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8 Maps That Will Change The Way You Look At Africa

8 Maps That Will Change The Way You Look At Africa

AFRICANGLOBE – Using data from the World Bank Development Indicators, this map from Global Finance shows us what the world will look like in 2015 if it were inflated to the size of their economic wealth. Once again, the need to spur growth in Africa is not just evident, but necessary.

The Map That Could Save Africa A Trillion Dollars?

AFRICANGLOBE – A World Bank initiative that aims to compile Africa’s mineral maps into a single, public database: the so-called Billion Dollar Map. The alleged goal is to give African nations as much information as possible about their natural resources so that they can earn a fair price for the minerals they sell.

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Is Africa The Next Big Thing For Investors?

AFRICANGLOBE – The appeal of investing in Africa is that its future is still ahead of it. The region is setting out on the journey to economic, financial and industrial development that places like Latin America and mainland Asia, the last next big things, embarked on 20 or 30 years ago.

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Africa Is Resource-Rich But People Stay Poor’

AFRICANGLOBE – In many resource-rich countries the higher export prices often only benefited foreign-owned oil and mining companies and small economic and political elites. These groups benefited at the expense of the public.

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Africa Rising: Who Is Benefiting?

AFRICANGLOBE – One of Africa’s harsh realities is not the absence of resources but the lack of the will to transform the continent’s economies to influence the global agenda. Much of Africa’s leadership is sucked up in activities that seek to perpetuate their stay in power.

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A Continent Of Contrasts – Wealth In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE – Africa is home to powerful emerging economies, multinational corporations and one-eighth of the world’s burgeoning population. The global view of the continent is changing as its massive potential becomes apparent. Today, Africa is as easily defined by a more prudent use of our abundant resources – as we are by the sadly widening gap between the poor and the superrich.

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Africa Rewards, Risks Offer Huge Business Opportunity

Since 2002, despite a tough global economy, the overall African economy has more than trebled, Ernst & Young said in its “Africa 2013″ report. The rapid growth is expected to continue. The International Monetary Fund forecasts 11 of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies through to 2017 will be in Africa.

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14 Of The 15 Most ‘Optimistic’ Countries Are In Africa. Why?

AFRICANGLOBE – Joshua Keating has written a brief, thought-provoking article in Slate titled “The Optimistic Continent.” He notes that the World Economic Forum’s Survey on the Global Agenda identifies Africa as the world’s most optimistic region regarding the ability of institutions (public and private) to respond to “global challenges.”

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Which African Countries Have the Most Millionaires?

AFRICANGLOBE – Despite the continent’s strong economic growth over the past decade, the majority of Africans still struggle to make ends meet. That is not to say however, that Africa lacks wealthy people. UK-based New World Wealth recently released a report that ranks African countries according to their number of millionaires.

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