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15 up-and-coming African entrepreneurs who could change the world – Part Two

Africa is brimming with precocious entrepreneurs. The continent is becoming a hot-bed for innovation, with new start-ups and tech hubs hatching at a dizzying pace, emerging from the chaotic dynamism of Kampala, the golden beaches of Cape Town and everywhere in-between. You may not have heard of these enterprising men and women but Forbes have picked them out as […]

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15 up-and-coming African entrepreneurs who could change the world

Africa is brimming with precocious entrepreneurs. The continent is becoming a hot-bed for innovation, with new start-ups and tech hubs hatching at a dizzying pace, emerging from the chaotic dynamism of Kampala, the golden beaches of Cape Town and everywhere in-between. You may not have heard of these enterprising men and women but Forbes have picked them out as […]

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Botswana speaks: The do’s and don’ts of taking drones on safari

An admission: 99% of this article is don’ts. Drones are a contentious subject to many, especially safari-goers. Camera-carrying unmanned helicopters can get tourists the perfect shot – but they can also disturb the experience of nature and wildlife that they are trying to capture. A spike in drones finding their way onto safari and conservation areas […]

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Even more super simple recipes for Africa’s super vegetables

Richer in protein, vitamins and iron than traditional non-indigenous crops like collard greens and kale, it’s no wonder that Africa’s super vegetables are currently enjoying a boom in popularity. Get in on the trend by checking out and trying the scrumptious, healthy and super simple African super vegetable recipes below. Part one of this feature looked at […]

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$1 for 35,000,000,000,000,000 old dollars: Zimbabwe’s new eye-watering exchange rate

In Zimbabwe, quadrillions of local dollars are currently being exchanged for just a few US dollars, as President Mugabe’s government begins phasing out its virtually worthless national currency. The Zimbabwean dollar has been plagued by hyperinflation for the best part of a decade. Since 2009, government and locals have almost exclusively been using the US dollar and […]

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Six super simple recipes for Africa’s super vegetables

Both nutritional experts and agricultural researchers are excited by the growing taste for indigenous ‘super’ vegetables in Africa. Amaranth, nightshade and jute are just a few of the crops emerging from the obscurity of hard-to-find specialised markets and rural populations by slowly finding their way onto metropolitan plates continent-wide. Richer in protein, vitamins and iron […]

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Philippine teenager flies to Sudan specialist for life-saving heart surgery

A teenager from the Philippines has been flown to Sudan to undergo life-saving surgery at a world-leading Khartoum hospital specialising in complex heart operations. Reynaldo Nilo was diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease two years ago and his fate looked increasingly desperate until his family heard about the specialist charity-run unit in the Sudanese capital. “I am extremely […]

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Is cryptocurrency tech about to revolutionise land rights in Northern Ghana?

A remarkable solution to Africa’s land rights question is gaining traction in Northern Ghana. By registering land titles on a block chain style database Africa Youth Peace Call (AYPC) believe that they can put an end to the confusion regarding, and the resulting below-par productivity of, land in Africa. The group are leading the charge to […]

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Grave diggers in Ethiopia discover dazzling 2,000-year-old treasures that reveal link to Ancient Rome

An “extraordinary” haul of ancient treasures from the Roman empire and Aksumite kingdom have been discovered by archeologists in northern Ethiopia. The discoveries include everything from luxurious jewellery to bronze trinkets and ancient makeup. Louise Schofield had been heading a major six-week excavation of the ancient city of Aksum, whose kingdom ruled swathes of north-east Africa for several centuries before […]

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Trevor Noah sums up FIFA corruption scandal in one perfect line

South African comedian Trevor Noah has offered his thoughts on the ongoing scandal currently enveloping world football’s governing body, Fifa. The acerbic comic is currently in South Africa for a string of shows at Montecasino, Johannesburg and while promoting his month-long ‘Lost In Translation’ residency on Radio 702’s Redi Tlhabi show last Wednesday (June 3), Noah couldn’t resist […]

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