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Real Life in Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka is 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 Lusaka, Zambia… Lusaka City is the honeycomb of the landlocked Republic of Zambia, and just like a beehive, the …

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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 (OAU) was formed in May 25, 1963,  Addis Ababa.  The formation gathered over thirty African nations with the aim to …

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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 capital of Morocco, is a true example of a city where life begins with a rich history, and grows with modernity. …

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Casablanca, Morocco

A large metropolis of 4 million inhabitants,the economic and financial capital of Morocco, a more modern city where thousands of foreigners come from all over the world not only to visit the city, but also to work and live. Behind these realities is a city full of history with an architectural heritage, ancient and recent, …

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Water Scarcity and Poor Water Management Makes Life Difficult for Egyptians

Local residents in Cairo are becoming concerned and discontent as water scarcity is reaching a critical point in the capital and the rest of the country. Although not all areas of the country are affected in the same way, many Cairo residents say they don’t have water for large portions of the day. And some …

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Can Crowdfunding Make a Dream Come True in Africa?

Crowdfunding—or the use of online platforms to raise money for business ventures from a large base of investors—has been steadily gaining traction in Africa over the past decade. Still, crowdfunding in Africa remains limited compared to other regions. Entrepreneurs in the US and Europe have seen many projects and ideas launched as a result of …

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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 that rule the streets of the city. Every day, matatus swerve and weave through traffic as they transport Kenyans to various …

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Real Life in Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, also known as the ‘city in the sun’, is a place of contrasts.The name comes from a Maasai phrase, enkare Nairobi, meaning a place of cool waters.  It is located nearly at the midpoint of Kenya; this makes it an ideal location for a capital city. The city covers an area of approximately 684 …

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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 man’s land,” a phrase I’ve heard many a time, depicting the fact that Accra is home to people from different …

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