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BitPesa: Kenya’s million dollar bitcoin startup is taking over Africa

Africa’s reputation as a gigantic incubator for experiments in cryptocurrency got another boost this week when Kenyan startup BitPesa announced that it is expanding into neighbouring Tanzania, just one year after its launch. The mobile-friendly digital currency exchange has already raised $1.8 million from international investors and is expected to continue to spread across Africa into the […]

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8 visions for Africa: African Development Bank presidential hopefuls unveil their aims

The African Development Bank is electing a new president. Current leader Donald Kaberuka is stepping down after a decade at the helm, a time in which the outgoing president has been credited with steering the bank through the chaos of the 2008 crash and driving up infrastructure lending. Eight candidates are in the running to take charge […]

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Firefox OS smartphones launch in Africa

Firefox have launched their first mobile operating system on a device released in Africa. The smartphones, made in conjunction with mobile operator Orange, went on sale in Senegal and Madagascar this week. The news follows a joint Mozilla-Orange announcement at Mobile World Congress 2015 that smartphones with a Firefox-branded operating system would be available in […]

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Conservationists are planning to fly 1,000 orphaned white rhinos from South Africa to Texas

A Texas-based conservation organisation is proposing a radical rescue effort that could see 1,000 orphaned white rhinos transported over 9,000 miles from South Africa to South Texas. The Exotic Wildlife Association (EWA) and Groupelephant.com are currently negotiating the plans with RSA officials, as they look to ease the threat of extinction currently being caused by the killings of three […]

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Tesla’s renewable home battery could help Africa become the global centre for green energy

At the end of April, Tesla launched two batteries that could revolutionise Africa’s energy supply. Able to generate electricity from either the grid or renewable energy sources like solar power, Tesla’s batteries have been hailed for storing renewable energy for longer and at half the cost of current technologies. They even have enough energy holding capacity to power a […]

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Forget quinoa, try Teff – Ethiopia’s secret super food is going global

There’s a new ‘super grain’ making waves on the global food market. Teff is a gluten-free grain indigenous to Ethiopia and its tiny seeds are rich with calcium, iron, protein and amino acids. Ethiopians have been using teff to make injera since before the state of Ethiopia even existed but outside interest in this ridiculously healthy and versatile […]

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“Magic wand” question

Jambo rafiki! In today’s post I am asking for your “help”! Yes, you heard me right…though it will only take a few minutes of your time I promise! It’s very important: I need you to help me “help” YOU! Confused? Watch the following video and you should understand what I’m talking about… 😉 To recap, […]

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Work in progress

Jambo rafiki! If you’ve been on the website lately, you may have noticed that things don’t necessarily “look” as they should! Different colours, menus, fonts, unusual layouts, messy overall design, etc. “Chillax max”…work is in progress! 😉 We are currently testing some new layout designs to see which ones improve user experience and other metrics! […]

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Happy holidays to all “Africa Freaks”

Jambo rafiki! For this year’s Season’s Greetings I thought I’d do something a “little different”! 😉 Hope you enjoy the video and have a miraculous, eventful and joyous festive season filled with love, smiles and fun! See ya in 2015 for some great changes on Africa Freak (and you’ll be a big part of it)! […]

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Wouldn’t it be nice if…

Jambo rafiki! 😉 Wouldn’t it be nice if…you could customize Africa Freak Top to your liking (for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, you can find the details here)? In other words, imagine the following: – A website platform that collects, organizes and shares all the top news and stories from […]

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Top 5 reasons to use Africa Freak Top

Top 5 reasons to use Africa Freak Top

If you aren’t familiar with Africa Freak Top yet, you may be interested in my previous entry on how to keep up with what is happening in Africa. For those of you who might be wondering how to use Africa Freak Top, here’s 5 key reasons to get you started: 1. Enhanced Online Reading Experience […]

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