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AFRICANGLOBE - What is Africa’s emerging role in this new alignment of global power? What should African countries and the African Union do in the face of the emerging geopolitical reality? The African Union is entering 2017 with a GDP in PPP terms of over 7 trillion dollars, roughly equal to the GDP of India. This substantial GDP coupled with the billion plus population of the AU makes the AU the 4th largest economy in the world in PPP terms after China, the USA and India respectively. The emerging system of competing Great Powers gives African countries and the AU the strategic geo-economic maneuvering space to develop economic links which serve the economic and geopolitical self-interest of African countries and the AU.
AFRICANGLOBE - The West and the Rest of Us is a well-researched book written by Chinweizu. Published in 1978, the book is as pertinent today as it was in the 1980s and 1990s. Chinweizu, a Nigerian author, dedicated his book to victims of the West's assault upon the rest of us, especially to Amerindians and Aborigines of Australasia who were exterminated and expropriated, millions of Africans who were enslaved in the Americas, countless Africans who died resisting European invasion and occupation, soldiers from the Third World who were conscripted to fight and protect western empires, Third World liberation fighters who have struggled for a better future for their people, and to all of us who want to achieve a just, non-imperialist and enduring peace with prosperity for all humankind.
AFRICANGLOBE - The African continent is buzzing with potential. Rich in natural resources, a hardworking population, and huge gaps and opportunities for anyone who wants to succeed in business. Yes there are challenges, but there is also huge potential for growth in almost any sector. Based on Forbes‘ list, we have compiled Africa’s top countries for business.
AFRICANGLOBE - Welcome to 2017. A year that promises so much for our amazing continent. A year with many successes, and limited disappointments. However, there are a lot more reasons why Africa is the place to be. Especially in 2017 where the possibilities are endless. Jumia Travel enumerates 5 obvious reasons why Africa is the place to be this year.
AFRICANGLOBE - Tanzania is among some African countries which may see a drop in development aid as the US is likely to expand fiscal stance and cut spending during Donald Trump's presidency, a new report shows. The move by the world's largest economy might affect dependent countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and DRC according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) latest report released in London yesterday.
AFRICANGLOBE - Africa's population is expanding. By the United Nations' estimate, the continent will see its current population of 1.2 billion double by the year 2050. That's an expected growth of 42 million people — basically a brand-new Argentina — every year. A number of important infrastructure projects are underway to make room for all those people, including railways, dams, and clean energy solutions such as solar arrays. Here are some of the largest projects coming to Africa in the next several decades.
AFRICANGLOBE - Prosecutors at a Mauritanian appeal court have requested 13 anti-slavery activists have their sentences increased to 20 years each for protesting against a forced slum clearance, a judicial source said. Defence lawyers for the activists from the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) had called this week for the case to be thrown out saying their clients were tortured in police custody.
AFRICANGLOBE - The Department of Chemical Pathology of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has developed a breast cancer detection device for women in Africa. The device known as “Breast Eye” is able to detect suspicious breast lumps in women and give accurate results for screening.
AFRICANGLOBE - Whеthеr оr not уоu are a firѕt timе trаvеlеr tо Ghаnа оr уоu’rе rеturning fоr a repeat visit, thеrе аrе vеrу many thingѕ tо ѕее and do in thiѕ соuntrу. Mоrе thаn 1,000,000 tоuriѕtѕ tоur Ghаnа every уеаr, аnd thе friendly trорiсаl lосаl weather makes the region a trеndу vacation ѕроt for wildlifе аnd nаturе lоvеrѕ. Diѕсоvеr which attractions уоu dоn’t wаnt to miѕѕ on уоur next visit to Ghana.
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.