Posts tagged with ‘africa

Congo has installed two large traffic-directing robots in the city of Kinshasa
The west tends to think of itself as the leader of the technology world. However, do we have traffic-directing robots? No! There is obviously a traffic-light technology gap between us and Congo. 
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Congo has installed two large traffic-directing robots in the city of Kinshasa

The west tends to think of itself as the leader of the technology world. However, do we have traffic-directing robots? No! There is obviously a traffic-light technology gap between us and Congo.

See more pics (and a short video) here:

Former South African president Nelson Mandela dies at the age of 95

History often paints people as much bigger than they were during their lifetime, but in the case of Nelson Mandela, there was no doubt of his greatness and goodness as a human being. He fought for equality, justice and peace his entire adult life, and spent three decades behind bars for fighting the apartheid government of South Africa before personally leading his country into a modern democracy. There just isn’t enough good things to say about the man, and now that he is gone, the world has lost one of the truly great human beings that has ever walked this Earth.

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South Africa now has fake slums just for tourists. All the fun of poverty without the poverty

If you’re the kind of person who likes to visit the “real” parts of countries, but you’re rightly terrified of what kind of crime comes with such realness, you’ll be happy to know that in South Africa, there’s now a resort with fake shanty town slums, so you can experience slum life without worrying you’re going to end up chopped into bits by some crazy bastard with a machete.

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If you’re ever in Cape Town, check out this amazing steampunk coffee shop

Cape Town’s much renowned and favourite coffee chain, Truth, has a headquarters that’s really worth shouting about. Imagine a ”steampunk” inspired coffee shop in Cape Town, South Africa. Yes, you heard that right. It’s a reality and a pretty fabulous one at that thanks to an incredible design by Haldane Martin. Truth and its aesthetic have created as big a buzz as the coffee it serves, brought to life by connoisseur David Donde.

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Any animal that touches this lake is turned to stone

There are lots of weird lakes out there, but one lake in Tanzania has just the right pH so that any animal unlucky enough to fall into its waters are preserved and calcified for eternity. Apparently, there are such frozen bodies of birds and bats all over this demon pond.

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Nigerian grad student uses magnets to “prove” gay marriage is wrong

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Magnets… how do they work? Apparently, the humble yet mysterious magnets holds the key to proving that gay marriage is wrong. At least that’s the conclusion of Chibuihem Amalaha, a grad student from Nigeria, who has used magnets to scientifically show the immorality of gay marriage. I’m sure this holds up to the highest peer review standards.

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Meanwhile, in a public school somewhere in Africa…

You will never be this goddamn cool. Never.

Nigerian sci-fi of the day: “The Day They Came”

Made with almost no budget, the charmingly shitty Nigerian way. Enjoy.

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What’s this? Oh nothing, just a couple of guys in Utah killing it with an acoustic version of “Africa”.

Vice documentary of the day: ‘Ground Zero: Insurgents vs the Malian Army’

Pretty insightful Vice documentary about the conflict in Mali.

Moment of zen time lapse video of the day: “Namibian Nights”

It’s not easy to come up with something new when you visit the same place every year for more than a decade. Over the years Marsel has created the most extensive and most popular night photography portfolio of Namibia on this planet, and two years ago he decided it was time to take it to the next level.

Penis stealing is apparently on the rise in Africa. Just FYI

If you’ve got a penis and you’re going to be visiting central Africa some time soon, you should probably be aware that there’s been a rash of penis thievery. Yes, people stealing human penises. Be on your guard.

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Ancient lost continent found at the bottom of the Indian Ocean

It’s not Atlantis, but scientists have discovered a lost mini-continent in the Indian Ocean that disappeared under the waves around 85 million years ago. The chain of islands, now called Mauritia, was once between the southeast coast of Africa and India.

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