Africa

Tanzania is having its Kiswahili cake. Can it eat it too?

My most recent continental travel was to Tanzania, where I spent 9 nights between Arusha and Dar es Salaam. I have concluded - with this being the second country visit in the last 2 years - there will never be enough time given the rich history and culture of this largest East African Community member. From…

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The 200 young South Africans you NEED to know

While youth month is but a recent memory, the excitement about the future generation must outlive the month of June. Join me in applauding the young people in 2 lists that I believe everyone needs to know. The 1st list is the Mail & Guardian list of 200 young South Africans. As a strong continental voice,…

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12 tips for using Airbnb Lagos for positive experiential travelling

I am currently in Lagos on business. This is my second visit since 2013. I opted to use Airbnb Lagos mainly because hotel room rates are unaffordable in this city. But there is another reason - I wanted to live among the ordinary Lagosians and get to learn more about this vibrant city of 20…

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What makes you African? #HeritageMonth

There have been many debates of late about African identity with "black hair" commonly known as the afro, put in the spotlight. The most recent one being the Pretoria Girls High School hair saga. The students in this South African all-girls school, took to the streets to protest against their school's administration which had allegedly forced…

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How is Africa raising issues to mobilise wide support on Social media?

Social media is without a doubt one of the most powerful mediums of communication. Increasingly, the youth have found a “voice” in raising political and social issues that have come to the fore. When national disasters or tragedies strike, social media is the first to break the news and netizens all there to spread and receive…

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Social media trends and tools help the way Africa communicates

Social media trends and tools are changing the way Africa views communication. There's  a new language in Africa, and it goes by the name of social media. Look at the latest Portland report on how Africa tweets to see where we are as a continent in terms of the predominant language for twitter in Africa. Looking at these…

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