Date Archives for December 2013
Makula Dunbar, 3:24 pm
Thanks to flourishing resources such as oil and gas — and a growing class of wealthy individuals — 2014 will be a great year for luxury goods in Africa. Business Day Live reported that several countries in Africa including Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya have continued to see a rise in luxury goods purchases.
Makula Dunbar, 3:01 pm
Eight million Egyptians have moved abroad in the face of political instability. While the youth unemployment rate stands at 77 percent, the country cannot provide jobs for the growing pool of job seekers — even with substantial economic growth.
Dana Sanchez, 2:11 pm
The South Sudanese government and rebels fighting to overthrow it both agreed to a ceasefire, but the violence continued.
Dana Sanchez, 12:32 pm
Because of solar energy’s relative transparency, international lenders such as World Bank and International Monetary Fund may be more willing to finance solar projects versus other methods in Africa.
Makula Dunbar, 11:35 am
The general manager of Fekon factory which is a subsidiary of Fu-Tang Company that manufactures Fekon motorcycles, Mr Zheng Bing, said procedures for putting up the plant in Tanzania have begun.
Makula Dunbar, 10:47 am
The Country Manager for Google Ghana, Estelle Akofio Sowah says Ghana is lagging behind in the Information Technology front.
Julia Austin, 9:45 am AFKI Original
You can often find this in the scoop-it-yourself bins, and costs around $2 per pound. Of course, you only need about half a cup per meal so a pound can feed you for days. Bulgar wheat is packed with vitamins and fiber, and tastes great in rice pilaf.
Dana Sanchez, 9:25 am
Innovations in the food supply have historically evoked strong reactions similar to what makers and sellers of GMO seeds are enduring, a Monsanto head says. Nonetheless, GM crops are being grown on about a fourth of the world’s farmland, says Robert T. Fraley, co-recipient of the 2013 World Food Prize and chief tech officer for Monsanto.
Mark Rausch, 9:00 am AFKI Original
Ouzoud Falls, located on the road between Marrakech and Fez, is worth the trip. At night, follow the music, as there’s always some somewhere. Partake of the traditional long smoking pipe. Someone may offer you the “water of life.” I don’t really know exactly what it is, but drink at your own risk. Have fun!
Mark Rausch, 8:45 am
Among President Jimmy Carter’s many accomplishments is the Guinea Worm Eradication Program which lowered cases of the lethal parasite by 99 percent in Sudan and South Sudan since 1986. This guy could win a Nobel Peace Prize annually (he’s already got one) for his ubiquitous achievements!
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