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SPICES – HOW AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS CAN BUILD A BUSINESS FROM THIS OLD BUT LUCRATIVE PRODUCT

Africans have valued and used spices for centuries. Spices are a common ingredient in many dishes across our continent and we love them for the rich flavor, colour and taste they give our food. They play such an important role in our daily lives that it’s difficult to imagine our world without spices. The spice business is a multi-billion dollar global industry and a significant source of revenue for several countries in Africa. In 2012 for example, Ethiopia earned over $700 million from spices and related exports. Almost every country…

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Africa Business Economy Food and Agriculture 

DEMAND FOR A SINGLE FRUIT COULD FIX AFRICA’S ECONOMY

The fruit of the shea tree has long been considered sacred by many in Western Africa because of its myriad health benefits. But now growing demand among Western consumers for the fruit, known as “women’s gold” by those who harvest it, is helping improve lives in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sweet-lovers around the globe already consume the nut as shea butter, which is used to make chocolate, as well as in products like margarine and as a cooking oil. Western companies such as L’Oreal, The Body Shop and…

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AFRICAN AGRICULTURE UNDER TRANSFORMATION

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations Organisation (UNO) says the African union celebration of agriculture and UN international year of family farming in 2014 will offer the needed transformation African agriculture requires to reduce poverty and hunger eradication across the continent by 2025. According to FAO both celebrations will lend a new impetus to efforts aimed at transforming subsistence farmers into trained and efficient producers, connected to markets and contributing to poverty reduction and hunger eradication across the continent. “The year of agriculture is aimed at…

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Africa 

“MY HEALTHLINE” : ORANGE’S FIRST HEALTHCARE HOTLINE IN CAMEROON

Orange Cameroon is launching a preventive medical service in collaboration with the country’s Ministry for Health, allowing remote medical advice in real time –       The solution, developed by Orange Healthcare will be released in April 2014– Orange aims to expand My Healthline to other sub-Saharan African countries and extend the scope beyond sexual health, all built on a common Orange Healthcare platform. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/orange-logo.jpg My Healthline, a simple and reliable service from a professional medical team Orange Cameroon customers will be able to access personalised advice on contraception, HIV / AIDS,…

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HERBERT WANTS TO COME HOME, A NEW NOVEL BY MASIMBA MUSODZA MAKES TOP 10 ON JUKEPOP SERIALS.

Herbert Wants To Come Home, the new novel from Masimba Musodza, now in its 23rd instalment, entered the Jukepop Serials JP30 at the beginning of this month and at the time of this press release had entered the Top Ten. This means that it is in the list of the most popular stories on the Jukepop serials, a status it has been steadily climbing towards since it was launched a few months ago. The announcement was first made on the Jukepop serials’ own Twitter handle, on the 3rd of March…

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Africa 

The Underwater Waterfall of Mauritius Island

Mauritius Island located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar is an island wonderland that has one of the most astonishing sights in the world, The Underwater Waterfall. The waterfall is an optical illusion created by sand washed into patterns that make it appear as an underwater waterfall. The illusion is visible from both boat level and even from satellites orbiting the earth. If this was the only attraction to Mauritius Island, you might wish to skip it, but it is not. The island has beautiful beaches, is a haven…

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Africa 

AFRICAN KINGS: IMHOTEP – PHARAOH OF ANCIENT EGYPT FROM 2200 BC

Imhotep is definitely one of the most underrated kings in Africa whose achievements are way above what an average man would term as miracles. To be precise, he was the first genius to ever pop up in the African history, and his intelligence made him the chief-advisor to king Zoster in Ancient Kemet’s third dynasty. Imhotep was an astronomer, an architect, a physicist, a philosopher and a poet. In addition to this, he was the man behind all the great designs in Egypt; for example, the Saqqara complex and the…

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Deciding Between African Short Hair Styles

The most common hairdos that middle-aged people prefer are inspired by African short hair styles. Though the industries of fashion and style change day by day, there are still many people who prefer to choose comfort over trends. This is why many people can still be seen with clothes and hairdos that were popular years ago. The media through its inclusion of African American actors has played a significant role in creating popularity for such hairdos. Inspired by styles worn by famous actors and actresses, many people choose to style…

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EAST AFRICA CREATES MULTINATIONAL CURRENCY

Pan-Africanism is becoming closer in reach with the creation of multinational currency accepted in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania. Thanks to the launch of the East African Community project on Payment and Settlement Systems Integration Programme (PSSIP) in Arusha, Tanzania residents of the five countries can use their respective currencies across East African borders. The five central banks of the East African Community (EAC) countries are now connected using advanced technological networking to facilitate seamless and real time transactions. According to AllAfrica.com, “Specifically the project is expected to put…

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WOMEN EQUALITY AND LIVING IN AN UNEQUAL WORLD

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” Gloria Steinem Inspiring Change is the stated theme for 2014 as it encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change. My biggest question however is is the possibility of a political solidarity of feminists across the globe that transcends class, race, sexuality and national boundaries…

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