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Experience the vastness of Namibia on horseback

Experience the raw beauty of Namibia on horseback and journey through an untamed landscape. Canter across the Namib, the world’s oldest desert; spy the majestic Fish River Canyon, encounter desert adapted elephant in Damaraland, and ride with oryx, ostrich and mountain zebra across one of the largest private nature reserves in Southern Africa. Having adapted […]

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Twitter reacts to news South Africa is finally getting a Starbucks (but not in the way you might expect)

South Africans have been crying out for a Starbucks store to open in their country for years, so Tuesday’s news that the coffee chain are finally expanding into sub-Saharan Africa caused quite a stir. The store opens in Johannesburg next year – but while Starbucks bosses might have expected a strong reaction to the announcement, they will have been […]

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Post African Futures collaborators discuss afrofuturism, silicon savannah and the digital age

As the scarcely believable interconnectivity of humanity enabled by the Internet, smartphones and social media weaves itself ever tighter it is undeniable that, as a species, we are beginning to forge a collective imagination transcendent of trifles – like time, space or geography – that may have troubled in earlier ages. The fundamental shift in human condition […]

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Botswana solar hearing aid pioneers are taking their tech global

Solar-powered hearing aid developer Deaftronics is preparing to take its pioneering technology global, six years after creating its first prototype. The Botswana-based company will pitch its renewable hearing aid at the Global Innovation Through Science and Technology (GIST Tech-I) contest in Kenya later this month. The global contest celebrates and seeks to maximise the potential of impactful science and technology companies “making […]

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Westerner asks Internet to help him overcome Africa biases – Reddit responds

As we’ve been reporting quite a lot recently, folk in the West are beginning to pick up on the fact that the view of Africa they receive from the mainstream media is rather skewed, and certainly biased. #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou campaign has already stormed Twitter and Instagram this summer and now similar feelings are beginning to bubble over into […]

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5 patriarch-busting ways the Tuareg tribe are overturning global gender stereotypes

The Tuareg are an Islamic African people, quasi-nomadic and spread across six North and West African countries. Their name originates from their nomadic tendencies, which have kept them from being orthodox practitioners of Islam. Disapproving of this deviant tribe, muslim neighbours named them Tuareg, which translates literally, and rather unflatteringly, to ‘abandoned by God.’ Abandoned by God […]

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Anybody for fondue? Dead zebra bursts a fountain of blood over hungry leopard

File this one under: when dinner strikes back. An unfortunate leopard experienced the shock of its life while eating what it thought was a harmless zebra carcass at a game reserve in South Africa. After spotting the zebra lying motionless in the shrub, the leopard began tucking into the underbelly of the tasty free meal. But, as you can see in […]

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