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Toxic Whiteness: Ivory Coast Has Banned Skin-Whitening Creams

AFRICANGLOBE - "Black people are seen as dangerous," Jackson Marcelle, a Congolese hair stylist living in South Africa who regularly uses skin lightening creams, told the BBC of these stereotypes in 2013. "That's why I don't like being Black. People treat me better now because I look like I'm white."

Africa Needs $835 Billion To Fix Power Deficit

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria and the other countries in Africa would require more than $835 billion of capital to fix its generation, transmission and distribution plants by 2040. Besides, Nigeria needs $350 billion to provide uninterrupted power supply by 2030.

Top 10 Richest Countries In Africa Rated

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa is home to some of the richest countries in the world, in part due to its oil-rich soil and human capital. With GDPs going up as high as $594.257 Billion. According to statistics provided by the International Monetary Fund, these are currently, according to the figures provided at the time, the Top 10 richest countries in Africa.

5 Reasons To Be Optimistic About Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Let me state up front that I am cautiously optimistic that Africa is taking off. This year the World Economic Forum (WEF) is marking 25 years of change in Africa. Looking back, there is no denying that Africa has made remarkable progress over the past two decades. Here are five reasons why I am optimistic.

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Find facts about Africa below including basic geography facts, fun facts, trivia and Africa travel facts.

Chinese Involved In All Of Africa’s Ivory Smuggling: Report

AFRICANGLOBE - Chinese traffickers are present in virtually every single African state and operate at nearly every point along the illegal ivory smuggling chain,”

Interesting Facts About Africa In 2014 – A Must Read

AFRICANGLOBE - As African Union leaders meet this week for another summit meeting, and with all the talk about "Africa Rising" and hype about the high growth rates scored by countries in Africa compared to the rest of the world, a just-released document about Africa provided very interesting information.

Africa’s Greatest Threat Today Is Terrorism

AFRICANGLOBE - No other continent is known to have suffered as much adversity as Africa has (mostly through no fault of its own). But has anybody learnt any useful lesson from what history has taught us so that history doesn’t end up being repeated?

Africa Is Still Colonized By France – A Must Read

AFRICANGLOBE - Did you know that many countries in Africa pay a colonial tax to France up until this day? We are talking a minimum of 50 years since “independence” all round. But let’s be fair, the French have form in this kind of thing, so let’s go a little further back in time to see why it shouldn’t surprise anyone.

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.

Kenya, Tanzania Among Top In African Billionaires

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya and Tanzania are both among the top 10 countries in Africa in terms of the numbers of millionaires, a new report says. The report, African Millionaire City Rankings, produced by the UK and South African consultancy firm New World Wealth, shows that East Africa is holding its own among the fastest growing regions on the continent in terms of economic growth but that this growth is not evenly shared.

Africa Should Focus On Economic Diversity

AFRICANGLOBE - Nearly 40 countries in Africa have either discovered or are currently exploiting oil and gas resources. While many view resource discoveries as a catalyst for growth, there are also concerns that some countries could become complacent.

Africa’s Fastest-Growing Economies Have Not Relied On Oil Or Mining

AFRICANGLOBE - A study published this week by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) finds that eight of the 12 fastest-growing economies in Africa in recent years did not rely on natural resources. Together these economies grew more quickly even than the group of oil producers.

Seven African Countries Cut Child HIV Infections By Half

AFRICANGLOBE - Seven countries in Africa, the world's worst-hit region in the global AIDS epidemic, have cut the number of new HIV infections in children by 50 percent since 2009, the United Nations AIDS program said.

Six Reasons Why Events In Mali Matter

AFRICANGLOBE - Within the past few days, French combat forces have deployed to the West African state of Mali to halt the advance of terrorists fighters toward the capital and to help the Malian army begin to reclaim towns previously occupied by the militants. After intense airstrikes against rebel strongholds, French ground forces are moving north to try to dislodge the terrorists.

Why Kenya Owes Africa Peaceful Elections

AFRICANGLOBE - Although democratic elections in Africa have been problematic due to three obvious obstacles — lack of civic education, poor electoral laws and...