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  • Uniquely African Dog Breeds

    By Keren Mikva, 1:16 pm AFKI Original

    The Rhodesian ridgeback, while popular around the world, can trace its heritage to the Cape Colony of Southern Africa, after Europeans crossed their dogs with the semi-domesticated ridged hunting dogs of the KhoiKhoi. Still used for hunting, the Rhodesian ridgeback is also sometimes referred to as the African lion hound, as it is known for its ability to keep lions away from a recent kill while waiting for its master to claim it. Here are 10 dog breeds that are uniquely African.

  • 10 Delicious African Dips (There’s Much More Than Hummus)

    By Julia Austin, 9:41 am AFKI Original

    African cuisine is full of totally snack-worthy dips that tend to be lighter than the mayonnaise-based American ones. This is not what you’d expect from a peanut butter dip. With dry prawns, some rare pepper, nutmeg and chili pepper, this is a nutty, spicy, sweet bowl of delight with a smooth but slightly crunchy texture. Try it with cool and crisp jicama. Here are 10 delicious African dips.

  • 10 African Fruit Salads To Spice Up Your Summer Picnics

    By Julia Austin, 11:25 am AFKI Original

    This is a rather traditional African recipe for creamy, tropical fruit salad with pineapple, mango, papaya, grapes, bananas and apples. It’s blended with a creamy sauce of condensed milk, heavy cream and vanilla extract. It makes for a great dessert. Here are 10 delicious and unique African fruit salads to impress your guests.

  • Dunk It, Toast It Or Sandwich It: 10 Delicious African Bread Recipes

    By Julia Austin, 11:14 am AFKI Original

    You might associate naan bread with Indian food, but South Africa, with its rich tradition of Indian food, has its own version and it’s delicious. Very different from the flat Indian naan, Durban naan comes out round and fluffy, like a large roll or round bread loaf. There is a good amount of melted butter and yogurt in the dough, and it’s topped off with poppy seeds. Check out these 10 delicious African bread recipes.

  • 10 African Pancake Recipes That Will Make You Forget About IHop

    By Julia Austin, 1:06 pm AFKI Original

    If you like your food rolled up and compact, here are 10 scrumptious African pancake recipes that will let you eat comfort food for every meal. Somali pancakes, or anjero, are very fluffy and light with a neutral flavor that can be the base for salty or sweet dishes. When nobody is watching, you’ll just want to smother them with melted butter. Read on for an easy recipe.

  • Africa CEO Forum Circles Back to IT Revolution

    By Makula Dunbar, 2:24 pm

    Last month, the Africa CEO Forum took place in Geneva Switzerland. Besides business strategy being the topic of conversation, IT — it’s advancement and potential — was placed front and center. A video report by CCTV Africa details what CEOs believe is on the horizon for Africa and technology.

  • Stunning African Cookware For Kitchen Or Table

    By Julia Austin, 10:13 am AFKI Original

    This stunning African cookware for kitchen or table makes the perfect addition to a boho-chic kitchen, or an antiques collector’s home. Zulu meat plates are carved out of wood. You can place one on top of the other, with the one on top upside down, as a cover to keep food warm. There are usually beautiful engravings on the bottoms of the bowls.

  • African Governments in the Business of ‘Adding Value’

    By Makula Dunbar, 3:32 pm

    G. Jayakrishnan, International Enterprise Singapore’s group director for Middle East and Africa recently sat down to pinpoint major approaches to business and why Africa’s overall investment potential has progressed. Noting that Africa is rich in resources and commodities, he said that the continent is in need of many products and services to accommodate the rise in development.

  • U.S. Talent Summit Seeks to Bring African Diaspora Professionals Home

    By Makula Dunbar, 4:33 pm

    Ever think of working in Africa? Here’s your chance. The Africa-America Institute will host its Second Annual Talent Summit, targeting mid-career professionals looking to work in Africa, on May 3rd at New York City’s Baruch College. Having relocated to Cabo Verde in West Africa four years ago, I have seen firsthand the expanding opportunities. The capital city, Praia, grows each year with more and more businesses–some homegrown, others from overseas including America.

  • 10 African Recipes For The Beginning Baker

    By Julia Austin, 2:30 am AFKI Original

    Potato Pone is a popular dessert in Liberia, where sweet potatoes are usually white on the inside with orange skins, but you can use regular sweet potatoes as well. It comes out like a sweet potato bread pudding — how yummy does that sound? Get the recipe here.

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