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AFRICANGLOBE - Mark Zuckerberg is a smooth salesman, as you would expect from someone who heads a corporation that has managed to attract a billion people to its network within a few short years. What was he doing in Africa last week? He was on a grand education tour, he claimed. In truth, Facebook has come to Africa because
AFRICANGLOBE - Africa is not only blessed with warm weather, a variety of wildlife and great people and food, but also with great historical sites that tell the diverse and rich history of the continent. Below are top 10 historical sites that you should visit during your next trip.
AFRICANGLOBE - Japan's attempt at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in late August to politicize the so-called Japan-Africa summit cannot convince Africa of its sincerity in offering help. Japan wants to secure African support for its intended entry into the UN Security Council. Africa's oil is another target of Japan's after an earthquake forced the closure of the Fukushima nuclear station.
AFRICANGLOBE - Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange control over $1trillion worth of Africa’s resources in just five commodities – oil, gold, diamonds, coal and platinum. They have mines or mineral licences in 37 African countries and control vast swathes of Africa’s land: their concessions cover a staggering 1.03 million square kilometres on the continent. This is over four times the size of the UK and nearly one twentieth of Africa’s total land area. The ‘Scramble for Africa’ is proceeding apace, with the result that African governments have largely handed over their treasure.
AFRICANGLOBE - What I set out to do in this piece is to map out 10 of the most well-known countries on the continent. I must, however, point out that it was not easy to choose the 10 out of 54 African countries. My choice is thus subjective, but I have tried to point out why these countries deserve to be on this list. I have based my selection on the basis of history, geography, political influence, culture, personalities and accidents/incidents.
AFRICANGLOBE - On the sidelines of its campaign for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), India is likely to ask African countries to relax commitment to the Pelindaba Treaty which controls supply of uranium from key mineral hubs of Africa to the rest of the world.
AFRICANGLOBE - Last week, 13 wealthy European tourists descended on three farms near the rural South African town of Alldays , where one of the most shameful events ever conceived had been planned for their amusement.
AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the world’s most educated President with 7 degrees, two of them are Masters. Ethiopia’s economy is growing faster than China’s. Check out these and many other amazing facts about Africa.
AFRICANGLOBE - As the second-fastest growing region in the world, Africa has enjoyed robust economic growth in recent years. Most African countries that are today considered low income will transit to middle income within 15 years.
AFRICANGLOBE - The Ghanaian capital of Accra is expected to add dollar millionaires at the fastest rate of any African city over the next decade, as a stable political climate and developed banking system help boost financial services, telecommunications and property development.
AFRICANGLOBE - While other major African airlines, including Kenya Airways and South African Airways, slid into loss, Ethiopian Airlines has grown its revenue and expanded its routes to become the most networked carrier on the continent.
AFRICANGLOBE - Next time President Jacob Zuma sends a government delegation outside the country to learn how other governments run state companies he must consider an unlikely tutor, Ethiopia. Poor as it is compared to South Africa, Ethiopia can teach our government officials a thing or two on how to run state companies profitably without bleeding state coffers.