Tag Archives: Africa

12 June 17

Africa’s aviation industry is at a crossroads

With the global aviation industry taking a nosedive in recent years, the sector across Africa is defying growth trends. Passenger numbers continue to rise every year while 2016 was the safest year for flights in a decade for African carriers. New
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11 June 17

As investment grows Africa needs to master sustainable tourism quickly

Rapid development is at the heart of Africa’s economic rise and investors from around the world are keen to claim their stake in the continent’s growth. The influx of revenue coming into African nations is transforming countries across the continent, but
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07 June 17

The new lifestyle health challenges of Africa’s rising middle class

Africa’s health challenges are well documented – or at least some of them are. The international community is used to talking about Africa’s struggles with HIV, cholera and other crippling diseases but there’s a rising health problem threatening the continent’s
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17 May 17

Why China might be better for Africa than the West likes to admit

China’s epic investment in the African continent raises eyebrows across the West and numerous voices who are quick to criticise the Asia powerhouse’s intentions. China is trying to muscle in on Africa’s natural resources, tie its countries up with dodgy loan
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28 April 17

Only Africa can put a stop to drain brain

Africa’s brain drain is well documented. Too many of the continent’s best minds leave their home country to study and work abroad, many of whom never return to the place they were born. The implications on African countries are widespread.
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22 April 17

World Bank names Rwanda among most resilient economies

A new report from the World Bank has named Rwanda among Africa’s most resilient economies.

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28 March 17

The ups and downs of Africa’s online gambling boom

Gambling is a multitrillion-dollar industry and Africa is one of the newest, most exciting players to sit at the table. Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa are the fastest growing markets on the continent, according to research by PricewaterhouseCoopers, while Uganda and
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15 March 17

Can Africa learn from South Korea’s protest culture?

Since October last year, millions of South Koreans have taken to the streets to protest against former President Park Geun-hye. The country’s first female president became embroiled in a corruption scandal that rocked the entire nation and saw angry citizens spend
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28 February 17

What’s behind the ‘xenophobic’ attacks in South Africa?

On Friday, a group calling themselves the “Mamelodi Concerned Residents” marched against South Africa’s immigration laws in the country’s capital, Pretoria. The protest sparked a wave of looting shops owned by foreign nationals – particularly Somali immigrants – which prompted clashes
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07 February 17

Kenya has the cleanest air in the world, report says

Kenya is ranked as the country with the cleanest air in the world, according to a new report by Eco Experts.

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