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AFRICA MON AMOUR 53 UNDERREPORTED, AWESOME THINGS TO TRY, SEE, DO, HEAR, EAT & LEARN ABOUT IN AFRICA’S 53 COUNTRIES

A Magazine About the Rest of the World // A Guide to the Rest of Africa // Fall 2010 // Created for GOOD Magazine

1 The Desert Marathon \ Save Fish & Buy Necklaces
2 Sneak Across Borders a Trek on a Pony
3 Voodoo on Display s Soccer for Peace
4 Meet Miss HIV, Stigma-Free d Use Camel Radar
5 Catch a Film Festival f Dance with the Dead
6 Forgiveness Radio g Internet Radio
7 Preserving Pygmies h Our Largest Exibition
8 An African Island Jam j Build an Urban Tent
9 Drinking Bananas k Swag to Sega
0 Cure Your Cold l Sandboard Away
- Find Turtles, Not Lepers ; Catch a Wedding
= Strut Like a Sapeur ' Spot Some Cheetas
q Christmas in May z Climb for Carvings
w Taste the Saltiest Water x Become a Nollywood Star
e Rap Like an Egyptian c Gawk at Gorillas
r Eat Monkeys (or Chicken) v Take a Hike, Bub
t Buy Recycled... Everything b Sing in Wolof
y Plant a Tree n Wear Heavy Make-up
u Hop to a Hip Hop Festival m Hitchhike a New HIghway
i Rub Termites on Your Face , Pick Up a Passport
o Get Buried in a Fish . Watch for Whales
p Wordsmith with the Best / Play Dirt Bottle
[ Bissau Beats ! That’s Some Sexy Beer
] See the Giant Lady @ Read Social Cartoons
# Buy Dried Bats
$ Behold the Bird Race
% Spend High-Tech Cash
^ Make a Football
& Learn to Eat Fried Worms
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AFRICA MON AMOUR FRESH OFF A WORLD CUP CRAZE, THE WORLD
IS BLOWING VUVUZELAS AND SINGING K’NAAN.
BUT WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON IN AFRICA? WELL,
A LOT, AND TONS OF IT IS PRETTY AWESOME.

