Africa: How the New Lion King Film Could Help the Real-Life Lion Crisis

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Disney’s Lion King juggernaut rolls on with the recent release of director Jon Favreau’s remake of the 1994 film that started it all, now with entirely computer-generated imagery and a star-studded voice cast that includes Beyonce, Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, and Seth Rogan. Five days into its run, it earned $242.3 million in the US and $595.1 million worldwide. […]

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Africa: The remake of Disney’s Lion King opens up more holidays to Kenya

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A REMAKE of The Lion King will reignite our passion for a species in worrying decline. Sarah Marshall finds a glimmer of hope in the Masai Mara. Overrun by his offspring, Olerai grunts, growls and grinds his chiselled jaw, but is far too weary to summon a roar, as excitable lion cubs tug at his tail. Raising an eyelid to […]

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Meet The king with 100 wives

Abumbi II, the 11th fon, or king, of Bafut, Cameroon, has close to 100 wives. They weren’t all his to start. According to local tradition, when a fon dies, his successor inherits all his wives and then marries his own queens. “The queens have a great role to play in the fondom,” notes Prince Nickson, also of Bafut, noting that […]

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Qatar CEO: Airlines have been taking African passengers to the cleaners

By Selene Brophy Cape Town – Qatar Airways has inaugurated its newly launched Durban-Doha route, as part of an expansion of the airline’s operations and decade-long investment in South Africa. The new route will see a four-times-weekly flight between the two cities, with a total of 21 flights a week now connecting South Africa to Qatar Airways’ global network. The […]

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