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AFRICA.COM: Live from the World Economic Forum in Davos

This year, Africa Day coincides with the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland.  African leaders, together with world leaders, are gathering to discuss critical issues of importance to Africa, and the world. One of the critical issues that Africa must address is how the continent tackles climate change, and the role that the public and private sector will play in addressing this pressing issue. In honor of Africa Day and its theme of ‘Strengthening resilience in nutrition and food security on the African continent’, Africa.com’s Teresa Clarke had the opportunity to speak with Borge Brende, president of the World Economic Forum and Sim Tshabalala CEO of Standard Bank on how Africa’s governments and largest companies can, and will, move forward on environmental, as well as social and governance issues.

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The Flavours Of Africa: Cultural Cooking And Continental Cuisine!

Play Your Part Celebrates Africa’s rich culinary heritage! Celebs and esteemed guests came together this Africa Day to try their hand at creating authentic African food. SA Celebs like TV personality Bonginkosi Dlamini and comedian Lesego Tlhabi were joined by VIP guests such as African enthusiast Adetunji Omo and UN Filmmaker Sara Chitambo. From African Style Coconut Chicken to Grilled Tilapia, guest learned the ins-and-outs of African cooking techniques, and at the same time, discovered more about Africa’s unique cuisine. Assisted by the chefs from Why Cook, the rookie cooks took to the task with enthusiasm. And of course, there

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Corruption Kills

By Ifeanyi Nsofor Nigeria’s accountant-general, the administrative head of the country’s treasury, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly stealing 80 billion naira ($134 million). This is a staggering theft in a country that has an estimated poverty rate of 95 million (48% of the population) and some of the worst health indices in the world. As a universal health coverage and global health equity advocate, I know that Nigeria’s health system would be stronger and work better by blocking these leakages and channeling the funds to provide universal health coverage for every Nigerian. Indeed, the stealing of public funds

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Unlike many global publications, for nearly a decade we have been committed to showing a complete picture of Africa – not just a single story.  Offended by one-sided coverage of wars, disasters and disease, the founders of Africa.com created a website that provides a balanced view of Africa – current events, business, arts & culture, travel, fashion, sports, information, development, and more.

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