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Mind-Blowing Pictures Of Little Girl Who Grew Up With Wild Animals In Africa

Mind-Blowing Pictures Of Little Girl Who Grew Up With Wild Animals In Africa

The story of Tippi Degre is as captivating as they come. Tippi’s french parents, Alain Degre and Sylvie Robert, who were filmmakers and wildlife photographers, migrated to Namibia where she was born. However, growing up, Tippi’s life has been far more exciting than many other children and adults could dream of. Indeed, instead of just playing with toys, Tippi spent time alongside some beautiful as... »

Africa’s Under-18 Population to Reach 1 Billion by 2050

Africa’s Under-18 Population to Reach 1 Billion by 2050

According to Unicef, one in ten people in the world will be African as a result of a population growth that will see the number of under-18’s rise by two-thirds to almost 1 billion by 2050. The results of the findings showcase what has been described as “a massive shift in the world’s child population towards Africa” in spite of the high child-mortality rates on the contine... »

The Complexities Of Integrating Southern Africa

The Complexities Of Integrating Southern Africa

Should we be seriously concerned about this so called economic integration of Southern Africa; if so, why; what exactly does it entail; when is it expected to be complete; how much ground has the process covered thus far and why? Answers to these questions particularly the last one, will shed light on the complexities of integrating Southern Africa – if they do exist. To begin with, the economic i... »

Chibok Girls’ Parents Left Feeling Dissappointed After Latest Government No-Show

Chibok Girls’ Parents Left Feeling Dissappointed After Latest Government No-Show

According to reports, more than 100 parents were stood up by a Nigerian government delegation amidst security concerns. This incident comes after more than 200 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram last April sparking the #BringBackOurGirls campaign on Twitter. Asabe Kwambura, principal of the School, expressed dissappointment with Government officials con... »

Airport Shuttle Service – A Big Relief for Frequent Travellers

Airport Shuttle Service – A Big Relief for Frequent Travellers

I’m a frequent traveller and consider Airport Services in Africa or indeed elsewhere as important or more than the Flights & Flight schedule. I should share my experience at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) during my previous visit for business and pleasure to Los Angeles, Long Beach and Riverside. The LAX Airport Shuttles are really spacious man! What I liked best was the shuttles are ... »

Love Radio – Episodes of Love and Hate

Love Radio – Episodes of Love and Hate

A transmedia documentary about reconciliation in Rwanda. By Anoek Steketee and Eefje Blankevoort How it all started In 2008, when we were in Rwanda working on a project, we met the team that created a very popular radio soap called Musekeweya (‘New Dawn’). The soap tells a story of bad guys and good guys and the love between two people from opposing villages, but its aim is to help heal the wounds... »

Mali & Other Countries On Alert Over Outbreak Of Deadly Ebola Virus

Mali & Other Countries On Alert Over Outbreak Of Deadly Ebola Virus

Mali has been placed on alert over the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The disease, which has no known cure or vaccine, is reported to have killed more than 86 people near the country’s border with Guinea and has already spread to Liberia. According to the BBC, tight controls are already in place on those entering the Mali capita, Bamako, and thermal-imaging cameras are being used to s... »

Bill To Ban Smoking Passed In Lagos

Bill To Ban Smoking Passed In Lagos

Smoking in public places have been banned by members of the Lagos parliament in Nigeria. Although smoking outdoors is quite popular in Lagos, particularly in beer parlours and nightclubs, the bill prohibits smoking in all public places including restaurants and on public transport and offenders are now liable to face a $62 (£38) fine or up to three months in jail or both. Furthermore, the bill mak... »

Compulsory Prisoner Transfer Agreement Signed By UK and Nigeria

Compulsory Prisoner Transfer Agreement Signed By UK and Nigeria

Nigeria and the United Kingdom have signed a prisoner transfer agreement between the two countries. Consequently, citizens of either country who commit crimes will serve their sentences in their homeland. Although, both countries already have prisoner-transfer treaties in place with several other states, the UK government said the UK-Nigeria agreement meant inmates could be “properly prepare... »

Nigerian Named African of the Year

Nigerian Named African of the Year

Nigeria’s Agriculture Minister, Akinwumi Adesina, has been named Forbes African of the Year. Mr Adesina won the award for his reforms to the country’s farming sector. According to Forbes Africa Editor, Chris Bishop, Mr Adesina “is a man on a mission to help Africa feed itself”. In his own words, Mr Adesina, who wants to help people become rich through farming said in his ac... »