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August
2016
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12 Exciting Treats at Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde is an impressive archipelago of jewel-like islands which lines the West African coast. This unique destination parades some of the world’s most pristine sands, clear beaches, exciting holiday adventures and hospitable people. Here are 12 exciting treats at Cabo Verde you must indulge in whilst there. The peaceful and therapeutic nature of Cabo …

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August
2016
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Festival Carnaval de São Vincente

It is not hard to see the Brazilian influence in the Carnaval de São Vincente. The Portuguese discovered the islands that make up Cape Verde uninhabited in the latter half of the 15th century and began to populate it with various kinds of people they forcefully took there. In a sense, the islands became laboratories …

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August
2016
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Music and Festivals of Cabo Verde

What do you know about the music and festivals of Cabo Verde? “Where is that? You may ask. Where else could one surf and scuba dive in one day, dance the samba and funaná on the second and scale a volcano on the third, all in a dry, mosquito-free environment where the mercury never falls …

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August
2016
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Recipe Wednesday: Cachupa – Celebrating in Cape Verde

In Cape Verde when you want to cook for a special occasion or make your family members feel special, you cook a kettle of Cachupa. Cape Verdeans love to share their Cachupa with family members and friends as they believe that a Cachupa can teach a lot about their culture. Cooking Time: 240 minutes Serves: …

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July
2016
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Malindi Fun Experience!

Kenya’s coastline offers about 500 km of pristine Indian Ocean beaches and Islands which boasts of a rich marine park. One of these is Malindi, the country’s second largest town. With its exotic hotels and pristine beaches and plenty of activities for tourists, Malindi is particularly a paradise of a sort with loads of fun experience. …

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July
2016
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4 Reasons Why Malindi Should Be On Your Bucket List

Malindi, the gorgeous East African coastal city, is home to some of the most friendly and amazing people on earth. Its pristine beaches, magical islands and marine parks testify to nature’s bias for this awe-inspiring destination. Even though indigenes speak little English, the hospitality is so palpable that you have no choice but to feel …

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July
2016
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City Icon – HRH Sikhanyiso Dlamini (Princess Pashu of Swaziland)

“I know that my mother has set the bar high for me, by being an advocate… I also want to contribute meaningfully to our beautiful country.” – HRH Sikhanyiso Dlamini (Princess Pashu of Swaziland) Princess Pashu radiates such an aura of brilliance and vibrancy around her that you cannot help but like her. Born on ...

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July
2016
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Recipe Wednesday – Sidvudvu (Pumpkin Porridge)

Hi guys! Hope you have been enjoying our Recipe Wednesday meals and been trying them. If you are new to this site, welcome. Every week we take you round Africa to whet your taste buds. We still have a lot to cover so don’t fret, there’s a lot to go through as yet. This week …

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July
2016
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Sibebe Rock – A Mountaineering Experience in Mbabane

Swaziland is a small country in terms of landmass, for its deficiency in size, nature complements with craggy hills and beautiful valleys that define its landscapes with intriguing surprises. The country owes this dramatic topography to its location, as it is perched on southern Africa’s eastern escarpment where the central plateau slopes away east towards …

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July
2016
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Sights and Colours of Mbabane

South Africa may have appropriated every space in our mind about southern African; however, there are other fascinating places to visit in the sub-region, in fact, on pocket-friendly budget. Take Swaziland for example, the kingdom appears a mere postage stamp on the map, step inside and the landscapes will take you by surprise with its …

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June
2016
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What I Saw in Rabat

The more things change, the more they remain the same. I have often heard this saying, but I grabbed its import recently when I travelled to Morocco’s Rabat. Rabat is not the usual place many people go to on holiday. I have friends whose usual complaint about the city is that it lacks the requisites …

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June
2016
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Experiencing Africa’s Longest Canopy Walkway

The day started like any other – beautiful, bright and sunny – a lovely Wednesday in the city of Lagos. Holiday activities and festivities were at fever pitch. The sun blazed hot during the day while the night time unleashed harsh harmattan wind. It was a perfect weather for the holidays. We slept late into …

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June
2016
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South Africa: Remembering the Soweto Uprising of June 16, 1976

On this day 40 years ago in Soweto near Johannesburg, a large number of mainly black school children were gunned down by the apartheid security officials while protesting the ridiculous requirement that Afrikaans (language spoken by the minority European settlers) be the mandatory language of teaching in all South African schools.   These unarmed school children were …

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May
2016
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THOUSANDS GATHERED AT INDABA 2016 TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN TOURISM

South Africa Tourism brought together media, travel trade and industry stakeholders to discuss the future of African Tourism. The event took place from the 7th -9th May 2016. The show was hosted at the International Convention Center, Durban, Kwazulu Natal. This top travel show explored issues such as ’’How Africans should control our own narratives’’. …

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May
2016
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AFRO TOURISM OFFICIAL PROMOTERS OF ZIMBABWE TOURISM

In a bid to support and promote tourism in Africa. Afro Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) in promoting the best of Zimbabwe. This MOU would compliment our efforts in bridging the divide and providing more information on Zimbabwe to help the tourist make an informed decision. Starting with …

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May
2016
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Finding friends, making memories …

Hi there! If you’re reading this, you are probably interested in traveling and have a true sense of adventure. So I’m going to tell you a tale from my travels, maybe you could then tell me a tale of yours. December 2013. Myself and three friends had the spontaneous idea to hop in a car …

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March
2016
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The Unreported Harare

Last year I had a freelance assignment to cover the International Harare Festival. That was my first time in Zimbabwe, a country I have been curious about because of its uncomplimentary media reports. The trip was an opportunity to verify, first-hand, the various reports I have heard and read and I eagerly looked forward to …

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February
2016
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Top African Romantic Getaways this Valentine…pt4

We present another top lovely African destination for a truly romantic getaway this Valentine. This is the fourth part on our series and we still have a bit more on our list to bring to you, so sit back, relax and enjoy!   Enjoy Valentine’s Day in Marrakech Marrakech means different thing to different people, …

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January
2016
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Mama’s St. Valentine Day’s Story

In Africa, old people are not kept at nursing homes; they stay home and teach grandchildren the way of life. I am one of such children who benefited from the care of aged parents. I grew up in the caring hands of my grandmother. Actually, grandma is a disciplinarian by today’s standards; she is one …

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January
2016
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A Smart Dude in Cotonou

The main event of the 2016 voodoo festival was scheduled for January 10 and I had planned to witness it at Ouidah. Anyway, Ouidah is just 38 km from Cotonou (the former is Benin’s most visited city while the latter is its commercial capital) so I decided to spend two days—Friday and Saturday, at Cotonu …

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January
2016
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A Teenager’s Odyssey to Cotonou

Sade was 16 when her school organized a road trip to Cotonou, a bustling commercial city in West Africa’s Benin Republic. It was an excursion for senior students studying French as part of the curriculum. Naturally, Sade and her friends were excited. This was their first journey outside the country and especially without the company …

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December
2015
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ALONE BUT NOT LONELY ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Celebrating New Year with friends and family at home each year is something many look forward to. So it could be really depressing finding yourself alone in a hotel room on a New Year’s eve thousands of miles away from home, reminiscing over past celebrations, and missing your friends and family. Perhaps you’re abroad studying and …

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December
2015
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The Magnificent Celebration of New Year’s Day in South Africa

New Year in South Africa is celebrated according to the Georgian calendar on its first date of January 1st. The energy, dynamism, and bold colors are used during the season of New Year, and especially on New Years Eve, this makes South Africa the perfect place for observing New Year festivities. South Africa has huge …

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