Seychelles: Latest News
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
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.
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