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Cairo News

Egypt's new highways draw ire as they pass through the pyramid plateau

The highway project is backed by Egypt’s powerful military and snakes through the World Heritage Site.  Work just resumed on two controversial  Egyptian highways in close proximity to the pyramids ou...
Cape Town News

‘Jerusalema’ captured the world with their dance

‘Jerusalema’ the most shazamed song in the world South African DJ Master KG is the artist behind the sensational hit ‘Jerusalema’ that has become an international phenomenon.   The Limpopo-born mu...
Nairobi News

Why Kenya is a great place for digital nomads

Africa is a major attraction for remote workers due to its budding startup community.  Digital nomads are people who use telecommunication technologies to earn their living as they go about their nom...
Nairobi News

Coronavirus developments in Africa thus far

The rate of covid-19 spread is slowing down in Africa. The daily conformed cases have dropped significantly. This is mainly attribued to the drop in numbers from the populous Nigeria, South Africa,...
Marrakesh News

Africa’s tourism outlook and top destinations before the pandemic

Africa tourism statistics from the World Tourism Organization show African countries recording the highest growth rate average compared to other continents. 2019 saw 1.3 billion people travel to an...
Cape Town News

Traditional African musical instruments

Africa is an enormous continent, of diverse people, cultures, and practices. You can learn a lot about the continent’s flamboyant textiles, trade of valuable metals, and musical traditions. We shall e...
Marrakesh News

Tight restrictions in major Moroccan cities mark the new normal

Moroccan authorities recently imposed tight controls on movement in and out of Marrakesh and Casablanca, two of the country’s major cities as part of the drastic measures aimed at curbing the spread o...
Nairobi News

Busiest Ports in Africa

Ports are the main entry and exit points for goods across Africa. Apart from their vital economic impact, they hold a strategic significance for countries with a coastline. Not all countries that ac...
Nairobi News

Over 300 wildebeests die crossing the mara river

Every year, over 1.2 million wildebeests make a spirited migration to grazing lands around the Serengeti and Maasai Mara. In a visual play of survival of the fittest, we get to see mother nature dis...
Nairobi News

Polio disease eradicated in Africa

  The Africa Regional Certification Commission has declared Africa free of Wild Polio. The feat is attributed to the strong cooperation between national governments and global donors in effort to a...
Cape Town News

Long queues at the liquor stores as South Africans welcome ease in restrictions

Finally, alcohol and cigarettes are back, as South Africans welcome ease in covid-19 restrictions After a long controversial ban on alcohol and cigarettes, the restriction has been reversed. The lock...
Nairobi News

Coronavirus: a roundup of the latest developments in Africa

Millions of people across the continent have had to change their normal routines, behavioral practices, and social interactions, yet cases of covid-19 continue to rise. As a sign of covid-19 fatigue...
Nairobi News

A summary of coronavirus developments in Africa

The covid-19 pandemic is spreading fast across the African continent, prompting the WHO to raise alarm bells. Africa has close to a million confirmed cases and 20,000 fatalities. Despite the rising nu...
Accra News

Ghana welcomes African Americans who decide to leave the U.S.

Ghana has decided to welcome with open arms the African Americans who decide to leave the United States and return to Africa. The Ghanaian government is negotiating an agreement with the local author...
Marrakesh News

Africa’s thriving reading culture pre-European colonialism

The five libraries of Mauritania preserve a medieval archive of civic documents and quranic lore Chinguetti,  a medieval trading center in northern Mauritania, is located on the Bleak Adar plateau an...
Nairobi News

Stunning African ruins that will blow you away!

Africa makes up 15 percent of the world’s population yet her origins remain a mystery. Silent ruins dot the continent leaving evidence of powerful kingdoms and civilizations that dominated her landsca...
Marrakesh News

How to catch the train to Morrocco

Intercity train travel in a foreign country can be challenging. Contemplating a Moroccan train ride in the land of ‘couscous’ seems quite daunting for a first-timer.  The aura of Morrocco, the divers...
Nairobi News

Swahili words worth knowing before you visit East Africa

East Africa is one of the most traveled destinations across Africa.  Every country in East Africa has its own unique culture and heritage. For instance, there is no better gorilla trekking experien...
Cape Town News

Cape Town covered in sea foam

The South African city has been hit in recent days by a wave of bad weather, with strong winds and large waves that have covered the streets with sea foam. Despite the alert issued by the weather s...
Nairobi News

Beyonce hit with criticism over celebrative video on Africa

Since the Beyonce's trailer’s release, people on social media have aired their opinions on the visual. Some are unflattered over her portrayal of the African continent.  It was only a few weeks ago w...
Cairo News

Will Libya be divided to East and West Libya?

The rapid development of events in Libya have led to the consent of the rebel general Khalifa Haftar  to talks with the internationally recognized government in Tripoli. They would seek a peaceful s...
Lagos News

Domestic flights resume as covid-19 cases rise in Nigeria

The first case of covid-19 in Nigeria was recorded on February 28. Today there are 30,000 more confirmed cases and a death toll approaching 700. Lagos state leads in cases followed by FCT then Edo....
Cairo News

Egypt’s medical staff face arrest if they protest the handling of covid-19

Egyptian authorities have cracked down on criticism over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic by President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly also blamed medical professionals...
Cape Town News

South Africa records a rise in new cases of covid-19 infections

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize urged all 58 million residents to adjust their behavior and curb the spread of covid-19 in South Africa. In a briefing to parliament on Wednesday, he warned that the cov...
Cairo News

Egyptian lion tamer entertaining viewers from home

  During this lockdown, one person is having nothing to do with the gloom and is making it his duty to entertain everyone else. Since documented Egyptian history, lions are valued as a symbol of p...
Cape Town News

African women have covid-19 stories to tell

The impact of Covid-19 across the globe, and especially in Africa, is felt more by the vulnerable in society. In many African countries women’s opportunities and access to opportunities are limited,...
Arusha News

Hundreds of fossilized human footprints give clues of ancient African traditions

The footprints date back 5,760 to 19,100 years ago and the discovery sheds light on what life looked like back in ancient Africa. This is the largest collection of fossilized footprints discovered t...
Accra News

Ghana’s dancing pallbearers up for best meme of 2020 with their ‘coffin dance’

Despite their slick and suited up appearance, they are not afraid to totter in the sand when engrossed in the heat of their performances.  You may have come across a video of six people dressed in bl...
Dar Es Salaam News

A practical travel guide to Tanzania

Had enough of the monotony of work and need some fresh air? Consider going on holiday to Tanzania for a change.  As a top destination offering travelers and tourists the authentic safari experience -...
Cape Town News

Why are Botswana elephants dying in their hundreds?

  Scores of elephants in Northern Botswana are dying. Conservationists and media houses report over 350 elephants have died. It happened at the Okavango Delta known for grassy plains and a rich wil...
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