Event celebrates Ethiopian culture, food

Emebet Alemu, City of Hillsboro welcome all for food, film and fun on June 9 at The Walters. After moving to the Portland metro area in 2009, Emebet Alemu found herself searching for more culturally expressive events in the community. When she noticed little to no representation and celebration of her own home country of Ethiopia, Alemu decided she should get things started. Years later, … Continue reading Event celebrates Ethiopian culture, food

What Is The Richest Country In Africa?

Trade, agriculture, human resources, and industry are the major components of the African economy. As of 2012, Africa housed 1.07 billion people in the 54 countries of the continent. Though the country is rich in resources, the people of the country have been exploited for decades and are poverty stricken. It is expected that the African economy will reach a GDP of $29 trillion by … Continue reading What Is The Richest Country In Africa?

Music

Join the African Music Caravan from Cotonou to Cuba and Back

Caribbean influence leaves its mark as popular Afro rhythms develop It’s Sunday night at Aba House, an open-air bar in Lomé, Togo’s capital, and stylish young men and women in modern African dress fill the dance floor as the bass guitarist pumps up the tempo. Powerful! Soulful! The lyrics are in Mina, a local language in southern Togo and parts of neighboring Benin, but the … Continue reading Join the African Music Caravan from Cotonou to Cuba and Back

Kenyan university to commercialize edible insects to boost food security

A Kenyan university said Tuesday it plans to commercialize edible insects in order to boost food security in the country. Monica Ayieko, a professor at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and technology (JOOUST) told Xinhua in Nairobi that the insects that have been identified as fit for human consumption include crickets, longhorn grasshopper,and honey bees. “We are promoting consumption of insects because of … Continue reading Kenyan university to commercialize edible insects to boost food security

Meet the dad behind an African-inspired toy brand

“As a father, I have always seen the need to teach my daughter to love how she looks and embracing her beauty,” says Meshack Mulaudzi, a 31-year-old father-of-two. That’s why, when he sought to make a doll for his daughter, Kaelo, there were no “ifs” and “buts” about it. It was the catalyst that sparked his entrepreneurial journey to give South African children toys they … Continue reading Meet the dad behind an African-inspired toy brand

Netflix Picks Up Its First Animated Series From Africa, ‘Mama K’s Team 4’

Netflix is adding to its growing slate of African content with its first original animated series, “Mama K’s Team 4,” produced by South Africa’s award-winning Triggerfish Animation Studios and British kids’ and family entertainment production company CAKE. The series follows four teenage girls living in a futuristic version of Lusaka, Zambia, who are recruited by a retired secret agent to save the world. It was created by Zambian writer … Continue reading Netflix Picks Up Its First Animated Series From Africa, ‘Mama K’s Team 4’

Burkina to create label for traditional fabric

The labeling of Burkina Faso’s woven traditional fabric known locally as “Faso Dan Fani” will be completed next month, the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts, Harouna Kaboré disclosed on Tuesday.In a statement seen by APA, Mr Kaboré denies rumours of protecting the “Faso Dan Fani” brand by an Asian firm, stating that the African Intellectual Property Organization (AIPO) has received no title from such … Continue reading Burkina to create label for traditional fabric