Namibia: Latest News
Roxanne Reid, 7:00 pm
Etosha National Park in northern Namibia is probably one of the best wildlife parks in all of southern Africa, the game viewing at its water holes unmatched. There are more than 40 water holes in Etosha, each with its own strengths – unless they’re dry or there’s water everywhere in the veld after good rains, which usually fall between November and April. For the most consistently good wildlife sightings over the years, here are 10 of my favourites.
Carri WilbanksAFKI Original
Benni McCarthy played for seven football clubs in five countries during a glittering career that saw him become a South African football legend. With time spent as a professional footballer at Celta Vigo, Porto, the Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United, and a number of records to his name, he retired from football in June 2013 as one of the best players to emerge from South Africa. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about Benni McCarthy.
Lillian Mutiso, 6:35 am AFKI Original
Most African countries have reached the Millennium Development Goals of reducing the percentage of populations who are in danger of starvation by improving their agricultural produce through irrigation schemes. The continent has 60 percent of the world’s uncultivated land that is arable. Unpredictable weather conditions however pose a big challenge to the agricultural production. This has led to many countries adopting irrigation farming as a way of increasing food production
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:52 am
New FIFA president Gianni Infantino has suggested that Africa should receive two more World Cup qualification spots if his plan to expand the flagship competition from 32 to 40 teams is successful. Swiss UEFA Secretary General Gianni Infantino was elected as the new FIFA president at the end of February, and began working for world football’s governing body with immediate effect.
Staff, 12:01 am
Once completed, it’s hoped the SKA will find answers to some of mankind’s biggest mysteries, like is there life on other planets, and what happened before creation. There’ll be 3,000 giant satellite dishes pointed at space, with 70 percent of them in South Africa. The rest will be in eight other African countries and Australia. By June, 21 of the 64 Meerkat test dishes are expected to be operating .
Dana Sanchez, 4:41 pm AFKI Original
Founded by an entrepreneurial Angolan couple, AJS transported goods in and out of Luanda during the Angolan civil war when no one else would. The family-owned company didn’t just survive. It’s now Angola’s No. 1 logistics provider, and wants to tell its story to the world at a time when competition is mounting. Logistics and transport are often cited as some of the best investment opportunities in Africa. AJS CEO Luis Silva talked to AFKInsider about how the company is differentiating.
Lillian Mutiso, 5:30 am AFKI Original
In recent years, African countries have increased spending on their militaries. This is mainly due to the need to fight terrorist organizations and rebel factions that have emerged across most parts of the continent. According to data compiles by SIPRI, while African countries don’t spend much on their militaries compared to developed nation, the ratio of annual budget spent on armies on the continent is among some of the highest in the world.
Kevin Mwanza, 5:56 am
Farmers in South Africa are ditching muddy boots in favor of drone monitoring of their fields, thanks for new drone legislation passed in mid-2015 that has provided a framework for unmanned aircraft use in the country. The country was one of the first in the world to formulate detailed regulations governing the use of drone technology and there have been a huge demand for its commercial use in aviation, mining, wildlife conservancy and now farming.
Dana Sanchez, 6:34 pm
South Africa’s tourism industry has seen its ups and downs, and right now, it’s up, thanks in part to Chinese tourists. Tourist arrivals from China were up 93 percent in January. A fairly horrible year in 2015, SA tourism was hurt by Ebola fears over an outbreak thousands of miles away and changes in the country’s visa regulations. Tourism contributed more than agriculture to SA’s GDP in 2014.
Julia Austin, 10:06 am AFKI Original
Ethiopian chef Marcus Samuelsson partnered with famous tea company Harney & Sons to create the Ambessa tea collection. At WorldMarket.com you can pick up the safari breakfast blend made from African black teas. Every blend in the collection reflects Samuelsson’s journey and passion for worldwide foodways and culinary creativity. Many African products at this U.S, chain meet that perfect intersection of exotic but practical. Here are 8 African products featured at Cost Plus World Market.
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