Month: July 2016
Culled from BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36894631
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.
The Lagos State Government says discussion about the development of agricultural commodity value chain with Niger State aimed at ensuring food security and job creation for the two states and the country has started.
The government stated that the Lagos-Niger partnership, the second of its kind that the state would be entering into under the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration, would be directed at boosting the Gross Domestic Product of the two states.
EWEDU LEAVES, otherwise known as crain-crain are can-not-do-without leaves in all South Western Yoruba states.
In days gone by, short sharp brooms were always used to shred the steamed leaves into tiny bits, but today some ‘tush’ looking – sophisticated – brooms are now being used.
India is said to be home to the world’s largest number of stunted children and this is owing to lack of toilets, dirty water and poor hygiene.
This is according to a new study published on line, which stated that despite high economic growth in recent years, India has more stunted children than Nigeria, Pakistan, China and the Republic of Congo combined, with 48 million under the age of five — about 30 percent of the global total,
A five-point action plan for tackling food waste at a consumer, business and policy level has been launched by Unilever and communications charity Hubbub.
Developed with the support of WRAP following consultation with 240 organisations and public polling of more than 2,000 households, the ‘Joint Ambition’ to cut food waste is based around five core principles.
27 pupils of King’s Kid Nursery and Primary School in Soroti district, Uganda were reportedly rushed to Soroti hospital on Friday over suspected food poisoning. Reports say they were rushed to hospital after complaints of stomachaches, vomiting, diarrhea and headaches. According to an internet report, two Primary five pupils said they developed complications after being served their Thursday supper of beans and posho.
James Peter Odeke, the head teacher of the school, explained that the pupils received emergency treatment from the school nurse and were rushed to Soroti hospital when their condition worsened.He has however dismissed claims of food poisoning, saying the affected pupils could have been suffering from malaria. However, none of the pupils tested positive for malaria according to reports from Soroti hospital.
Forty-five years after it was first published, Ruchira, an Indian cookbook in Marathi language, continues to be a bestseller.
This is according to the BBC, which revealed that readers turn to Ruchira for its consummate coverage of traditional vegetarian dishes of the western Maharashtra state.
In Shanghai, where you are never far from a good lunch, one man has faced anger and even death threats, by breaking a “treaty” and opening a noodle shop too close to an existing one, as Yvette Tan reports.
This is according to the BBC, which disclosed Xian Guolin used up all his savings and mortgaged his house to open Alilan Beef Noodles on the busy Nanjing Road.