ZIMBABWE ELECTRICITY SHORTAGE

Africa energy output set to quadruple by 2014

According to the International Energy Agency, Africa is set to quadruple its energy generation by 2040 to 385 GW. This means that over 950 million people will have access to electricity throughout the...
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Joe, our hero of the week

He simply goes by the name Joe. Until October 2nd, he was a humble train security guard working the graveyard shift on Brisbane's Indooroopilly line. When he saw a young male passenger with his...
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Brolin Mawejje, Uganda’s snowboarding wunderkid

  Brolin Majjewe has big dreams. Brolin Majjewe has what the Mexicans call 'cahones' because Brolin Majjewe wants to be the first Olympian Snowboarder representing Uganda in the 2018 winter...
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The Best: Yefikir Inspires

We couldn't help but be inspired by the latest designs from Fikirte Addis, the young emerging Designer from Addis Ababa. Fikirte creates cultural everyday wear in Ethiopia. Fikirte started designing in high...
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The biggest party under the African sun

AfrikaBurn is the biggest party under the African sun. It rates as one of the world's weirdest festivals,  AfrikaBurn is Burning Man’s largest regional event and is held in Tankwa, South Africa...
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The rise and fall of Staff Benda Bilili

In 2009, four paraplegic singer/guitarists, assisted by a  ‘hype man’ on crutches who whipped the crowd into a frenzy and backed by an all-acoustic rhythm section pounding out tight grooves, took the...
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How Africa Tweets – 2014

Portland Communications analysed geo-located tweets originating from Africa during the final three months of 2013. The second How Africa Tweets study dives deeper into Twitter use on the continent, looking...
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The woman who helped end slavery in Britain

My husband and I were wandering into the movie theatre the other night when my attention was arrested by a film poster for an upcoming feature I hadn't heard of before. First the stunning girl on the poster...