Growing in the Rain Harvesting rainfall is proving a lifeline in Kenya says Victoria Averill as she catches up with a Maasai women’s group who have adopted the simple technology of collecting and storing rainwater to help themselves adapt to modern life. Agnes Loirket emerges from her corrugated iron roofed […]

Growing in the rain

Les zones côtières au Sénégal ne peuvent plus conserver leurs espèces. Read this article in French: C’est la même histoire du nord au sud : les zones côtières au Sénégal ne peuvent plus conserver leurs espèces. Les pêcheurs traditionnels ont depuis peu décidé de sauver la mer de la surpêche […]

The future of fishing

Wind & Waves: Kitesurfing in Kenya One of the world’s fastest growing sports has hit the shores of Africa. Josh Collings caught up with some of the key players behind Kenya’s kitesurfing scene. It may be hard to believe as you fly in to Nairobi, but Kenya’s land-locked capital is […]

Wind and Waves

What’s On: Ethiopian treasures, wax print textiles and the latest hotel openings 5 HIDDEN GEMS Ethiopia is rapidly rising through the ranks as a destination with plenty of potential. Too long blighted by media portrayals of drought and famine, the country’s wealth of cultural and natural resources are emerging to […]

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Fare treatment Despite disapproving looks and barely concealed jealousy, Senegal’s new all-female taxi company is driving the competition, as Rose Skelton discovers ELdging along the congested main road that leads in and out of Senegal’s seaside capital, Dakar, a young woman in a bright headscarf leans out of a taxi window. “Taxi […]

Fare treatment

African Browser: Comics from the Ivory Coast & the latest luxury lodges NEW OPENINGS The Sanctuary at Ol LentilleNaibunga Conservancy, Kenya If having your own private house (complete with butler) in a 2,400-hectare private conserved area sounds indulgent, it is! But 75km north of Mount Kenya, the Sanctuary at Ol […]

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Nobel Cause Kenya’s 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai talks about environmentalism and women’s rights activism, and how they’re essential to Africa’s future. Wangari Maathai adjusts her headscarf as she describes the moment she discovered she’d won the Nobel Peace Prize. It was an October day in 2004 and […]

Nobel Cause

Et Dieu créa la femme Nous rendons ici un hommage aux femmes importantes à travers les époques qui ont contribué à dessiner les contours de l’Afrique 3.2 million years ago: Lucy Dans les années 1960, les biologistes avaient deux théories sur nos origines : selon la première, les humains étaient […]

Et Dieu créa la femme

Life’s Rich Pageant The winner of Miss Landmine Angola 2008 is Augusta Hurica, a beautiful woman with only one leg. Her prize is a new custom-made artificial limb, but it’s hoped her victory will do even more for her country, highlighting the tragedy of a landscape that’s littered with thousands […]

Life’s Rich Pageant

Doing it for Kids Planning a holiday in Africa with the kids in tow? Kate Thomas seeks out the best places for family fun There was a time when holidays with children were limited to family resorts in the Med but, as Africa develops, there are plenty of exciting and safe options […]

Doing it the for kids