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Jeffrey Cavanaugh, 10:41 am AFKI Original
Across the continent they are disappearing. Masukus and baobabs. jackalberry, marula, and Natal mahogany – tall trees that for centuries spread their limbs and provided shelter, fuel, and food for man and beast. Now, however, Africa’s forests are coming under increasing pressure as population growth and globalization increase the rate at with which the lumberjacks’ […]
Jeffrey Cavanaugh, 10:47 am AFKI Original
Just a few miles downriver from the point where the Blue Nile crosses over from Ethiopia into Sudan, a massive construction project is taking place. While electricity-starved Ethiopians will no doubt gain much from the resulting power produced, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam — compared to the Hoover Dam in America — has upriver states Sudan and Egypt worried.
Nanci Theoret, 12:04 pm AFKI Original
“We’re shipping good-old American products to Africa,” says Tim Truax, a production manager in Venice, Fla. “A lot of American companies pulled out of Africa, including Sherwin-Williams. We’re using their paint and will bring them back into Africa.”
Jeffrey Cavanaugh, 10:35 am AFKI Original
Economic conditions in Nigeria’s Muslim north have deteriorated. Commerce in the northern city of Kano, Nigeria’s second-largest city and the Northern Nigeria commercial hub, has dropped 50 percent since 2010.
Jeffrey Cavanaugh, 10:50 am AFKI Original
Oil, agriculture, and mining were the stocks to watch in Africa. That, however, is changing as Africans get richer and their economies expand and integrate – meaning manufacturing, banking, retail, transport, and services are the new hot African sectors to watch.
Isaac Mwangi, 12:45 pm AFKI Original
Bidco is going to go all over Africa, says Kenyan CEO Vimal Shah. “The goal of Bidco is to grab, grow and sustain No. 1 market share in the African market by 2030. It is not just about East Africa.”
Dana Sanchez, 7:04 pm AFKI Original
Nando’s signature dish is its peri peri flame-grilled chicken. Peri peri is the South African name for the African bird’s eye chili. The name is thought to have originated in the Portuguese-speaking Mozambican community.
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