Seychelles: Latest News

  • Upping Africa’s Tourism Business Via Social Media, Changed Perspectives

    By 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.

  • Market Atlas Clarifies African Currency Indices For Foreign Investors

    By 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

  • 10 African Rice Dishes That Will Make You Forget Risotto

    By 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.

  • UNICEF, Airtel To Roll Out Free Apps Across Africa

    By 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

  • Seychelles Wants Entrepreneurs To Focus On Innovation, Earning Credit

    By Makula Dunbar, 4:01 pm

    Seychelles has recently put into effect a new leg of government, opening the doors for entrepreneurial transformation. According to Seychelles News Agency, the Ministry of Investment, Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation is gearing entrepreneurs up for growth by encouraging them to build on local financial resources. Ministries which have handled the island’s SME development in the past have merged or broken off to handle existing duties like improving access to credit

  • 12 Things You Didn’t Know About African Wax Print

    By Julia Austin, 11:02 am AFKI Original

    They’re showing up everywhere. You can see them upholstering chairs in Anthropologie, in Burberry dresses and all over Gwen Stefani’s fashion line, L.A.M.B miniskirts. Spanish designer Juanjo Oliva is credited with bringing African wax prints to large brands such as Zara. Wax prints aren’t just a fashion statement — they’re about personality, money, and they’re big business. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about African wax prints.

  • 12 Great Coffee Shops In Africa Where You Can Get Your Java On

    By Julia Austin, 1:12 pm AFKI Original

    Truth Coffee Roasting in Cape Town enjoys what’s considered a cult following. It gives its roasts names to remember, such as Vengeance and Resurrection. If you’re a lover of fine coffee, you know looks can be deceiving. How do you know when you’ve stumbled into a java gem? AFKInsider looked at six or seven lists of best places for coffee in Africa and came up with this guide of 12 great coffee shops in Africa where you can get your java on.

  • Tiphub’s Global Hackathon To Celebrate Black History Month

    By Makula Dunbar, 5:09 pm AFKI Original

    Washington, D.C.-based accelerator tibhub will kick off its Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking to take place in D.C., Atlanta, Oakland, Accra, Lagos and Nairobi on February 7th. The event — which will be hosted by HubAccra in Ghana, Wennovation Hub in Nigeria, ILab Strathmore University in Kenya, Georgia Tech University in Atlanta and Impact hub in both Oakland and D.C. — will honor Black History Month and highlight social issues relevant to the African diaspora.

  • 10 African Spices And Herbs That Taste Great Everywhere

    By Julia Austin, 10:28 am AFKI Original

    Peri peri may be the best known African spice. It’s the main ingredient in peri peri sauce. You’ll find it throughout Africa — and the world, thanks to Nando’s — slathered on peri-peri chicken. Are you ready for a long ingredients list? Check it out here. Peri peri adds complex flavor to everything, but we love it in this recipe for homemade peri peri french fries. Fusion is happening in kitchens around the world. These are 10 African spices that taste great in favorite foods around the world.

  • 12 Unique Things About African Airports

    By Julia Austin, 1:24 pm AFKI Original

    The Island of Eden is a real place and it’s a five-minute drive from the Seychelles International Airport. A charming and serene retreat called The Wharf Hotel & Marina, it overlooks the bay, has a spa and a restaurant that combines Oriental, Indian, Creole and European cuisine. The reason we bring it up is that it’s nothing like the usual mega-chain business hotels you find close to airports. Many airports have hidden attractions inside or nearby that passengers don’t know about. Here are 12 unique things about African airports.

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