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Proof That Americans Have Absolutely No Clue About Africa

Proof That Americans Have Absolutely No Clue About Africa

AFRICANGLOBE – The World Cup is in full swing, giving Americans the rare opportunity to engage with other countries and wonder what life must be like across the oceans that separate us. And not only have the international games given us an opportunity to watch exciting games while drinking in bars and swoon over good-looking athletes, they have also shined a very special spotlight on how little we know about other parts of the world, particularly Africa.

No True African Is A Christian Or Muslim

AFRICANGLOBE – Of course, many would argue that there are some genuine Africans who are Christians or Muslims. Such arguments are usually based on the empty surface value of skin colour. The truth is that not every one that is Black or African on the outside is African inside. That is why after fifty years of flag independence, they are still hanging on to some mundane, outmoded, barbaric, narrow-minded, false, senseless, racist, alien spiritual pre-occupations, imposed by our selfish, de-humanizing slave masters.

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Africa’s Best Country For Business?

AFRICANGLOBE – The Economist’s Intelligence Unit has released its Business Environment Rankings, looking at which country is likely to be the most business-friendly in the world leading up to 2018.

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Made In Africa: Is Manufacturing Taking Off On The Continent?

AFRICANGLOBE – Several African countries have enjoyed economic growth in recent years – but there are fears that a failure to develop manufacturing could prove to be costly.

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Surprising Map Shows All The African Countries Where The U.S. Has Active Military Operations

AFRICANGLOBE – Thirteen nations – stretching from the Horn of Africa to Mali’s western border – already house U.S. troops involved in “actual military operations.” Their presence is widely considered part of an expanding “shadow war” in the region – and the American people know very little about it.

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Africa Loses $50bn A Year In Plundered Resources

AFRICANGLOBE – Africa’s forests and fisheries, which could be an answer to the continent’s food shortages and dire poverty levels, are instead being stripped illicitly to the tune of almost $20-billion each year. When added to the losses the continent is experiencing as a result of other illicit outflows, $50-billion is lost overall each year, or 5.7% of Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP).

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Africa Must Save Its Own Daughters

Surely we cannot let others, particularly the erstwhile coloniser, shoulder the responsibility of protecting our daughters! We see Africa apparently batting its eyelids as Westerners mobilise to send their forces into Nigeria, ostensibly to rescue the over 200 schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram.

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The Reason Every Book About Africa Has The Same Cover— And It’s Not Pretty

AFRICANGLOBE – Last week, Africa Is a Country, a blog that documents and skewers Western misconceptions of Africa, ran a fascinating story about book design. It posted a collage of 36 covers of books that were either set in Africa or written by African writers. The texts of the books were as diverse as the geography they covered

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The 10 African Cities Poised For Take-Off

AFRICANGLOBE – Africa is on the move – economic growth is robust, foreign investment is growing and its expanding urban middle classes are creating an internal market of global scale. The continent is actively harnessing its natural resources, but Africa is not just about the commodities boom: growth in manufacturing, technology and telecoms, finance and business services, outsourcing, retailing and hospitality are all changing the face of the continent’s cities.

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