TAKE AN UNCANNY TRIP WITH US AND
DISCOVER WHAT'S HIP, MOVING, AND FUNKY
ON THIS INNOVATIVE CONTINENT. LEARN ABOUT
LOCAL ARTISTS, ACTIVITIES, STREET SNACKS,
FESTIVALS AND MORE. THROUGH OUR NETWORK
OF CORRESPONDENTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND
TRAVELERS, WE BRING YOU THIS MINI GUIDE,
HIGHLIGHTING JUST A FEW OF THE INGENIOUS
THINGS GOING ON AFRICA. HERE WE GO!
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1 The Desert Marathon 6Algeria 6Angola 6Benin 6Botswana 6Burkina Faso 6Burundi 6Cameroon
2 Sneak Across Borders For the last 34 years, the Saharawi Applying for a visa for Angola should Ouidah, Benin, is the spiritual center Nearly 70% of HIV-infected people in Every two years (the odd-numbered In 2002, a group of journalists in Ask an anthropologist and you’ll be
people have lived in refugee camps take 9 days, but in reality it can take of voodoo. The Musée d’Histoire the world live and die in Sub-Saharan ones) over half a million people conflict-ridden Burundi founded Radio told that a pygmy is any ethnic group
3 Voodoo on Display in Tindouf, Algeria, displaced by land several weeks—and you still might not d’Ouidah links the history of Africa. The Miss HIV Stigma Free descend on Ouagadougou, Burkina Isanganiro as a peace building initiative. in which adult males are under 150
disputes from their native Western be granted one. If you’re in a rush, just the religion to the slave trade with Pageant is held each year in Botswana Faso’s capital, for the Pan-African Film The station aims to offer clear, objective centimeters tall. While there are pygmy
4 Meet Miss HIV, Stigma-Free Sahara across the border. The Sahara try to cross illegally from Botswana. an exhibition of artifacts and pictures. to raise awareness of the disease and Television Festival (FESPACO). The reporting by a multi-ethnic staff. It communities in various parts of Asia,
Marathon, held each year in Algeria, is Head towards Ruacana, Namibia. It’s open every day from 8am to and reduce the stigma attached to festival, which has been running since encourages listener interaction with the best known are those in central
5 Catch a Film Festival an international sporting event to help Before you get to Ruacana, follow signs 12:30pm and then again from 3pm being HIV positive. Botswana was the 1969, is one of Africa’s most important. phone-in programs as well as programs Africa. Fondaf Bipindi works with
the Saharawi people raise awareness for the Angolan border and Ruacana to 6:30pm. The gift shop sells local first country to hold such a pageant Ouagadougou also boasts more like Forgive Me, in which listeners can Bagyeli pygmies in Bipindi, Cameroon,
6 Forgiveness Radio and financial support. In addition to the Falls. At the Namibian border post folk art, including sculptures, and there are now similar events in cinemas than any other West African express regret for past actions. The to help preserve their culture and
race there are other events, including (Angolan Border post on your right) textiles, and puppets. There’s also Uganda, Nepal, and Russia. Miss HIV city. The next festival will be held from broadcasts can be heard on the radio develop local education and healthcare
7 Preserving Pygmies a children’s marathon tell border guards you’re going to an annual Voodoo Festival held on the film follows two women who enter February 26 to March 5, 2011. and Internet in several languages, systems. The village of Bipindi needs
Ruacana Falls. When they raise the 10 January where devotees of the the pageant. including French, Swahili, and Kirundi. volunteers and donations.
8 An African Island Jam www.saharamarathon.org barrier, drive until you get to a car park. cult of 'vodouns', ('spirits' in the Fon www.fespaco.bf
Get out and follow the path (there’s a language) continue to practice the www.misshiv.com www.isanganiro.org Fondaf Bipindi
9 Drinking Bananas fence on your left). Walk up the hill. On spells, chants, and mystic divinations B.P. Box 8358, Yaounde, Cameroon
your right you’ll see a low wire. Step of their faith. Tel. +237 903380
0 Cure Your Cold over it and you’re in Angola.

