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    So Much About ZIMBABWE! II

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    In the last days of 2017, Zimbabwe grabbed global attention because of its politics—particularly the inauguration of a new government…

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    So Much About ZIMBABWE!

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    In the last days of 2017, Zimbabwe grabbed global attention because of its politics—particularly the inauguration of a new government…

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    Butha-Buthe: ‘A Place of Lying Down’ in Lesotho

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    Lesotho’s second largest city is truly rural, yeah, but it’s also a fun place to be. Welcome to Butha-Bathe, a…

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    The Unreported Harare

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    Last year I had a freelance assignment to cover the International Harare Festival. That was my first time in Zimbabwe,…

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    Morija Festival, Lesotho: Unity in Diversity

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    Different festivals and celebrations from different places across the globe have different origins. Some are old with their roots steeped…

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    FOODIE DESTINATION: Poulet (Chicken) Yassa – Dakar

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    To the land of the Pink Lake, the famous house of slaves, Goreé Island, the sultry sounds of Youssou N’Dour…

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    Gorilla tracking in central Africa: why it was my best wildlife experience

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    Locking eyes with a wild silverback mountain gorilla in the jungle of Central Africa has to be one of the…

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    City Icon: Djimon Hounsou, Cotonou

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    “Africa is my continent. It is where I opened my eyes.” Djimon Gaston Hounsou was born the fifth child to…

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    A Walk Through Africa’s Most Labyrinth City

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    Hamza is one of the few well-travelled persons I have met in recent times. He was in Nigeria briefly in…

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    Incwala, Swaziland: More Than Celebrating the First Fruits

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    Beyond the outward displays of conviviality that attends most cultural festivals, there is often a thick shroud of mysticism and…

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

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    “I know that my mother has set the bar high for me, by being an advocate… I also want to…

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    Sights and Colours of Mbabane

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    South Africa may have appropriated every space in our mind about southern African; however, there are other fascinating places to…

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    A Roan Licked my Mirror! Expect the unexpected in Africa!

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    Whilst out in Swaziland I was in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoying the peace and tranquility of the reserve. There is…

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    Chichiri Museum: The Secret Place of Malawian Uniqueness

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    It bears not much semblance with the Scottish birth place of Dr. David Livingstone after which it was named, nevertheless,…

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    A Tour of Blantyre

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    Malawi is known for its vibrant and colourful cities. Tourists, because of the welcoming and friendly local people, popularly refer…

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    Sao Tome and Principe: Where Emerald Rainforest and the Atlantic Create Seductive Scenery

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    Sao Tome and Principe! I can almost hear you say where is that? That question goes with the name. Checked…

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    Comoros Islands; A Hidden Gem in the Indian Ocean

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    The story is told of a missing ring belong to a famous king. The event happened many centuries ago, but…

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    A Day with Serengeti’s Big 5

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    Serengeti National Park, the largest of Tanzania’s 16 national parks, is a land of variety and abundance. “Serengeti” which simply…

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    UGANDA MEMOIRS…

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    Back in 1908, a young Winston Churchill dubbed Uganda as the Pearl of Africa in his book My African Journey,…

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    City Icon – Michelle McLean-Bailey, Namibia

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    “My priority would be with the children of Namibia, because (children) are the foundation of every nation.” – Michelle McLean…

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    My Day Out in Kampala

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    “Kampala is constantly changing,” my boda boda rider said as we began our tour. “If you leave now and come…

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    International Roots Festival (Gambia)

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    The end is better than the beginning of a thing, the popular saying goes. Which is why in spite of…

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    Recipe Wednesday – Domoda (Peanut butter Soup) Banjul, Gambia

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    Gambians are big on social interaction, so it is not a rare sight to see families eating from communal bowls…

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    6 Reasons Why You Must Visit Banjul

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    If you are looking for an ideal African destination, a getaway city to relax, catch fun and, of course meet…

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