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  • Economic Consequences Of Child Marriage In Mozambique, And What It Will Take To End The Tradition

    child marriage in Mozambique By Alexis Barnes, 7:13 pm AFKI Original

    Pregnancy is a legitimate fear in Mozambique, where 48 percent of women were married by age 18. Child brides are more likely to be poor and stay poor. Mozambique recently joined Egypt, Zambia and Ethiopia as a growing number of governments develop strategies, on paper at least, to end child marriage. “It is a waste when half the population is not contributing to the prosperity of a country,” a stakeholder said.

  • Spotlight On Uganda’s Kiira Motors, One Of Africa’s Rising Automakers

    Africa's rising automakers By Dana Sanchez, 9:46 am

    Used cars rule African roads. Africa’s tiny new car market is dominated by giant global automakers like Toyota. Eight out of 10 new cars are sold in just four African countries. It is in this environment that made-in-Africa auto makers like Uganda’s Kiira Motors hope to compete. How a school project became the focal point of Uganda’s vision for economic transformation may be one of the most amazing stories of the rise of African automakers.

  • 12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Arab Spring

    Arab Spring By Lillian Mutiso, 7:50 am AFKI Original

    The Arab Spring was a series of anti-government protests that rocked Middle East and the North African nations of Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. It started on December 18, 2010 in Tunis, Tunisia. The revolution led to the fall of long standing regimes in the region. In Libya, various factions sprang up, trying to seize control of the nation. Most parts of the country are still relatively unstable

  • 8 Of The Cheapest African Cities For Public Transportation

    getting around dakar By Julia Austin, 11:56 am AFKI Original

    Dakar’s colorful car rapides — “fast cars” — are the most popular mode of transportation in Senegal’s capital. Part of history, some of these buses and mini-buses have been operating for over 40 years, and even have an exhibit dedicated to them. A ride on a car rapide costs around 16 cents. Some newer buses called tatas or kinglongs cost around 90 cents per ride. There’s a plan to phase out car rapides by 2018 as Dakar upgrades its urban transportation network.

  • West Africa Is Increasingly Lucrative For Airlines, But Lacks A Hub

    West Africa is increasingly lucrative for airlines By Dana Sanchez, 5:52 pm

    Today, 80 percent of all West African airline traffic is carried by non-African carriers and about 15 percent by non- West African carriers. East African airline Kenya Airways recorded a 28 percent increase in passengers in West Africa for the year ending June 2016. Yet West Africa, with 40 airports and 300 million population in 15 countries, has no strong airline and no airport hub. Several airports are vying to be hubs.

  • A Snapshot Of African Tech Hubs : 314 Of Them And Growing Faster Than You Think

    By Dana Sanchez, 12:23 pm

    Global tech and mobile giants are increasingly involved in Africa’s 314 active tech hubs. New tech hubs are opening on a weekly basis, according to new research by GSMA, the powerful mobile trade and lobbying association. GSMA recently launched its own innovation fund to tap local startups. Regardless of their type, it’s the facilitator role of tech hubs that explains their proliferation in Africa.

  • The 10 Most Fascinating Pyramids In Egypt

    pyramids in egypt By Joe Kennedy, 7:00 pm

    The massive pyramids in Egypt reigned as the largest and tallest structures in the world for nearly four millennia. All were built in the path of the setting sun on the west bank of the Nile River, which the ancient Egyptians considered the realm of the dead. Of the 118 known pyramids in Egypt, here are ten that we consider the most captivating.

  • 12 African Nations With The Biggest Olympic Contingents

    Wayde Van Niekerk - Things You Should Know About South Africa's Olympic Team By Peter Pedroncelli, 10:00 am AFKI Original

    The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are only days away, and Olympic contingents have been finalised. With strict qualification criteria applied to all of the disciplines in the multi-sport event, qualifying to take part is no easy feat, and large African teams going to Rio can be very proud of their achievements. We take a look at 12 of the African countries who are bringing large Olympic teams to Rio 2016.

  • Opinion: Ethiopian Mega-Dam Project Leaves Egypt High And Dry

    By Staff, 3:20 am

    Ethiopia sees the dam as vital to lifting a large segment of its more than 80 million people out of poverty. It also has ambitions to turn itself into “The powerhouse of Africa” by selling energy produced by the project. Successive Egyptian administrations seem to have been caught by surprise by Ethiopia’s determination to implement the GERD. The fact that the project is progressing – and has won the support of many of Egypt’s neighbours to the south – is also seen as an indication of Cairo’s waning influence in Africa.

  • Going Green: Rockefeller Fund Set To Blow Away Fossil Fuels, Build African Wind Farms

    African wind farms By Dana Sanchez, 6:33 pm

    U.S. entrepreneur John. D. Rockefeller founded Standard Oil and became the world’s richest man, revolutionizing the petroleum industry. Now his descendants are spending his money on a disruptive energy technology. “Teaming up a leading independent renewable power developer with a foundation started by members of the family that effectively founded the global oil industry, is a significant moment in the world’s transition to a new power system based on clean energy,” a stakeholder said.

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