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Women baking bread in Cairo, Egypt. (photo: The Niles | Asmaa Gamal)
We are what we eat
The food we eat literally determines who we are. It influences our physical, mental and even emotional well-being. From Egypt’s Cairo to Burundi’s Gitega, this issue of The Niles attempts to explore the essentials of food: from conflict and food insecurity to the sensory aspects of preparing and eating national dishes.
Ethiopian farmers harvest teff. (photo: Esayas Ayele) Ethiopian farmers harvest teff. (photo: Esayas Ayele) Ethiopian farmers harvest teff. (photo: Esayas Ayele)
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Eat ancient grains to ward off future food insecurity

Addis Getachew
Today, teff is being hailed internationally as a “superfood” for its nutrients. But the tiny grain has been feeding Ethiopians for 4,000 years.
30.12.2019
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Alaa Eliass
A woman in Northern Uganda dries vegetables in the sun.  (photo: The Niles | Martha Agama) A woman in Northern Uganda dries vegetables in the sun.  (photo: The Niles | Martha Agama) A woman in Northern Uganda dries vegetables in the sun.  (photo: The Niles | Martha Agama)
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Eat traditional, homemade foods to stay healthy

Martha Agama
Modern lives prefer fast, easily prepared food and baby formula. But slow-cooked, old fashioned diets are far healthier.
30.12.2019
An assortment of Sudanese dishes. (photo: bitalsudan2010.blogspot.com)
An assortment of Sudanese dishes. (photo: bitalsudan2010.blogspot.com)
An assortment of Sudanese dishes. (photo: bitalsudan2010.blogspot.com)
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Eat with your family, cook with your grandmother

Alaa Eliass
Food is a family affair in Sudan – from learning the recipes to weekly gatherings around a large table.
30.12.2019
A woman in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa beautifies her plot with ornamental flowers and with food plants. (photo: The Niles | Dagim Terefe) A woman in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa beautifies her plot with ornamental flowers and with food plants. (photo: The Niles | Dagim Terefe) A woman in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa beautifies her plot with ornamental flowers and with food plants. (photo: The Niles | Dagim Terefe)
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Plant crops in the city

Dagim Terefe
Recent estimates place Addis Ababa’s population at over seven million. Feeding so many people means that farming cannot only take place in rural areas.
29.12.2019
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Make food security the top agenda in the Nile Basin

Waakhe Simon
The Nile Basin Initiative is in a race for time as growing populations still rely on rain to grow crops. Irrigation is a solution on the one hand, but a new challenge on the other.
29.12.2019
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How to make good bread

Asmaa Gamal
Ayman El-Rabi, a baker from Cairo, speaks about his work and the importance of bread in Egypt.
28.12.2019
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