• Ranking of African Countries by Youth Literacy Rates 2016, Zimbabwe Falls to 9th
  • The Cows Are Coming Home: Diaspora Still Value African Wedding Customs
  • Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis: WTF Went Wrong?
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  • Are Africans Poor but Happy? Questioning the Happiness Rankings
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Ranking of African Countries by Youth Literacy Rates 2016, Zimbabwe Falls to 9th

Ranking of African Countries by Youth Literacy Rates 2016, Zimbabwe Falls to 9th

Literacy rates among youth (aged 15 to 24) and adults are the test of an educational system, and the overall trend is positive, thanks to the expansion of educational opportunities. Globally, the youth literacy rate increased from 83 per cent to 91 […]

The Cows Are Coming Home: Diaspora Still Value African Wedding Customs

The Cows Are Coming Home: Diaspora Still Value African Wedding Customs

LSE’s Tendayi Charity Mhende calls for the African diaspora to embrace the symbolism behind the bride price in various African cultures. Cows, gold, iron, money, land, fabric: all these have been handed over by a groom in exchange for a […]

Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis: WTF Went Wrong?

Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis: WTF Went Wrong?

“Zimbabwe’s economic difficulties have deepened. Drought, erratic rains, and increasing temperatures, have reduced agricultural output and disrupted hydropower production and water supplies. Economic activity is severely constrained by tight liquidity conditions resulting from limited external inflows and lower commodity prices,” […]

Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

Africa’s Fastest Growing Economies

With an expected growth rate of 8.5 per cent for 2016, Côte d’Ivoire will be the fastest growing economy in Africa, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest World Economic Outlook. Côte d’Ivoire’s economy has benefited from government policies and […]

Are Africans Poor but Happy? Questioning the Happiness Rankings

Are Africans Poor but Happy? Questioning the Happiness Rankings

In rich countries, there is a prevailing belief that people in Africa are poor but happy. Such images are time and again confirmed by popular reality shows on Western media in which celebrities like Madonna visit little-known tribes in the […]

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6 Fastest Growing African Economies

Fast growth should always be desired. Yet, it is never sufficient. These countries’ economies are growing at a very high rate and their respective governments should be commended for that. However, it is important to understand that economic growth does not […]

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10 Most Expensive Cities in Africa

Luanda, the metropolitan capital of Angola, is the most expensive city in Africa – and in the world — for expats and expatriates. This is according to the 2015 Cost of Living Survey published by U.S- based Mercer Consulting. This survey by […]

 

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Ranking of African Countries by Youth Literacy Rates 2016, Zimbabwe Falls to 9th

Ranking of African Countries by Youth Literacy Rates 2016, Zimbabwe Falls to 9th

Literacy rates among youth (aged 15 to 24) and adults are the test of an educational system, and the overall trend is positive, thanks to the expansion of educational opportunities. Globally, the youth literacy rate increased from 83 per cent to 91 […]

 
 

The Cows Are Coming Home: Diaspora Still Value African Wedding Customs

The Cows Are Coming Home: Diaspora Still Value African Wedding Customs

LSE’s Tendayi Charity Mhende calls for the African diaspora to embrace the symbolism behind the bride price in various African cultures. Cows, gold, iron, money, land, fabric: all these have been handed over by a groom in exchange for a […]

 
 

Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis: WTF Went Wrong?

Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis: WTF Went Wrong?

“Zimbabwe’s economic difficulties have deepened. Drought, erratic rains, and increasing temperatures, have reduced agricultural output and disrupted hydropower production and water supplies. Economic activity is severely constrained by tight liquidity conditions resulting from limited external inflows and lower commodity prices,” […]

 
 

Africa’s Fastest Growing Economies

Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

With an expected growth rate of 8.5 per cent for 2016, Côte d’Ivoire will be the fastest growing economy in Africa, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest World Economic Outlook. Côte d’Ivoire’s economy has benefited from government policies and […]

 
 

Are Africans Poor but Happy? Questioning the Happiness Rankings

Are Africans Poor but Happy? Questioning the Happiness Rankings

In rich countries, there is a prevailing belief that people in Africa are poor but happy. Such images are time and again confirmed by popular reality shows on Western media in which celebrities like Madonna visit little-known tribes in the […]