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What was initially believed to be a single male lion on the loose in the area of Fochville in Gauteng for the past six weeks, has turned out to be a pride of five. Read [...]

Free access for National Parks Week in South Africa

From the 18th to 22nd September, 2017, South African National Parks (SANParks) will be offering free access to most of the 21 national park in South Africa for day visitors. [...]

African oil: a new era, or a brief fling?

For all the many environmental headlines we’re used to reading about Africa, surprisingly few of them ever seem to concern oil. We’re entirely accustomed to following the ups and downs [...]

SPACE Exhibition: exploring Africa’s sustainable properties

This June 13-14, Nairobi will play host to an exciting workshop and networking event under the acronym SPACE (Sustainable Properties Africa Conference & Exhibition). The aim of the two-day showcase, [...]

My “Ideal Day”. In Africa.

Jambo rafiki! 🙂 Imagine if you could REALLY “live” the life you’ve always dreamed of. Seriously, think about it?! While this may sound like pure “hocus pocus” magic, what if [...]

Endangered African penguins stuck in ecological trap due to overfishing

New research indicates that juvenile African penguins are continuously foraging in areas of low food availability due to climate change and overfishing. The research conducted by an international group of [...]

A decade of Fairtrade impact for Liberation

2017 marks the ten-year anniversary of Liberation Foods, the UK-based Fairtrade, farmer-owned nut company that has gone from strength to strength in its first decade and now supplies a host [...]

What next for Africa’s biofuel industries?

The sentencing of a supposed US biofuel entrepreneur on fraud charges earlier this year drew something of a line under a distinctly unsavoury saga, but it only told one small [...]

SADC and Africa tourism shine in China

African tourism recently managed to make a good impression on two different occasions in Beijing. The events were part of enhancing co-operation between China and the external world. In the [...]

Let’s “discover and share great content about Africa”

Jambo rafiki! 🙂 If you’ve browsed our Africa Freak website lately, you may have noticed some substantial changes. We’ve put a lot of effort to redesign the entire structure, and [...]

Water scarcity in Africa (and how you can help to make a difference)

As weather patterns shift and change over centuries, they determine the quality of life on the Earth below. Soil quality, wildlife and plant biodiversity, resistance to natural disasters; all of [...]

Could southern Africa eliminate malaria by 2018?

Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland are close to completely eliminating malaria, and by 2018, hope to join Mauritius and the Seychelles, who are already free of the disease. This [...]

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Morocco is about to build a huge solar plant in the desert

Morocco is now en-route to becoming the world’s leading supplier of solar energy, thanks to The Noor Solar Project, a mega solar plant being built just outside Ouarzazate, Morocco’s “door [...]

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Flying Donkeys in Rwanda – Africa’s first country to introduce “cargo drones”

Rwanda may become the first African country to develop a network of “droneports” designed to deliver urgent cargo to remote parts of the country using small drones that can carry [...]

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WATCH: Beautiful drone footage captures drilling protest in Sahara Desert

Images of thousands of Saharawi people protesting against oil company San Leon drilling in the Western Sahara were elegantly captured from the air by a drone. This part of the [...]

How the people of Burkina Faso defeated an authoritarian coup

On September 16th this year, both the Burkina Faso Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida and the Interim President Michel Kafando were taken hostage by the presidential guard (the RSP), seizing [...]

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 [...]

‘Uncompetitive’ British Airways muscled out of Uganda

British Airways has finally wound up its business in Uganda after nearly 24 years of service, citing economic reasons. The airline made its last flight out of Entebbe International Airport [...]



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