- Find Turtles, Not Lepers
= Strut Like a Sapeur
q Christmas in May
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w Taste the Saltiest Water 6Cape Verde 6C.A.R. 6Chad 6Comoros 6Congo 6D.R.C. 6Djibouti
When the full moon rises over São In the Central African Republic Karkanji, a plant-based beverage The tiny island of Chissioua Sapeurs are Congolese men who For the roughly 5.5 million followers For the many of us who are avid fans
Vicente in August each year, folks banana wine is a popular usually popular in Chad, is said to help cure Ouénéfou, off the coast of Mohéli, believe strongly in the importance of the Kimbanguist church, instead of geographical depressions, a visit
gather for the Festival de Música homemade beverage sold on the cold and flu symptoms. To make your used to be a leper colony. Today it’s of fashion. There are some basic of December 25, Christmas falls on to the lowest point in Africa (and the
da Baía das Gatas. One of Africa’s side of the road. To make banana own, you’ll need hibiscus flowers, a marine reserve where visitors can rules to follow: always look elegant, May 25. Founded in 1921, this branch third lowest in the world) is highly
largest music festivals, since 1983 wine you’ll need ripe bananas, millet, sugar, ginger root or cinnamon, and see the endangered green sea turtle. don’t wear more than three colors of Christianity is largely puritanical recommended. Lac Assal is 156
≥ Africa has 14% of the world's the weekend-long beachside Rauvolfia Caffra bark extract and cloves. Get a saucepan and fill it with Getting to the island is a bit tricky: at a time, and add accessories like and rejects witchcraft, alcohol, and meters below sea level and boasts
population, over one billion people. celebration has attracted both local water. Peel bananas, sdd to water, and water. Add flowers and ginger or catch a plane or boat to Fomboni, walking sticks and cigars. In the '80s polygamy. Head to Kinshasa, the the saltiest water in the world—making
and international talent. Check your boil. Cool mixture in clay pots for up cinnamon. Boil, then reduce heat. Mohéli. Then take a taxi-brousse from they formed an official organization: capital of the Democratic Republic any swimmers' eyes sting. The roads
≥ About 44% of the African population
calendar and head to Baía das Gatas to 5 days. Add more water and filter. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add sugar Fomboni to Nioumachoua (you’re Société des Ambienceurs et des of the Congo, on May 25 for a massive are bad so you’ll need a 4-wheel drive
is under 15 years old, making it the
or find out more online. Add millet porridge (germinate grain, and simmer for 5 more minutes. still on Mohéli). Now find someone Personnes Elégants. If you need a celebration. For more information and a lot of driving experience. The
youngest population in the world.
grind into flour, cook with water). Serve hot or cold. who can take you across to Chissioua fancy outfit while in the Congo, find check online. lake is off limits during the summer,
≥ Over 1,000 languages are spoken www.cmsv.cv Add bark extract (washed, cut, boiled, Ouénéfou and negotiate the fee. a sapeur—many rent out their luxury though, as temperatures breach 122
throughout the African continent, filtered). Add to banana mixture 12 Good luck! clothing to make ends meet and www.kimbanguisme.net degrees Fahrenheit and can melt
meaning there's about one language hours before drinking. Enjoy. purchase new clothes. A designer your car’s tires. On the way one
for every one million people. suit costs about $25 per day. can see tectonic plates meet at the
Devil’s Cauldron.
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THESE ARE 90% OF ALL
MY TWO TOP VUVUZELAS ARE
SELLING DVDS MADE IN CHINA
Shopkeeper This one's not. It's an authentic,
Speaking about Nollywood films portable, three-piece noisemaker
Lagos, Nigeria direct from South Africa. Get one
for your next sporting event. Who
cares if it's not the World Cup?
x www.vuvuzelas.com
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ANYONE IS THERE IS
WELCOME MORE TO
TO JOIN THE AFRICA THAN
SKATEBOARD SAFARI AND
UNION CIVIL WAR…
Douglas
Member of the Skateboard Union
IT'S WHERE
DANCE MUSIC
Kampala, Uganda

Rumor has is that this is the first
skateboard ramp in East Africa.
Jackson Mubiri, President of the
Uganda Skateboard Union, started
BEGAN!
building ramps three years ago.
Xander Ferreira
The idea is to bring the sport into
Founding member of Gazelle
schools, and anyone is welcome to
South Africa
join. “We want to challenge more
kids and have a national team,” says
Douglas, 20, Kampala, Uganda. Combining funk, reggae, disco,
'80s electropop and traditional
African melodies, the band Gazelle
cranks out some good sh%t.
Dubbed LIMPOP, their genre of
authentic Afrikan elektronic dance
music takes its name from South
Africa’s Limpopo Province, where
Xander Ferreira grew up.

