Eswatini (Swaziland) is well known for its colourful and vibrant festivals, both traditional and modern, from the Umhlanga Reed Dance to MTN Bushfire. If there is anywhere in Africa that knows how to throw a proper party, it’s Eswatini! But now, a new festival in this small but perfectly formed Kingdom is going one step further. As well as the usual once-in-a-lifetime performances to enjoy, the Green Lifestyle Festival is focussed on having absolutely minimal environmental impact. Festival organisers are pioneering the following eco-friendly initiatives: The Green Lifestyle Festival will be a plastic -free…Read More
Take a spin back to 1950, and you’ll be sure to find a well written and animated article on the subject – the hotel room of the future. It’s an interesting subject for players in the hotel space, a culmination of unhinged literary creativity, and fairly logical projections based on the trends and technology of the day. More than ever, hoteliers will in the future strive to offer unique and personalised experiences to the guest, and to immerse him in an environment that is closest to his ideal throughout…Read More
A total of 365 hotel chain development pipelines were reported in Africa in 2016, with 64,231 rooms. This is according to a report by the W-Hospitality Group; that provides advisory services in the hotel, tourism, leisure, and real estate industries to investors. This is a record 29.2% increase, from the 2015 numbers of 270 hotels and 49,715 rooms in the pipeline activity. Furthermore, a JLL hotel research (Jones Lang LaSalle) predicts an investment of $1.7 billion in 2017, in hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa with $1.9 billion more in 2018. This…Read More
The hotel industry is continuously evolving and as curtains quickly fall on 2016, more evolution is expected in the coming year. Here are top hotel trends that are likely to dominate the sector in 2017.Read More
In many African communities, fertility is highly prized and men and women without children are frowned upon. They can be pitied, discriminated against and even ostracised. Recorded in Abuja, Nigeria, as part of the BBC’s 100 Women Season, this month’s BBC Africa Debate will look at their experiences. An intimate discussion with the BBC’s Bola Mosuro and guests, the BBC Africa Debate will hear first-hand from women and men about their experiences of not having children. From the influence of religious leaders, family and society on their decisions, to the…Read More
The saying, ‘There are no atheists in foxholes’ is used in arguing against atheism. The line of reasoning is that in situations of fear, danger or stress, people profess some belief in God or in some higher being. So this expression is employed to discredit the atheistic position and to question the authenticity and integrity of the godless life stance. But let’s face it; uncertainty, despair and hopelessness drive people to seek imaginary help and imaginary intervention from imaginary beings.
However this is not always the case. Many godless people maintain their disbelief in god no matter the dire situation which they may find themselves; they stand their ground and refuse to bulge even in the face of extreme fear and stress. In situations of war or conflict, many atheists do not see the need to convert,to hanker after the supernatural or to profess belief in a higher power as a way of coping with the difficult or dangerous life situation.Read More
We’re not just saying it. Rwanda really is remarkable. It’s a country that offers so many exciting experiences – and not just tracking for gorillas which too many visitors fly in to see then leave, missing out on this country’s many treasures.
• Mountain Gorillas – Seeing these placid and peaceful creatures is one of the worlds most exciting wildlife experiences. The ease of seeing the gorillas along with the enjoyable and professional set up make Rwanda the top destination for mountain gorillas.
• Primate Paradise – Rwanda is home to one fifth of the primate species in Africa. This includes the golden monkeys, chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys and many more.Read More