Author page: Stephen Njoroge


The production, procurement, preparation, presentation, and consumption of foods have always been regarded as central in the study of cultures. Foodways is the identity gained by a community based on their food. Declining access to traditional foods, changing demographics, and loss of traditional skills are all concerns that impact  in having a legitimate African foodway. These effect can be countered…


Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organization of African Unity on 25th May 1963 which later on led to the now known Africa Union on 9th July 2002 in Durban South Africa.The Conference called for the founding of an African Freedom Day, a day to « …mark each year the onward progress of the liberation movement, and to symbolise the determination of the people of Africa to free themselves from foreign domination and exploitation. » It is celebrated by a number of countries in Africa.

CountryIndependent dayFirst president
Ghana6th March 1957Dr. Kwame Nkurumah
Mali22nd September 1960Modibo Keïta
Angola11th November 1975Agostinho Neto
Comoros6th July 1975Ahmed Abdallah Abderemane
Zambia24th October 1964Kenneth David Kaunda
Zimbabwe 18th April 1980Robert Mugabe 
Liberia26th July 1847Joseph Jenkins Roberts
Lesotho4th October 1966Moshoeshoe II
Chad11th August 1960François Tombalbaye
Mauritania28th November 1960Moktar Ould Daddah

Africa day celebration

Africa Day continues to be celebrated both in Africa and around the world, mostly on 25 May with the Africa Union designating a theme for every year celebration. This year’s theme is “Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on The African Continent: Strengthening Agro-Food Systems, Health and Social Protection Systems for the Acceleration of Human, Social and Economic Capital Development.”

During the launch of the 2022 African month the African Union Theme for 2022 Statement by Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa said AU theme of year for 2022 aims to maintain a strong political momentum on nutrition across the African continent. It is a unique opportunity to strengthen continental commitment to end malnutrition in all its forms and to further improve food and security through the implementation of Malabo Commitments and the goals and objectives of the Africa Regional Nutrition Strategy (2016-2025).

How to celebrate Africa day

Africa Day was marked over six decades ago and has continued to be a phenomenal commemoration in Africa and around the globe. It is usually marked by festivals, concerts and speeches. But, beyond the colourful festivities, what’s the point? According to the Africa Union designated themes there is need for Africans to contemplate on issues that were ideally from the founding fathers. That of Stirling African away from colonial power interference and neo-colonialism, Learning and practicing African cultures and heritage. In relation to this year’s theme on nutrition, African ought to be proud of the indigenous food and embrace the African foodways. We wish every African a happy Africa Day 2022.

Africa nutrition food for thought.

The enduring effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and other interconnected factors including natural calamities, civil war and disruptions of weather patterns caused by drastic climate change will see new estimates of the cost and affordability of healthy diets escalate too high in the coming years. There is an important link between the food security and nutrition where an increase in…

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