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“Tourism is Development”: Meet Cherae Robinson of Rare Customs
4 years ago

“Tourism is Development”: Meet Cherae Robinson of Rare Customs

Cherae Robinson is the founder of Rare Customs, a start-up that connects SMEs to emerging African tourism and investment trends. Ayiba’s Akinyi Ochieng spoke with Cherae about her …
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African City Tour: This is Lagos
4 years ago

African City Tour: This is Lagos

Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, is known as Africa’s megacity. It is the home of Nigerian fashion and African entertainment. Its streets are never quiet as music, …
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Nigerian Moin Moin Recipe
4 years ago

Nigerian Moin Moin Recipe

Moin moin is essentially a steamed spicy bean cake. Read below to find out how to make this delicious and healthy Nigerian specialty.  

Ingredients

What’s Cooking: An Interview with Chef Pierre Thiam
4 years ago

What’s Cooking: An Interview with Chef Pierre Thiam

Growing up in the vibrant streets of Dakar, Chef Pierre Thiam grew to love and appreciate West African food. His lifelong passion for food lead him to abandon …
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Recipe: Green Mango Compote by Chef Pierre Thiam
4 years ago

Recipe: Green Mango Compote by Chef Pierre Thiam

Here is a simple and easy to prepare recipe from Chef Pierre!

 

Green Mango Compote

Ingredients

  • 1/2-cup water
  • 1/2-cup honey
  • 1/2-cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime …
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Zobo Drink
4 years ago

Zobo Drink

Zobo drink also known as  roselle juice, sorrel drink, or bissap is made from dried hibiscus flowers. It is widely consumed in West Africa, the Caribbean, and parts of Asia.


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ZimboKitchen: Dried Kariba Bream Stew
5 years ago

ZimboKitchen: Dried Kariba Bream Stew

Dried Kariba bream is a proud Zimbabwean produce. It is very salty so it’s important to make sure that you soak the fish for quite a bit in …
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Haitian Inspired Spiced Corn
5 years ago

Haitian Inspired Spiced Corn

Ingredients

  • 2 Ears of Corn
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons of Melted Butter
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon of ground Garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon …
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Plantain Chips and Salsa
5 years ago

Plantain Chips and Salsa

 Igbekere/Plantain Chip Ingredients

  • 4 Unripe plantains (almost like about to become ripe but not totally green)
  • 1 Tspn of salt (I used all purpose seasoning on mine for added …
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Calabar Carnival 2012
5 years ago

Calabar Carnival 2012

This article is a follow up to A Calabar Christmas Guide.

The streets of Calabar were once again filled with spectators and Carnival lovers as the …
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