Seychelles: Latest News
Julia Austin, 4:15 pm AFKI Original
Saint Helena, population 4,107, is classified as part of West Africa by the U.N., however it waves a British flag as part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. The island measures 10 miles by five miles and most of its inhabitants are of European or Chinese descent. Africa’s population of 1.16 billion and counting is cited in just about every business news story you’ll read about the continent. Here are 10 of the least populated countries in Africa.
Julia Austin, 12:35 pm AFKI Original
Based in South Africa, the Desteni is getting a reputation as a cult that is into thought control, censorship and moneymaking. It’s a new group that grew via the Internet over the last four or five years led by a woman who says she channels anything and anyone from dead celebrities to inanimate objects. Many believe cults and secret societies have played a part in the economics, politics and laws of Africa. Here are 12 cults and secret societies of Africa.
Julia Austin, 4:35 pm AFKI Original
Teff is a grain found in Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes that’s high in iron, fiber, protein, calcium and magnesium but perhaps even more significantly — it’s gluten free. It’s slowly gaining popularity in the U.S. Africans are often healthy eaters, incorporating whole foods in almost every meal. By comparison, Americans and people in developed economies are often gluttons for pre-packaged food heavy on sugar, salt, and fat. Here’s a few reasons an African diet could be great for your health.
Dana Sanchez, 12:00 pm
Rwanda ranked No. 1 in Africa and 19th in the world — ahead of the U.S. and France — for political and regulatory environment helping ICT business development and penetration. Government success in ICT promotion is one of several subindexes in the World Economic Forum report, which is based on opinion surveys and public data.
Julia Austin, 11:02 am AFKI Original
In the Swahili tribes, its name means “the reliever of 40 human disorders.” Neem contains a fatty acid that helps heals scars plus an aspirin-like compound that removes acne-causing bacteria. The oil can be used to shrink pores. Sustainability is the buzzword in consumerism today. People want to look good, and not feel bad about it. These beauty traditions from African tribes are finding their way into Western consumer culture.
Peter Pedroncelli, 9:55 am AFKI Original
The draw took place after Gabon was announced as the host nation for the tournament, and this qualification campaign will see the country participate in the qualifying stages for the AFCON for the first time, but their matches will be considered friendly internationals, and will not count for any points in their group.
Julia Austin, 9:40 am AFKI Original
Micro-credentials are digital badges one can receive for learning certain skills. These are especially important in African countries where many students don’t have access — or resources — to attend major universities and receive formal degrees, but may have attained digital skills that make them attractive on the job market. In some parts of Africa, students haven’t had access to even the most basic education. Here are 12 ways technology is changing education in Africa.
Julia Austin, 2:32 pm AFKI Original
Large textile firms like H&M are building factories in Ethiopia. The company that owns Tommy Hilfiger is scouting Kenya. And since local fashions influence what the factories make, these styles will likely show up in the the diaspora staple of African head wraps. Buy them or recreate them yourself at home. Here are 12 fabrics and designs that make great African head wraps.
Dana Sanchez, 4:03 pm
Economic growth has helped make Sub-Saharan Africa the world’s fastest-growing market for wellness tourism, and North Africa the second fastest, according to a Stanford Institute report. In Africa and the Middle East, spas are increasingly enhancing wellness treatments with Islamic cures that go beyond hammams. They’re rediscovering the benefits of dust-baths, mud-baths, and the factors, ingredients and experiences tied to local wellness culture, according to TourismReview.
Staff, 4:29 pm
Seychelles and Singapore are looking to increase their collaboration in a number of economic sectors from trade, financial services, port development – including transshipment and fuel bunkering – to public-private partnerships. This follows the recent official visit to Singapore by the Minister of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy, Jean Paul Adam and the
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