www.yogazelle.com

Photo: Yann Gross
For Colors 76: Teenagers Photo: Chris Saunders
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e Rap Like an Egyptian 6Egypt 6Equatorial Guinea 6Eritrea 6Ethiopia 6Gabon 6Gambia 6Ghana
r Eat Monkeys (or Chicken) Princess Emmanuelle (formerly Monkey used to be a popular food in If you’re in Asmara, Eritrea, head In the last 50 years Ethiopia has lost Hip hop is so popular in Gabon that Termite mounds are made from “As you were in life, you shall be in
Emmanuelle Amira) claims to be Equatorial Guinea but now it’s illegal. downtown to the Medebar market, 98% of its forests. The Ethiopian it was used in the 2009 presidential chewed wood, saliva, feces and soil. death,” says Paa Joe, a carpenter from
t Buy Recycled... Everything Egypt’s first female rap artist. about That doesn’t mean you can’t buy it, which has an entire area devoted to Heritage Trust is working to reforest election campaign. So it’s fitting that There are lots of termites in the Gambia Accra, Ghana, who will construct a
love, war, peace and pain and has just that it’s too expensive for most craftsmen making recycled goods. areas of the Entoto mountain each year hip hop artists descend and mounds up to two meters are personalized casket for you in a day.
y Plant a Tree released several albums. She is just people. Try kansiyé, a popular chicken Watch artisans make sandals out range with eucalyptus trees. The upon Libreville, Gabon, for the a common feature of the landscape. One of his finest coffins was in the form
one of the rising stars of Egypt’s (or other meat) stew in a peanut butter of used tires, buckets out of scrap organization’s volunteers have planted Gabao Hip Hop Festival. The event is They’re a problem when they infest of a large sardine, built for the village
u Hop to a Hip Hop Festival underground music culture, centered sauce instead. Mix peanut butter, corrugated iron and countless other almost 200,000 trees in the area over organized by the cultural association houses because mounds are very hard fisherman. Fixed price for any coffin:
at the Sawy Center on Zamlek Island garlic, thyme, ground cloves, onion, objects fashioned from trash and the last year. To volunteer or offer Afric’Action, which operates in several and require hacking at to break. On US$1,200. To order or to apply for
i Rub Termites on Your Face in Cairo. The center houses countless tomato sauce, salt and pepper and human ingenuity. a donation contact The Ethiopian African nations including Gabon, Chad the upside, termite mound clay is a an apprenticeship in his workshop,
performances each year as well as cook with meat. Heritage Trust. and Cameroon. For more information mosquito repellent. Simply rub on your send your CV.
o Get Buried in a Fish 30 festivals. Find out what’s on. contact Afric’Action. skin and enjoy a mosquito-free walk
The Ethiopian Heritage Trust through the Gambian countryside. Paa Joe Carpentry Works
p Wordsmith with the Best www.culturewheel.com PO Box 12014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Afric’Action PO Box 71 Teshie, Accra, Ghana.
Tel. +251 1 158 802 BP 14689 Libreville.
[ Bissau Beats ethiopiaheritagetrust.org Tel.+241 713583
www.festivalgabao.com
] See the Giant Lady
\ Save Fish & Buy Necklaces
a Trek on a Pony
s Soccer for Peace
p [ ] \ a s d
d Use Camel Radar 6Guinea 6Guinea-Bissau 6Ivory Coast 6Kenya 6Lesotho 6Liberia 6Libya
There are around 6,900 living There are around 10 ethnic groups Covering an area of 30,000 square 150 people regularly comb the There are about 100,000 Basotho After 14 years of civil war, in June 2004 There are thousands of feral camels
languages in the world. French is the who call Guinea-Bissau home. During meters in the country’s administrative beaches in Kenya’s Lamu area ponies in Lesotho, used by citizens to Liberia hosted its first soccer match in rural Libya. The camels and the
official language of Guinea but Susu, Carnival, the country’s biggest capital, Yamoussoukra, the Basilica collecting waste (flip-flops, tires and navigate the country’s very rugged in the national stadium, where some bad roads mean that driving at night
Mandinka and Pular are also widely celebration, each group showcases of Our Lady of Peace is the largest plastic) that has washed up on shore, terrain. Tourists also use them for 14,000 displaced people lived during is extremely dangerous—and Libyans
spoken. The Festival des Arts du Conte the best of its culture. Costume church in the world. It looks a lot like which is then recycled and used to trekking, as a pony is much better than the conflict. Although the war ended have a penchant for speeding. Car
≥ Somalia has recently had its first Kiini Afrika celebrates the art of oration materials include leaves, shells and the Vatican’s Basilica of Saint Peter. make things like bags and jewelry. a 4-wheel drive. Just 37 miles from the in 2003, it took a while for authorities accidents are the country's number
ever debit card introduced. Somalis and is usually held in the last week of cow horns. Although the four day long The church was built at a cost of This type of waste is a threat to marine capital Maseru, Malealea Lodge offers to prep the stadium for a match. Find one cause of death. If you were
can use it at over 250 locations. April in various locations throughout party precedes Lent, it doesn’t have US$300 million in the late '80s and is life, so collectors are both cleaning up the chance to go pony trekking and out when the next match is on. allowed to travel independently in
the country, during which wordsmiths much to do with the Catholic festivity lavishly furnished with Italian marble and earning an income. So far they’ve supports the local community through the country, you could rent a car with
≥ In many African countries, land-mine
of many kinds can be found roaming since 90% of the population follows and French stained glass. Look for collected over 132,000 pounds, or various educational and HIV projects. www.liberiansoccer.com camel-sensing radar. Since you’re
detection rats are used to find forgotten
the streets. To take part or just turn up other religious beliefs. The costumes the tall white building—you can see it 175,000 flip-flops. Buy items online, not (you need a guide with you at
mines from past conflicts.
contact the tourist board. (a prize is awarded for the best) are from just about anywhere in the city. send in your old flip flops or volunteer. www.malealea.co.ls all times), make sure they take this
≥ A giant crack in the Ethiopian desert great, but the music is even better. optional extra—one less road hazard.
is expected to become a new ocean. www.guinee.gov.gn Uniqueco Designs
The crack opened in 2005 and is up to P.O. Box 15565, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
20 feet in some spots! Tel. +254 202700534
www.uniqueco-designs.com
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CLOTHES
ARE THE
WEAPONS
Héctor Mediavilla Sabaté
Speaking about Congolese Sapeurs
Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Photo: Hector Mediavilla Sabate
For Colors 64: Lust
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WHY PAY FOR BUILD CARS OUT
A SOCCER BALL? OF ANYTHING
Make your own jula ball! Stick some Recycled toy vehicles are a common
sponges, paper or cloth into a plastic bag site in Africa, and fashioning them is
and shape it into a ball. Wrap cord around regarded as a favorite pastime in
the ball, dividing it into quarters and many countries. This toy car, made
securing the cord with a backward stitch by a child in Mozambique, is crafted
each time the lines cross. Repeat this from four canned meat containers
about 20 times. Tie the chord off, cut off and an old oil bottle.
the loose ends, and go play!

