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During my last time off-work I spent one day in KwaZulu Natal’s most famous National Park, the Hluhluwe-Imfolzi Game Reserve.

I packed all my long lenses, as animals in National Parks are often further away then on Thanda, where we can drive off-road to get closer. In a National Park one has to stay on the roads. The day turned out to be very windy, so I saw almost no general game and very few birds. But most of the “big ones” made their appearance.

Just after I entered the park I drove by a Lion kill sighting (in the thick bush off the road), just as a White Rhino walked by. A herd of Cape Buffalo stared at me near Hilltop Camp as I passed quite close to them. I had many White Rhino sightings (with a lot of ticks on all the Rhinos :-)). Two Elephant bulls strolled up a…

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Zambia: George Lwandamina Appointed as Chipolopolo acting Coach


The Football Association of Zambia has appointed George Lwandamina as Acting coach of the Zambia national soccer team.

Lwandamina assumes the job immediately and his first assignment is the Orange Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match between Zambia and Guinea Bissau, to be played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Saturday 13 June 2015.

The rest of the Chipolopolo technical team remains unchanged until such a time when there is a review of the present staff. Zambia Olympic Team coach Fighton Simukonda will work with Lwandamina and Chintu Kampamba during the time the U23 team is off international duty.

FAZ thanked Honour Janza for the work undertaken during his time as coach of the Chipolopolo. Janza returns to Technical Directorate at Football House.

Lwandamina has since been introduced to the team.George Lwandamina Acting coach of the Zambia national soccer team

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Why a 15 year old decided to build bikes from bamboo in Ghana

Nappy Newz

A young Ghanaian entrepreneur, Winifred Selby, co-started Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative when she was just 15. The award winning company makes bicycles out of bamboo and has caught the attention of global organisations. This is what she had to say about what motivated her.

Her answer? She was fed-up. Whilst at school Selby discovered a number of things about Ghana, and the continent in general, that deeply upset her.

“I always say Africans are the richest… there are so many things we have and can add value to make a change. But Africans always seem to think they cannot do something extraordinary, but rather only people from foreign countries can,” she said sternly.

“It’s so sad and so serious that a common toothpick in my country has to be imported from other countries. We don’t do it ourselves because we look down on ourselves… We think foreigners are the people to make changes. It’s…

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Kenya: an insurance scheme based on satellite data for vulnerable pastoralists

Index-Based Livestock Insurance

Eurisy, the European Union funded non-profit, which seeks to raise awareness of emerging satellite applications, has just published an article highlighting Index-Based Livestock Insurance in Kenya and Ethiopia.  

Read more about IBLI’s latest work, via the Eurisy website

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17 Years Old And Received A Prophetic Word

The Value of Life


At the age of 17 years old at my home church in Minneapolis, MN I was praying at the Altar and someone prayed for me and told me that God was going to use me greatly to help birth many new babies into his kingdom. At that time, I did not really understand what that meant, and I did not know anything about knowing I was conceived in rape and saved from an illegal abortion.

God has a timetable for everything. I did not find out about that until many years later. I never shared the story with anyone until last August when God opened the door for me to start sharing it. I have shared it and people have seen it all over the world, and it has hit a few websites not that long ago.

I remember my Pastor telling me not that this is going to get…

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MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments


UK-based Lycamobile Group, which sells pay-as-you-go SIM cards in 17 countries, is considering a Cameroonian launch and to that end has secured approval from the Agence de Regulation des Telecommunications (ART) to offer resale services via a wholesale agreement with Orange Cameroon. Local press reports quote ART director general Jean-Louis Beh Mengue as saying that the group’s local subsidiaryLyca Mobile Cameroon Sarl has been issued with a concession to offer voice telephony resale services as well as for the provision of internet, including value added services (VAS). Lycamobile stands to become the secondMVNO to enter the African nation’s mobile market, the other being Eto’o Telecom (operating under the brand Set’Mobile) which was established in August 2011 by Cameroonian footballer Samuel Eto’o, with the aim of bringing affordable mobile voice and data services to the market.

Elsewhere in Africa, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory…

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