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  • Zimbabwe to Host Africa’s Version of Disneyland?

    By Makula Dunbar, 5:16 pm

    Upwards of $300 million dollars will go into the construction of Disneyland in Zimbabwe, Tourist Minister Walter Mzembi said in a BBC report. Inflation that has harshly affected the country has in turn incited ideas which experts are questioning. Zimbabwe’s Disneyland would be an attempt to restore the nation’s tourism industry while diminishing lingering notions of corruption.

  • AfkInsider Forex Africa Report: If the Fed Tapers, Will Africa Tumble?

    By Jeffrey Cavanaugh, 10:54 am

    The U.S. Fed’s decision to taper off its quantitative easing program has left many emerging markets in the lurch. How will Africa fare in a post-QE world? As the fallout from the Fed’s tapering announcement plays out in the days ahead, expect three broad trends. First, volatility will reign as the macroeconomic effects of tapering manifest themselves fully.

  • Some Of The Most Beautiful Places In Africa You May Never Have Heard Of

    By Keren Mikva, 10:03 am

    Sani Pass is the route that connects the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa with Lesotho, and offers breathtaking views as it winds between the two countries. It is extremely dangerous to traverse. South Africa enforces strict prohibitions on the types of vehicles that are allowed through its immigration checkpoint. Lesotho is a bit more relaxed, allowing pretty much anything with wheels through. Sure, it could be the last thing you do, but what a way to go!

  • What Will China’s Economic Downturn Mean For Africa?

    By Jeffrey Cavanaugh, 11:00 am AFKI Original

    Many of China’s biggest investments in Africa are directed by Beijing for strategic reasons – principally the long-term acquisition of natural resources required to feed, clothe, power, and house its immense population and growing economy. Since China has long since passed the point where domestic reserves of such resources are sufficient for its needs, it has been forced to elsewhere for what it lacks at home.

  • Most Social World Leaders on Twitter Represent Africa

    By Makula Dunbar, 5:45 pm

    Africa is home to some of the most conversational leaders on Twitter, according to the latest Twiplomacy report – a leading global study on world leaders using Twitter. The tweets of Ugandan Prime Minister @AmamaMbabazi, Rwanda’s President@PaulKagame and Rwanda’s Foreign Minister @LMushikiwabo are almost exclusively @replies to their followers.

  • Africa Tells Europe, Stop Dumping Your e-Waste Here

    By Dana Sanchez, 12:35 pm

    In some cases, the products are sent to Africa as donations for re-use, even though they are no longer useful, a report said. Secondhand computer components and recycled metals are lucrative commodities for poorer countries.

  • Top African Countries For Investment

    By Keren Mikva, 11:11 am

    As the economy begins to bounce back, investors are on the lookout for exciting opportunities around the globe – and may be heading to some new territory. With a reputation for political instability, many countries in Africa have not seen the type of investment one might expect for the second-fastest growing economy in the world, […]

  • African Bloggers Not Finding Internet Gold, Yet

    By Nana Ama Sarfo, 8:42 am

    The recipe for blogging and journalistic success on the Internet is a little mystifying. You need a website, perhaps a camera, definitely a lot of ingenuity, and a strong network of supporters. There are bloggers and digital media journalists who have all, or some combination of the four, yet their websites are largely unknown.

  • Entrepreneur Works With African Nonprofits On Fundraising, Branding

    By Kimberly Maul, 7:05 am

    The reality is that 90 percent of African economies are informal. You do have a lot of petty trading and a lot of people…are involved in entrepreneurial activities.

  • New, ‘Cheaper’ Internet Satellites Will Cover Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 11:05 am

    The O3b satellites could take a country like the Democratic Republic of Congo from being one of the most poorly-connected on Earth to one of the best, a report said.

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