Seychelles: Latest News
Staff, 11:58 am
Deloitte says investment in African megaprojects surged 46% to $326bn last year led by heavy investment in transport, energy and power distribution. That far exceeds the $93bn the World Bank says Africa needs each year for infrastructure development, including one-third of that amount for maintenance.
Keren Mikva, 2:08 am AFKI Original
Women are notoriously underrepresented in government, occupying just 21.9 percent of all elected parliamentary seats worldwide. In the U.S., that number is even lower, at just 18 percent. The following countries in sub-Saharan Africa have managed to buck the trend. They are including women in politics and creating significant roles for female politicians through advocacy, quota systems, and citizens’ desire for real change.
Julia Austin, 8:36 am AFKI Original
Groundnut stew with smoked fish is such a satisfying dish. It’s just a combination of soft foods and sweet flavors in a big bowl. The smoky flavor of the fish mixes perfectly with the sweet flavors of the peanuts. The fish becomes flakey and soft in the sauce and when poured over rice, it’s a comforting treat. Find the recipe here. With the fish and fruit salsa trend sweeping the world, we looked to Africa for inspiration. Here are 10 sweet and salty seafood recipes from Africa.
Karen Elowitt, 3:50 am
The African continent has some of the best scuba diving sites in the world, though they are often overshadowed by spots in the Caribbean, Australia and Polynesia. However, savvy travelers know that Mozambique, Egypt, Zanzibar and the Seychelles offer diving that is just as good — and often cheaper — than the better-known sites.
Staff, 6:30 am
Piracy around the Horn of Africa, which affected container ships, fishing vessels and cruise ships traversing the strategically important location, has been significantly brought under control since its peak in 2009, with only two failed attempts in 2014 and no activity recorded thus far in 2015.
Makula Dunbar, 2:42 pm AFKI Original
Ogundele Damola, founder of ASIRI Magazine, chimed in from Nigeria via Skype giving tips on how to build up a loyal following. Touching on topics including ways to identify with consumers and building on brands in order to garner social media influence.
Kimberly Jacobs, 1:38 pm AFKI Original
Changing perspectives on travel to Africa was one of the topics discussed at Social Media Week New York City. Panelists encouraged more people to travel to Africa through their various companies and through social media.
Staff, 8:00 am
Market Atlas, LLC (MA) has launched a pair of benchmark indexes, measuring the performance of a basket of African currencies against the U.S Dollar and the United Kingdom Pound Sterling. The M.A.USD Africa Currency Index and the M.A. GBP Africa Currency Index cover a universe of 27 currencies with an aggregate market of 1.35 billion people and are the first African currency indexes
Julia Austin, 5:00 pm AFKI Original
Koshari is a traditional Egyptian dish that gives you rice and pasta on the same platter. That’s a carb-lover’s heaven! This recipe from AllRecipes.com is a simple dish flavored mainly with garlic and red pepper flakes, but do you really want a bunch of flavors taking away from that comforting taste of starch on starch? Of course not. If you thought risotto was the ultimate in comforting rice dishes, these African recipes with that tasty little carb will make you change your mind.
Staff, 5:56 pm
UNICEF and Bharti Airtel have partnered to collaborate in 17 African countries by rolling out UNICEF health and education apps for free. The aim of the partnership is to improve access to health and education-related information while pushing various innovative projects supported by UNICEF. UNICEF health, education and youth-focused content will be made available to Airtel customers for free across the 17 African countries
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