Tag Archives: Personal life

13May/17

Zambia’s poorest farmers risk becoming “squatters on their own land” – UN expert

LONDON, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zambia’s smallholder farmers could be made squatters on their own land as the country opens up to farming multinationals in an effort to boost its economy, said a United Nations expert. Continue reading

31Mar/17

Nigerian born chef in London puts an African twist on vegan cuisine

In London, Nigerian born entrepreneur Tomi Makanjuola has been leading the vegan rise in popularity among Africans living in the city, offering healthier and meatless dishes, packed with flavours.
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21Mar/17

After tasting success at home, Malawi winery looks to foreign markets

Linga fruit wines are produced from eight types of fruits locally grown by smallholder farmers in Malawi. The fruit wine brand started in 2006, has grown popular at home over the years and has now found its market in the United Kingdom with prospects the demand could grow to other countries in the future.

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12Dec/16

Women from South Africa’s townships make profits promoting cookies

A group of women from disadvantaged backgrounds in South Africa have found a way to support their families by baking and selling cookies through an initiative that employs women from townships and enables them learn new skills and earn a regular income.

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10Dec/16

The secret’s in the spice, says German mulled wine producer as visitors flock to Christmas markets

As visitors to Nuremberg enjoy mulled wine at its famous Christmas market, one local producer reveals the secrets of making a good “Gluehwein”.

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23Nov/16

Frozen turkeys and hot oil don’t mix

Safety officials warn Americans this Thanksgiving holiday not to put a frozen turkey directly into a deep fryer at risk of lighting the house on fire. Continue reading