Monthly Archives: March 2008


CONQUERING KILIMANJARO Last October two of Brussels Airlines’ cabin crew members, Thomas Smits and Bernard Padovani, went on a mission to conquer Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) and plant the Brussels Airlines flag at the summit. “Although we are both quite sportive, we are no mountaineers and we did not prepare for […]

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Saving the seas Marine Protected Areas are designed to protect some of the world’s richest ocean environments. Kate Eshelby takes a look at their impact on the coastline of West Africa The early morning sun glints golden on the sea, which is alive with hundreds of turtles. On the sands […]

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Playing with food The latest contribution to Vienna’s rich musical heritage comes from the unlikeliest of sources, finds Nick Hodge When confronted by a pile of aubergines at a vegetable stall, most of us think along fairly mundane lines. “Perhaps I can chuck some of those into a pasta sauce,” […]

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FOOD ON THE FLY Sometimes it’s more than a question of a knife and fork! This African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) is in mid-stoop with outstretched talons, about to catch its prey. With breathtaking precision and speed, the eagle will often snatch fish of comparable size to itself from the […]

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The Essential Guide to Africa. Updated 2020. Douala & Yaoundé Okumo Angwa takes a tour of the two most prominent cities in Cameroon and gets in touch with the local culture COUNTRY CODE FOR CAMEROON +237 CAMEROONPopulation: 18,060,382Currency: CFA FrancAverage temperature (Mar-Apr): 24ºC Often referred to as “Africa in miniature” owing to its […]

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What to Listen: Our Audio Picks Emerald Book A relaxing musical journey in time and harmonyUn voyage relaxant au cœur du temps et de l’harmonie Lyle Mays Newborn (Geffen)Egberto Gismonti Frevo (ECM)Eberhard Weber Death in the carwash (ECM)Michael Stearns Twin Flame (Heart of Space)Lyle Mays Close to home (Geffen)Henry Wolff The silver eye (Celestial)Henryk Mikolaj Górecki Lento […]

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in the news SAVING LIVES ON THE WATER Lake Victoria in Africa is the second largest lake in the world, only exceeded in size by Lake Superior in North America. It provides drinking water, transport and food for over 20 million people. The lake is also home to a major […]

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What to See: Our Video Picks Juno Comedy/Drama 94 minsCert PG-13Director Jason ReitmanCast Ellen Page, Jennifer Garner, JK Simmons Juno, a whip-smart teen, has to grow up fast after getting pregnant. Luckily, she finds her unborn child the “perfect” set of parents: an affluent suburban couple longing to adopt. But then the future dad […]

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TWO NEW CITY CHECK-INS As part of a continuing program of infrastructure investment in Africa, we have just opened two new city check-in offices in downtown Kinshasa and Conakry This means that passengers now have the highly convenient option of an easy and rapid check-in right in the middle of […]

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Taste of Africa Add some spice to your kitchen with these recipes sourced from around Africa African cuisine is a multifaceted thing, blending Arab, European and Asian influences with ancient local flavours. In this article we look at food in Africa from a multitude of angles: its diversity across the […]

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