Malawi implemented new visa regulations which took effect on October 1st, 2015. The new requirements introduce a visa payment scheme for travelers to Malawi providing for the following categories and prices (in US Dollars): Transit Visa; $50 upon arrival or $70 if obtained outside Malawi at a Malawi Diplomatic Mission. Single Entry Visa; $75 within Malawi or $100 outside … [Read more...] about Will Malawi Benefit from New Visa Fees?
Yesterday, 25th May, more than half the people in the world took a day off from normal work to relax, spend time with family or just catch up with work. Different chunks of the globe celebrated this day for very different reasons. In the United States, it was a Memorial Day to remember and honor the soldiers who fought during the civil war for those who are free today. In parts … [Read more...] about Africa, where are we headed?
It was on a cold Sunday. The roads were snowy. Traffic was ubiquitous. At 7pm, I took my gray jacket, turned on my car, and headed to a local African Pastor in the area. A member of his church referred me to him. Apparently, he was a well-known pastor in the community. As an outreach worker in the African community, I raised awareness on Prostate Cancer among African-born … [Read more...] about The Intersection between Faith and Health: Learning from Prostate Cancer Outreach
This photo of porters at Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park carrying tourists has polarised Ugandans on Social Media. I have not been able to establish the source of the photo, but as far as I can work out the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) intends to use this photo in its promotional materials. This is what has divided opinions amongst Ugandans. Some have argued that … [Read more...] about Black porters in Uganda’s Tourism Industry; Service provision or colonialism?
A Fly Girl is the memoire of a brave Black lady that set out to sail the world and stand up to challenge various stereotypes, chauvinism, and prejudice. In doing so, the British born author of Nigerian heritage, Amanda Epe, takes us on a memorable virtual tour of various destinations across continents as experienced by an enviable Flight Attendant with the British … [Read more...] about A Fly Girl -Book Review