Africa East Africa World 

Uganda: Father beats daughter to death over food

Police in Uganda have arrested a father from the Mukono District who allegedly beat his daughter to death for eating his food. The man, Isma Ssesangahe is reported to have been outraged after finding out that his food packed from a party had been eaten by his children. Ssesanga reportedly returned from a neighbour’s party with packed food. He briefly went out of the house and returned around 9pm local time on Sunday. The man then directed the children to bring the food so that he serves them but he…

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Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Food donations for ‘hungry Zimbabweans left to rot’

Thousands of dollars worth of food donations have been left to rot in warehouses in Zimbabwe. According to reports, the food items were meant for victims of recent deadly Cyclone that ripped the country and others in Southern Africa. Herald newspaper reports that some of the items left to rot include flour, sugar beans and corn. They were donated when Cyclone Idai devastated parts of southern Africa earlier this year. Despite the country appealing for help to feed the thousands of hungry citizens, much of the donated food was never…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

The culinary entrepreneur settling the Jollof battle in West Africa

There have been various attempts to settle the Jollof food debate once and for all especially among some West African countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Cameroon and Liberia. These attempts have however largely only succeeded in creating further debates as to which country prepares the best Jollof. Some have even gone ahead to describe the Jollof rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria as a war. But there is one and perhaps the only way of settling this debate. A culinary entrepreneur and organizer of Jollof Festival in…

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Africa Nigeria World 

PHOTO: Author Chimamanda Adichie loves roasted corn

Nigerian award winning author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been treating her followers on social media to some exciting photos. These photos show the other side of the renowned writer who has books such as Americannah, Half of a Yellow Sun amongst others to her credit. In the latest photograph Adichie shared on Instagram, she can be seen standing by the road side to buy roasted corn. She wrote “in my ancestral hometown, Abba, Anambra State, repository of so many happy memories.” Adichie comes from Anambra state and appears to be…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Atadika makes Ghana proud despite not winning World Prize

In June African chef Selassie Atadika made it to the final 10 of the €100,000 Basque Culinary World Prize. The Ghanaian was hoping to win the ultimate but she fell short of doing that in July when the winner was announced at an event in the USA. The ultimate winner was Anthony Myint, co-founder of Mission Street Food (which eventually morphed into Mission Chinese Food) and The Perennial. Myint took home the grand €100,000 (about $112,235) for his work tackling climate change and addressing the role that the restaurant industry plays in…

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Africa Southern Africa World Zambia 

Progress made in conserving Zambia’s famous edible Orchid

Researchers behind the conservation project of scarce orchid tubers used to make a delicacy popularly known in Zambia, as Chikanda, are making notable progress in efforts to discover species that would be able to grow in commercial production systems. New species have been identified in the trade, an App for identification of more has been developed and discussion towards taking the project regional are underway. Growing Demand In Zambia, the orchid, popularly known as African Polony, is normally ground into powder form and then cooked into a cake-like dish, which…

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