Africa Business World 

ICRISAT awarded 2021 Africa Food Prize

– – The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize, for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research Center, is a non-profit, non-political public international research organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Between 2007 and 2019, ICRISAT led a collaboration of partners to deliver the Tropical Legumes Project. The project, undertaken together with the International Center…

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Africa East Africa World 

UN says over 2.73m people face food crisis in Somalia

Drought and a rain deficit is pushing more than 2.73 million people in Somalia toward the crisis level of acute food insecurity, UN humanitarians said on Thursday. The annual Gu rains of early spring came late in some parts of the country and were mainly below average, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha) said. Subsiding in mid-May, the critical Gu crop planting season was significantly affected. “Approximately 2.73 million to 2.83 million people across Somalia are expected to face crisis … or worse outcomes between April…

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Africa Business East Africa World 

FAO warns of new locust invasion threat in East Africa

– – New swarms of locusts in southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya are spreading further in the eastern Africa region, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned. In its latest update posted on Monday, FAO said the immature swarms have been migrating from the previous locust breeding grounds in eastern Ethiopia and central Somalia and spreading into Ethiopia’s SNNP region and into Kenya’s northern and coastal counties. “So far, swarms are present in four (Kenyan) counties (Wajir, Garissa, Marsabit and, most recently, Isiolo). Breeding continues, and hopper bands…

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Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Nigerians loot government Covid-19 warehouses

There have been reports authorities had hoarded the items in order to share with family and friends. But authorities in Abuja have denied those claims as citizens cart items away on foot or by motorbike. – – Hundreds of residents were seen on Monday crossing the city loaded with boxes of food. In a statement Nigerian governors explained that all food aid had not been distributed because “we have chosen to keep strategic reserves in anticipation of a second wave of coronavirus.” A looter was quoted by AFP as saying…

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Africa World 

Diagnosed with cancer? Some tips for eating right

Cancer is one of the harsh realities of the world. Being diagnosed with a disease with so many possibilities can be a rollercoaster ride. The problem is that cancer usually affects the entire body in one way or the other. To fight it off you need strength, strength that you get by eating. However, one of the major problems with cancer is that it kills your desire to eat along with increasing your demand for nutrients. Ultimately, your body starts breaking down its important components to meet the energy needs…

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Africa East Africa Featured World 

Kenyan man stabs and kills friend over termites meal

A Kenyan man on Sunday stabbed and killed his friend after a scuffle broke out over a meal of termites. The incident which occurred in the Tharaka-Nithi County shocked many residents. The deceased, Daniel Mutiria Cece, 36, was allegedly stabbed four times in the stomach and chest by his friend, Muriungi Kiyogere, 35. Tharaka South Police Commander Kiprop Rutto confirmed the incident to local media and added that the suspect escaped from irate residents after committing the crime. “The suspect escaped the wrath of the villagers and surrendered at the…

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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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