Twelve Things To Do in Cape Town, South Africa's Mother City
Cape Town, known as the Mother City of South Africa, is hands down one of the most visually stunning cities in the world, and should be on everyone’s bucket list. This cosmopolitan, modern city offers natural beauty, historic architecture, an abundance of history, fantastic restaurants and wineries, great shopping, and some of the best beaches in the world, all at a very affordable price.
Anti-vaxxers push false claims about Bill Gates' vaccine efforts in Africa
In case you don't know, anti-vaxxers despise Bill Gates' efforts to supply vaccines to Africa. Gates doesn't do this personally, of course, but his foundation supports vaccinating kids in Africa so that those kids have a better chance at long and healthy lives.
Culture War: How International Aid Failed Africa & Made Poverty Worse
Data show that wages have declined and poverty has surged in Africa since the 1970s, despite international efforts. Many African countries are poor for a simple reason, says entrepreneur Magatte Wade: governments have created far too many obstacles to starting and running a business. In this passionate talk, Wade breaks down the challenges of doing business on the continent and offers some solutions of her own -- while calling on leaders to do their part, too.
Tackling African Poverty Can Start With Embracing The GDP Of The Poor
Governments in Africa and beyond will not be able to handle the cost-of-living crisis unless they start paying attention to the resource that feeds the poor: nature. Over the past three years, a cost-of-living crisis has spread across the world, affecting both rich and poor countries. Many are blaming it on the economic shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In Africa, these events have had an impact, but the growing impoverishment was already apparent even before they occurred.
Mercy Chinwo’s Husband, Blessed Uzochikwa Bags Honorary Doctorate Degree
Information Technology expert and pastor, Blessed Uzochikwa has bagged an honorary doctorate degree from the Myles Leadership University. The university with main campus in Telangana, India, awarded the IT expert an honoris causa in Technology, Leadership and Innovation on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
Africans Celebrate 60th Anniversary On Africa Day
On May 25th, the African continent will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and its successor, the African Union. It was on this date in 1963, that 32 Heads of independent African States met in Addis Ababa Ethiopia along with leaders from African liberation movements to craft a way forward for Africa’s complete independence from imperialism, colonialism and apartheid. The outcome of the meeting was the creation of Africa’s first post-independence continental institution, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The OAU was formed as a manifestation of the pan-African vision for an Africa that was united, free and in control of its own destiny and this was solemnised in the OAU Charter which was adopted on May 25 #AfricaDay, 1963. The celebration of the 60th anniversary is an opportunity to recognize the role and contribution of the founders of the continental organization and many other Africans on the continent and in the diaspora who have contributed greatly to the political liberation of the continent, and equally, to the socio-economic emancipation of Africa. It is an opportunity to share the information, knowledge and best practices of the past and to encourage each other to take on the vision of the AU, as well as to drive the realization of the “Africa We Want”, under Agenda 2063. It is also an opportune moment for the African Union to reflect on the spirit of pan-Africanism, which connects the past to the present and to the continent’s aspirations for the future.
Things to consider before traveling to Morocco
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Africa's "Great Green Wall" Project: 11 Countries Come Together to Fight Climate Change
Africa is one of the continents that is most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Droughts, flooding, and desertification have all taken a toll on the region, leading to food insecurity, poverty, and displacement. In response, 11 countries in Africa have joined forces to create a massive coast-to-coast wall of trees and vegetation, known as the "Great Green Wall" project.
African children left vulnerable as 12.7 million miss vaccinations, says UNICEF
According to a report from UNICEF, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused nearly 13 million children in Africa to miss out on one or more vaccinations between 2019 and 2021. This puts the continent at risk of further disease outbreaks, with UNICEF referring to it as a "child survival crisis".
"Nightmare on Lake Natron: The Haunting Beauty of the Scariest Lake on Earth"
In this article, we delve into Lake Natron's haunting beauty and terrifying reputation. Known as the scariest lake on earth, this body of water has a dark history and a mystique that has captured man's imagination. From the eerie wildlife to the otherworldly colors, this lake is a nightmare come to life. But for those brave enough to explore its depths, there is much to discover. Join us as we dive deep into the chilling allure of Lake Natron. We will uncover the secrets of this truly mesmerizing natural wonder. You won't want to miss this spine-tingling journey.
Violence Continues To Engulf Sudan As Military Factions Struggle For Power, Raising Fears Of Civil War
General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, de-facto ruler of SudanPhoto byThe Presidential Press and Information Office's of Azerbaijan via Wikimedia Commons. Despite hopes that a 24-hour truce between the fighting military factions would lead to a restoration of peace in Sudan’s capital city Khartoum, violence has already reported broken out violating the ceasefire. Indeed, it appears that military aircraft are continuing activities over the city, and it appears that a large army force has begun entering the capital from the east.
Savoring the Flavors of West Africa —The Ultimate Jollof Rice Guide
Unlock the Secrets of a Delicious, Aromatic Jollof Rice and Bring the Rich Culinary Heritage of West Africa to Your Table. Jollof rice is a popular West African dish, with many variations depending on the country and the cook. Here's a basic recipe for making Nigerian-style Jollof rice:
The Bodi Tribe—Exploring the Fascinating Traditions of Ethiopia's Obsession with Body Fat
From the fatting ceremony to unique beauty standards, discover the intriguing culture of the Bodi Tribe. The Bodi tribe is a relatively small tribe located in southern Ethiopia, near the border with South Sudan. They are known for their unique and somewhat strange traditions and beliefs, which have drawn attention from outsiders in recent years. In particular, the tribe is known for its obsession with body fat, which plays a central role in its culture.
Ebola and Marburg Mimicking a Lethal Virus
A deadly virus is ravaging parts of Africa and Asia, but you probably don't need to worry about it. The outbreak has been contained and experts say the chances of it spreading to other parts of the world are small.
The Dark Side of Belgium’s “Builder King”: Leopold II’s Role in the Colonization of Congo
Belgium is known for its beautiful architecture, charming cities, and delicious chocolate. However, it also has a dark past that is often forgotten. One of the key figures in this history is Leopold II, who ruled Belgium from 1865 to 1909. Despite his reputation as a “Builder King” due to the many grandiose buildings he commissioned, Leopold II was also responsible for the brutal colonization of Congo.
President Biden Praises Release of Paul Rusesabagina, Hero of Hollywood Movie Hotel Rwanda
As announced by the White House on Friday, March 24th, Paul Rusesabagina has been freed. As documented in the Hollywood movie Hotel Rwanda, Mr. Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed and saved 1,268 Hutu and Tutsi refugees during the Rwandan genocide. Mr. Rusesabagina is now safe in the United States.
Vice President Kamala Harris Will Visit Three Countries in Africa This Week
Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting Africa this week, as announced by the White House. Vice President Harris will depart for Africa on Saturday, March 25th and arrive on Sunday, March 26th. On the trip, she will visit Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia. The trip follows through on a commitment made by President Biden at the recent U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit to further engage with Africa.
The oral polio vaccine is not causing a polio epidemic
There are reports that oral polio vaccines have been linked to multiple cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).