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Economy of Africa

The economy of Africa consists of the trade, industry, agriculture, and human resources of the continent. As of 2012, approximately 1.07 billion people were living in 54 different countries in Africa. Africa is a resource-rich continent.Recent growth has been due to growth in sales in commodities, services, and manufacturing. Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, is expected to reach…
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June 7, 2017 0

Travel to Africa

Air fares to Africa can be very expensive, but there are ways to save. The best way to get great airfare to the continent is fly directly to an African country from its former colonial rulers. For example, it can easily cost hundreds of euros/dollars more to fly from London to a former French colony,…
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June 7, 2017 0

Climate

As the second largest continent, there is a wide range of climates to be found. However, since the continent is nearly centred on the equator, much of the continent is quite warm/temperate with very few, small areas on the continent experiencing any temperatures that can be considered “cold”. In the temperate regions (parts of northern…
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June 7, 2017 0

Tourism brief

Africa has 54 sovereign countries—the most on any continent—and is the second largest continent in terms of both land area and population. Africa is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, by the Red Sea to the northeast, and by the Indian Ocean to the southeast. Africa…
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June 7, 2017 0

Top 10 tourism-ready countries in Africa

With a projected growth of 4.9% in and accounting for nearly 9% of the continent’s GDP, Africa’s travel and tourism industry has incredible potential to help generate growth, create jobs and enable development. Which country is best positioned to benefit most from travel and tourism? More from World Economic Forum


June 7, 2017 0

African trading platform WaystoCap raises $3M right after graduating Y Combinator – TechCrunch

African trading platform WaystoCap raises $3M right after graduating Y CombinatorTechCrunchCross-border commerce platform WaystoCap has raised new funding to expand its reach in Africa, the startup confirmed to TechCrunch today. A recent graduate from …


June 7, 2017 0

5 reasons #TradeMatters for Africa – International Chamber of Commerce

5 reasons #TradeMatters for Africa
International Chamber of Commerce
The African continent is home to over a quarter of the world’s population yet only accounts for around 3% of global trade. On the occasion of ICC’s World Trade Agenda Day in Nairobi, Kenya, business leaders are discussing how trade can spur jobs and …

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June 7, 2017 0

China ensures its position in Africa by pouring billions into infrastructure and education – ABC Online


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China ensures its position in Africa by pouring billions into infrastructure and education
ABC Online
China’s growing global influence now reaches deep into Africa — at a time when Western powers are retreating from the continent. The relationship is critical to China’s economic future as it sources much of its energy and resources from Africa. To


June 6, 2017 0

Israel’s high-tech diplomacy in Africa – CNBC


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Israel’s high-tech diplomacy in Africa
CNBC
Israel is paying renewed attention to Africa over the last few years, not only as a diplomatic arena and an area of cooperation on security but also as an increasingly important market for its companies, with an emphasis on high-tech. Prime Minister
Five reasons Israelis should care about improved ties with AfricaThe Jerusalem Post

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June 6, 2017 0

Africa A brief History

Modern humans, homo sapiens, are believed to have originated in East Africa somewhere between Ethiopia and Kenya. Despite this long history of habitation, there is very little (or little known about) African history prior to the second millennium AD outside of North Africa, Sudan & Ethiopia, as most were hunter-gatherers similar to some cultures still…
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