Monthly Archives: September 2014

KenyaCoast

Coastal connections

There are plenty of exciting reasons for visiting Kenya’s coast – from kitesurfing to discovering historical sites and exploring forests, or simply relaxing on some of Africa’s best white sandy…

Zebras

Why do zebras have stripes?

Have scientists finally found the answer to why zebras stand out from the crowd? Maybe, but it’s not all black and white. Long before the pattern was turning heads on…

Food

Taste…

Here’s the low-down on what’s cooking! Superfood: Spirulina What is it? A tropical alga that grows in saline lakes in over a dozen African countries. It’s a staple in Chad…

Defender

Nairobi Notebook

Jackson Biko is our man about town Old favourite The Defender is the Land Rover that really knew Africa. But its time is up. Production of the Defender stops next…

Wildlife

Wildlife

Paul Udoto brings us the latest wildlife news Hirola Antelope With fewer than 500 left, the hirola antelope (Beatragus hunteri) is one of the most highly threatened antelopes in Africa….

CalloftheWild

Call of the wild

Every animal Born Free rescues is given the best possible life and with careful rehabilitation some individuals can be ‘homeward bound’. Returning wild animals to the wild has always been…

Family

Spare a thought…

Jackson Biko laments the crying baby on a long haul flight but spares a thought for the poor parents Babies in a plane. Yikes! You know God is punishing you…

Power

Power to the people

msafiri’s business columnist Nkem Ifejika has just returned from Mauritius, where he discovered the secret of the country’s success – and it’s not down to an abundance of natural resources…

Bag

Bag it…

msafiri sent Mfonobong Nsehe to meet Kunmi Otitoju, the Nigerian entrepreneur creating a global fashion brand  Kunmi Otitoju, a 30-year-old Nigerian-born entrepreneur is the founder of Minku Design, an Afrocentric…

VicFalls

The smoke that thunders

Thrill to the roar power of the world’s largest waterfall – Victoria Falls No wonder it made such an impression: the cascades known to the Makololo people as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ –…