Category Archives: Africa

Cape Town almost ran out of water. Here’s how it averted the crisis — The European Sting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Cape Town’s water crisis got so bad last year that there were competitions to see who could wash their shirts the least. … Continue reading

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Unusual Trees and Topiaries Sprout Alongside Buildings in a Photo Series by Sinziana Velicescu

The places where organic growth and human-made structure meet draws the eye of Los Angeles-based photographer Sinziana Velicescu. In her series A Tree Grows In…, Velicescu documents trees and shrubs growing alongside, or in spite of, pastel-hued buildings and fences in … Continue reading

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Can This Magic Bush Cure Cancer and Cast Spells?

If you’ve ever been on an African safari, chances are your ranger crafted a bush toothbrush for you at some point. Cutting a twig from a Magic guarri tree and fraying the ends into bristles is a common ranger’s ploy … Continue reading

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The danger of a single story

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The African Empire — Juju Films

Haiti recently gained membership in the African Union, making it the first country outside the continent to be African. If other Island countries like Jamaica, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas, Cuba, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, St. … Continue reading

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Roots of Capoeira Crowd Funding Appeal

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Morocco’s Success in the Aerospace Industry

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African voices respond to hyper-popular Kony 2012 viral campaign – Boing Boing

(Updated with additions, March 10, 2012. Here’s a Twitter list, so you can follow all of the African writers mentioned in this post who are on Twitter.) The internets are all a-flutter with reactions to Kony 2012, a high-velocity viral … Continue reading

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