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  • Whose Railway Is It? China Claims Ownership Of Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway

    Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway By Dana Sanchez, 11:24 am

    Built in China, paid for by China, built by Chinese, operated and maintained by Chinese — news media reports often describe the newly refurbished, high-speed Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway as a project in which China is fully vested. But China didn’t finance the entire railway by a long shot. Ethiopia and Djibouti financed about 45 percent of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway.

  • 10 Awesome Travel Websites That Will Save You Money

    By Keren Mikva, 12:28 pm AFKI Original

    mmMule is a couple services rolled into one, and they’re all awesome. Locals can post something they need done, or a favorite activity they have in their hometown that they’re anxious to share with others, and travelers can contact them to check it out in exchange for completing some type of work the host needs done. Travelers can also book expeditions that might need more extensive guides or equipment through the site on the cheap.

  • Locals in Liberia Feel Negative Effects of Mine Extraction, Underdevelopment

    By Makula Dunbar, 12:01 pm

    The road to the China Union iron-ore mine, Liberia’s largest natural resource concession of the postwar era, is a bumpy dirt track running nearly 20 miles due north from this junction town, at a point where rolling plateaus gradually transition to hills and low mountains. The company, owned by Wuhan Iron and Steel, one of China’s largest steel makers, says it has spent nearly $20 million improving the road.

  • Is Namibia An African Tourism Success Story?

    By Dana Sanchez, 10:51 am

    More than 400,000 Namibians live in areas designated as wildlife conservatories, and they see financial value in protecting their wildlife stock, according to a blog at NationalGeographic.com. The story of wildlife, people and tourism in Namibia is tied to the country’s economy. Forty-two percent of the land is protected by the government. Namibia has more than […]

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