Monthly Archives: August 2015


Nature news

The latest from the natural world Kenya holds the world’s third-largest black rhino population after South Africa and Namibia. According to the IUCN, populations of the Eastern black rhino plummeted…


Go wild!

Holidays that get us in touch with wildlife have never been more popular! Here are Born Free’s top tips for a wild-animal friendly holiday International wildlife charity the Born Free…


Vulture culture

Vultures may not be to everybody’s taste, but these large scavenging raptors have some remarkable talents and are vital to the stability of Africa’s natural environment. Mike Unwin explains why…


To the beat of the drum

What springs to your mind when you hear an African drum beat? Perhaps a celebration, concert or a traditional ritual could be taking place? However, modern science is recognising a…


All aboard

To celebrate 38 years of flying, Msafiri tracked down 38 people from all walks of life and from many different countries to find out where they had flown to recently…


Meet Angélique Kidjo

Msafiri finds out some of the inspirations behind the Grammy award-winning artist’s music and writing Spirit rising: my life, my music is the new autobiography by Angélique Kidjo, the iconic…



What to expect from the cutting edge of consumer electronics this season Smartphone that’s also a bank You might not have heard of Xiaomi, but you will do soon. The…


Africa is hot

The rise in demand for African news content is another sign that Africa is on the rise and there’s no better way to understand a continent than through its culture,…


Nairobi notebook

Jackson Biko is our man about town The Rouge Deck So you want to chill? This is the place to have in mind: the newest pool lounge in the city….


The crystal ball

Where, in Africa, are the most canny investors putting their money?  Anver Versi reports on the latest trends The most valuable item in an investor’s toolkit is a crystal ball…