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African Animals: The Economist Gets Lazy, Leo DiCaprio Gets Busy


The Economist, one of Africa's longtime patronizers (just last week they disturbingly referred to Botswana as "Africa's Golden Boy"), posted a slide show of zoo animals with a single sentence: "During the war in Libya, the animals of Tripoli's zoo suffered along with the rest of the city's residents." Take a look for yourself, but we kinda think that these animals look no different than caged up zoo animals all over the world. Are we missing something? What exactly is the story?

The real scoop on Tripoli's zoo animals and rescue efforts can be found in this New York Times article. As for those who are concerned about animals that roam free on the continent, but still risk traumatization from poachers, don't fear because apparently Leonardo DiCaprio is on his way to protect them. DiCaprio is stepping up as a global ambassador for the International Fund for Animal Welfare's "Elephants Never Forget" campaign. This initiative will raise awareness of the illegal trade of elephant ivory.

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Listen to Ami Faku's New Single 'Lala Ngoxolo' Featuring Emtee

Ami Faku's new single 'Lala Ngoxolo' featuring Emtee is a much-needed song for the difficult times in which we all find ourselves.

Ami Faku recently released her latest single "Lala Ngoxolo" featuring Emtee. The song starts the year off on a soothing tone for the difficult times in which South Africa (and the world) finds itself amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. Ami Faku is best known for her emotionally evocative songs and "Lala Ngoxolo" certainly keeps to that standard.

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Thousands Left Homeless After Tropical Cyclone Eloise Hits Mozambique

Cyclone Eloise has thus far displaced close to 7000 people and destroyed houses, crops, schools and hospitals.