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Mesmerizing Black & White African Wildlife Photography by Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt, photographer from London, is one of the few, who ever considered taking pictures of wild fauna. Opposite to the standard approach on capturing the dramatic single action of the animals, he focuses on the beauty of the static shots in the iconic plains of the East Africa. There’s one thing I do whilst shooting that I believe makes a big difference:  I get extremely close to these very wild animals, often within a few feet of them. I don’t use telephoto lenses. This is because I want to see as much of the sky and landscape as possible–to… Read more »

COMESA New Headquarter Building Proposal by RMC Architects & Engineers

COMESA, short for Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, is an organization of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people and as such it has a wide-ranging series of objectives which necessarily include in its priorities the promotion of peace and security in the region. It was founded in December 1994. The majority of the Secretariat’s staff is based at its Lusaka, Zambia headquarters, with a smaller sub-section of the Secretariat staff in Cairo, Egypt. As their current building in Zambia has shown signs… Read more »

The True Size of Africa

Today I came across an interesting infographic, by California-based German graphical designer Kai Krause, putting the size of the African continent in comparison with several areas of the developed world. If you look at the world map on Google, for example, Africa doesn’t look that much bigger compared to China or the United States. In reality though, it’s a lot bigger. Krause scales countries by their area in square kilometers and then fits them into a Africa’s borders for some perspective. I’ll leave the judgement to you now to decide what unused potential the dark continent might hold, and how it hasn’t been merely used for its good… Read more »

Tanzanian Singita Grumeti Reserves Named The Best Hotel In The World

Tanzania’s Singita Grumeti Reserves Faru Faru lodge, named the best hotel in the world in 2011 by Travel + Leisure magazine’s 16th annual World’s Best Awards, it received a score of 98.44 out of 100 on a list based on reader surveys and feedback.  Located at Serengeti National Park, the hotel is made up of two lodges and a tent camp, offers unparalleled luxury in the thick of the wild. The reserve’s flagship is Sasakwa, an East African ranch house set on a plateau with panoramic views of the plains. The lodge’s wood-paneled libraries have an English country club feel, and there are seven cottage residences, each with… Read more »

A Trip to Kenya

This is a guest post by: Cherine Chart I consider myself lucky to have had the chance to take part in one of the most fulfilling experiences ever. I am writing this article after having spent a month in Kenya on a mission trip aiming to reach out to various social groups: street children, boarding school kids, youth, abused women, mentally & physically disabled, etc. Our work was mainly focused on two cities: Nairobi and Naivasha, and I am pleased to share with you some of my personal observations. In a social context, the thing that struck me the most… Read more »

Kenya [PHOTO PEEK]

Kenya is bordered by the Indian Ocean, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania. Mount Kenya is located in the south-central part of the country, near the equator. Kenya gained independence from Great Britain on December 12, 1963. The terrain boasts lowlands and mountains, and the highlands are divided by the Great Rift Valley. The articles included herein relate to Republic of Kenya, and tourism in Kenya. Kenya is the major safari country in Africa, and Nairobi the safari capital of the world. Kenya has a system of well-managed nature reserves across the country, where lions, rhinos, elephants and zebras, antelopes… Read more »

Ethiopia [PHOTO PEEK]

ETHIOPIA is a landlocked country in the northeast African region known as the Horn of Africa. The country has a high central plateau, with some mountains reaching more than 4,000 meters (13,000 feet). The Great Rift Valley splits the plateau diagonally. The western highlands get summer rainfall; the lowlands and eastern highlands are hot and dry. Most people reside in the western highlands as does the capital, Addis Ababa—the highest capital city in Africa at 2,400 meters (8,000 feet). The population is almost evenly split between Christians, living in the highlands, and Muslims inhabiting the lowlands. The Oromo, Amhara, and… Read more »

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