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How Nairobi’s Matatus Navigate the Busy Capital

Infectious, pulsating energy has found a permanent home in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. You can feel it in the air, where dust mingles pleasantly with loud music blaring from matatus, the vibrant minibuses and vans...
How to Enjoy Lagos Like a Local

How to Enjoy Lagos Like a Local

It's end of the year and visitors are trooping into Lagos, just as the locals are trooping out on holiday.The remaining locals are gearing up for the festivities, and as many as possible are...
Addis Ababa

Real Life in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In the heart of Ethiopia is the most historically successful city for African unity, human consciousness and development - Addis Ababa. During the rule of Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, the Organization of African Unity...
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Real Life in Rabat, Morocco

"Rabat is my hometown- it is the city in which I feel at ease and happy." In North Africa, living in a capital city means enjoying the magical mixture of modernity and authenticity. Rabat, the...
Real Life In Accra

Real Life in Accra, Ghana That You Must Know About

No Man's Land Many people born and raised in Accra have parents who migrated from their respective towns and villages to settle in Accra in search of an opportunity to make it in life.  “No...
Cape Town, South Africa

Real Life in Cape Town, South Africa

How pursuing your dreams (and passions) can have a positive impact on society. Living in one of the most collaborative, culturally unique cities in the world, the concept of remaining authentically unique to who you...

Real Life in Gaborone, Botswana

Authentic people representing the greater number of us out there, the little nuts and bolts in the big wheel of what is the real life in Gaborone. Gaborone being the capital city of Botswana, by...
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Real Life in Lusaka, Zambia

Real Life in one of the fastest growing cities of Southern Africa When the sun starts to rise, the city stirs; a lone bus meanders along the coarse gravel road, this is the story of...
Real Life in Lagos

Real Life in Lagos, Nigeria

The Popular Story, The Real Story, and The Other Story“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa,...
Abuja-Nigeria

Real Life in Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja became a city which has helped shape my life so I can work harder and smarter if only I want to live in the city. When people come to Abuja, they usually don’t want...
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