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Garth Owen-Smith – an African conservation hero

Garth Owen-Smith (1940-2020), a great African conservation visionary and globally recognised pioneer in community conservation, died on April 11th after a long battle with cancer. Garth’s vision of community-driven conservation, which he began to put into practice in Namibia’s arid northwest during the 1980s, laid the foundations for the country’s …

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This Is Africa’s Biggest Touring Challenge

Africa’s acts are bigger than ever. Now it ne venues to match. Nigerian Afrobeats star Naira Marley has become so popular internationally that his home country — Africa’s largest, with a population of over 205 million — doesn’t have a live venue large enough to contain his burgeoning fan base. Overseas, the …

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A beginner’s guide to visiting Miami: Everything you need to eat, see and do

Editor’s Note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. Any mention …

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After Finding His African City Missing From Maps, Zimbabwe Man Creates 2,000 Miles of Google Street Views

After discovering that his hometown was entirely absent from Google Street View, one man from Zimbabwe decided things had to change. When Tawanda Kanhema moved to the United States in 2009 from Harare, the capital of his country Zimbabwe, he might have looked forward to showing people what his hometown …

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OPINION: The day I counted Doc Khumalo’s corners against Brazil

By Matshelane Mamabolo Apr 2, 2020 Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareA NUMBER of quizzes are being shared around on social media as the country strives to cope with the lockdown. I got a ‘name the player’ one yesterday – silhouettes of some other world’s current stars – and to say I …

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When will international travel return? A country-by-country guide to coronavirus recovery

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest information.  Coronavirus has us all frozen in place and dreaming of when we can start booking again. We’ve been doing a lot of stories at The Points Guy about our dream trips and when we can realistically book those trips. …

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#StrongTogether: Percy Montgomery tells us about his new charity challenge

When South Africa needed him on the rugby field, Percy Montgomery never shied away from responsibility. Now, during the most tumultuous of times, he’s answering our distress calls once more. On this occasion, his services are needed off the pitch – and the stakes in the #StrongTogether challenge are much, …

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Rhino charges at South African tour guide in shock video

Rhino-SAW-rus! Terrifying moment a rhino charges at a safari tour-guide in South AfricaTerrifying footage shows a safari guide narrowly escaping a rhino charging him  Frank de Beer was walking in Limpopo, South Africa, when he saw the rhinoThe rhino runs after Frank who escapes the giant animal before it turns away  By …

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Africa’s tourism industry is preparing for a post-coronavirus era

But because of the spread of Covid-19, a number of its industries are reducing work as well as shedding income. Loss of income In the exact same month, Victor Shikata, the basic supervisor at the Flamingo coastline resort, in Mombasa, Kenya’s coastline, informed CNN that the resort’s swimming pool as …

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Virtual safaris keep wildlife in sight for absent tourists

NANYUKI, Kenya (AP) — Virtual safaris are helping to distract people under coronavirus lockdowns while attracting badly needed support for African wildlife parks hit hard by the disappearance of tourists. Wildlife tourism is a major source of revenue for countries like Kenya. Some operators are now sharing live broadcasts of …

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