Namibia: Latest News
Marinda Louw-Coetzee, 6:30 pm
In the latest installment of AFKTravel’s #InLoveWithAfrica series, Marinda Louw describes her passion for Namibia. “The stormy Atlantic Ocean along the Skeleton Coast, the scorching Namib Desert, crocodile-infested northern rivers and arid Kalahari Desert in the east have all created the geology of this great country, one of hauntingly beautiful moon-landish landscapes, tropical trees, palm-fringed lagoons, boulder-strewn plains and corduroy ripples of terracotta dunes.”
Dana Sanchez, 10:06 pm
Six of Africa’s 10 best airports are in South Africa, two are in North Africa and two are on islands, according to Skytrax World Airport Awards. Cape Town International Airport was ranked as Africa’s best airport Wednesday at the awards ceremony in Germany, with airports in Johannesburg and Durban ranking No. 2 and No. 3 on the continent based on surveys of airport customers. “Cape Town International Airport is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world‚” said Alan Winde‚ provincial minister of economic opportunities.
Dana Sanchez, 7:03 pm
The hype around the term ubuntu has been used to make it a commodity packaged and sold by consultants, a public relations professional’s dream; and an idea denigrated as inappropriate for modern corporations. “It seems the pull of Western-style management appears too great to successfully implement ubuntu management,” a stakeholder said. Terence Jackson spent decades looking for “the elusive concept of ubuntu in African management practice.” He finally found it in Africa’s informal sector.
Joe Kennedy, 8:00 am
Swakopmund (or Swakop as the locals call it) is known across southern Africa as one of the best places to go for thrilling adventures. Thousands of travelers head there every year to participate in high energy activities, but also to experience the fascinating natural landscapes and wildlife that surround it. The city itself displays obvious German colonial influence in its architecture and culture, which seamlessly blends with the African vibe. Here are 15 inspiring Instagrams that will make you want to go to Swakopmund, Namibia!
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:01 am AFKI Original
Africa is a continent that has embraced telecoms technology and mobile on a wide scale, with numerous telecommunication corporations based in and out of Africa providing millions of African subscribers with a variety of mobile-based services. We take a closer look at 8 of the African continent’s biggest telecoms companies.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:42 am AFKI Original
Africa is a sport mad part of the world, with the people of the African continent enjoying a variety of sports to watch or participate in, whether they are team sports or those practised by individuals. The love of fans on the continent for sports is clear in the passion that they exude when supporting their sports heroes or favourite teams. With this in mind, we take a look at the 8 most loved sports in Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 12:01 am
The dire outlook painted for the continent is nowhere as bad as persistently advanced. There’s compelling data for how Afrcan economies may have been undercounted. If most African countries updated their base years to 2013 the way Nigeria did, it would shift the economic order. Egypt would become Africa’s biggest economy, pushing Nigeria into second place. Sudan would streak past Angola. Tanzania would also beat Kenya as East Africa’s largest economy.
Joe Kennedy, 9:27 am
Etosha National Park doesn’t have the look of a typical safari reserve, like those you might visit in Kenya or Tanzania. The park features a salt pan so enormous you can see it from outer space, along with other exotic topography not often found in Africa. It’s also teeming with wildlife, despite the somewhat desolate-looking conditions. If you’ve never been, or just want to remember what you saw when you were there, get ready to go on a photographic journey that shows off the beauty of Namibia’s Etosha National Park.
Julia AustinAFKI Original
DarajaImports has a fusion of African designs, employing African artists that include widows, the physically disabled and young adults orphaned by genocide. Products are made from materials that are sustainable and often recycled. The shop owners work closely with the artists. Etsy is a platform for retailers who make and sell products for a cause. Check out 8 Etsy shops selling fair trade and African products.
Julia Austin, 12:44 pm AFKI Original
Elaborate presidential palaces can become controversial when voters think the money would have been better spent elsewhere. Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir moved into his new digs in January 2015. The inside of the building is as elaborate as the outside, “dominated by a plush red carpet and bedecked with a magnificent chandelier.” The building was designed by a Chinese architectural firm, provoking protest among some Sudanese. Here are 8 of the most elaborate and impressive African presidential palaces.
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