Post Tagged with: "Africa"

New Egypt leader must recover country’s economy and authority

July 16, 2014 9:50 am0 comments
New Egypt leader must recover country’s economy and authority

The new cabinet of Egypt headed by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab took the oath of office on June 17 after Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, former Minister of Defense who organized the 2013 coup d’état, became the next President after the election which took place on May 26-28. The country’s new leader […]

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Algeria has shown African football how it should be done

June 30, 2014 4:00 pm0 comments
Algeria has shown African football how it should be done

It came as quite a surprise when Algeria qualified for the last 16 with a draw against Fabio Capello’s Russia for those who don’t really know much about them. Many, myself included, were expecting Ivory Coast and Ghana to be the star performers in Brazil but Les Fennecs, led by […]

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Ivory – The White Gold of Jihad

April 30, 2014 4:08 pm0 comments
Ivory – The White Gold of Jihad

We all know that the ivory trade costs the lives of tens of thousands of elephants a year. There have been huge campaigns over the last six months, both in the form of protests, celebrity Twitter campaigns and huge coverage in the press, of the fact that the wild elephant will […]

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Icebergs to Africa?

October 4, 2013 11:54 am0 comments

Every year much of impoverished Africa sees water droughts that would make Britain’s occasional “hose pipe ban” seem like a day in heaven. In 2011 alone it is thought that tens of thousands, perhaps 100s of thousands of Africans died in what became known as the East African drought. That […]

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5 Things to Remember when Backpacking Through Africa.

July 9, 2013 4:53 pm0 comments
5 Things to Remember when Backpacking Through Africa.

To many, the African continent is a large elephant-ear shaped mass of political and social turmoil stickered with innumerable travel warnings and discouragements. All throughout historical and contemporary popular culture, Africa has been unjustly depicted as a place of dictators, cannibals, hyenas and starvation. Yet travelling through this vast continent […]

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Honeymoon hotspots in Kenya

September 17, 2012 3:14 pm0 comments
Honeymoon hotspots in Kenya

Kenya is one of the top places in Africa with the most attractive honeymoon destinations. This would be the ideal destination for lovers to enjoy the most romantic start to their life together. Ranging from coastal beaches, to splendid resorts to scenic physical features, Kenya is what every newly wed […]

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UN: World Leader Africa Should Harmonise Mobile Money Laws

July 22, 2012 8:23 am0 comments
UN: World Leader Africa Should Harmonise Mobile Money Laws

The East African Community (EAC) countries have been praised for their success in mobile money services but should make serious efforts to harmonise the different legal frameworks that cover the industry in the region, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said. UNCTAD has released a report […]

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The Berber Kiss

June 23, 2012 12:00 pm1 comment
The Berber Kiss

Everyone else is asleep. It’s almost eleven o’clock, but I can’t sleep. I lie tossing and turning in my bed. Above me on the wall are framed verses from the Quran. Even I know the characters Allah Akbar, ‘God is Great’. I smile. Is it his will that I am able to […]

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