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Southern Africa

As Waters Recede, Devastation and Displacement in Mozambique after Worst Floods in 44 Years

Crystal Wells | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

It was a day like any other. Noemia Mario was working around the house with her four children when a wave of water suddenly came crashing down around them. Within seconds, a flood engulfed the family's home.

Botswana: Makgadikgadi Pans Unexpected Delights in the Wilderness

Geetika Jain | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Geetika Jain

Rhe great pans relent and reveal their riches -- the luminous morning light in the broadest horizon unmarked by the slightest scribble of grass, rare wild species such as bat-eared foxes, aardwolves, aardvarks and meerkats.

Safari Industry Suffers From Ebola Outbreak

Wouter Vergeer | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel
Wouter Vergeer

Most operators have to deal with a constant stream of questions from clients regarding Ebola risks. They report clients often view Africa as a single country when it comes to risk assessment.

Northwestern Namibia's Splendid Isolation

Mark Sissons | Posted 10.08.2014 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Portuguese sailors who risked washing up on its deadly shore called this desolate region that runs north from of the coastal resort town of Swakopmund to the Angolan border the "The Gates of Hell." The Bushmen called it "The Land God Made in Anger." The Skeleton Coast is all those things, but undeniably beautiful too.

Mozambique's Coconut Graveyards

Crystal Wells | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Mozambique was once one of the largest coconut producers in the world. Today, reports estimate that as much as half of the country's coconut trees have been destroyed, making it impossible to sustain the same level of production.

Namibia: Raw and Wild

Don Mankin | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Don Mankin

The lion stared at me, less than 10 meters away, then growled. I cringed, realizing that with just a quick, short leap, he could pull me out of our open safari vehicle and drag me away.

Exploring the Uniqueness of Namibia: An Unconventional Safari Experience

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

For those willing to get off the beaten path, Namibia is a traveler's paradise with unlimited potential to explore.

US Should Rethink 'Democracy Promotion' in Southern Africa

Jeffrey T. Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jeffrey T. Smith

Given that the prevailing environment in southern Africa is characterized by widespread democratic backsliding, it is high time that the United States both reevaluates and reshapes its strategy in the region.

Letting Wisdom Lead - Southern Africa Style

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Gregory Stebbins

Recently Insight University was blessed with an opportunity to share its Letting Wisdom Lead workshop with 150 graduates of the Kellogg Southern Afric...

The Strangest Mountain Kingdom

Robert Schrader | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Robert Schrader

With the lowest point of the kingdom over 1,000 meters above sea level, Lesotho is officially the planet's highest country.

Botswana: An African Model for Progress and Prosperity

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

Botswana is undoubtedly in an opportune position to become a global economic center as De Beers Diamond Trading Company headquarters relocates from London to Gaborone in late 2013.

A Sunday In Soweto

Pam Grout | Posted 04.22.2012 | Travel
Pam Grout

Soweto is overcrowded, dirty and noisy. It's also one of the most fascinating, joyful, high-spirited places I've ever visited.

Africa Unplugged

Richard Bangs | Posted 01.07.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

So many of the once secret paradises of the world are overrun with resorts and tourist dollars that it is easy to appreciate this uninterrupted view of the wild.

PHOTOS: Safari In Zimbabwe

Mark Sissons | Posted 11.29.2012 | Travel
Mark Sissons

After the decade of isolation and sanctions that followed President Mugabe's implementation of devastating economic and social policies, this former safari hub appears to be getting back on the tourism map.

OIWW Madagascar Builds Home for Orphans - with Violins

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I am pleased to announce the formation of the newest chapter of Orphans International Worldwide: OIWW-Madagascar Orphelinat St-Paul, being built just ...

Monfort in Guebuza's Mozambique

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Mozambique's prosperity is linked to the development of two strategic sectors: tourism and agriculture. During the week I will brief on the conclusions derived from the interviews.