Africa Opens its Doors to the World

Africa Opens its Doors to the World

Durban, South Africa. By Thomas Okbo 2018-08-12 01:55:12 A diverse continent with more than 50 different countries, Africa is blessed with vast natural resources – offshore oil and gas reserves, precious metals and diamonds, iron ore, cocoa, timber and more. That wealth of resources, coupled with an increasingly skilled workforce, key trade hubs and growing […]

Weird Al joins Weezer onstage to perform Toto's 'Africa'

Weird Al joins Weezer onstage to perform Toto's 'Africa'

At Weezer’s show at The Forum in Los Angeles Wednesday, Weird Al got onstage mid-song to join the band in a cover of Toto’s 1982 hit “Africa.” You may remember that a 14-year-old recently convinced Weezer to cover “Africa.” Billboard: “We’re gonna take you on a distant voyage,” promised singer Rivers Cuomo, who was sporting […]

Stone solid: Ex-Longhorn from South Africa makes run at major

Stone solid: Ex-Longhorn from South Africa makes run at major

ST. LOUIS —  The land of Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel could be delivering another winner of a major title. With his second straight solid round at the PGA Championship on Friday, South Africa’s Brandon Stone is one good weekend away from breaking through at the same course where the godfather of […]

Africa: Heaven for Nature Photographers

Africa: Heaven for Nature Photographers

With a land surface exceeding 30 million square kilometers that makes it the second largest continent on earth, Africa’s scenery is rich, diverse and unparalleled. Little wonder that when the first tales of early European explorers eventually reached home, they inspired even greater numbers to visit the continent. Going to Africa is on many people’s […]

'Weird Al' joins Weezer on stage to cover Toto's 'Africa'

'Weird Al' joins Weezer on stage to cover Toto's 'Africa'

Things got a little weird in Los Angeles Wednesday as Weezer covered Toto’s classic rock tune “Africa”. Weezer covered the iconic song during Wednesday’ night’s show at The Forum in Los Angeles, and partway through the performance Weird Al Yankovic joined the band on stage to finish the cover. Video posted by John Capodice to […]

African Innovation and Integration of WordCamp Conferences

African Innovation and Integration of WordCamp Conferences

The unmistakable truth to mastering technology is understanding the reality that 80% of all tech careers require the ability to read and comprehend the written word, no matter what language. African nations are realizing the empowerment of thought leadership using tech. There can be several hundred dialects and language nuances that are related to the […]

South Africa hosts the first annual African Ranger Awards

South Africa hosts the first annual African Ranger Awards

Over 50 wildlife rangers from throughout Africa were honoured for their contribution to conservation on the continent during a ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa. The awards event was attended by the winning rangers, organising company Paradise Foundation co-chair and Alibaba group executive chairman Jack Ma who praised the brave work of these conservationists. The […]

Trafalgar's New Touring Frontier: Africa

Trafalgar's New Touring Frontier: Africa

After 70 years spent evolving and expanding its tour product, Trafalgar recently announced a particularly meaningful addition. The company is introducing vacations to Africa, with departures in December. The move is an important milestone for Trafalgar, which is owned by the Tollman family, whose roots are in South Africa. New itineraries will be offered throughout […]

Rand Needn't Worry South Africa's Central Bank, Study Concludes

Rand Needn't Worry South Africa's Central Bank, Study Concludes

Who’s afraid of a weaker rand? Not the South African Reserve Bank, according to a new study examining the pass-through of currency fluctuations to inflation. The authors set out to find out why the correlation between the exchange rate and price growth has weakened in the past two decades, which coincided with South Africa adopting […]

Farmer-Herder Conflicts on the Rise in Africa

Farmer-Herder Conflicts on the Rise in Africa

Violent intercommunal clashes between herders and farmers can be avoided if African governments recognise the complexities that exist in these conflicts and to remove barriers to accessing land for pastoralists without compromising the rights of farming communities. Internally displaced villagers herd livestock in Turkana county, Kenya. © 2014 Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images for Human […]