The Gambia: Latest News
Keren Mikva, 5:19 am AFKI Original
As more details have unfolded about the attempted coup in The Gambia, we are learning more about the plot to unseat President Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh himself seized power in 1994 in a coup, and has withstood several coup attempts throughout the last 20 years.Here are 12 things you didn’t know about the failed coup in Gambia.
Julia Austin, 10:31 am AFKI Original
If you ever want to sleep again do not look up videos of this animal eating its prey. The goblin shark has been spotted off Senegal, Mozambique and South Africa. It has a pink, slimy skin, a long, flat snout and nail-like teeth. Africa’s land and seascapes have an other-worldliness that you don’t find on other continents. Here are 12 freaky looking animals in Africa that are real.
Staff, 12:45 pm
Assuming a gradual strengthening of the world economy and improvements in political and social stability in those African countries currently affected by conflicts, the African continent is set to record a projected +5% economic growth in 2015. Foreign direct investments (FDI) and external financial flows play an increasingly important role in Africa’s development and economic growth prospects.
Julia Austin, 7:10 am AFKI Original
These international brands are getting ahead of the rest, who will soon undoubtedly set their sites on the growing economy of African countries. Here are 12 international companies expanding in Africa in 2015.
Julia Austin, 7:27 am AFKI Original
These intuitive companies are using the growing mobile revolution to solve problems across several industries in Africa, helping individuals on the continent do everything from buying and learning to selling and delivering goods and services much easier. AFKInsider has listed some of the impressive tech startups that you should look out for in 2015.
Makula Dunbar, 2:05 pm
With increase use of mobile money gaining popularity in Africa, ApexPeak sees great opportunities in mobile funding for African businesses. ApexPeak is a financial solutions company that lends businesses money once they verify their e-invoices on the platform, before they are due. Such services enable small and medium enterprises not to get stuck on financial options.
Keren Mikva, 5:31 pm AFKI Original
Africa’s smallest country, The Gambia, isn’t often the first on most people’s must-travel list within the continent. But the pint-sized country has an incredibly diverse offering of nature, culture, and history for visitors, and is absolutely worth the time. Here are twelve of the best reasons to visit The Gambia.
Keren Mikva, 2:21 pm AFKI Original
While the variety of insect allergies vary – bee/wasp stings, venomous ant bites, cockroach allergens – they are extremely prevalent worldwide. Those with minor allergies may suffer from nasal or skin symptoms, while in severe cases, they can result in shock, cardiac arrest, and death.
Julia Austin, 3:23 am AFKI Original
Even though populations of these animals have drastically dwindled in recent years, several African Countries still allow their hunting. In some areas where these animals can be hunted, limitations such as how many can be hunted, and what ages may be hunted have been adopted. But what these animals need is a complete and closely monitored ban on the hunting of their species.
Makula Dunbar, 6:43 pm
A host of organizations including the United Nations and the World Wide Fund For Nature gathered at a conference to highlight the need for more green energy and climate change support. Some larger countries including Japan, for contributing to “dirty energy,” and Australia — for not contributing to green energy funds at all — have been called out by fundraiser organizers, CCTV Africa reported.
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