Daraba: Healthy Stew From Chad

Image: Taste Atlas Original article published at TasteAtlas. Simple, healthy, and inexpensive, daraba is a Chadian stew made with chopped okra, mixed vegetables, tomatoes, stock cubes, and smooth peanut butter, giving the dish a unique flavor. It is usually served with rice, boiled cassava, or boiled plantains on the side. Previous articleAfrica Top10 News Next articleNigeria Election 2019: Does Anyone Benefit From Poll Delay? TasteAtlas is a world atlas of food and drinks, an encyclopedia of flavors dedicated to capturing the tastes and scents of every city and village.

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Listen To Holla By J-Wats

Born Jude Watsaba, I’m a Ugandan singer and rapper that describes his style as “The translation”, hence fusing the local language (Luganda) with English together. 2017 which was my mini breakthrough year on the Uganda scene saw me scoop a double nomination in the much celebrated Uganda Hip-hop Awards in the “Rookie of The Year” and “Song Of The Year” categories. I released my debut Album “ON MY OWN” on 18th May 2018, and it comprises 16 tracks which featured over 10 artists from across the Africa. The album contains an…

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Mozambique: Land And Property Rights

Credit: ActionAid. By-laws and secured land tenure sustains this afforestation project. Mozambique is a large, sparsely populated country in southern Africa with a population of nearly 28 million (2017), about 70% of whom live and work in rural areas. Growth has been driven by capital-intensive projects, mainly in the extractives sector, but agriculture continues to be important. Mozambique is one the most land-abundant countries in Africa, with around 80 million hectares. Currently, only five million hectares are cultivated, mainly by smallholders under rain-fed, traditional systems. Under Mozambique 1997 Land Law,…

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Rare black leopard spotted in Kenya, a first in Africa since 1909

(CNN) — By Faith Karimi Turns out, the mythical black big cat really does exist. And biologists have rare footage of the sleek black leopard walking majestically in Kenya — the first time the animal has been photographed in Africa since 1909. Nick Pilfold, a San Diego Zoo global scientist, said they captured the footage by sheer luck. The team of biologists had placed remote wildlife cameras to track the leopard population in Laikipia County last year when they heard unconfirmed reports of a possible black leopard sighting. “We intensified our camera…

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Fufu Ghana’s National Dish

Image: TasteAtlas Original article published at TasteAtlas. Fufu is Ghana’s national dish, a starchy side dish, and an important accompaniment to various stews and sauce-based dishes. It is also very popular and regularly eaten throughout West and Central Africa. Fufu is very difficult to make, a process that starts by pounding cassava and unripe plantains together with a big wooden pole and mashing them while adding water. As it needs to be vigorously stirred, it usually takes two people to make it – one pounding it, and the other moving it…

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COMMENTARY: Black Boys Need Rites of Passage Programs in 2019 Across the Country

The only way Black boys will learn to be Black men is that they must be taught by Black men. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA) By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor 2019 is important to African American Men because the opportunities are boundless and amazing. If you can conceive it, you can achieve it. The only barriers holding Black men back are preparation, knowledge and education. The challenge for Black men is Black manhood. There are many different definitions of manhood, but to be Black and a man is a unique…

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Zambia: Land And Property Rights

Zambia is a landlocked country in south-east Africa with a population of 17.1 million (2017). It has a reputation for political stability but faces challenges, particularly rural poverty. Per capita GNI is US$1,300 but nearly 58% of the population live under the poverty line. In 2017, 53% of the employed population worked in farming, but agriculture, forestry and fishing contributed only 7.2% to GDP. Around fifty seven percent of Zambia’s population now lives in rural areas, down from 82% in 1960. The 1995 Land Act and the Constitution vest all…

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Meet the Ghanaian chief who works as a mechanic by day

Céphas Bansah [Photography © Christina Czybik] Céphas Bansah works as a self-employed car mechanic in the German town of Ludwigshafen. But in his spare time, he oversees the development of his hometown – Hohoe, capital of Ghana’s Gbi Traditional Area – through WhatsApp and Skype. “Being a king is not a profession, it is my life’s work,” says the 70-year-old. “My happiest moments are when I can help in Ghana through my efforts here in Germany.” Technically, the Gbi Traditional Area is not a monarchy and the title Ngoryifia literally…

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CFPB Makes Move to Support Payday Lenders During Black History Month

Kathy Kraninger, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced the agency’s plan to repeal a rule aimed at stopping the payday lending debt trap. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA) By Charlene Crowell, Communications Deputy Director with the Center for Responsible Lending and NNPA Newswire Contributor Each February, Black History Month commemorates the unique American experience of Blacks in America. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown, Virginia arrival of captured and shackled Africans. In the ensuing years, as slavery grew, so did the wealth of those who…

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Battalion Chiefs Queen Anunay and Kishia Clemencia Rise Through Male-Dominated Ranks of D.C.’s Fire Department

Battalion Chiefs Queen Anunay, left, and Kishia Clemencia in Washington. Both lead mostly male teams in a field dominated by men. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) Young cadets Queen Anunay and Kishia Clemencia stood out in their class at the D.C. Fire Academy as being among the few women in a male-dominated field. Of the department’s 1,550 members at the time, 35 were women. Fast forward nearly three decades, and Anunay and Clemencia are the ones in charge. The two women were appointed in recent months to battalion chief posts…

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