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Wellness Destinations in Africa to Get away from it All

Dubbed “an oasis in the wilderness”, Bushmans Kloof is set on a 7 500-hectare private reserve. Getting there is an experience in itself, showcasing the charming seaside town of Paternoster and one of the oldest towns in South Africa called Clanwilliam. Kisawa, located on Benguerra Island in Mozambique, celebrates culture and nature. To get there, travellers take …

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Will the Unmistakable Sound of Congolese Rumba Make it on the Heritage List?

With its rhythmic drumming and elaborate dancing, rumba is arguably Congo’s biggest cultural export. In the country, an official campaign has been launched to promote the inclusion of rumba, considered a major genre of African music, in UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. Several Congolese artists have welcomed the initiative pioneered by the government in Kinshasa. …

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Tanzania will Host the Inaugural East African Regional Tourism Expo

The goal of Expo is to promote the region’s tourism attractions. After the three-day Expo, a trip will be held October 12-16 to allow media and international buyers to tour some top tourist attractions in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar. The Expo’s theme will be Promotion of Resilient Tourism for Inclusive Socio-economic Development. Future Expos will …

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The Sanctuary Mandela’s Opening Deals Offer Public Up to 45% Off on All the Available Rooms

The Sanctuary Mandela was officially opened at the start of September 2021 to mark this year’s Tourism Month. The reimagined home commemorates the country’s dynamic political heritage by celebrating the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, best and globally known for his role in the fight against Apartheid South Africa. It harmoniously curates his life from …

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A Photo Series of Migrant Communities Who Make Up US Culture

In a new portrait series titled “Land of Milk and Honey,” creative director Alexander Julian, or AJ, celebrates immigrants and first-generation Americans who make the US as fascinating as it is. “I’m from an immigrant family,” says AJ, who was born and raised in Texas by his Nigerian mother. “We had such a strong Nigerian …

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The Dwell 24: The Urbanative

Johannesburg-based designer, Mpho Vackier, is all about practicality when it comes to her furniture design. Undoubtedly influenced by her original training as a mining engineer, she brings a sense of purpose to her work, which combines the familiar forms of European modernism with African design motifs. With Urbanative, her furniture designs incorporate wide-ranging references to …

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Evidence of Fur and Leather Clothing, Among World’s Oldest, Found in Moroccan Cave

While the fashion world continues to grapple with the issue of using animals in fashion, recent discoveries indicate that our ancestors began using animals for clothing as early as 120,000 years ago. At an archaeological site in Morocco, an array of primitive tools and animal bones demonstrate that techniques were deployed to ready animal remains …

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No Waste Challenge Winner, Leafylife, Creates Diesel from Dirty Diapers

Thanks to some striking ingenuity, a team of Kenyan scientist/entrepreneurs has devised a method for turning dirty diapers into fuel. Mindful of the harmful ecological consequences of dirty diapers, the trio sought to turn these unwanted discards into something useful. Through a chemical process, they are able to break down refuse that would otherwise clog …

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The Fugees Will be Playing Live Concerts in Ghana & Nigeria in December

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of their 1996 album The Score, The Fugees are reuniting for the first time in 15 years for a series of concerts whose finale will be in Ghana and Nigeria.  Committed to expressing the voices of the unheard, they have always viewed their music as part of a movement whose …

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Siba Mtongana Wants African Cuisine to Be a Staple Across the Globe

Using her platform as a celebrity chef, Siba Mtongana has devised a new way of educating the world about the wonders of African cuisine. Having just mounted a new reality show on DSTV, she is bringing a host of African chefs to the competition kitchen, which will expose viewers to the amazing variety of African …

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