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Crayfish now on the don’t-buy-list due to overfishing

South Africa's most famous West Coast Rock Lobster has been placed on the Red Don't-Buy-list of the South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative. The SASSI list has become more widely adopted by consumers and retailers acts...

Speedmeals’ brothers give Nigeria’s catering industry something to chew on

In Nigeria, brothers Titus and Tobias Igwe are making waves in the catering industry. The 24-year-old twins run Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen, a food delivery service operating in Lagos. Getting their business up and running has...

South Africa’s convenient, crunchy caffeine cups

If you, simply can't do with either coffee or chocolate -- or both -- then this story is for you. South Africans have a snazzy new way of drinking coffee and it's taking the world...

Investing and reaping from Soya flour processing

In trying to address government’s quest to promote industrialization, processing of Soya beans into flour is one of those investment ideas that have been identified as profitable by Uganda Investment Authority (UIA). Soya bean, the...

These countries sell the world’s cheapest iPhones

The iPhone is many things, but it’s certainly not cheap. If you live in Angola though, chances are you’ll get one cheaper than anywhere else in the world. This is according to the Technology Price...

Watermelon farming in Kenya’s RiftValley

Farmers in Kenya's Rift Valley have traditionally been a maize and wheat crowd. But with stiffer competition and cheaper imports, they're beginning to diversify, looking for more profitable alternatives. We take a look at...

Malawi poised for an ambitious revamp of its power industry

The Government of Malawi is set to open up power industry to private suppliers from January 2017, to help revamp Malawi's power industry. The country has been plagued by black-outs for years but officials are convinced this plan will...

World’s eight richest people own as much as poorest half of the world

The world's eight richest people own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the globe, according to a report published by Oxfam on Monday. The report notes that inequality is not only...

Barclays Bank examined over possible apartheid-era bailout

South Africa's anti-graft watchdog has reopened an investigation into whether Barclays Africa Group benefited from an apartheid-era bailout. A preliminary report by the country's Public Protector found that the apartheid government breached the constitution...

Could 3D food printing be coming to a kitchen near you?

3D printing has become quite popular, it is used to make anything from bits of aircraft engines, to plastic parts, and even parts that go into cars. But can the same tech be applied...