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Mark Rausch, 5:30 pm AFKI Original
Linguists are in awe of Igbo, a tonal language spoken by more than 24 million people in Southeast Nigeria. While there are more than 20 dialects, Central Igbo is the most prevalent. Igbo features words that sound the same, but a slight change in tone will alter the entire meaning. The linguistic map of any African country shows a multiple languages. Here are 17 of the most commonly spoken languages in Africa.
Staff, 2:53 pm
The recent Egyptian Economic Development Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh was a powerful reminder of how Egypt’s future growth and stability is tied to Africa’s, a stakeholder says. Tens of billions of dollars in new investments were announced. How will these be leveraged to drive wider trade and investment opportunities across the whole region?
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.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:02 am
The NBA revealed on Wednesday that the first ever NBA basketball game to be hosted on African soil will take place on August 1 in South Africa. The encounter will see Team Africa taking on Team World, with Luol Deng of the Miami Heat and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers confirmed as participants.
Keren Mikva, 12:03 pm AFKI Original
South Africa uses its highly advanced military for peacekeeping and international cooperation. Its aircraft and naval vessels are notoriously well equipped with the latest technology. The South African military is a force to be reckoned with but it’s not No. 1 on this list. The following 16 countries represent the most powerful militaries in Africa.
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.
Keren Mikva, 10:36 am AFKI Original
Due to liberal and effective regulatory reforms, Botswana is a leader in mobile market penetration in Africa. Service-neutral licensing accounts for the increasing convergence of technologies and services. There is high use of multiple SIM cards from the three main operators in the country. Mobile phone use has become ubiquitous in some, but not all parts of Africa. Here are the countries in sub-Saharan Africa with most and least mobile use.
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.
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