Liberia: Latest News
Kurt Davis Jr., 8:00 am AFKI Original
Fewer traffic jams for Kenya. Rebounding copper prices for Zambia. A less tarnished international image for Sudan that reaches beyond civil conflict — because there are investment opportunities in the country. These are just a few of the wishes that a U.S. investment banker visualizes for African countries as the old year winds down and 2015 makes way for 2016.
Julia Austin, 1:52 am AFKI Original
Supermarket chains in Africa are vying for customers, with some smaller chains ramping up to expand to new countries, and mega chains like Shoprite—which already has over 1,000 locations—charging ahead with new branches, too. Here are 12 of the biggest supermarket chains in Africa.
Julia Austin, 12:31 am AFKI Original
As the demand increases for more natural looking and feeling makeup, African beauty brands are gaining international recognition. The African continent is home to some of the most sought-after skin and hair ingredients, and these African beauty brands are making bank on that. Here are 12 African beauty brands sweeping the beauty industry.
Julia Austin, 2:03 am AFKI Original
You may have read about a lot of tech companies building things like mobile pharmacy apps and virtual classrooms, but do you ever wonder where they get the capital? There is a good chance they went to one of these investors, who are putting a lot of money into the technology landscape in Africa.
Julia Austin, 4:31 am AFKI Original
Agro-Hub is a crowd-sourced information app based out of Cameroon. Through the app, farmers can learn everything from food storage tips to how to optimize their sales on social media. According to the company’s website Agro-hub.com, their main objective is to, “Combat poverty among rural farmers in Cameroon by improving farmers’ household incomes through agricultural market development.”
Julia Austin, 9:22 am AFKI Original
Economic analysts say that if African countries spend $1 billion a year on malaria prevention and treatment, they could see a GDP rise of anywhere from $3 billion to $12 billion per year. Malaria has devastating social and economic effects, and whoever finds a way to rid the world of the disease will be a hero. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about the fight against malaria in Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 9:40 pm
Ebola can remain in survivors’ eye fluid, breast milk, spinal fluid and semen for months after their recovery, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many survivors suffer long-term problems such as headaches, joint pain and eye problems. Not much is known about why the symptoms persist. “We cannot rule out the possibility that we’re seeing a flare of the disease because of its emergence from a survivor population,” the CDC said.
Kevin Mwanza, 6:12 am
The World Health Organization (WHO) failed to respond quickly to the Ebola outbreak in three West African countries last year and led to thousands of avoidable death in the region, an independent panel of experts has said. According to the report, failing by WHO to act quickly played a key role in the Ebola disaster that killed over 11,000 people mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone over the last year and half.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:10 am AFKI Original
Tourism is an important industry within many African countries, and technology is helping to contribute positively to the growth and sustainability of tourism across the continent. Despite challenges, tourism is booming and growing in Africa, thanks to a resurgent economy and a more digitally connected world, along with the opportunities that this world now provides.
Dana Sanchez, 11:50 am
Orange’s ACE submarine cable has launched Phase II of a 17,000km fiber optic cable that promises high speed Internet access to the countries where the France-based telcom does business. ACE is the first international submarine cable to land in at least 7 African countries. The new segment will connect Sao Tomé & Principe to South Africa. South Africa is already connected to the rest of the world through five submarine cables.
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