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D.A. Barber, 8:15 am AFKI Original
For Africa, food insecurity issues range from ineffective farming practices and crop losses all along the supply chain, to farmers being driven from their lands in areas of conflict. And while 2014 International Year of Family Farming is meant to draw attention to these issues globally, specific projects will deal with these issues in a handful for African countries.
Keren Mikva, 7:52 am AFKI Original
Count your money: not only are you a tool for flaunting your money and wealth (seriously, how do people think this is ever acceptable?), but you’ve just made yourself a mark for some entrepreneur type looking for the next big score.
Isaac Mwangi, 3:10 am AFKI Original
Sarah Nkatha at the Media Council of Kenya, spoke to AFKInsider on deteriorating conditions for journalists in East Africa.
Jeffrey Cavanaugh, 9:50 am AFKI Original
In 2014, African economies that are major trade partners with the U.S. on the import side should benefit, but on the whole, look for African currencies to slide as global investors take advantage of the rising dollar to shift their assets into more secure, dollar-denominated assets.
Julia Austin, 8:45 am AFKI Original
“NO” on everything: The manufacturer of a snack bar isn’t there to tell you the healthy highlights of the item, but many are making it a point to tell consumers on their wrappers what’s not in their product. Expect to see ever-longer lists of, “NO GMO’s, NO Gluten, NO Dairy, NO Refined Sugars.”
Julia Austin, 8:15 am AFKI Original
You don’t need to pretend you don’t watch “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” You don’t need to make a joke at your own expense when you turn on Miley Cyrus. They’re popular for a reason — they’re enjoyable! Enjoying “shallow” things doesn’t mean you’re not a deep person. Anybody who thinks you have to choose only serious, deep, intellectual shows is a poser who secretly loves Miley Cyrus.
Mark Rausch, 7:45 am AFKI Original
The Gods Must be Crazy,” directed by James Uys, is the most fun-loving of this batch. This early 80s Botswanan/South African madcap gem follows the plight of, unbelievably, a Coca-Cola bottle, dropped from the airplane of an ignorant litterer onto the sand in front of a San tribesman. Infused with slapstick, it includes a scene where the San tribesman attempts to throw the bottle back up to the gods.
Mark Rausch, 7:00 am AFKI Original
“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe is a novel of Greek tragedy proportions, and perhaps the most pertinent must-read of this list. The book is the author’s ferocious response to Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” and a neo-colonial call for fellow writers of African birth to write outside of white colonizers’ eyes.
Jeffrey Cavanaugh, 3:45 am AFKI Original
Given Ethiopia’s location next to the rich countries of the Middle East and its relatively short distance from Europe, entrepreneurs may be right to believe that Ethiopia is destined to become a low-wage manufacturing hub.
Julia Austin, 7:00 am AFKI Original
Another deadly creature getting you buzzed! Made in Southeast Asia, scorpion whiskey is seeped for several months and infused with black scorpion, ginseng roots and herbal seed pods.
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