Queen's hot tip is callaloo soup



Her current favourite is a soup from the Caribbean, flavoured with chilli peppers and known as callaloo, according to Mark Flanagan, the royal chef.
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African Leaders Told To Value AU


Professor Kwame Karikari, Dean of School of Communication Studies, Wisconsin University-Ghana, has called on African leaders to help gravitate the relevance of the African Union and position it as the bastion of democracy and human rights.

He said although the over half century old Organisation possessed a strong mandate to sanitise governments activities and guarantee citizens rights, the AU had little bearing on the local population, thus the need for stakeholders including the media to help “awaken consciences on the institutions and their roles”.

Professor Karikari made the call in Accra when he took a section of journalists through a two day capacity building workshop on the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG), and the African Governance Architecture (AGA), both…

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On the Beach in Montego Bay


By the Caribbean Journal staff

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Joani Zaccaro, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?

Send it to news@caribjournal.com, including your first and last name and the location of the photo.

And tell us where you’re from!

It could be the next Caribbean Photo of the Week.

— CJ


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U of I to study drop in African-American enrollment



Finances, offers from other universities and the shrinking pool of Illinois high school students likely contributed to the drop in African-American …
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Awesome tech made in South Africa


Everyone has heard the story about how Pratley’s Putty was invented and made in South Africa, and how it helped keep the Apollo 11 expedition vehicle together.

There are, however, many more cool South African inventions which have been recognised by the global community for their impact.

And yes, this extends past the Kreepy Krauly and the CAT scan.

Great tech invented in South Africa is detailed below, along with their achievements.


Pineapple Insurance

Pineapple Insurance is South Africa’s first peer-to-peer insurance company, and the first insurance start-up ever accepted into Google’s Launchpad accelerator.

Pineapple Insurance offers a decentralised insurance service, which allows for the quick insurance of goods.

“If insurance and a traditional African stokvel had a tech-enhanced…

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African leaders must place premium on AU – Prof Karikari