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f Dance with the Dead 6Madagascar 6Malawi 6Mali 6Mauritania 6Mauritius 6Morocco 6Mozambique
g Internet Radio Madagascan corpses are laid in their 42% of people in Malawi are illiterate, Rencontres de Bamako, the African The khaima is a tent traditionally used Sega is the national music and dance Sand dunes can move up to 100 The average age of a bride in
tombs in woven straw mats. After making radio very important for Photography Biennial and the largest by the Moors, the nomadic people of form of Mauritius. To dance, grab a meters per year (and by the way you Mozambique is 20.3 years. To see
h Our Largest Exibition seven years, relatives dig them up for the spread of information. In 2006, photo exhibition on the continent, Mauritania. They are found in urban partner. The men stand on the dance can also find them on Venus and Mars). a wedding in Maputo, head over to
famadihana, the turning of the bones Chimwemwe Ncozana founded Radio takes place in Mali’s capital Bamako. and rural areas as housing, restaurants floor. Girls wiggle towards them Erg Chebbi, near Merzouga, boasts the office where civil weddings are
j Build an Urban Tent ritual. The corpse is the guest of honor Yako, the first Internet radio station The last exhibition focused on borders and tourist accommodations. To build waving a handkerchief as an invitation Morocco’s biggest sand dunes, which celebrated on Avenue Julius Nyerere.
at a huge party that lasts a few days. in the country. The radio is non-profit and explored themes of sexuality, your own you’ll need a large rectangle to dance. Then, at some point in every can reach 150 meters in height. Take It’s the flamboyant white building
k Swag to Sega There is feasting, drinking and and non-commercial so donations albinism, and civil war. Featured of hand-woven wool (camel or sheep) Sega song, the singer will say “en bas” a ride on a camel, a quad, or try your with pillars. Stand outside on a
dancing… with the corpse. The old are accepted. photographers included Pieter up to 12 meters long and some poles. (down): Bend your knees, don’t move hand at sand boarding. Everything you Saturday morning and wait for the
l Sandboard Away mat is believed to have special fertility Hugo, Karel Prinsloo, and Baudouin The innermost layer is often made your feet, and energetically move need is available for hire. couples to arrive.
powers: pieces are torn off by young www.radioyako.com Mouanda. For information about the of various fabrics giving the ceiling a the rest of your body to the rhythm.
; Catch a Wedding women who hope it will bring them next exhibition check online. pleasing patchwork effect. Sleep in one Clothing tip for the women: no mini-
many children. These rituals take at Bab Sahara. skirts (you’ll end up showing off more
' Spot Some Cheetahs place around the country from June www.rencontres-bamako.com than your dancing skills).
to November. Bab Sahara
z Climb for Carvings BP 59 Atar, Mauritania
Tel. +222 6473966
x Become a Nollywood Star www.bab-sahara.com

