News: Ghana, rising Obesity Fast food and KFC’s growing power in Africa

Obesity

After finishing high school a decade ago, Daniel Awaitey enrolled in computer courses, dropped out to work in a hotel, then settled into a well-paying job in the booming oil sector here. He has an apartment, a car, a smartphone and a long-distance girlfriend he met on a dating website. So he had reasons and the means to celebrate his […]

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Obesity: South Africa becomes First African country to impose tax on sugar drinks

In frantic move to reduce the number of people with obesity in the country, South Africa has introduced a tax on drinks loaded with sugar becoming the first African country to impose a tax on the fizzy drink. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan introduced the tax on everything from carbonated soft drinks to flavoured water in his February’s budget speech, partly […]

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