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How to interact with Africa’s wildlife?

Africa is the best place on Earth to disconnect from the modern lifestyle, spend time in the wild, and interact with animals. As avid technology fanatics, running away to a [...]

Tunisia’s post office is going crypto

By Grace Caffyn Tunisia’s post office, La Poste Tunisienne, today revealed it is testing a cryptocurrency-powered payments app for 600,000 of its customers. In partnership with startups Monetas and DigitUs, the hybrid service provider [...]

The Moroccan invasion: Casablanca banks charge into sub-Saharan Africa

By Nadia Rabbaa Three Moroccan banks – one part owned by a royal holding company – have led an expansion charge into sub-Saharan Africa. Now, they have changed tack, seeking [...]

The man who revealed there’s a lot more water in Africa than anybody thought speaks out

By Liz Kalaugher Back in 2012, Alan MacDonald’s paper in Environmental Research Letters (ERL) revealed that there’s a lot more water beneath the African continent than most people suspected. “Quantitative [...]

‘Everything is nothing without peace’ – How is Tanzania ensuring a peaceful presidential handover?

Key players in Tanzanian politics met for two days this week to discuss a peaceful transition from outgoing President Jakaya Kikwete, the 4th President of the United Republic of Tanzania, [...]

How can we solve the problem of exchange in Ghana’s Bitcoin community?

When I first read about Bitcoin, the feeling of euphoria and my expectations for it were unimaginable. But alas, things are not going the way I thought they would. I was [...]

Beyond fishing: Diversifying livelihoods in the Lake Victoria Basin

More than 80 percent of the estimated 42 million people living in Central Africa’s Lake Victoria Basin depend on fishing or farming for survival. Given this overwhelming reliance on natural [...]

Sinister side of SA’s tourism industry

Guest Post by Chris Mercer “A South African Tourist industry with a sinister side” – Clarissa Ward, presenter for CBS News respected TV show 60 Minutes. Watch this 14-minute segment [...]

How to reconnect with the African Elephant

Guest Post by Les Churchman It’s taken me a long time to understand elephants even a little! Like most people of my generation I grew up occasionally seeing them performing [...]

Topmost safari lodges to make your trip more luxurious

When tourists plan a trip to South Africa, most of them want to go on a safari, to see the famous “big 5” wild animals that live here. Kruger National [...]

6 must-hit spots in Marrakech

Looking at the city of Marrakech, it truly is a sight to behold. Inside of the city, it is a bustling maze of streets and bazaars filled with open air [...]

Your semester abroad in Africa – things to bear in mind

Since the foundation of institutions of higher learning, universities and colleges have offered students the option of exploring the world not only through their studies, but through their very eyes. [...]

Where can you enjoy discount holidays in Africa?

Africa hardly seems like the kind of destination where you can expect to pick up great discount holidays! You would be forgiven for thinking that as the continent is so [...]