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  • Luxury in Liberia? 5 Places In Monrovia To Sleep, Eat And Drink

    places in monrovia By Kate Thomas, 7:00 pm

    Back in the 1960s and 1970s, Monrovia was practically dripping with luxury hangout spots, like the now-defunct Ducor Hotel. Then the 14-year civil war swept through, and many businesses shuttered their doors. But after the conflict and the recently ended Ebola outbreak, luxury is back — and it’s supremely affordable, by European or North American standards. Here are five places in Monrovia to eat, sleep, and drink that might just convince the comfort-minded traveler to take the plunge and head to Liberia.

  • Opinion: Why African Domestic Private Sector Is Poorly Understood By Outsiders

    African domestic private sector By Dana Sanchez, 12:09 pm

    The entrepreneurs running African firms tend to have longer planning horizons than foreign owned companies for kick-starting industries that don’t rely on extractives. This is pivotal to economic diversification in Africa. Often indigenous, they’re physically and psychologically vested in their operating environments. They have risk mitigation strategies which often elude their foreign counterparts.

  • After Ebola, 10 Reasons To Visit Liberia And Sierra Leone

    sierra leone By Kate Thomas, 6:00 pm

    West Africa’s Ebola outbreak didn’t just steal lives; it also decimated economies and forced tourism to a halt. But now, as the region celebrates an end to active transmission of Ebola, visitors are coming back. Curfews have been lifted, sports events are scheduled and beaches await. From beautiful white sands to music and mountains, here are ten reasons to visit Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • 6 African Nations You Didn’t Know Were Tax Havens

    tax haven By Lillian Mutiso, 5:07 am AFKI Original

    Most nations in Sub Saharan Africa have poor legislation on taxation which is not well-detailed and interpretation on taxation guidelines are in most cases ambiguous. But there a few countries that have managed to position themselves as tax havens for foreigners. Apart from Mauritius and Seychelles, there are a few other country that have achieved the tax haven status but are not has prominent as these two. Below are countries in Africa that you probably didn’t consider tax-havens:

  • Zika Strain From American Outbreak Spreads To Africa, Where Some May Already Be Immune

    Zika Strain From American Outbreak Spreads To Africa By Dana Sanchez, 1:24 pm

    Until the virus was sequenced by scientists in Senegal, it was uncertain if the outbreak in Cape Verde was caused by the African or Asian strain of Zika virus. The Asian type has hit Brazil and other Latin American countries. Tests show that Cape Verde is affected by the Asian type — the same one blamed for birth abnormalities in Brazil. The Zika virus has been circulating at a low level in African countries for more than 50 years, so some of the population may already be immune.

  • 52 Countries Ranked For Marijuana Tolerance. Most Are In Africa

    countries ranked for marijuana tolerance By Dana Sanchez

    African governments have tried to limit and stop its use, but marijuana remains deeply ingrained in African traditions, economies and recreation. It is an important source of income, but is illegal everywhere in Africa. Tolerance and enforcement vary from country to country. There’s a growing belief that with the proper regulations, marijuana should be legalized for the greater good. AFKInsider compiled a list of African countries and ranked them for marijuana tolerance. We’ve also provided a list of most marijuana-friendly countries in the world as a basis for comparison.

  • Opinion: Africa Uprising, World Economic Forum Just Perpetuates Myths

    Africa Uprising, World Economic Forum By Staff, 5:56 pm

    There is widespread social resistance under way in Africa. Grassroots protesters are questioning the logic of export-led “growth” and fiscal austerity. They are demanding that their basic needs be met instead. After the dramatic Arab Spring, protesters picked up the pace in many sub-Saharan countries. Even if it is ignored in Kigali, or repressed on the ground, the popular risings against the WEF’s dubious “Africa Rising” rhetoric await…

  • Will New Survey-On-Demand Product Leapfrog Africa’s Market Research Issues?

    survey-on-demand product By Dana Sanchez, 12:08 pm AFKI Original

    Gathering robust, near-real-time data from Africa has been slow and expensive in a continent notoriously lacking access to quality data. A U.S.-based market researcher has a new product that it says will make it easier and cheaper for anyone to create and send mobile surveys in Africa. The self-service survey product can jump through hoops, according to its creator. GeoPoll CEO Steve Gutterman talked to AFKInsider about what the product can do for companies that need data from Africa fast.

  • U.S.-Senegal Defense Deal Is All About Access, U.S. Says

    U.S.-Senegal defense deal By Dana Sanchez, 1:18 pm

    The deal will help Senegal and the U.S. “face common security challenges in the region,” Senegal said. Al Qaeda has Senegal in its sights due to its close ties with France, which has 3,500 soldiers fighting with regional armies against Islamist militants in West Africa. The agreement upgrades an existing 2001 agreement providing U.S. forces access to certain facilities in Senegal and enabling U.S. forces to make improvements while there.

  • Panama Papers: Liberia Defends Its Record As A Tax Haven

    Panama Papers: Liberia By Dana Sanchez, 2:22 pm

    Liberia does not conform to the definition of a tax haven and is not considered one by France and the U.S., the Liberian government said in response to a report last week that the West African country is about to be blacklisted on an E.U. tax haven blacklist. While the E.U. collects information on how its member states view other jurisdictions, it has not engaged in any action against tax havens. In response to the Panama Papers data leak, that may change. Three out of four companies doing business with World Bank funds in sub-Sahara used tax havens, according to anti-poverty group Oxfam.

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