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The top 5 intercity highways of African capitals

It is often said that where a road passes, development follows. This is the case with most American and European states but not for Africa because Africa is lacking in terms of road infrastructure.
Africa is in dire need of roads, both in cities and rural areas. The existing road infrastructure is either dilapidated or inadequate. The lack of appropriate road infrastructure handicaps Africa’s economy because transporting goods from one town to another is usually a nightmare. Worst of all, regions that depend largely on agriculture lack farm-to-market roads, which makes it difficult for perishable products to reach their destinations in good shape.
18 February 2019

The fourth industrial revolution: Where is Africa’s seat at the table?

Africa has a large and fast-growing population. While there is a constant need to ensure that Africans are not behind the technological curve, the Fourth Industrial Revolution provides that platform. There is a gap between Africa and the rest of the world in terms of technological advancements, income levels, skills development, manufacturing and a number of other sectors. But the Fourth Industrial Revolution offers Africa opportunities to accelerate economic transformation into higher rates of productivity and growth.
13 February 2019

Reconciliation and elections define a ‘’NEW ERA ‘’ for Africa

The latest developments that have unfolded in the African Continent over the years have been so remarkable. Since his accession to the position of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Security Council, Antonio Guterres, has observed closely and with caution things that marked the Africa continent and made some assertions. According to the UN Chief, Africa has made enormous strides in making the continent a real destination for positive things, especially in consolidating peace. Citing the number of peaceful deals struck by various African governments and some remarkable elections on the continent, the UN boss said ‘’ a wind of hope’’ is blowing across Africa.
12 February 2019

Election season in South Africa: The ANC’S manifesto marching orders

One of African longest liberation movements still alive today, the African National Congress a 107 years behinds its back, is now tasked with a challenge of convincing a different generation of why it should still govern the Republic of South Africa. As the election season sweeps through the country with a general election earmarked for the 8th of May, pending the proclamation by President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC has released its document of action, its election manifesto.
11 February 2019

Zimbabwe’s crackdown borders on the abuse of human rights

There has been tensions simmering in Zimbabwe even prior to the election of Emmerson Mnagagwa as President in 2017. But things appear to have taken a turn for the worst with the Southern African country facing major economic challenges, a burden of unemployment, hyperinflation, drought in some parts of the country but what appears to be a stinging point is the crackdown on anti-government voices within the country. Tethering
10 February 2019

Trans border Crimes wrecking the African Continent, Interpol steps in

The African Continent is becoming more and more exposed to the dangers of crimes or transnational years. How vulnerable the continent has become, has made thousands to pose problematic questions as to why crime waves is increasing day by day in a continent that is en route to development and growth after years of independence from the colonial masters.
As Africa moves towards proper integration, especially through trade, the upsurge in crimes across borders remain a major problem which needs to be tackled. Some pundits have argued that the surge in transnational crimes may hinder proper implementation of much talked African Continental Free Trade Area agreement.
9 February 2019

The BRICS

The BRICS; an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, is a group of countries considered as the largest growing economies in the world, with prospects of growing faster than the already established economies of the world.
Terence James O’Neill, former chairman of Golden Sachs Asset Management came up with the initial acronym BRIC (Brazil, Russia, China, India) in 2001, but the countries involved only met in 2006 during the General Debate of the UN General Assembly in New York.
9 February 2019

Second-hand clothes, a threat to African textile

Several African countries such as Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria are major cotton producers. In spite of the honorary rank that this occupies worldwide in the production of that material which is used to manufacture fabrics, a greater part of its population depends on second-hand clothes to supply its wardrobe. In Africa, the dependence on second-hand clothes not only affects people with low incomes, but also those of the middle class for whom to buy new clothes, or have them made by tailors, quilters and local designers, reveals luxury.
8 February 2019

Inter-African flights: why do they cost so much?

Flying from one African country to another can be a trial for those who are not very patient, because of to its tedious and frustrating nature. This is due to the many transits, long hours spent in airports waiting for next flight, the unsafe nature of flights and most of all the huge sums of money paid for these flights.
With the short distances between Africa capitals, flights are normally supposed to be very affordable, like is the case in Europe and America. Unfortunate this is not the reality in Africa, as a flight from Douala to Brazzaville is two hundred and fifty thousand (250,000) fcfa for a distance of 687 miles while a flight from Paris to London cost one hundred (100) euro, equivalent to sixty five thousand four hundred and seventy five (65,475) fcfa.
7 February 2019
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