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Date Archives for November 2015

  • Where The Wild Things Are: The Best Places To See Wildlife In Namibia

    Namibia conservancy By Joe Kennedy, 4:00 pm

    Namibia is one of the top travel destinations in southern Africa, due to its outstanding scenery and landscapes that make it easier to spot wildlife than other regions of the continent. Some of the most interesting wildlife includes the Cape fur seal, and the hard-to-spot desert lion. No matter where you happen to stay in the country, you’re never that far from incredible animals. Here are the best places to see wildlife in Namibia.

  • South African Cattle Farmers Face The Worst Drought In 30 Years

    Severe Drought By Kevin Mwanza, 10:31 am

    South Africa has been hit by the worst drought in 30 years and it is now threatening to scorch away dreams of small-scale farmers and threatens to cut short dreams of many black farmers who benefited from a post apartheid program to encourage them. The drought has not spared traditional cattle farmers, who are finding it harder to feed their herds on thinning grazing pasture.

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tangier

    By Joe Kennedy, 10:02 am

    There’s plenty to discover in the 2,500-year-old city of Tangier, which boasts a smorgasbord of cultural and historical influences due to its location on the Mediterranean in northern Morocco. From its history of spies, to its famed authors, to its teeming markets, here are 10 things you didn’t know about Tangier, Morocco.

  • How Will The World Look With Vastly More Africans In It?

    By Kevin Mwanza, 9:46 am

    According to the World Bank, one in every three people walking on earth in the year 2050 will be an African. The bank estimated that by that time about 2.5 billion people will be Africans, making them double the current population size and 25 percent of the world’s total. Africa’s cities are expected to grow rapidly to accommodate this large number of people, most of which are well educated youth moving from the rural areas to urban areas

  • Africa’s ‘Sleeping Giants’ Present Better Investment Opportunity – Barclays

    African economies By Kevin Mwanza, 8:39 am

    Africa’s so-called “sleeping giant” economies present foreign investors with better opportunities due to their fast growing markets and untapped industries, coupled with a population boom, financial firm Barclays said in a new report. The banks says the continents overlooked economies, such as Angola, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo, present new investment opportunities

  • 12 Apps Boosting Agriculture In Africa

    By Julia Austin, 4:31 am AFKI Original

    Agro-Hub is a crowd-sourced information app based out of Cameroon. Through the app, farmers can learn everything from food storage tips to how to optimize their sales on social media. According to the company’s website Agro-hub.com, their main objective is to, “Combat poverty among rural farmers in Cameroon by improving farmers’ household incomes through agricultural market development.”

  • Africa’s Unreliable Internet Connections Keep Newspapers On The Streets

    By Kevin Mwanza, 4:20 am

    Slow and unreliable internet connection in most of Africa has ensured that print news, which has been quickly shrinking in more developed worlds, is still king on the continent with sale of newspaper in countries like Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa rising in recent years. While there has been an increase in social media use in Africa, limited access to the internet and limited freedom of expression and information has made it difficult for media outlets to monetize.

  • 12 Things You May Not Know About Musician Johnny Clegg

    Johnny Clegg By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:00 am AFKI Original

    Johnny Clegg is a famous South African musician who is still as active today as he ever has been, despite turning 62 in June. The man affectionately known as the ‘White Zulu’ continues to entertain audiences the world over, and can proudly look back over a colourful career that was never short of inspiration and enthusiasm. Here we take a look at 12 things you may not know about successful South African musician, Johnny Clegg.

  • Siza Mzimela: Meet First Black Woman To Start An Airline

    By Staff, 10:39 am

    South African entrepreneur Siza Mzimela is making history: she’s the first Black woman to start an airline. Mzimela is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fly Blue Crane, a start-up South African airline that began taking flights September 2015, with O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg as the airline’s hub operational hub. Thus far, the start-up is operating as an airline that offers low cost point-to-point domestic routes within South Africa.

  • Africa’s Booming Retail Sector Set To Attain China’s Lofty Standards

    gauteng shopping fashion_week_outdoors_nh2point8_039 Photo: 21thingstodo.co.za By Staff, 10:11 am

    The continent’s retail industry is earmarked for a boom, such as one experienced by current economic powerhouse China in the late 1980s, on the back of a rapidly increasing population and significant investments in the sector. The comparison with the Asian country has earned Africa the tag of the ‘next big story” in the foreseeable future, similar to China’s meteoric rise to current trends of yesteryear retailers are expanding four to five times faster than retailers in the United States and Europe.

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