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  • Are Promises To Reforest Africa All About Getting Donor Funding?

    By Dana Sanchez, 2:22 pm

    World Bank, the German government and others have set aside $1 billion plus $540 million more in private funding for African reforestation. In the past, similar conservation efforts have failed, says Greenpeace. “Many of these African countries make these pledges in the hope that they will receive funding. There’s a lot of talk, but not a lot of action on the ground.”

  • An Investment Banker’s 54 Christmas Wishes For African Economies

    By 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.

  • 12 Big Supermarket Chains In Africa

    By 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.

  • African Beauty Companies Sweeping International Markets

    By 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.

  • 12 Investors Changing The Technology Landscape In Africa

    By 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.

  • 12 Apps Boosting Agriculture In Africa

    By 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.”

  • 12 Things To Know About The Fight Against Malaria In Africa

    Mosquito net By 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.

  • 3 New Ebola Cases, 150 Exposed, Liberia Asks U.S. For Help

    3 new Ebola cases By 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.

  • Experts Say WHO Bungled Ebola Response In West Africa

    By 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.

  • 10 Surprising Things About Tech And Tourism In Africa

    By 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.

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