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South Africa’s National Parks Draw More Visitors

South Africa’s National Parks Draw More Visitors

AFRICANGLOBE – South Africa’s national parks remain among the country’s most popular family holiday destinations, with visitor numbers up by 2.4% in December compared to the previous year, SA National Parks (SANParks) reported on Monday.

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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Impact Of Africa’s Tech Innovation Hubs: Too Early To call?

AFRICANGLOBE – Innovation and technology hubs have been springing up across the continent in recent years. From Hive Colab in Uganda, to iHub in Kenya and to kLab in Rwanda, these ICT hubs were founded in an effort to catalyse tech and innovation by establishing a common space for knowledge transfer and resource sharing for Africa’s aspiring and tech savvy entrepreneurs.

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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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Can DR Congo’s Inga Dam Project Power Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE – The roaring waters of the Congo River have the power to light up much of Africa – such is its huge hydroelectric potential.

It has been a long-held continental dream to harness this renewable energy, but given the Democratic Republic of Congo’s chequered past, it seemed likely to remain just that.

However, thanks to a recent deal signed by South Africa promising to buy electricity from a planned hydroelectric project, in eight years’ time it may start to become a reality.

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Nigeria Now Africa’s Leading Economy?

AFRICANGLOBE – Nigeria is likely to take South Africa’s position as the continent’s largest economy within two years, a Reuters’ poll has found. Nigeria’s gross domestic product will receive an enormous boost when it is rebased by year end to more accurately reflect changes in the economy over the last two decades.

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The Richest People In Africa 2013

AFRICANGLOBE – The combined fortune of Africa’s 55 billionaires is $143.88 billion. The average net worth of the members of this exclusive club is $2.6 billion, while the median age of the richest people in Africa is 65 years. Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt lead the pack with the highest number of billionaires at 20, nine and eight respectively. Algeria, Angola, Zimbabwe and Swaziland only have one billionaire each.

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