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5 reasons why East Africa is the perfect family destination

The experts at Africa Adventure Consultants have been planning travel for families for 15+ year, not only for their clients but for their own families as well. East Africa has [...]

Is Africa paving the way for the future of technology?

Whilst the West continues to conduct itself as a technology demigod, Africa has been sitting quietly in the side-lines, preparing for its chance to shine – that time has now [...]

Moonshine and the middle class – does Africa have a drinking problem?

Populated as many of its countries are by a high percentage of abstinent practising Muslims, the proposition that Africa might at all have a problem with alcoholism may, to some, [...]

Beyond fishing: Diversifying livelihoods in the Lake Victoria Basin

More than 80 percent of the estimated 42 million people living in Central Africa’s Lake Victoria Basin depend on fishing or farming for survival. Given this overwhelming reliance on natural [...]

The founder of the Barack Obama University has gone into hiding

The Barack Obama University in Kenya has been closed – before it even had the chance to open its doors. The unregistered institution in Ndenderu, Kiambu county was recently shut down [...]

Man dedicates 40th birthday to the last male Northern white rhino on Earth

Jeremy Taylor is turning 40 next month and this is great news for the world’s remaining white rhino population. The man from upstate New York is dedicating his big 4-0 [...]

Groundbreaking gravity lamp on cusp of being mass-produced in Kenya

In areas of developing countries where electricity is either unreliable or non-existent, kerosene lamps are the go-to choice for illuminating a household in the evening. Unfortunately, inhaling burning kerosene is not [...]

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 [...]

‘East African Erin Brockovich’ wins prize for closing poisonous power plant

“The doctors said the lead reached my baby through my breast milk.” This was the moment when Phyllis Omido realised that the lead smelting plant she was working at was [...]

Earth’s last male Northern white rhino placed under 24-hour armed guard

The world’s only remaining male northern white rhino has been placed under 24-hour armed guard in a last ditch attempt to stave off poachers and save the species.

Wildebeest Eco Camp – A piece of paradise

As some of you might know, I recently landed in Nairobi and I’m currently staying at the Wildebeest Eco Camp, conveniently located in the beautiful Langata area. For those of [...]

Raabia Hawa’s love affair with wildlife

An interview with Raabia Hawa, a well-known “Kenyan Radio presenter with a passion for people and wildlife, people for wildlife, and wildlife for the people”. Hi Raabia. Thanks for taking [...]

Kenya – “did you say Eco-tourism option?”

A Kenya safari is a good choice if you are looking for an eco-friendly safari that also takes into consideration the welfare of the local communities. The environment has always [...]