The chaos of South Africa’s taxi system is being tackled with open data — Quartz

On any given day in South Africa’s cities the daily commute can be chaotic and unpredictable. A new open source data platform hopes to bring some order to that—or at least help others get it right. Contributing to that chaos is a formal public transportation system that is inadequate for a growing urban population and…

via The chaos of South Africa’s taxi system is being tackled with open data — Quartz

Photos and campaign billboards capture the legacy of one of Africa’s most delusional autocrats — Quartz

When The Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh first came to power in 1994 as a 29-year old army lieutenant after a bloodless coup, few Gambians would have guessed that by the time he left office 22 years later it would be as a corrupt and delusional leader hanging onto power. Over the years it became…

via Photos and campaign billboards capture the legacy of one of Africa’s most delusional autocrats — Quartz

Bangladesh’s prime minister calls out the hypocrisy of rich nations critiquing her child marriage policies — Quartz

Bangladesh’s prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has positioned herself as a champion of women’s empowerment since taking office in 2009. She’s been recognized internationally for her efforts: In September Hasina was awarded the United Nation Women’s “Agents of Change” award, for creating opportunities for women in the workplace, improving access to education for girls, and instating…

via Bangladesh’s prime minister calls out the hypocrisy of rich nations critiquing her child marriage policies — Quartz

Penguin instincts go haywire in ocean as food web breaks down — Fusion

flickr/Rennett StoweThe African penguin, also known as the jackass penguin, is found exclusively in southern African waters. These penguins got their nickname from their loud, throated call that is remarkably similar to that of a donkey. Under normal circumstances, there’s something quite funny about seeing such a small animal make such a donkey-like bray, but…

via Penguin instincts go haywire in ocean as food web breaks down — Fusion

Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air, which has been struggling for months, has been taken over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), a company originally set up by the Nigerian government in 2010 to help with troubled local banks. Starting immediately, Arik Air will be managed by a government-appointed official, AMCON announced. The move,…

via Nigeria’s government is taking over the country’s largest airline to try and save its aviation industry — Quartz

Mariah Carey in action

Well, that’s one way to get rid of a wedding dress. Mariah Carey sets her gown ablaze in a fiery music video released on Friday for her new song, “I Don’t.” The single – which was inspired by Carey’s split from Australian billionaire, James Packer – shows the star wearing a tight red dress as she dances…

via Mariah Carey Sets Her Wedding Dress Ablaze in Fiery New ‘I Don’t’ Music Video Inspired by Her Breakup — PEOPLE.com

You just have to first love yourself before you can develop loving others

“Your opinion of yourself becomes your reality. If you have all these doubts, then no one will believe in you, and everything will go wrong. If you think the opposite, the opposite will happen. It’s that simple. The higher your self-belief, the more your power to transform reality. Having supreme confidence makes you fearless and […]

via You’ve got to love yourself — Cristian Mihai