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FEMALE NIGERIAN PROFESSOR FRANCISCA OKEKE NOW DEAN

Internationally acclaimed Professor of Physics Francisca Okeke is the first woman to serve as Dean of Physical Sciences at University of Nigeria.

AFRICAN SUSHI LINKS LESOTHO AND JAPAN

lesotho mapLesotho and Japan are now being linked by an unlikely dish: trout. Thanks to Highlands Trout, and their operation 2,200m above sea level in the Maluti Mountains, supermarket shoppers in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo can now get their seafood fix from the landlocked African nation.

“Lesotho provide(s) ideal, pristine environmental conditions for the farming of large trout,” explains Fred Formanek, managing partner of Advance Africa Management Services, who has developed the Highlands Trout project since 2009. “Water temperatures are close to ideal [for trout] for most of the year due to the altitude.”

Production started in 2012 with a haul of 500 tonnes of trout in the first year. During the current financial year, the company aims to produce three-times that amount. Read more at CNN.com

THRILL SEEKERS AT THE VICTORIA FALLS IN ZIMBABWE

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Spray from Victoria Falls hits the faces of tourists and locals as they look down at Africa’s most famous waterfall. The water acts as a wake-up call, but this spectacular sight is no dream.

Located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, tourists from all over the world arrive to witness the natural wonder. In 2013 alone, over 1.8 million people came to Zimbabwe on holiday according to the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority.

That number may sound impressive, but tourism authorities say 2014 will be an even stronger year for the industry. “Zimbabwe is pumping when it comes to tourism,” says Barbara Murasiranwa from Zimbabwe’s Tourism Council. “We’ve picked up, gotten back to… where we were in 1999, and we are even surpassing the figures for 1999.” Read more at CNN.com