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clockTime to watch: 06:16Posted on September 23, 2014

Sanoussi Diakité

Rolex Laureate, 1996

Fonio, a grain famous in West Africa, is often referred to as "Africa’s tastiest cereal". Rich in fibre, fonio is healthy as well as delicious. But for centuries, fonio has had a major drawback — up to two hours of manual pounding and winnowing is needed to remove the husks from two kilos of grain before it can be cooked and served.

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