So apparently, mama mbogas prefer sukuma wiki grown from suckers not seeds
They are less perishable compared to those grown from seed
This also explains why you never find those kales with large leaves in the market (except supermarkets)
Enyewe market dynamics are so peculiar
On April 27, 1957, Olabisi Àjàlá began a trip "around the world" from London on a scooter. These would form the basis for his 1963 biography called "An African Abroad", with an introduction by Tom Mboya. He planned to visit forty countries. #yoruba@yoruba_now#thinkfirstyoruba
As you drive down to Peter’s homestead in Yatta,Ukambani, you will notice that every homestead has a water pan or more, a testament to what communities can accomplish when they come together to solve issues affecting them...
That the redone Ngong Road stretch from Junction to Karen has zero lighting is guillotine level stuff…nightmare for pedestrians and drivers (along with all the other errors) cc @KURAroads - what’s the plan to fix?
Episode 191 - CFA Franc: Africa's last colonial currency
Ndongo Samba Sylla (@nssylla) is a Senegalese development economist.
He is the co-author of Africa's Last Colonial Currency: The CFA Franc Story (2021)
Guest hosted by @maxajl
A reminder that the Party picks its battles. This entrance to Asia’s largest housing estate, Tiantongyuan in Beijing, saw residents tear down a blue steel lockdown fence. Today, it’s open. Extra 大白around but calm and residents said free vegetables were distributed last night.
Some key events in the 70 days leading to 26 Nov:
A bus transferring residents from Guiyang to QT camp crashed and killed 27
A man put up large protest banners on Sitong Bridge in Beijing. He was taken away and no update of whereabouts since.
Xi Jinping’s massive mishandling of Covid is his Achilles heel. Chinese people are fed up with the totalitarian controls. They want economic growth again—and freedom. via @nytimes nytimes.com/2022/11/26/wor…
I created a free resource - a digital library of Nigerian, West African, African American and more cook/Colinas heritage/ historical books.
You don't have to do anything to access many of them. For some, you have to register but they are all FREE.
Finally! 15 African countries will pilot (pardon the pun) airlines' Open Sky policy essential to lower cost of flying in Africa. Kenya, Ethiopia, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Moz, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, SA, Senegal, Zambia and others to allow flies to each others' countries
Why have Southern African liberation movement parties - see South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe - been corrupt and so terrible at running their economies? Why is Namibia's SWAPO the only one that has escaped this "curse" on the mainland?
Legend has it that some soldiers in the Kenyan airforce were the first guys on earth to rebuild a damaged F-5 fighter jet outside the Northrop factory. How Kenya doesn’t have its own Embraer style aviation conglomerate is evidence we were cursed😅
Richer nations, including the US, have sought to maintain a tight grip on global tax rules, preserving OECD’s position as the lead forum for tax policy. Mbeki's Illicit Flows Commission, in which I served as Vice-Chair, fought for the UN to be in charge.
This coming year, we're excited to offer another round of this unique opportunity for journalists looking to expand their storytelling skills and practice using data journalism techniques.
Application is ongoing: bit.ly/DataS-Fellowsh…
I’ll genuinely read what makes maize such a hot potato issue. Yeah, we consume ugali, and yes, maize supply chain imejaa wahuni, but still. I’d love a piece that ties altogether, including millers, and importers. twitter.com/SpiceFMKE/stat…
Corruption Index 1:
Ksh. 873 million meant for school feeding programme misappropriated in the Ministry of Education headed by CS Machogu. Details on this case will be updated in this thread subsequent tweets.
Oh my God!! My book, “Economic Diversification in Nigeria: the Politics of Building a Post-Oil Economy” was selected by the @FinancialTimes as one of the Best books on Economics for 2022!!!
I am so thrilled and overjoyed and happy!!! ft.com/content/634c19…