Gambia: Latest News
Julia Austin, 5:02 pm AFKI Original
Moringa only recently hit the major food markets in Africa, but its impressive nutritional profile developed a reputation fast. The plant’s leaves are dried and ground up into a powder that can be added to your smoothies, shakes, or milk in your cereal. It has more protein than yogurt and more iron than spinach. Over 20 percent of people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from malnutrition, many living on land that grows some of the most nutritious food on the planet. Here are 8 African superfoods you should be eating.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:23 am AFKI Original
The African national teams are currently involved in Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying with matches to decide the teams that will progress to the next round of the qualification campaign to take part in the Nations Cup in early 2017. There are many fixtures taking place, with some of Africa’s best national teams involved in the campaign in an effort to earn their ticket to Gabon and a chance to be champions of Africa.
Staff, 11:42 pm
They targeted high-end vehicles like luxury SUVs made by Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Honda, Porsche, Jaguar and Aston Martin. They would load the cars into shipping containers, which were taken to ports for transport by ship to West Africa. In West Africa, luxury vehicles command prices higher than the new market value in the U.S. The gang of car thieves had many methods of stealing the vehicle, prosecutors say.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:42 am AFKI Original
Africa is a sport mad part of the world, with the people of the African continent enjoying a variety of sports to watch or participate in, whether they are team sports or those practised by individuals. The love of fans on the continent for sports is clear in the passion that they exude when supporting their sports heroes or favourite teams. With this in mind, we take a look at the 8 most loved sports in Africa.
Staff, 12:03 am
MusikBi, Africa’s first home-grown platform for legal music downloads, launched Wednesday in Senegal. It’s mission? To promote African artists, pay them properly, and fight Internet piracy. Songs cost $0.50 to $0.85 US and users can download them using mobile phone credit. Piracy and changing consumer habits have seen record sales drop across the continent, with illegal downloads tempting African consumers looking online for music. Copyright enforcement remains relatively weak.
Staff, 12:01 am
African poultry markets are on the rise, and governments are trying to protect local markets while opening up to imports. South Africa, which finally agreed to allow chicken imports from the U.S., is now investigating measures to protect its local market from oversupply by E.U. countries. Poultry production is the fastest growing industry in Gambia. Poultry presents massive opportunities in Zambia but is held back by lack of funding. Ghana is taking measures to reduce imported poultry products.
Julia Austin, 9:00 am AFKI Original
Lagos, Nigeria, was identified in 2014 as one of the new finance hubs of the future. Just a year later, U.S. financial services company JP Morgan announced it would be removing Nigeria from its Emerging Market Government Bond Index due to a “lack of liquidity and transparency in the nation’s foreign exchange markets.” Those are two drastically differing opinions on Nigeria’s economy, but you can’t argue with the facts. Here are 8 of the richest Nigerian banks by assets.
Julia Austin, 8:55 am AFKI Original
In much of rural Africa, traditional medicine is the only form of treatment. Silene capensis has been used by Xhosa tribes of South Africa during rites-of-passage rituals. It comes from the roots of a plant that South African natives call undlela ziimhlophe. It’s mostly known for helping people have lucid dreams but many people report waking up feeling incredibly well rested. The roots can be chewed or boiled down and steeped in tea. Some buyers share their experience with the root online. More than 4,000 plants are used for medicinal purposes in Africa. Check out 8 natural sleep remedies from Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 5:09 pm AFKI Original
Do a Google search for African countries that celebrate Valentine’s Day — observed Feb. 14 — and not much comes up, South Africa being an exception. Africans living outside the continent’s major cities may not have embraced the love fest — arguably one of the West’s biggest and best excuses ever for spending money on flowers, chocolates and other gifts. But some Africans living in the diaspora say they plan to send money home to mark Valentine’s Day.
Dana Sanchez, 3:26 pm
Milken speaks highly of immigrants; 50 percent of the scientists and engineers in Silicon Valley are first-generation immigrants, he told a crowd of 600-plus at the Tiger 21 conference. Members of the North American Tiger 21 network are high-net-worth investors who collectively manage $35 billion in investable assets. Miliken has done a lot to restore his image since being banned for life from the securities industry. He has an institute named for him and he’s full of optimism for Africa.
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