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Avoid Packing Mistakes When Flying

Here are 9 packing mistakes many travelers make and how to avoid them. 1. You pack lots of clothing items, and wear less than 50% of it A bit of self control at the packing stage will pay dividends later. Think about what goes together, the goal is to pack …

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The African ‘poverty safari’ on wheels

An immersive experience intended to show UK citizens “the sights, sounds and smells of a developing country” has come in for criticism, with one politician labelling the charity initiative a “poverty safari“. As an African who grew up in Europe, the kind of poverty I am aware of is mainly …

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My day with the other Sunderland AFC

Friday the 13th is a day that gets a bad press amongst the superstitious people in the world, in truth I’m not a fan of it myself. Yet Friday the 13th of July is a day that will live long in my memory and for all of the right reasons. …

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A 60-second intro to Somali food

Photo: Brian Yarvin, Glen_Pearson, Clive Streeter, John Moore (Getty Images)FeaturesStories from The Takeout about food, drink, and how we live.   To most Americans, Somalia is a culinary blank space. Stories about the East African nation often focus on its nearly three decades of turmoil; stories about the Somali people focus …

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Michael Goren of Beyond Cruises by Group IST Talks Mega-Yacht Cruising

Cruising takes many forms – big ships, small ships, yachts and a slew of vessels in between. Also, some cruising-focused brands are part cruise line, part hospitality company, part tour operator. Increasingly, the cruise-scape isn’t one size fits all. A good example is New York-based Beyond Cruises by Group IST, which has …

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ON SAFARI: Road-testing the Huawei P30 Pro

A BRIEF summary of my memories during a spellbinding week at the Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa include: Two lions basking in the sunshine breaking through rain clouds, framed by the colours of the rainbow. Baby lion cubs finding time to play with each other, their curious faces …

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Rooms in new Mandai resort to include pod-shaped treehouses

SINGAPORE: Guest rooms in treehouses shaped like seedpods, elevated walkways snaking through a forest canopy and interactive guided nature walks – these are some features the new Mandai eco-resort will offer when it opens its doors in 2023. Speaking at a media conference at the Singapore Zoo on Thursday (May …

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5 Top Luxury Hotels in South Africa

Are you planning a holiday in South Africa? We have a list of the most unforgettable and magnificent luxury hotels South Africa has to offer. If 5-star luxury is what you fancy, then each of these hotels will blow you away. Enjoy an extravagant stay at any one of these …

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Mdluli community puts their land to good use

It’s clear that well into 2019, SA has fresh challenges – most notably a new government settling in after the sixth general election and a struggling economy in desperate need of a turnaround. Interestingly, one way to create much-needed jobs in our economy potentially rests with equitable land reform combined …

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Infrastructure, investment, innovation: how Africa is accelerating digital transformation

Over 450 industry experts representing 270 companies gathered in Addis Ababa last week for the Innovation Africa Digital Summit (IADS). Organised by Extensia, the 17th edition of the conference drew participation from 47 countries, of which 25 were from Africa. As conference chair, here are my key takeaways on digital …

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