Lee Scher, 1:00 am AFKI Original
If you don’t have a ticket to the 2015 Master’s tournament underway in Augusta, there’s always Morocco. Check out some of Morocco’s top-rated golf courses. One of the great things about golf is the variety of courses you can choose to play. At the Amelkis course in Morocco, the scenery is spectacular and golf becomes so much more than just a walk in the park. Just bring your best strokes and let it rip.
Lee Scher, 3:25 pm AFKI Original
Doctors Without Borders has been active in a large number of African countries for decades, sometimes serving as the sole provider of health care. Although the organization consistently tried to increase media coverage to increase international support, the tragedy of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa succeeded in making Doctors without Borders a household name. It’s a good time to honor a French-born organization that helps heal the world. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Doctors Without Borders in Africa.
Lee Scher, 4:02 pm AFKI Original
The baobab fruit is a wild-harvested super fruit that nurtures local communities by providing sustainable income for women in Southern Africa and protection of the ancient trees. You can buy baobab oil in vitamin shops around the world. African baobabs are steeped in mystique, the darling of little princes. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about African baobab trees.
Lee Scher, 10:50 am AFKI Original
When they tee off at Taba Heights golf course, golfers can see three countries — Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel. Views of desert mountains and blue water are part of the appeal at this Sinai Peninsula course. Designed by John Sanford, a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, it meets American and European architectural standards for golf courses and ranked as Egypt’s No. 1 golf course for two consecutive years. Egypt isn’t just pyramids and marketplaces. The world’s leading designers created some of the best golf courses in Egypt you didn’t know about.
Lee Scher, 1:02 am AFKI Original
Africa has the highest burden of disease in the world but as recently as 2007, more than half of African countries spent less than $50 per person on health. Of the total health expenditure, 30 percent came from governments, 20 percent from donors, and 50 percent from private sources including patients themselves paying out-of-pocket.
Lee Scher, 12:30 pm AFKI Original
The ninth largest wine-producing country in the world, South Africa had several wines rank in the top 100 wines of 2014. No. 82 on the “Wine Spectator” list of Top 100 Wines of 2014 is the Mulderbosch Faithful Hound Stellenbosch 2011. It has a rating of 91 and retails for $25 in the U.S. South Africa exports around 450 million liters (about 119 million gallons) of wine a year — enough to fill a reservoir. Here are some of the great wines of South Africa that we love.
Lee Scher, 5:04 pm AFKI Original
Durban Country Club played host to 17 South African Opens. In existence for more than 90 years, it’s located just north of the Golden Mile beachfront with exceptional views of the Indian Ocean and an undulating terrain that makes it challenging. The third hole is renowned. You might want to think this one out before you take out your driver. Check out some of the golf courses in South Africa that the South African golf pros have played — or made.