beautiesofafrique: Happy Independence day to Somalia (East Africa/ Horn of Africa) Celebrating 54 years of Independence (Union of the Trust Territory of Somalia (former Italian Somaliland) and State of Somaliland (former British Somaliland) to form the Somali Republic. Event annually commemorated on Independence Day.) (1st July 1960)
Black rhinoceros, Kenya, declared extinct in some areas of Africa - All rhinos are facing extinction due to poaching. The horns are worth more than their weight in gold. Warlords and poachers fueled by greed are slaughtering rhinos at a frightening rate.