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Dana Sanchez, 11:06 pm
In 2016, South Africa was the top country in the world for greatest proportion of consumers using mobile devices to watch porn, according to data from Pornhub, the world’s largest porn portal. For the first time, South Africa made the list of top 20 countries for porn-watching traffic. That means South Africa is ahead of the rest of the continent. The jump can be attributed to an increase in Internet access and porn viewing by black people, according to News24.
Dana Sanchez, 8:52 pm AFKI Original
Burkina Faso is an Africa success story for press freedom. The recent military coup was accomplished without any major violations of freedom of information. Insulting the president may be decriminalized soon. Both print and broadcast media are more pluralistic and dynamic than most African countries. Transparent governments that respect human rights and the rule of law tend to be good for business and investment. We’ve highlighted 12 countries in Africa that rank highest for press freedom in 2016.
African governments have tried to limit and stop its use, but marijuana remains deeply ingrained in African traditions, economies and recreation. It is an important source of income, but is illegal everywhere in Africa. Tolerance and enforcement vary from country to country. There’s a growing belief that with the proper regulations, marijuana should be legalized for the greater good. AFKInsider compiled a list of African countries and ranked them for marijuana tolerance. We’ve also provided a list of most marijuana-friendly countries in the world as a basis for comparison.
Dana Sanchez, 7:02 pm
South Africans are scrutinizing the list of government officials and organizations attending this week’s World Economic Forum meeting at the Swiss ski resort of Davos. It can cost between $20,000 and $50,000 per delegate to attend. Thousands of business, finance and government leaders will convene from around the world. Hot topics will be the price of oil, migrants and China’s slowdown, and they’ll all be selling something. We’ve got the list of everyone attending. Check it out here.
Julia Austin, 1:19 pm
When you think wine country, Oregon, U.S.A. probably doesn’t come to mind, but think again. Its wine culture is impressive, and extends beyond drinking. Many vineyards are available for family hikes and when you’re tired, try some of the famous white wine or bubbly from the area while you look out over the stunning valleys and mountains. These grape-growing regions pair delicious wine with gorgeous landscapes and friendly people. Here are 10 wine regions every oenophile has to see.
Keren Mikva, 11:35 am AFKI Original
No. 2 on this list, Ghana’s Black Stars team has made a name for itself in recent years on the international stage, but Ghanians at home have supported the team for years. Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, saw football as a means to unify his country’s people and a way to transcend social and tribal associations. He quickly affiliated Ghana with FIFA in 1958, and pushed to have football represent an integral part of Ghanian culture from the outset. A Yale economist measured poverty, population, and Google searches to determine World Cup countries with the most passion for football. Check out the list.
Keren Mikva, 11:05 am
Ranked the second-most unstable country in the world, Democratic Republic of Congo’s score is based on its immense demographic pressures -– an exploding HIV/AIDS epidemic, extreme poverty, a lack of food, and pollution that creates unsanitary conditions across the country. Powerful rebel groups have created consistent internal conflicts that have resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, and the government is considered dysfunctional.
Keren Mikva, 12:02 pm
While there is no direct law that bans non-Muslims from proselytizing in Maritania, many laws prohibit material from being distributed and severely restrict the right to free speech regarding the topic. Proselytizers have been attacked by extremists operating outside the government’s authority.
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