Blog entries from: BRIGHT CONTINENT


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April 6 2014

From BRIGHT CONTINENT Sun Apr 6 2014, 11:48:36

Tanzania's Rubondo Island National Park in Lake Victoria is a place where chimpanzees live wild, Nile perch prowl the depths and crocodiles surf the waves. Come, the forest is calling.

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January 26 2014

From BRIGHT CONTINENT Sun Jan 26 2014, 02:00:16

A pair of Verraux's Eagle-Owls were witness to my humiliation. They called from an Acacia tree as we crouched in the grass, spying on a tusker. Wildlife Guide, Lewis Mangaba, pulled out a little bag and began puffing it releasing powder into the air. "Is that to mask our scent?" I asked. "No," he said, [...]

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January 13 2014

From BRIGHT CONTINENT Mon Jan 13 2014, 12:09:44

 In 2012 I went to find one of my heroes. He comes from a small village in Malawi called Kasungu. You might have heard of him, William Kamkwamba, "the boy who harnessed the wind." His story took flight on a TED Talk in June 2007. I watched on my computer screen, a nervous Kamkwamba ascending [...]

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December 16 2013

From BRIGHT CONTINENT Mon Dec 16 2013, 02:29:44

A Bertish brothers surf exploration across the islands of the Comoros. The Comoros group of islands are located between northern Mozambique and northern Madagascar in the upper Mozambican Channel, off the coast of East Africa. The fact that the four island archipelago is named after the 'Moon', in Arabic (Qamar), is fitting as it is [...]

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December 4 2013

From BRIGHT CONTINENT Wed Dec 4 2013, 05:45:39

Stretching from Lake Tanganyika in the South to Lake Albert in the North, the Albertine Rift is a lush, green corridor of volcanic wonders and rich culture.  We know Africa's Great Rift for its concentration of wildlife and geological splendour such as Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. But it's a vast region made up of two [...]

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September 24 2013

From BRIGHT CONTINENT Tue Sep 24 2013, 05:00:56

Cape Town's Alan Fleming and Lungile Mafilika have made it to the final round of the global Empowering People Award, hosted by Siemens Stiftung. Alan is the creator of the world's first fish farm in a shipping container and the farm was selected from more than 800 entries from 90 countries. It is now competing with [...]

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September 9 2013

From BRIGHT CONTINENT Mon Sep 9 2013, 11:12:30

I've been fortunate to travel much of Southern Africa by car, 4×4, truck, bus, taxi and motorcycle. I've also rolled, dived, collided, skidded and tumbled my way along these roads. Having been involved in a variety of accidents and near misses, I find myself qualified to report some of the hazards particular to these countries. [...]

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September 1 2013

From BRIGHT CONTINENT Sun Sep 1 2013, 02:56:23

I'm on a boat on Lake Malawi, a Mokoro carved from a single tree. I'm laughing with three kids who balance on the other end, Christina, Clarissa and Jonathan who's smile is larger for having lost his baby teeth. They are being ferried by this Mzungu from one part of a beach to another for [...]

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August 23 2013

From BRIGHT CONTINENT Fri Aug 23 2013, 09:49:22

This is a little story about an eggshell blue car, a deceiving colour since her shell is as hard as rock. So is her suspension. I got to know her on the Botswana leg of the Mzanzi Trophy Rally. She had my heart bouncing. She is indeed named after the famous chef, Nigella. The colour [...]

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July 30 2013

From BRIGHT CONTINENT Tue Jul 30 2013, 10:07:56

If Lake Victoria was the Carribean Sea, Rubondo Island would be Cuba -- in Ernest Hemingway's mind at least. But during the writer's time in Africa, his sights hovered between the curvaceous horns of kudu far to the east. Then it was off to the Spanish Civil War and Cuba, for nobler battles with the beasts of the ocean, the inspiration for [...]

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