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FreeManCast: Urbanization Of Maasai In Kenya

On this edition of the FreeManCast, Josh Friedman interviews Teresa, a Maasai woman who grew up living a traditional life in a Maasai village but opted to move to Kenya's second largest city, Mombasa. Teresa contrasts tribal village life with city life in Kenya and discusses how technology and urbanization are impacting Maasai life, families

By |May 14th, 2019|Africa, Podcasts|

Take Your Winter Work To Paradise — A Beachfront Hostel With Incredible Bang For The Buck

Work in paradise Okay, it’s not exactly a hostel. It’s effectively a resort. But there is a hostel component to New Teddy’s On The Beach, located in beautiful Jambiani on the east coast of the the main island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. This beach resort of sorts has dorm beds placed inside big beach huts that

By |January 11th, 2019|Africa, Josh Friedman, Travel, Travel Features, Uncategorized|

United States Plummets To 17th In Economic Freedom Rankings

By Josh Friedman The United States fell to 17th place in the Economic Freedom Index, an annual ranking of countries by economic liberty. Nations like the United Arab Emirates, Georgia and Lithuania now offer more economic freedom than the U.S., according to The Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington, D.C.-based think tank. In the 2017 Economic

Where Does Your Passport Rank?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Seven countries issue passports that provide more visa-free travel options than the U.S. passport, according to recently released rankings. German citizens have the world's top travel document. Henley & Partners (H&P), a residence and citizenship planning firm, ranks passports based on the number of countries and territories to which they provide visa-free access.

Boko Haram Bombs Refugees, 58 Dead

Two female Boko Haram (WTF is Boko Haram?) suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday morning at a refugee camp in Northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 58 people, CNN reports. Some of the refugees targeted in the attack were former Boko Haram sex slaves, whom African troops freed last week. On Tuesday, a third woman was supposed

By |February 12th, 2016|Africa, News, Nigeria, Violence|

Boko Haram Slaughters At Least 86, Kids Burned Alive

A trio of female Boko Haram (WTF is Boko Haram?) suicide bombers teaming up with other militants from the Islamist group killed at least 86 people Saturday night in northeastern Nigeria. Witnesses who survived heard screams of children burning to death, AP reports. The Islamists militants attacked Dalori, a Nigerian village, as well as two nearby

By |January 31st, 2016|Africa, News, Nigeria, Violence|

Suicide Bombers Kill 28 In Cameroon

Suicide bombers killed 28 people and wounded 65 in an attack on a market in Cameroon, Reuters reports. Nigerian-based terror group Boko Haram (WTF is Boko Haram?) is suspected of being behind the attack. The bombing took place in the town of Bodo, which borders Boko Haram strongholds in northeastern Nigeria. Suicide attacks have become

By |January 25th, 2016|Africa, News, Violence|

Egypt Marks Arab Spring Anniversary With Crackdown

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi Monday marks the five-year anniversary of the protests in Egypt that led to the toppling of longtime President Hosni Mubarak. Five years following Egypt's Arab Spring uprising, police are raiding thousands of homes in search of people who may protest against current President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the BBC reports. Sisi

By |January 25th, 2016|Africa, Egypt, Middle East, Politics|
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