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Why African companies collapse after founders are deceased?

A business can last long if all the necessary modalities and requirements are met. Most businesses in the western world last for many years but this is not the case for Africa as it has become a normal phenomenon that firms or companies crumble a few years after their founders are deceased. It is evident that African businesses or brands that have survived beyond the death of their founders had partners from other continents.
20 April 2019

Military coup in Sudan: will Russia maintain her presence in the country?

Apart from being the largest country in the eastern part of Africa, Sudan is also a significant and strategic region for the entire continent due to her natural resources and access to the Red Sea. The latest events in Sudan arouse the interest of many states, both in terms of investments that have already made, and their continued presence in the country, as well as in terms of political stability throughout the region. However, it is early to draw any conclusions, especially on relations between Russia and Sudan.
19 April 2019

Supermarket shelves still under colonization in Africa

The idea of supermarkets is still new to many Africans alongside other services such as Shopping malls, E-Banking, E-Learning, E-Commerce and many more. Many African cultures before colonization practiced a more primitive market system of “trade by batter” with no currency but after colonization, the idea of retail stores, markets and hawking was introduced to Africans with currencies. Recently, super markets and shopping malls have been established in many major towns/cities making it possible for people to have access to a wide variety of products at “affordable” prices. The most popular foreign supermarkets found in most African countries are Super U, Carrefour Market, Casino, Spar and Uchumi.
18 April 2019

African countries today that bottomed out and are rising from their ashes

Africa has been a source of attention to the whole world for many years now due to political instability thus earning the names; “the Black Continent”, “the Land of Ham (black skin)”, “the Mother of Mankind”, “the Garden of Eden of Eden”. Most conflicts in Africa aggravated just after the colonial era; ranging from disputes over boundaries, leadership, religion, race and culture. Most African countries that gained independence from 1950s to 1970s experienced some unrest immediately after; such as Nigeria, Algeria, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia, Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo and many more. Others experienced Coup D’états so as to initiate leadership changes, transition from other political systems to democracy and fight against stereo-inclined governance.
17 April 2019

Arranged marriages fade out in Africa

Parents choosing and arranging spouses for their children is an age long practice in some, if not, most part of the continent. Parents had total control over the choice of the spouse of their children and could either reject or accept a suitor if he or she does not meet their convictions. Most parents identified and arranged a spouse who is either believed to be from a respectable and wealthy family or whose family background is verified and approved. In recent times a lot has changed and the paradigm is shifting more towards children making the choices for themselves.
16 April 2019

Top 5 leading African countries in minerals

Africa is the second largest Continent on the Earth’s surface, with a lot of natural resources and minerals, as well as a rich natural-biological potential. For many centuries now, Africa has been ranked first in the world in terms of mineral extraction; from a variety of ores both non-ferrous to ferrous metals, diamonds, bauxite and gold. All these have attracted the attention of countries internationally that have interested in the minerals.
15 April 2019

The fate of refugees in Africa

The Geneva Convention of 1951 defines a refugee as "Any person who is owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country…". The Organization of African Unity (OAU) dissolved in 2002 and replaced by the African Union (AU) see a refugee as, "every person who, owing to external aggression, occupation, foreign domination, or events seriously disrupting public order, in either part or the whole of his country of origin or nationality, is compelled to leave his place of habitual residence in order to seek refuge in another place outside his country of origin or nationality".
13 April 2019

General Haftar’s push for Tripoli, who is behind the War in Libya?

There exist a common saying that, ‘’ A country which is rich in natural resources attracts militancy instead of investors, ’this statement is so ironical and problematic at the same time. In the same light, as asserted by academics from the Universities of Portsmouth, Warwick and Essex in 2015, ‘’foreign intervention in a civil war is 100 times more likely when the afflicted country has high oil reserves than if it has none.’’ This same report cited oil as a pull for in the war.
12 April 2019

Africa’s health care system in need of more financing

It is now a shared objective for every country to develop and build a strong health care system. Health care crisis in Africa’s has recently received more attention with the prevalence of HIV/AIDS as well as the ongoing Ebola epidemic in the DRC. It has however been noted that the insufficient funding in the health sector is an obstacle to improving health outcomes in Africa. But the continent is gradually making progress in tackling some of its health issues.
12 April 2019

The most effective ways to use technology in a classroom

Technology has become so important in our societies today to the point where it is difficult to imagine spending a day without it. This has changed the way people interact in their homes, offices, churches and even schools. We have to admit that life is easier today with all the technological advancement that enables people to carry out their daily activities with ease. We can site cars, computers, mobile phones, the internet and many others.
11 April 2019

David R. Malpass officially takes 13th President of the World Bank Group

After several months of brainstorming on who would be at the helm of the World Bank Group Presidency, nature finally favoured David R. Malpass. The deliberations kick- stated on January 9, 2019, under the auspices of World Bank Dean Dr Merza Hasan prior to Jim Yong Kim’s resignation which was to take effect from February 1, 2019. On April 5th 2019, the board of directors of the World’s financial body unanimously agreed to vote into office US treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs David Malpass as the 13th President of the World Bank Group. Mr Malpass is expected to head one of the world’s most renowned financial institutions for a period of five years. He officially takes his work as the 13th President of the WBG on April 9, 2019.
10 April 2019

The importance of farm to market roads in rural development in Africa

Road infrastructure amidst other transport infrastructures is the most common, traditional and accessible. Apart from being used by pedestrians and transport of personnel, it is also used to transport of goods between villages, towns, cities and even countries. In African rural areas where the main activity is agrarian, roads are more often than not, used by farmers to access their farms and also transport their products home or to markets.
10 April 2019
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