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It’s a wonder anybody from the West ever travels to Africa. Of the great African continent, European and US media have but a few stories to tell: death, destruction, disease, corruption… oh yeah, and safari. And [...]

Tour guide revolution: How to travel across the world with a local in your pocket

If you love getting a local perspective on your travels to far flung places but can’t stand following around a boorish tour guide then a new smartphone app might just be [...]

Eight year old girl takes the fight to rhino poachers… with cookies and dogs

Alyssa Carter was just six-years-old when she decided that she needed to join the fight to save the Earth’s rhinos. Little did she know that her decision to try and put [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Settlement swap: Burkina Faso and Niger are exchanging 18 towns

Burkina Faso and Niger have agreed to exchange 18 towns as part of a deal seeking to settle the neighbouring countries’ long-running border dispute and end years of litigation. Burkina Faso [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Doctor tattoos African lake onto her own back to promote floating clinic

The founder of a medical service in Lake Tanganyika has gone to extraordinary lengths to promote her ‘floating clinic’ organisation by tattooing the whole of the world’s second largest freshwater lake [...]

Ebola: the generalized lie

Hidden truths about the Ebola virus outbreak, and what the mainstream media doesn’t want you to know.

How to keep up with what’s happening in Africa

Here’s a great way to keep you up to date with all the top news, stories and current events in Africa in near real time.

Help us #SaveInongwe

Recently we celebrated World Rhino Day. An annual event held on 22 September, the date brings people together from across the globe in a bid to save these loveable members [...]

How to connect With Africa Freak via email, RSS and social media

How to stay connected with AfricaFreak via email, RSS and Social Media.

How to find African travel jobs online

I came across the following website the other day, and thought it might be useful to those of you looking for a specific travel job in Africa. In a nutshell, [...]

“Kuwa na Krismasi njema” – FREE Christmas gift

Dear rafikis (friends), “Kuwa Na Krismasi Njema” (Merry Christmas – Swahili) to you all! 🙂 “Christmas… is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that [...]

Acacia Africa offers to prioritise travellers affected by the Kumuka collapse

Adventure travel company Kumuka Worldwide announced last week that it was going into administration. Fully bonded tour operator, Acacia Africa is offering to help clients traveling to Africa who are [...]

Bringing Disney’s African cats to life

Finally Disney’s latest Disneynature documentary film African Cats has hit cinema screens across the UK. As part of the new Disneynature series, African Cats is an epic true story set [...]

Baby zebra: “Merry Christmas everyone”

Heya all! 🙂 It’s that time of the year yet again, and today I won’t be doing the talking. Instead, read what our little friend has to say…