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Big Two: Christian Abegan Dumped Law to Become First African Chef to Win Trophy

As far as Africa is concerned, delicious cuisines have always been part of its rich history and with folks like Cameroon born Christian Abegan making its rich varieties popular around the world, the spotlight might well be on.

Chef Christian Abegan was expected to become a lawyer but he ended up becoming a cook. A graduate from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, he practised in Africa with hotel chains before becoming a consultant in Afro-Caribbean Cuisine.

He opened his first restaurant, “Chez Abégan”, in Douala, Cameroon and “Le Palanka” in Paris. In 2009, he became the first African chef to obtain the “trophy of excellence of Afro-Caribbean cuisines” and in 2010 “the grand diploma of honour” of the Institute of French gastronomy.

Currently, the Star Chef’s aim is to popularize and export African cuisine. Scroll through to take a look at some of his signature dishes and their recipes.

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Tiger Woods Makes Historical Comeback with Fifth Masters

Obama, Serena Williams, Trump have all congratulated Tiger Woods on his historical comeback to win his fifth Masters.

Tiger Woods, on Sunday, made one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history, winning his fifth Masters.

“Congratulations, Tiger! To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit, and determination,” Obama wrote on Twitter.

Serena said: “I am literally in tears watching @TigerWoods this is Greatness like no other. Knowing all you have been through physically to come back and do what you just did today? Wow Congrats a million times! I am so inspired thank you buddy.”

Trump was tweeting as the game went on, and sent his congratulations after the win.

Great Masters going on right now. @TigerWoods is leading with 2 holes left to play. Very exciting, tune in!

Watching final hole of @TheMasters. @TigerWoods is looking GREAT!

Congratulations to @TigerWoods., a truly Great Champion!

Love people who are great under pressure. What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!

Aged 43, Woods became the second-oldest Masters winner, trailing only Jack Nicklaus who won at 46 in 1986.

He also set a record for the longest gap between Masters Victory – 14 years. He won his last Masters in 2005, breaking the 13-year record of South Africa’s Gary Player who won his second Augusta crown in 1961 and his third in 1974.

In a statement on Twitter, Woods said:

I can’t thank my family, friends and fans enough for their support. Having my family by my side today is something I will never forget. To not only be able to play again, but to be able to win again, is something I will forever be grateful for. This jacket sure is comfortable.

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