c Gawk at Gorillas
v Take a Hike, Bub
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n Wear Heavy Make-up 6Namibia 6Niger 6Nigeria 6Rwanda 6Sao Tome & Principe 6Senegal 6Seychelles
Although Namibia doesn’t have The largest ancient rock carvings Nigeria’s film industry is worth There are only 600 mountain gorillas The highest point in the country, Master Nomila (previously Lamine The Coco de Mer tree produces the
many conservation areas, it is the only (petroglyphs) in the world can be around $250 million annually and (Gorilla gorilla beringei) left in the area at 2,024 meters above sea level, is Gueye) is one of the few rappers to heaviest seeds in the world, weighing
country whose constitution provides found in Dabous, Niger. Thought to generates well over 500 films a year. around the Virunga volcanoes. To see the Pico de Sao Tome on Sao Tome. sing in Wolof, a language spoken by in at an average of 44 pounds each.
for environmental protection. Article be around 10,000 years old, these Nollywood prefers to shoot films them you’ll need a permit from the Climbing all the way to the top takes over three million people in West It only grows in Praslin and Curieuse—
95 of the constitution states that there carvings of two life-size giraffes were on location rather than in studios, Office Rwandaise du Tourisme et des between two and three days. The hike Africa. Although Senegal has a large two islands of the Seychelles—and
≥ SEACOM, an 8,500 mile undersea should be “utilization of living natural probably made in the sandstone with however there is one large studio— Parcs Nationaux. Permits are limited; takes you through a tropical jungle in number of hip hop and rap artists is used as an ingredient in cosmetics.
fiber-optic cable, recently connected resources on a sustainable basis flint implements. The biggest of the Studio Tinapa in Calabar—and it’s only 120 visitors are admitted each which there are 100 plants unique to (around 5,000), only a handful have To see the tree, enter the Valle de
much of Africa to the Internet. for the benefit of all Namibians, both giraffes is over five meters tall. They open to the public. You can get day. While you’re there, check out the island. There is also unique fauna, been successful. See some local hip Mai, a UNESCO world heritage site
present and future.” Feel constitutional can’t be seen from the ground—you there by car, boat, or helicopter: Dian Fossey’s grave. The US zoologist including 15 types of birds. A guide is hop or take part in a workshop at the on Praslin. If you’re very lucky you
≥ As of March 2010, Nigeria had over
and visit the Namib Huib Plateau need to climb onto the higher rock tinapa.com.ng. Find out more responsible for saving the species recommended. Complexe Culturel Yengoulene. might also see the endangered
1.2 million Facebook users, making
Park where you can see 31 species and look down. about Nollywood by watching the from extinction was killed by poachers Seychelles Black Parrot. Take a ferry
it among the top three most visited
of animal, including cheetahs and documentary This is Nollywood. angered by her conservation efforts. Complexe Culturel Yengoulene from Mahe to Praslin, then a taxi
websites by Nigerians.
spotted hyenas. Nord Foire 7+8, B.P. F 13060, to the park.
≥ The Rwandan government has www.thisisnollywood.com www.rwandatourism.com Dakar Yoff / Senegal
launched a broadband (WiBro) facility www.huibpark.com Tel.: +221 338207626
in the capital Kigali to make it Africa’s www.yengoulene.com
first "hot spot" capital.
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I LIKE TO THIS PHOTO
WEAR SKIRTS SPEAKS FOR
Thumelo Nthekenyane
Member of Smarteez fashion crew
ITSELF
Soweto, South Africa
90% of Zimbabwean adults
are literate, one of the highest
The Smarteez are a crew of
percentages in Africa. But for much
fashionistas in Soweto, South Africa.
of the past decade there has been a
Morphing vintage with futuristic,
ban on private newspapers, and The
their trademarks include self-
Zimbabwean was founded in 2005
tailored tops, grandpa's bowties,
after journalists who criticized the
vintage pants, huge nerdish
government were driven into exile.
goggles called stunners, World
In response, in 2008 the government
War II waistcoats and colorful socks
imposed a 55% luxury import duty
pulled up knee-high.
on all newspapers produced outside
the country, making The Zimbabwean
unaffordable to the average citizen.
The paper’s 2009 "Trillion Dollar
Campaign" uses Zimbabwe’s trillion
dollar note, which given the country’s
highly devalued currency is cheaper
than paper, to promote freedom
of speech.

