Entrepreneur uses bicycle to make organic chocolate

In Ivory Coast, Dana Mroueh’s chocolate factory is a rarity – and not only because the world’s top cocoa grower produces precious little finished chocolate. In the middle of the floor of her company Mon Choco’s factory sits a grinding bike, surrounded by large trays of carefully sorted cocoa beans. Poured in a funnel, beans are transformed into a paste by a grinder activated through pedaling. Mroueh, a 40-year-old Ivorian of French-Lebanese descent, oversees the process from the time the beans are selected to when they are transformed into candies,…

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Global FB outage sparks fears of political interference for Africans

Social media giant Facebook, with more than 1.5 billion active users across the planet each day, experienced a massive failure on Wednesday that was still unresolved early Thursday morning. The outage, affecting Instagram and WhatsApp too, affected North America, parts of Europe, Russia and beyond. In Africa, frustrated users from Morocco to South Africa couldn’t log in or use their accounts. “It is all over the world. I am from Kenya,” said one Facebook customer, while others said they had that service restored but their WhatsApp for business was slow…

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Aromatherapy: Essential Oils Connection to the Emotional Body

“Essential oils are packets of possibilities, and in quantum physics, our mind, thoughts, and intentions are manifested upon physical matter.” – Reality in Consciousness Aromatherapy uses the sense of smell to enrich our experience of the external world. How essential oil affect the physical and and emotional body These oils can have many different applications for everyday use. Made from plants, essential oils have hundreds of compounds in it. Superior to subscription drugs, essential oils made-up of natural components and created to assimilate to our body’s chemistry. They can sometimes be used…

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