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About to head to the airport...

…and I can’t believe this day is finally here. I’m insanely nervous, of course, as are some other people I’ve met and talked to.

The last couple days we’ve been in Philadelphia for “Staging,” which is basically a time for us all to go over basic expectations and get to know each other. 189 more words


Botswana Agate

036 Botswana Agate – 19g & 35x20x20mm – is a variety of Chalcedony (silicon dioxide) from Botswana. It is characterised by distinct banding, and bold circular or ovoid markings. 35 more words


Touchdown - Botswana

As I write this, I’m currently sitting in the cheerful courtyard of our small hotel in Botswana’s capital. We finally made it to Gaborone after a more-difficult-than-usual series of flights, and we’ve mostly slept off the jet lag. 1,127 more words


{VIDEO} How young Africans found a voice on Twitter

There is no denying that black twitter is lit. In this TedxTalk we hear from Siyanda Mohutsiwa who speaks about how young people across the continent are using social media to overcome borders and circumstance, accessing something they have long had to violently take: a voice.


Zimbabwe Stock Exchange outperforming regional counterparts

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has performed beyond its regional counterparts. Year-to-date, the industrial index has gained 37.38 percent to 198.55 points while the mining index has picked up 17.93 percent to 69 points. 47 more words

Should Rangers be allowed to kill poachers on sight?

South Africa should adopt a “shoot-to-kill” policy to show that it is serious about halting the country’s rhino poaching crisis. Like hell? Like hell, yeah! 860 more words


Day 16: Last Taste of the Outdoors

This morning, the gang had our usual meeting at 5:30 with our shaman to go see some animals. Today was particularly chilly, but I was quickly warmed up by a special someone. 550 more words