www.thezimbabwean.co.uk

Campaign: TBWA Hunt Lascaris,
Johannesburg; Art Directors:
Shelley Smoler & Nadja Lossgott;
Copywriter: Raphael Basckin;
Creative Director: Nicholas Hulley;
Executive Creative Director:
Damon Stapleton, Photographers:
Photo: Chris Saunders Chloe Coetsee, Des Ellis, & Michael
For Colors 76: Teenagers Meyersfeld
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FOR THOSE THIS CAN CURE
TRYING TO GET EVERYTHING
RICH OR BRING Maybe that's an exaggeration. We're
not really sure. This herbal remedy

BACK A LOST
supposedly cures pretty much
everything. The laundry list of fixable
ailments can be found on the back

LOVER, THE LOA
of the bottle.

AWAIT
The Loa, meaning ‘Divine Spirits’, are
voodoo spirits embodied by a doll.
This one was made in a market in the tiny
southern African nation of Lesotho.

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, Pick Up a Passport Try hitchhiking, western Africa style, Enjoy the fastest citizenship process Hermanus is the best place in the If you’ve got an old soda bottle, a pole, Marulas are round, yellow fruits Check out the cartoons by Colors Creative Director
along the newly built $54 million on earth. Head to the market in almost world to see whales from land. During and a piece of string, you’ve got hours that grow in southern Africa and are Tanzanian cartoonist Gado (Godfrey Erik Ravelo Kiré, Havana
. Watch for Whales Masiaka-Bo Highway. The road, which any Somali town and ask where you whale season (June to November) of entertainment lined up. Fill the bottle rich in vitamin C. The fruits are also Mwampembwa). His cartoons aren’t Art Director & Designer
opened in May 2010 and connects can buy a passport. As Somalia has not you can see southern right whales with some dirt. Tie one end of the string thought to boost sex drive and fertility. just amusing, they look at social,
/ Play Dirt Bottle Freetown with the southeastern part had an effective central government who come to the area to breed. If around the top of the bottle and the A beer and liquer are both made cultural and political issues. Regularly
Joshua Levi, New York City

