Keren Mikva, 9:20 am AFKI Original
Nigerian Billionaire Prince Arthur Eze was a big fan of Goodluck Jonathan, and said anybody opposing his reelection would perish. When Buhari was elected president, Eze said God had brought him back, and Buhari would make the right decisions regarding the oil industry. Eze’s wealth and influence in oil are epic. Here are 13 things you didn’t know about Prince Arthur Eze.
Keren Mikva, 9:55 am AFKI Original
Zulu has played an increasingly prominent role in South African media in recent years. SABC has TV and radio in Zulu, the native language of more than 10 million people and South Africa’s second most-spoken language. A pidginized form of Zulu known as Fanagalo is used as a lingua franca, or bridge language. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Zulu.
Keren Mikva, 10:30 am AFKI Original
Remember the movie “The Mummy” when the spirit of that really buff guy turns into a mummy and gross little scarabs run in and out of his mouth? That guy is South African actor Arnold Vosloo. He took his place in action-film history with that role. Vosloo first made a name for himself in the Pretoria theater scene. He featured in South African cinema including the hit film “Forgiveness.” Other roles include “Blood Diamond” and “G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra.” Here are 15 celebrities you didn’t realize were from South Africa.
Keren Mikva, 12:27 pm AFKI Original
After Obama’s upcoming trip was announced, Kenya’s tourism director said it demonstrates Kenya’s competence for hosting international meetings. The Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S. said the visit highlights Kenya’s safety and security for visitors from all over the world. Here are 12 things you need to know about U.S. President Barack Obama’s first presidential trip to Kenya.
Keren Mikva, 8:36 am AFKI Original
Loyiso Gola’s “Late Nite News” show often pokes fun at South Africa’s politicians. The majority of them take it in stride, even treating him like a rock star. However, Gola says that Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, is not a big fan when it comes to being mocked. His “Late Nite News” is South Africa’s version of U.S. hit comedy, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Here are 12 Things You Didn’t Know About Loyiso Gola.
Keren Mikva, 9:12 am AFKI Original
The former vice president of Zimbabwe, Joice Mujuru was considered a popular successor to Zimbabwe’s longtime dictator, President Robert Mugabe. Then things changed. Grace Mugabe entered into ZANU-PF leadership in early 2014 with political aspirations of her own, and embarked on a campaign to embarrass Mujuru publicly. Here are 12 things you should know about Joice Mujuru.
Keren Mikva, 3:52 pm AFKI Original
She was given a doctorate in sociology after two months in the program at
the University of Zimbabwe. President Mugabe helped make that happen. He is the chancellor of the university. Many in the academic community called on Grace to return the degree, concerned that it could harm the reputation of the university. She has been a polarizing figure in African politics. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Grace Mugabe and her potential role in Zimbabwean politics.
Keren Mikva, 1:40 pm AFKI Original
Ahead of the pack by a long shot — but not No. 1 in Africa — is Uganda, with 11.93 liters of alcohol consumed per person each year. Just 4 percent of consumption is beer and 2 percent is wine, while the “other” category is a resounding winner at 94 percent of consumption. The generic term for domestically distilled beverages in Uganda is waragi. Here are the 17 top alcohol-drinking countries in Africa.
Keren Mikva, 1:00 pm AFKI Original
Some have a visible presence. Others wield power behind the scenes. Many do business in Africa. Unilever, for example, owns everything from Dove and Suave to Ben and Jerry’s and Popsicle. The list is seriously too enormous to describe. Just assume that nearly every ice cream item you consume, every beauty product you use, and every pasta sauce you dump on a bowl of spaghetti has Unilever’s name on it. Check out some of the biggest monopolies in the world.
Keren Mikva, 2:39 pm AFKI Original
There’s a reason South Africa appears so often on this list. Beginner surfers might appreciate the consistency at Long Beach or Durban. The more adventurous — some might say crazy — may want to seek out Dungeons at Hout Bay. But don’t miss some of the planet’s best waves in Mozambique, Senegal, Liberia and Madagascar.