Why You Should Visit Ghana, the Gem of West Africa..

Here’s just a few (of many) reasons Ghana should be on your travel radar. You will feel welcomed Upon your arrival in Ghana one of the first things you’ll notice is the warm akwaaba (welcome) you’ll get from Ghanaians. During my first long-haul ride in a tro-tro (picture a large cargo van rearranged with bench seating, something that makes up the majority of Ghana’s public transportation), the man sitting next … Continue reading Why You Should Visit Ghana, the Gem of West Africa..

Merelize Van Der Merwe faces backlash for posing with heart of giraffe she killed

A trophy hunter is facing furious backlash for posing with the heart of a giraffe she had just shot – describing the bloody organ as her “perfect” Valentine’s Day present. Merelize Van Der Merwe, 32, infuriated Facebook users when she shared the gruesome image after her “wonderful” husband spent more than $2,000 to make her dream come true at a South African game park, the Mirror … Continue reading Merelize Van Der Merwe faces backlash for posing with heart of giraffe she killed

More than 200,000 flee ‘apocalyptic’ conflict in Central African Republic

More than 200,000 people have fled fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) since violence erupted over a December election result, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said, with nearly half crossing into the Democratic Republic of Congo. The CAR army, backed by U.N., Russian and Rwandan troops, has been battling rebels seeking to overturn a Dec. 27 vote in which President Faustin-Archange Touadera was declared the winner. “Refugees … Continue reading More than 200,000 flee ‘apocalyptic’ conflict in Central African Republic

Angelina Jolie calls daughter Zahara, 15, ‘an extraordinary African woman’

Angelina Jolie thinks the world of her oldest daughter, Zahara. The “Maleficent” star gushed about the 15-year-old while discussing the Black Lives Matter movement during a Time 100 Talk with Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate. “My daughter is from Ethiopia, one of my children. And I have learned so much from her. She is my family, but she is an extraordinary African woman.” “Her connection to her … Continue reading Angelina Jolie calls daughter Zahara, 15, ‘an extraordinary African woman’

A plague amid a pandemic: East Africa, West Asia combat surging locust outbreak

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates 450 billion pests have been killed since January, but the battle against the massive, crop-destroying swarms is far from over. A desert locust swarm flies in Kipsing, Kenya, in March 2020.Sven Torfinn / FAOJune 22, 2020, 4:30 AM EDTBy Linda Givetash When the skies darkened suddenly over Michael Gatiba’s 10-acre farm in Nakuru County, Kenya, what came pouring down stunned … Continue reading A plague amid a pandemic: East Africa, West Asia combat surging locust outbreak