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How to Stay Anonymous Online

We live in a world of mass surveillance. Here's how to stay anonymous online without ditching the internet entirely.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Privacy

South Africa’s troubled rand has turned the corner against the US dollar

South Africa’s jittery currency seems to be calming down. On Wednesday, Jan. 24 the rand pushed past the psychological 12-rand to the dollar barrier.<p>It was the first time since 2015 that the rand broke the barrier, reaching 11.95 to $1 as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange closed. South Africa’s …

South Africa

Kenyans mourn the death of Yvonne Wamalwa

<b>SUMMARY</b><p><b>Yvonne Wamalwa, widow of the late former Vice President Michael Wamalwa Kijana has died in Nanyuki</b>• <b><br>Kenyans have taken it to social media to pay</b> …

Kenya

A Beginner’s Travel Guide to Haiti, El Salvador and Africa

The comments President Trump reportedly made recently, asking why the United States should accept immigrants from “shithole countries,” shed an uncomfortable spotlight on Haiti, El Salvador and the entire African continent.<p>Several political figures and others from these nations responded swiftly — …

El Salvador

South Africa levels apartheid charge at Israel, drawing seething response

South Africa has accused Israel of being the world’s only apartheid state, triggering an angry Israeli reaction.<p>At a standard review of Israel’s …

Israel

East Africa Doesn’t Want Your Hand-Me-Downs

Can citizens afford new, locally made clothes? And how will Chinese factories change the landscape?<p>In 2015, shareholders of manufacturing corporations from across the East African Community (EAC) — including Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and Tanzania — met for a summit in Uganda to …

Africa

KweliTV is Netflix for black people, by black...

1. On the Customize screen turn off the Use default mobile theme option under Advanced Options.<p>2. Remove the stash logo from your website by getting …

Three portable power packs to resurrect your smartphone

Get 100, 300, or even 900 percent more battery with these juice boxes.<p>Picture this: A YouTube tutorial on changing a flat tire suddenly goes black just before you get to the part about how to put on the spare. “No! No! No!” you silently shout to yourself, while cursing your utter lack of life …

Real Life in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Woldegiorgis Ghebrehiwot – “Rural development is absent.”<p>“I have mixed feelings, although there are many good things which are motivating about …

American woman living in Sweden describes the 'socialist nanny-state' and it sounds amazing

• Sweden created by Jen Hayden at 12/22/2017 08:53 AM<br>• Conservative Sweden created by Jen Hayden at 12/22/2017 08:53 AM<br>• Conservative Socialism Sweden …

Why Cats Follow You To The Bathroom, According to Science

One of life's most pressing mysteries.<p>By on<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>Cats are fluffy enigmas intent on prying love right out of their …

5 Cat Friendly Additions for Small Spaces

01 of 06<p>How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy and Healthy<p>The great outdoors is riddled with potentially life-threatening risks for cats, from chance …

Emirates’ First Class on their new 777 is something else!

Emirates is in a different league with respect to the Enclosed Suites cabins, something they have been putting on their planes since 2003 when they …

Check Out Star Wars Battlefront 2's First Three Single-Player Campaign Missions

Star Wars Battlefront II doesn't release for another week, but thanks to EA and Origin Access, a good chunk of the game is now playable on Xbox One and PC. Battlefront II's entire multiplayer component is playable now, as are the first three story chapters (though you're limited to 10 hours of …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This Russian woman’s psychic powers ignited a paranormal arms race between the U.S. and the USSR

Nina Kulagina put the ESP in espionage<p>On March 10, 1970, Nina Kulagina, a housewife and former member of the Red Army tank regiment, stopped a frog’s …

Russia

De Beers JV to close four Namibian mines by 2022: union official

Namdeb, a 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian government and Anglo American’s diamond unit De Beers, plans to close four mines by 2022 in the …

South Africa

Eerie Places in Africa With Most Spine-Chilling Urban Legends

Urban Legends

South Africa's staggering crime epidemic: 19,000 murders and 39,000 rapes in one year

One province saw an 11.1% increase in murders reported.<p>Latest police crime statistics show South Africa is still confronting a violent crime epidemic …

South Africa

HRW: Rural communities displaced by commercial farmers in Zambia

Human Rights Watch released a new report on the impact of commercial farming on rural communities in Zambia. The report says that vulnerable rural communities are paying the price, and in some cases, they are being forced to give up their land.<p>Human Rights Watch released a new report on the impact …

Nation of Refugees Struggles With an Unwanted Group

Israel's Supreme Court leaves a group of African asylum seekers with no good options.<p>In Israeli lore, nothing more reflects the national rebirth of the Jewish state than the Zionists’ revitalization of the Hebrew language. At the turn of the 20th century in Riga, as Gal Beckerman relates in his …

Israel

Inside Nollywood, the booming film industry that makes 1,500 movies a year

In 1992, after years of watching only imported American, Indian or Chinese films, Nigeria’s local film industry had its first real hit. “Living in …

Ghana: Gas depot blasts kill at least seven in Accra

Frightened residents flee site as huge blasts near busy intersection in northeast Accra cause casualties, official says.<p>At least seven people were killed and scores injured, mostly suffering burns, after two explosions at a natural gas depot in Ghana's capital, fire service spokesman Billy Anaglate …

Africa

23 Nerve-Wrecking Horror Films You Shouldn’t Miss If You Don’t Mind Being Scared To Death

Who doesn't like getting scared, right?<p>The supernatural has always fascinated humans. And while some of us would certainly shut our eyes at the …

RIP, jazz guitar great John Abercrombie

Guitarist John Abercrombie, a supremely eloquent and lyrical player whose career over the last four decades included seminal jazz fusion music and …

Jazz

Slavery Haunted Washington—His Heirs Didn’t Get the Message

As he neared death, George Washington was wracked with guilt over slavery, but his doubts fell on deaf ears, especially among his slave-owning …

Three top tips for happy houseplants

Succulents and similar are amazingly ‘in’; here’s how to get yours Instagram-ready<p>Though there are many glossy, beautifully arranged pictures of houseplants that take Instagram by storm, any horticulturist scrolling through has to reveal that many set-ups are clearly impossible. On Instagram there …

Plants

Unmasking Cape Town's underworld

Caryn Dolley, News24<p>Cape Town - In March 2017, simmering tensions in the underworld boiled over in the Western Cape, resulting in a battle and …

Cape Town

The History and Origins of the Kingdom of Kush

Powerful Ancient Kingdoms in Sudan<p>The Kingdom of Kush (or Cush) was a powerful ancient state that existed (twice) in what is now the northern part of …