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‘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, to the would-be fifth president after the General Elections due next month. Three institutions, namely the Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung (KAS), the Inter-Religious Council for Peace […]

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Author and Afriworks founder Agyenim Boateng Boniface, alongside associate Richmond Asumin.

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 happy because I thought Bitcoin was going to minimise the menace caused by Ghana’s central bank and also reduce unemployment levels, particularly among our youth. Those who […]

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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 resources, the lake’s deteriorating condition – driven by climate change, agriculture, pollution, deforestation, overfishing, and industrialization – has far-reaching implications. Factors largely beyond individual’s control, […]

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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 to learn why lion cub petting is ‘sinister.’ As a travel agent/tour operator, you have a particular responsibility to promote responsible tourism. Promoting ethical tourism […]

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Mum and elephant calf by Les Churchman

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 in a circus, zoo or wildlife park. I didn’t enjoy these sad spectacles so later in life I watched every documentary I could to learn […]

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Majorelle Garden jorsym

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 markets that sell goods from carpets to pottery. Here are just a few of the things you can get up to in this bustling and […]

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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. Studying abroad is now very common among students. With more scholarships and grants available for low income students, a lot more students have the luxury […]

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Paddle Boy Adam Cohn

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 far away that prices are likely to cost a fortune. In actual fact, Africa is home to a number of fantastic holiday destination choices offering […]

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How to save money on your South Africa holiday

Guest Post by David Elliott. South Africa is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination, especially since it hosted the World Cup, and cities like Johannesburg are experiencing a real boom. As well as the vibrant urban life, visitors on safari can get close and personal with some of the world’s most fascinating animals in […]

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Driving around Kruger National Park, South Africa

Guest Post by Susan Cook-Jahme. You are looking at your “Bucket List” of things to do before you die and one sentence in particular is highlighted in fluorescent yellow: “Travel to South Africa to take a safari in the Kruger National Park”. Actually, your dreams are only a flight away to South Africa on a […]

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Hurghada guide for holidaymakers (Part 2)

Looking for Part 1? — The menu was well worth it, with a wide choice of hearty options, of which steak and seafood were the centrepiece. I opted for the Camel steak with little trepidation, I love exotic meats and I figured Egypt’s widely accepted national treasure wouldn’t disappoint (unfortunately I don’t have a picture […]

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Hurghada guide for holidaymakers (Part 1)

It’s no secret that Egypt has grown rapidly as a holiday destination over the past decade, the North African region has plenty to offer holidaymakers, boasting year round sunshine, reasonable prices and relatively short flight times from all over Europe. Indeed other countries in the region, notably Morocco and Tunisia are also experiencing a boom […]

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