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  • Why An African Diet Could Be Great For Your Health

    By 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.

  • Why Rwanda Ranks No. 1 In Africa For ICT Development

    By 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.

  • Beauty Traditions From African Tribes You’ll Find In Western Consumer Culture

    By 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.

  • 2017 AFCON Qualifying Draw: Nigeria Paired With Egypt

    By 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.

  • 12 Ways Technology Is Changing Education In Africa

    By 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.

  • 12 Fabrics And Designs That Make Great African Head Wraps

    By 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.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa World’s Fastest Growing Area For Wellness Tourism

    By 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.

  • Seychelles, Singapore To Strengthen Economic Ties

    By 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

  • Africa’s Megaproject Investment Hits $362B

    By 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.

  • 12 Sub-Saharan African Countries With Most Women In Parliament

    By 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.

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