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Akoin - A Cryptocurrency by Akon

20 Dec 2019 1 minute read 8 comments TheLowDown

Akon is not only taking responsibility for the infrastructural future of Africa--Akon is involving himself in the cryptocurrency/blockchain industry too. Introducing : Akoin (https://www.akoin.io/) Akoin is a project backed by Akon, who has focused h...

At Least 12 DR Congo Rangers Killed by Suspected Rwandan Rebels

25 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo state that at least 12 rangers and several civilians were killed and 4 others were injured after suspected members of the Rwandan Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) rebel group launch...

Mombasa Kenya Is A Great Place To See The Nile Crocodile

12 Jan 2020 3 minute read 5 comments joshman

Mombasa is a great place to view the Nile crocodile up close.  Both Haller Park and Mamba Village are unique locations to view them up close and even handle them.  The Nile crocodile was heavily hunted for it’s leather and was close to extinction in...

Ten Photos From Lalibela Town, Ethiopia

19 Sep 2019 2 minute read 5 comments joshman

This will be my closing blog entry from my trip to Lalibela. I had some more photos from about town I wanted to share, but they didn't really have a central theme besides that. Despite the rainy weather, this was one of those trips where everything j...

Mozambique Extends State of Emergency

30 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique states that the nation's state of emergency initially declared on April 1st, 2020, will be extended for an additional 30 days to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. President Nyusi said that although th...

From Johannesburg to Cape Town Aboard The Shosholoza Meyl Sleeper Train

25 Nov 2019 2 minute read 3 comments joshman

For this blog, we'll visit South Africa and the scenic train ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town. I had the opportunity to visit South Africa a few years back.  The main purpose was to run the Cape Town Marathon, for which I had been training for for...

13 Year-Old Kenyan Boy Shot During Covid-19 Curfew

1 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Kenya's police inspector general has ordered an investigation and forensic analysis of all firearms held by officers on duty in the Huruma-Mathare area of Nairobi after the shooting and subsequent death of a 13 year-old boy named Yasin Hussein Moyo....

Ivory Coast Eases Some Lockdown Restrictions

9 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Announcing "satisfactory results" and no new cases "in the interior of the country since April 21st", President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast announced on live television the easing of some lockdown restrictions, but warned that "we have not yet w...

Serene Karura Forest In Nairobi, Kenya (Part 2)

24 Oct 2019 2 minute read 0 comments joshman

Check out my previous blog from Karura Forest in case you missed it. Karura Forest is currently ranked #4 of the top attractions in Nairobi on Tripadvisor. As I stated in part 1, it's a great spot to relax, read a book, get some exercise, or meditate...

Moroccans Without Masks in Public May Face Fines and Prison

8 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Effective Tuesday April 7th, 2020, local time, Moroccans who leave home without face masks risk prison sentences of up to 3 months along with fines of up to the equivalent of 126 United States dollars. The decision was announced after a government me...