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African Countries To Watch In 2017

AFRICANGLOBE - African countries face many challenges in 2017, but, alongside these, there are the fundamentally positive dynamics of many of their economies, including a growing labor force, increased urbanization, and advances in technology, as I argued recently in a new Atlantic Council Strategy Paper, A Measured US Strategy for the New Africa.

International Criminal Court Fears An Exodus Of African Countries

AFRICANGLOBE - The International Criminal Court in The Hague has been rocked by a series of withdrawals by African countries that were original signatories to the Rome Statute that established the court. This week, Russia also pulled its signature from the ICC treaty, and the Philippines could follow.

The 10 Most Well-Known Countries In Africa

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.

African Countries Must Stop Begging Foreigners For Everything

AFRICANGLOBE - It was a moment of truth telling and reality check at the just-concluded 5th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa when former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan insisted that African countries must stop begging, cap-in-hand, for assistance from foreigners to address challenges confronting the continent.

The Future Is African

AFRICANGLOBE - We are looking into an African future. Something magical is happening in the poorest countries of the world. With smartphone prices plummeting, with ever-affordable, and fast, mobile data and with increasingly user-friendly services, tech has taken off in Africa.

A Re-Evaluation Of Africa And China

AFRICANGLOBE - China’s strategy (and intention) with investment in Africa is still largely a mystery. Commentary ranges from complimentary assessment as a true economic development partner to derogatory indications as the “new colonizer.”

The Top 10 Most Prosperous Countries In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - What is Africa's most prosperous country? According to new research from the Legatum Institute, which last week ranked prosperity in 38 African countries around criteria ranging from economics to education to health, the title belongs to...

African Countries With Highest White Population

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa has a long history of harbouring Europeans, Asians and even South Americans. Prior to, and after the era of colonialism in Africa, White Africans commonly called European Africans have been entrenched in the continent. The Dutch, British, Portuguese, German, French, and to a lesser extent, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Jewish, or Irish descent can be found in many parts of Africa. Here are Top 10 African Countries With Highest White Population as of 2015.

Stop Meddling In Africa‚ COSATU Provincial Secretary Tells US

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States came under severe criticism on Wednesday by Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) provincial secretary Dumisani Dakile for meddling in the affairs of African countries and institutions such as the African Union (AU).

In The Game Of Maritime Power Politicking, Is Africa The Biggest...

AFRICANGLOBE - Diminutive Djibouti seems set to become dangerously overcrowded: not with immigrants, or a harmful animal species, but rather with foreign military bases. Already home to Camp Lemonnier, the United States of America’s (USA’s) only acknowledged African base, it was widely reported earlier this year that China intends to join the USA, France and Japan in establishing a permanent military presence there.

African Leaders Must Help The Continent, Not Sell It Off

AFRICANGLOBE - Why are African governments removing their people from their land and leasing it to foreign owned companies? Why are we not standing up against our own governments, who even take water rights away from small African farmers to give them to foreign multinationals.

Time For Africa To Stand On Its Feet

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa said it is time for Africa, with its rich resources, to economically “stand on its feet.” Mnangagwa said Africa’s economic structure was that each and every one traded with its former colonial master, exporting raw materials from its resources and trade among African states was limited, a structure that was blamed for the continent’s slow pace of development.

Embarrassing? How Long It Takes China To Create The Equivalent Of...

AFRICANGLOBE - Jim O’Neill, former head of economics at Goldman Sachs, once calculated that China created an economy the size of Greece every three months. Between 2012 and 2013, China’s economy grew by $1 trillion, from $8.2 trillion to 9.2 trillion. We apply the same calculation for African countries using data from the World Bank, and see how long China takes to create economies equivalent to African countries’

President Mugabe Salutes African Support

AFRICANGLOBE - President Mugabe has saluted some African nations for standing by Zimbabwe despite pressure from Western countries compelling them to isolate the country. A few African countries, President Mugabe said, had at the last minute turned down invitations to visit Zimbabwe for fear of reprisals from powerful countries in Europe and America.

Resource Nationalism A Must

AFRICANGLOBE - It was important for African nations to take total control of their natural resources. That would ensure that Africans are able to add value and beneficiate their natural resources to derive greater value from exports than exporting raw materials.

South Africa And The Challenge Of African Solidarity

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa is in the news again for all the wrong reasons. But it is not South Africa that is in the news. It is Africa that has been caught in the beams of international hypocritical searchlight. Perhaps, for good reason. Events in South Africa at least present an opportunity in enabling us to x-ray our own assumptions in relation to this seminal development on our continent.