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  • 12 Things You Didn’t Know About Namibian Supermodel Behati Prinsloo

    By Keren Mikva, 9:32 am AFKI Original

    Her very famous husband, Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine, formerly dated Victoria’s Secret model Anne Vyalitsyna. The two split in early 2012, and Prinsloo and Levine began dating in June 2012. They wed in a small ceremony in Mexico in July 2014. She recently cemented her position as the fashion industry’s It girl. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Namibian supermodel Behati Prinsloo.

  • The Best Bars And Clubs In Cape Town

    bree street cape town By Karen Elowitt, 8:36 am

    From the vibrant Long Street to the scenic Camps Bay Strip, Cape Town comes alive at night. Boasting bars, clubs and DJs of world-class standards, you’ll never lack for a place to drink, dance, or people-watch, no matter what style of partying you prefer. Here is a round up of the best bars and clubs in Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City of nightlife.

  • International Companies Set To Expand In Africa In 2015

    By Julia Austin, 7:10 am AFKI Original

    These international brands are getting ahead of the rest, who will soon undoubtedly set their sites on the growing economy of African countries. Here are 12 international companies expanding in Africa in 2015.

  • Africa’s Oil, Gas And Mining Conferences Unfazed By Falling Oil Prices

    By D.A. Barber, 7:07 am AFKI Original

    The coming year looks to be a busy one. New oil and natural gas discoveries in East and West Africa are drawing global attention while the continent’s mining industry has some hard decisions to make concerning low commodity prices and unstable power sources.

  • EU, USAID Program Connects Zimbabwe Farmers To Markets

    By Staff, 6:16 pm

    In the bushes of Chimanimani, about 400 km (248 miles) southeast of Harare, Marcia Matsika collects baobab fruit in the scorching heat. She is one of 8,000 small-scale farmers in dry land areas of Zimbabwe who have benefitted from a program designed to teach harvesting and production skills and to link collectors or farmers to buyers and markets.

  • U.S. Can’t Get Enough Of South African Cuisine

    By Dana Sanchez, 5:59 pm

    South African-American Warren Pala quit his New York City tech job and turned his part-time business, Braaitime, into a full-time operation making biltong. “I didn’t even know how to make (biltong) when I got here,” said Pala. “In South Africa, it’s everywhere… Now, I’m having jerky companies coming to me, buying the product and selling it all over the country.” But biltong is nothing like beef jerky. Pala likens it more to beef prosciutto.

  • South Africa To Solidify Mauritius Tax Treaty?

    By Staff, 5:58 pm

    South Africa needs to finalise the renegotiation of its tax treaty with Mauritius as soon as possible to prevent the loss of large sums of money through “treaty shopping” the Davis tax committee has urged. The committee released its interim report on ways to prevent base erosion and profit shifting last week, one of the chapters of which dealt with treaty abuse.

  • Botswana To Follow In India’s Development Footsteps

    By Staff, 5:24 pm

    Botswana has sought Bangladesh’s support for develop its society and economy. Its visiting State Minister for the President’s Office and Public Administration Dikgang Phillip Makgalemele conveyed this message to Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Sunday. The foreign ministry said he was “surprised” to see Bangladesh’s agricultural and economic progresses and showed interest in learning from those successes.

  • Elumelu Invests In Silicon Valley Social Network Platform

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:19 pm

    Heirs Holdings, the investment company owned by Nigerian businessman Tony Elumelu, has invested in a Silicon Valley custom video profile platform. Elumelu has invested in other high-potential U.S. tech startups such as Planet Labs, which manufactures innovative satellite technology. He plans to bring lessons learned from investments in Silicon Valley technology to African tech entrepreneurs, VenturesAfrica reports.

  • The Hidden Meanings Behind 15 Famous Logos

    By Julia Austin, 2:37 pm

    There is a charming legend behind the meaning of the Apple logo that says the bite taken out of it is in honor of a company founder who died without recognition. Researchers say that story didn’t originate through the actual brand, and that the apple represents the one that fell from the tree of knowledge in the Bible, or the falling fruit that helped Sir Isaac Newton come up with the concept of gravity. A logo is meant to do so much more than tell you a company’s name. Font size, color, and direction help convey the hidden meanings behind 15 famous logos.

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