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  • 10 Monsters Of Africa That May Or May Not Be Mythical

    By Julia Austin, 12:13 pm

    The inkanyamba is a creature of Zulu and Xhosa folklore, and is said to live in the lake at the base of Howick Falls, South Africa. It is perhaps inspired by the freshwater eels in South Africa that can grow to be six feet long, but this monster is not just an overgrown sea creature. Legend has it this serpent controls the weather, and when it gets mad, it causes storms. Do you believe in Bigfoot? Africa boasts some pretty goosebump-inducing creatures as well. Here are 10 monsters of Africa that may or may not be mythical.

  • African Tribal Jewelry We Wish We Could Buy

    By Julia Austin, 11:43 am AFKI Original

    Beaded aprons are typically worn by pre-pubescent girls of the Kirdi people of Northern Cameroon. They’re known as modesty aprons. Symbolism aside, they’re gorgeous and made from cowrie shells and glass beads. African tribal jewelry is often made of indigenous, unexpected materials, using colors that mimic the natural landscapes. It often includes rare artifacts. Here are 10 pieces of African tribal jewelry we wish we could buy.

  • 10 Awesome African Names You’ll Want To Name Your Baby

    By Julia Austin, 5:47 pm AFKI Original

    With a name like Tendaji, your baby could grow up to be an entrepreneur. Tendaji means “makes things happen” in Swahili. In many African cultures, parents choose names for their children with very strong, complex meanings. Here are 10 awesome African names you’ll want to name your baby.

  • 10 Things The Food And Agriculture Organization Has Done For Africa

    By Julia Austin, 2:00 pm AFKI Original

    The FAO’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Department co-established the Sustainable Fisheries Livelihoods Program which has helped bring resources to small fisheries in Africa to reinforce their role in the national economy and food supply.

  • The 10 Most Flown Airlines In Africa And Their Reputations

    Mango By Julia Austin, 2:11 pm

    If you’re flying to the continent of Africa, you can probably find an airline you’re familiar with. However, once there, if you want to fly to different countries, you’ll be choosing from many airlines you might not be familiar with. After looking over hundreds of reviews from frequent flyers of these airlines, here is what frequent flyers have to say about these 10 most flown African airlines.

  • 10 Celebrities Who’ve Done Charity Work In Africa

    By Julia Austin, 12:46 pm AFKI Original

    Along with Brad Pitt, George Clooney co-founded Not on Our Watch, an organization that worked to stop genocide in Darfur. Clooney was designated a U.N. messenger of peace and traveled the world gathering support and promoting Not on Our Watch. He was arrested in a protest at the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. after returning from Sudan to document the way the Sudanese government was treating its people. Paparazzi snap photos of celebrities getting on planes. They’re not all going on vacation. Here are 10 celebrities who’ve done charity work in Africa.

  • South Africa, UK Sign Science Innovation MOU

    By Makula Dunbar, 1:51 pm

    South Africa and Britain have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committed to support science, technology and innovation in the two countries, with a joint annual funding of US$14 million set aside under the Newton Fund, the two sides confirmed on Wednesday.

  • AFKInsider At The Summit: Why American Companies Should Think Africa

    By Makula Dunbar, 5:08 pm AFKI Original

    AFKInsider attended the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which took place earlier this month, August 4-6, in Washington D.C. Fifty African presidents and heads of state were invited to participate in discussions surrounding investment, business, security and other topics which affect U.S.-Africa relations. An outside event hosted by U.S. Representative Gregory Meeks and the Congressional Black Caucus titled “A Dialogue With African CEOs” targeted business and development. AFKInsider spoke with a few CEOs and leaders who reflected on the summit.

  • Consulting & Tour Firm Dispels African Travel Stereotypes

    By Makula Dunbar, 12:54 pm AFKI Original

    Global Linkages, a management and consulting firm, which spearheads sustainable partnership deals for businesses, governments and organizations has been operating for nearly two decades. Principal Lorna K. Johnson recently sat down with AFKInsider to discuss the firm’s work and transitional focus. In the final part of the interview, Johnson elaborates on the varying business environments in Africa and dispelling stereotypes.

  • Global Consulting Firm Links Businesses to Partnerships in Africa

    By Makula Dunbar

    Global Linkages, a management and consulting firm, which spearheads sustainable partnership deals for businesses, governments and organizations has been operating for nearly two decades. Principal Lorna K. Johnson recently sat down with AFKInsider to discuss the firm’s work and transitional focus. In part one of the interview, Johnson also expands on the company’s mission and working with various types of businesses.

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