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Cote d’ivoire staple food becoming a hit with international customers

first_imgTraditional staple food from the Cote d’ivoire, attieke, has picked up as a lucrative export earner as international customers enjoy it. Attieke is similar in texture with couscous, affordable and a hearty dish that is appreciated both at home and a growing number of other places such as Gabon, France, Senegal and France among others.Attieke is cassava that is peeled, crashed and fermented for two days before it cooked and sold off as a meal. The meal is served traditionally with meat or fish. It has is also named cassava couscous or garba.Other than the food being praised for its tastiness it is also said to be very filling and also a source of energy for many.“As long as I have not eaten garba, I am not satisfied. When I eat garba, I have the strength to do anything because it boosts me. It is a very solid food. If you eat at 9 am you can take your next meal at 6 pm.” Said Dakoury Rodrigue, a customer at an attieke restaurantWith the growing popularity, there are concerns that the export need might lead to a local shortage of the food. Small cassava farmers are afraid that they might be side lined when plantations pick up on the business.last_img read more

Liverpool’s Salah Hits Hat-trick in 4-0 Win at Bournemouth

first_imgTelevision replays have since shown the Egyptian to be marginally offside when he pounced.There was no argument, however, about his second strike straight after the interval.Firmino again freed him to maraud on goal and fire into the corner, with the help of the slightest nick off Nathan Ake’s heel.After the unfortunate Steve Cook diverted Andy Robertson’s cross past Begovic for an own goal, Salah worked his real magic.He outmuscled Cook to get to Adam Lallana’s through ball before dancing nimbly around Begovic and slotting home late on.Salah’s treble at the Vitality Stadium put him on 10 league goals this season, matching Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the top of the scoring charts he had dominated last season.Against tough, seventh-placed opponents, Juergen Klopp’s side went a 17th straight league match unbeaten, equalling their club record set 10 years ago.They also emulated the 4-0 thrashing of the Cherries in the corresponding fixture last season.It put them a point clear of Manchester City at the summit on 42 points, though Pep Guardiola’s men have the chance to regain top spot later when they visit Chelsea.It was a splendid afternoon for Liverpool’s James Milner to celebrate becoming only the 13th player to make 500 top-flight appearances in the English Premier League era.Salah even gave his own man-of-the match award to his 32-year-old team mate to mark his achievement.“He’s had an amazing career. I have to congratulate him on an amazing career. He deserves this today,” Salah told Milner on Sky Sports. “I will not take it.”As he clutched the match ball after his second Liverpool hat-trick, the Egyptian added: “It wasn’t a bad way at all (to get back among the goals)…I enjoyed the last one the most. I was calm.”Now getting back into his most imperious stride after a slow start to the campaign, Salah added: “My expectations are very high.“I know everyone else’s expectations of me are also very high, but the most important thing is for us to win each game and be top of the table.”For Milner, it was a special afternoon after 16 years of excellence in the English Premier League. “It’s the perfect way to celebrate it (the 500th appearance),” he said.“It wasn’t our best performance of the season by any means, but we were efficient, got the job done and this fella (Salah) is unbelievable… He can win (for) you a game on his own.”(Reuters/NAN)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liverpool maintained their best start to a season as Mo Salah, back at his dazzling best, scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 win at Bournemouth.The win took them, temporarily at least, to the top of the English Premier League on Saturday.Salah set them on their way in the 25th minute, latching on to the rebound after Roberto Firmino’s 30-metre shot was palmed into his path by Asmir Begovic.last_img read more

Callum Smith defends WBA belt but toils against gutsy John Ryder

first_imgA sharp right and some thudding strikes in the sixth suggested Smith’s class was about to tell, but Ryder’s relentless grit was causing the champion issues.Good work on the ropes from close range would have had Ryder dreaming of an upset and the underdog upped the ante when trainer Tony Sims warned him Smith may try to steal it with the jab.Both men landed big hooks in a brilliant final round, but ultimately it was controversially deemed Smith had done enough to control the fight. Callum Smith scored a unanimous decision victory to retain his WBA super middleweight world title but was made to toil by a gallant John Ryder in Liverpool, England.The home-city fighter was an overwhelming favorite against Londoner Ryder but was troubled by the work rate of his tireless opponent, who gave up plenty in height and reach. Smith nonetheless moved to 27-0, with the judges scoring it 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112 in his favor, having clearly decided he landed the cleaner punches.Join DAZN to watch Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 and 100-plus fight nights a yearIt was hardly the statement performance Smith would have wanted as he chases career-defining fights with the likes of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez or Billy Joe Saunders, but a below-par showing here may actually make those bouts easier to make.”I knew he was a tough fighter, I knew it was a tough fight,” Smith said after the bout. “It wasn’t the best performance from myself, but I was due a bad one.”I’m a perfectionist and I always want to do the best as possible. Listen, I know how good I am, how good I can be.”I want the best names in the division. The fear brings out the best performance in myself.”SCORECARDS: 117-111, 116-112, 116-112 to the winner, #AndStill WBA World, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Super-Middleweight Champion… @CallumSmith23 #SmithRyder— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) November 23, 2019Ryder vastly outperformed expectations and the fact there was a smattering of boos amid a partisan home crowd after the scores were read out told a story in itself.After an uneventful couple of opening rounds, Smith began to up the work rate and although the man nicknamed “Mundo” suffered a cut in the fourth, some clean hooks in the fifth had Ryder in trouble for the first time.last_img read more