunct mainland areas, 12 islands and lake waters that lie within 100 m of the park’s terrestrial components. Total water area is estimated as 7 km2 . Habitat types vary from rocky shorelines to sandy beaches and from wooded hillsides to swamps and [...]
  • Bassari Country

    (Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes) The cultural landscape of Bassari is located in south-eastern Senegal, close to the Mali and Guinean borders, in a hilly territory, formed by the northern foothills of the Fouta Djallon Massif. Two distinct geographic environments feature the region: the alluvial plain and the peneplain to the north and the [...]
  • Kasubi Tombs

    The Kasubi site bears eloquent witness to the living cultural traditions of the Baganda. The spatial organization of the Tombs represents the best extant example of a Baganda palace/architectural ensemble. Built in the finest traditions of Ganda architecture and palace design, it reflects technical achievements developed over many centuries. The built and natural elements of [...]
  • The Island of Meroe

    The Island of Meroe is the heartland of the Kingdom of Kush, a major power in the ancient world from the 8th century BCE to the 4th century CE. Meroe became the principal residence of the rulers, and from the 3rd century BCE onwards it was the site of most royal burials. The property consists [...]

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September 2, 2014

Cave Paintings - South Africa

It’s Heritage Month!! And we invite you to stand a chance to win one of 10 beautiful African World Heritage Coffee Table books!!! Tell us which of Africa’s heritage sites you would visit and what you would do during your visit! Post your answers in the comments section of our Facebook page, which can be [...]

Professeur Olabiyi Yai

August 20, 2014

Le Fonds pour le patrimoine mondial africain est heureux de vous annoncer que Professeur Olabiyi Yai, un des membres fondateurs du Fonds, a été nommé membre de la prestigieuse Académie Nigériane des Lettres. Cet honneur lui a été conféré au cours d’une cérémonie tenue le 14 août à l’occasion de la 16e réunion annuelle de [...]

Professor Olabiyi Yai honoured

The African World Heritage Fund is pleased to announce that Professor Olabiyi Yai, one of the Fund’s founders has been appointed as a fellow of the prestigious Nigerian Academy of Letters. This honour was bestowed on him at a ceremony on 14 August on the occasion of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Academy, at [...]

New Finance Officer joins the African World Heritage Fund

August 15, 2014

AWHF is pleased to announce that a new Finance Officer , Thembs Mvubu has joined the team.


August 8, 2014

African Girl - Tribal Face Paint Yellow

It’s women’s month and we at the AWHF are celebrating the role women have played on this continent, both historically and today. Queens, presidents, revolutionaries, priestesses, matriarchs and leaders. We salute you.

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