of the country, boasts footpaths for in control of the country since 1991, you have trouble spotting the whales, other to the pole. Players stand opposite from Marulas. The Marula Festival published in international publications Writers
! That’s Some Sexy Beer your traveling delight. But don't do passports are a free-for-all game. don’t worry, the town has a whale crier. each other and hit the bottle to each kicks off each year in mid-February including Courier International and Carlos Mustienes, Madrid
Giuliana Rando, Wollongong
that dorky American thing where you Last we checked all it took was about Whenever Pasika Noboba sees a whale other using their hands—a popular game at Ebuhleni. The royal family takes part New African, he’s an advocate for free
@ Read Social Cartoons stand there looking desperate with your $35 and after a few minutes, you’re he blows on a horn to let everyone to play during breaks at school. and there’s a lot of singing, dancing, expression. He has published three Benjamin Joffe-Walt, Johannesburg
Joshua Levi, New York City
thumb in the air. Nope, in these parts a Somali citizen. There’s no better know. There is also a festival featuring and drinking of buganu (marula beer). collections: Abunuwasi, Democrazy!,
# Buy Dried Bats hitchhiking etiquette is much more lax: souvenir than that! music and whale-watching events. The End of an Error and The beginning Photo Editors
Just stand there, arm extended and with To find out more, go online. of a New One. See his work online. Chris Saunders, Johannesburg
$ Behold the Bird Race your palm lazily hanging down. Soon Mauro Bedoni, Padova
you'll be cruising for free at 80 km/h www.whalefestival.co.za www.gado.co.ke
% Spend High-Tech Cash on Africa's chic new thoroughfare. Project Manager
Giulia DeMeo, Venice
^ Make a Football Concept
Chris Saunders, Johannesburg
& Learn to Eat Fried Worms Joshua Levi, New York City
Carlos Mustienes, Madrid

# $ % ^ & Thank You
Anna Grassi
Barbara Soalheiro
6Togo 6Tunisia 6Uganda 6Zambia 6Zimbabwe And that's it! All 53! Angela Quintavalle

≥ Mobile phone use is growing faster
If you want to see dried monkeys, bats, You need to be older than 18 to own By law, Ugandan banknotes can’t Footballs are made from available Mopane worms are a cheap and
We hope you enjoyed Erica Fusaro
Phoebe Mutetsi
in Africa than anywhere else in the
world. There are over 53 million mobile
and crocodiles, head over to Lome’s a falcon in El Haouaria, where almost portray leaders. In May 2010 a new materials in Zambia—usually rags, excellent source of protein (they’re accompanying us Safeeyah Kharsany
C.M. Koseman
phone users on the continent, and
Fetish and Voodoo market, the largest
in the world. Guides will help you
every family trains falcons or sparrow
hawks for hunting. Each year the city
set was released. The 50,000-shilling
note features shields, the 10,000
paper, or packaging materials—
stuffed in a plastic bag and bound
around 60% protein). They can be
fried or boiled when fresh. Since they
though this unique Jonah Goodman
Uganda has become the first African
country with more mobiles than land
follow in the footsteps of traditional hosts the Festival of the Sparrow pots, and the 2,000 a neck ornament with string. A store-bought regulation can only be harvested for three weeks journey. Discover Juan Pablo Gallón Salazar
Cameron SInclair & Co.
line telephones.
healers who scour the market
for ingredients. The admission fee
Hawk in May or June. Bird trainers
congregate for the four-day event to
(this is the first time a note of this
denomination has been printed).
ball would cost US$40, or one month
of the average worker’s wages.
each year, most are dried for later
use. They can be served with atchar
other extraordinary @ Architecture for Humanity
≥ Sierra Leone's first hydro-power dam, is variable, so haggle. Consultations compete for the title of fastest bird. When spending your Ugandan (a chili sauce). Available at markets things happening in Bill Zimmerman
@ www.27months.com
almost 40 years in the making, was
switched on in late 2009. It provides
and souvenirs are also available. shillings you will be reassured
to know they’re the first African
and roadside stands.
the world and share Smarteez: Kepi & Thumelo
enough stable electricity to supply currency with SPARK (an ultra- your own online at Special Thank You
all of Sierra Leone, with some leftover
energy for export.
modern optical security feature).
colorsmagazine.com. Zach Frechette & Co.
@ Good Magazine

≥ The Gautrain, Africa's first high- Very Special Thank You
speed rail line, launched in South Africa Laura Pollini
in June, 2010.
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