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The Flying Dodo: insights from a Beer Hunter

Any beer drinker will tell you that the first thing that gets them is the sweat on the bottle. Moving past that, the act...

Irreecha: Thousands of Ethiopians celebrate popular thanksgiving festival

Hiwot Tesfaye, a diaspora-based Ethiopian, is excited to celebrate Irreecha festival, an annual thanksgiving event celebrated by millions of Ethiopians annually, for the first...

Hung out to dry: Botswana’s cattle sector grapples with drought

Like many in Botswana, cattle rearing for Boyce Sebonego, is a family affair.  “My dad, my mother - they loved farming, they loved anything to...

Former Ugandan street child trains ghetto youth in performing arts

Clinton Kibuuka is a performing artist whose talent was nurtured in one of the notorious slums in Uganda's capital city Kampala. Kibuuka, 24, had a...

Mauritius: The Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site

The Mauritan capital of Port Louis is home to one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that tell a rich history of the island,...

Kenya’s rural community health volunteers on frontline of saving lives

Jael Onditi is a community health volunteer (CHV), community-based personnel that supplements the formal health system in promoting disease prevention in remote villages in...

Locust swarm begins to take an economic toll

For farmers in Kenya’s upper eastern region, the rain that fell during November and December was a blessing. The rain allowed the farmers to begin...

#LiberiaDecides: Ex-combatants hope for reintegration as country holds poll

Liberians will be heading into a historic, crucial and defining moment as they cast their ballot on Tuesday 10th October. Watching as supporters from different...

Libyan artist uses four markers to simultaneously sketch using hands and...

A Libyan artist is exploring new ways to create art by creating drawings with his hands and feet simultaneously. Ahmed Mahmoud has devoted himself...

Africa takes pride in her first female President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf may have only seven more months in power, but her mark in Africa’s history will forever remain. She made history...