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September 11, 2019

So much more to Victoria Falls than the actual falls

In Victoria Falls elephants walk the streets of the town at night and warthogs and monkeys moonlight as car guards.

From the moment you set foot in this amazing place you are constantly torn between taking in the natural beauty of the scenery and experiencing the huge amount of activities on offer. From cruising on the Zambezi, to watching lions feast on their dinner at close quarters, to gliding 300 meters across the Batoka Gorge on a zipline, there’s something for every visitor.

When our guide told us that the Elephant’s Walk artist village would be our first stop in Victoria Falls I was a little sceptical. After all, we were there to see one of the seven [...]

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September 4, 2019

Nearly 200 international buyers expected to attend Tourism Expo in Zimbabwe

Harare – The first batch of international buyers from major source markets have arrived in Zimbabwe for pre-tours ahead of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) acting chief executive Givemore Chidzidzi said.

The 12th edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo runs from September 12 to 14 at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Grounds in Bulawayo.

Chidzidzi said over 170 buyers are expected to attend the expo.

“For us Sanganai/Hlanganani has already started with the arrival of the first batch of international buyers in the country.

“We are looking at 170 hosted buyers who are coming and 25 international [...]

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September 3, 2019

This company is powering blood donations in Nigeria through Google maps

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Joseph Kalu makes his way on his motorbike past the frustrated motorists blaring their car horns in the heavy traffic in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial nerve center.

He is snaking his way through traffic to a hospital in Ikeja, a district in the gridlocked megaccity with an estimated population of 24 million, and one of the most stressful cities to live in the world.

Kalu is a dispatch rider for LifeBank, a blood and oxygen delivery company in the West African country.

The company currently connects registered blood banks to hospitals in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, and Lagos.

Nigeria needs up to 1.8 million units of blood [...]

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August 20, 2019

Mobile phones are replacing bank accounts in Africa

It doesn’t look like the hub of an online bank. But that’s what the yellow and blue metal kiosk becomes when Albert Agane locks himself behind the metal bars every day at 6am.

From his perch along a dusty suburban thoroughfare in Accra, the 28-year-old helps fellow Ghanaians withdraw or deposit cash for accounts they operate from their mobile phones. All they need do is text.

Mobile money is the fastest-growing source of income for wireless-network operators like MTN and Vodafone’s Safaricom unit, outpacing data since many Africans don’t have the latest smartphones. They need agents like Agane because ATMs and bank branches are out of reach, or too costly.

“In a [...]

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