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The African Conservation Foundation lost a dear friend and colleague recently as our co-founder John Parkin sadly suddenly passed away, aged 72. John Parkin was a gifted teacher and after taking early retirement he concentrated [...]

A hidden gem: The Masai Kakiya Cave

The discovery of the Kakiya Cave means our excursions at Mara Bushtops in Kenya have just become even more exciting!

The mountain man of Yardley is at it again!

At 80, Werner Berger is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for the 7th time. Why? “To celebrate my birthday at the top on July 16, and, of more importance, to inspire individuals [...]

Live Guided: A Hunger for Life

Innocent is an inspiration to the world. You’re about to find out how – like him – you can “live guided” and become whatever it is that you want. « The [...]

African court’s landmark ruling gives hope to rural people across the continent

The still new African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has issued a landmark judgement for marginalised communities across Africa. It ruled that the Kenyan government violated the rights of [...]

Behind the Bike with Peter van Kets

There are a few people in life that go beyond being exceptional, breaking the boundaries of what we think is humanly possible and defying personal limits, living each day to [...]

Dynamic African Stories Are Relevant

Based on the presentation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigerian author) through TED Talks, “The Danger of a Single Story.” African children, each child has a story, a story that defines [...]

How African Americans Interpret the Current Crisis in American Politics

If you talk to many African Americans you will discover their distinctive take on the political landscape of the United States over the past eight years, leading up to the [...]

African SWAG and Marketing and Branding

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” William Butler Yeats Students attending African higher education schools should be engaged in educational and leadership [...]

Why Is There Controversy Over Mr. Obama’s Speaking Fees?

Barack and Michelle Obama have jointly secured a $60 million book deal and the former president is about to make $400,000 for a single speech before a Wall Street investment [...]

When You Educate Women You Educate Generations

The goal of education is not to just educate that specific person, it is a goal to educate generations that come afterwards. Establishing education as a foundation to achieve success [...]

What is STEM and Why African Parents Should Care

The world is changing on the continent of Africa, the incorporation of technology will not stop, the integration of technology in homes is changing how people communicate on dynamic African [...]

Afrophobia in South Africa: It doesn’t matter if you’re a citizen

Now more than ever, Africans across the continent have labelled South Africa as an afrophobic country. The 2010, 2015 and recent 2017 xenophobic attacks, primarily carried out on African foreign [...]

10 Questions with Jacqui Sebageni of Thousand Hills Africa, Rwanda

When you first meet Kigali-based Jacqui Sebageni you are immediately stuck by her elegance and how tall she is. Dig a bit deeper though and you’ll discover that she’s also [...]

Trading present rejection with future acceptance from an African perspective

The subject of African identity is a subject that needs more attention and plays a big role in influencing our self-image. Before I left Africa for studies in Russia, I [...]

Dear Mr. African Politician

The economic divide between the rich and the poor in Africa is enormous. There can never be a similarity of the kind of lives people lead on either side. This [...]

Dian Fossey – Hero or Has-Been?

Love her or hate her, there’s no questioning that Dian Fossey’s work has influenced much of the way we view gorillas today…

Your Selfies, DP and Taco Picts Can Hurt You

The more I speak at conferences, churches and with youth groups the more I see that information needs to be shared with parents and their children. Too many parents are [...]

Of Forests and Friends – A Visionary Conservation and Community Project

Given Rwanda’s intense agricultural model, the country has a limited number of indigenous trees outside its national parks, so our reforestation project is vital.

25 Ways To Build African Bloggers

  “When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see.” Chinua Achebe [...]