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  • 12 Things To Know About The Fight Against Malaria In Africa

    Mosquito net By Julia Austin, 9:22 am AFKI Original

    Economic analysts say that if African countries spend $1 billion a year on malaria prevention and treatment, they could see a GDP rise of anywhere from $3 billion to $12 billion per year. Malaria has devastating social and economic effects, and whoever finds a way to rid the world of the disease will be a hero. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about the fight against malaria in Africa.

  • Trends To Look Out For In The African Pharmaceutical Industry

    By Julia Austin, 10:04 am AFKI Original

    Transportation of product is one of the top logistical issues facing the pharmaceutical industry in Africa. Many pharmaceutical companies will open branches in African cities, and eventually rural areas, say analysts at logistics company DHL. Global pharmaceutical companies are looking to Africa for growth opportunities. Here are some trends to look out for in the African pharmaceutical industry.

  • 12 African Fashion Events That Attract Big Business

    By Julia Austin, 8:42 am AFKI Original

    Events and festivals dedicated to African fashion are popping up all over the world and they’re well attended. All Things Ankara Fashion Week showcases Ankara print fashion and integrates it in international markets. Ankara is African wax print featuring vibrant patterns, a staple of African traditional clothing. The event has over 23,000 followers on Instagram. Here are 12 African fashion events that attract big business.

  • 10 Recipes To Add African Flair To Thanksgiving Meals

    By Julia Austin, 5:56 pm

    Since there’s always someone at Thanksgiving dinner who doesn’t like turkey, you’re smart to have another meat dish on the table. Bobotie is a traditional African dish with similar look and texture to a casserole—another Thanksgiving table staple. It’s made with minced lamb, beef or both, delicious spices, fruit and nuts.

  • 10 African Animals You Won’t Believe Are Legal To Hunt

    giraffes at water holes in etosha By Keren Mikva, 7:00 am

    Hunting is and always will be a hot-button issue, but it seems unlikely that both sides will over come to a satisfactory agreement. Some hunters argue that hunting helps keep species from overpopulating, or even that limited hunting of rare animals helps to regrow a population. As it is, most people associate the sport with deer, birds, and the occasional moose.

  • 10 Healing Plants From Ancient African Cultures

    acacia trees By Julia Austin, 2:12 pm

    Acacia is found in South Africa, Madagascar and many parts of Africa. It’s often used in aromatherapy essential oils as well as candies and soft drinks because of its glue-like properties. Organic products use acacia as a natural alternative to chemical binders. If the world understands the invaluable properties of these healing plants from ancient African cultures, maybe we’ll do a better job preserving them.

  • Challenging Stereotypes, #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou

    By Staff, 12:25 pm

    Africans and members of the African diaspora are using Twitter to challenge stereotypes about the continent with a hashtag that started trending after its June 23 kickoff. A Twitter user asked followers to showcase the beauty of Africa. “I got involved because growing up I was made to feel ashamed of my homeland, with negative images that paint Africa as a desolate continent,” the 22- year-old said.

  • How To Meet A Lion And Improve Your Chances Of Escaping With Your Life

    By Julia Austin, 3:55 pm AFKI Original

    Safaris come with warnings, but what if you get lost from the group? Whatever you do, don’t run. Running ignites the lion’s predatory instincts. It may be the very thing human evolution has been preparing you to do for just this moment but the lion will probably attack. Usain Bolt, the fastest human alive, can run 27.79 miles an hour. A lion can run 50. Here’s how to meet a lion and improve your chances of escaping with your life.

  • 17 Most Commonly Spoken Languages in Africa

    By 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.

  • 12 Cults And Secret Societies Of Africa

    By 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.

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