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Africa Map Collection

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An interesting historical perspective on the geography of the African continent. 

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Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 19, 10:30 AM

It is always informative to look at old maps.  They show how the cartographers saw the world and how the passage of the map makers revealed the passage of settlements in this case of colonel Europeans.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 25, 1:38 PM

This collection of maps are interesting as they show how mysterious the African continent was to Europeans. With deep expeditions into the continent expensive, difficult, and dangerous, central Africa remained very much a mystery into the 20th century. The Mountains of the Moon and the Mountains of Kong, the supposed sources of the Niger and Nile river, were completely fabricated guesswork which remained on maps until the 20th century. For central Africa, rather than make guesses as to the terrain, cartographers frequently left the area blank or with scant details.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 4:06 PM

Maps come in all shapes and sizes. This one shows the divisions in Africa and how its been shaped and defined since colonization.

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Africa’s rise is real says Ernst & Young

Africa’s rise is real says Ernst & Young | Economic Development News from across Africa. | Scoop.it

Africa attractiveness survey 2013; Getting down to business Despite some ongoing skepticism, the past decade has been one of robust and sustained growth in Africa.


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Building a venture from scratch not for the faint-hearted, says gourmet tea entrepreneur

Building a venture from scratch not for the faint-hearted, says gourmet tea entrepreneur | Economic Development News from across Africa. | Scoop.it

Cote d’Ivoire-born Swaady Martin-Leke is the founder and CEO of YSWARA, a newly launched African tea company that is targeted at the higher-end consumer market. The company is based in South Africa, but sources its teas from across the continent. According to Martin-Leke, the luxury market in Africa offers increasing opportunities with the steady growth in the African middle class and discretionary income.


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The Lagos Community Business Clinic

The Lagos Community Business Clinic | Economic Development News from across Africa. | Scoop.it
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Pre-Register for the Lagos Community Business Clinic, June 27-28, 2013. Lagos, Nigeria.

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CSR in Africa, the Next Sustainable Business Frontier

CSR in Africa, the Next Sustainable Business Frontier | Economic Development News from across Africa. | Scoop.it
Watch for CSR in Africa to become central in both local and multinational companies’ agendas. (sharing #suaju CSR in Africa, the Next Sustainable Business Frontier - Triple Pundit - Triple..
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Africa’s largest Online Retailer Secures $26m Equity Investment

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VENTURES AFRICA – Jumia, Africa’s largest and fastest-growing e-commerce retailer announced today that it has received an investment of €20 million ($26 million) from leading growth equity investor Summit Partners.


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Seeding Entrepreneurship: How A Sierra Leone Community is Learning To Feed Itself

Seeding Entrepreneurship: How A Sierra Leone Community is Learning To Feed Itself | Economic Development News from across Africa. | Scoop.it
When we launched the Innovate Salone platform in March 2012, our goal was to expand a culture of innovation and self-efficacy in Sierra Leone. An important aspect of our strategy is to ensure local

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Female jobs in agricultural supply chains mean “choice and independence”

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Female jobs in agricultural supply chains mean "choice and independence" Olam research launched in support of International Women's Day 'gender agenda' LONDON, United-Kingdom, March 7, 2013/African...

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Why Australian mining companies are eyeing Africa | The Africa Report.com

Why Australian mining companies are eyeing Africa | The Africa Report.com | Economic Development News from across Africa. | Scoop.it
Facing ageing mines and rising taxes at home, Australian mining companies are developing gold, copper and iron ore mines across Africa.

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UN News - UN team visits Sierra Leone to support women’s empowerment

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Ahead of International Women’s Day, a team of United Nations agency representatives arrived in Sierra Leone today to support gender equality and to gain international attention for a new national policy meant to recognize the critical role of women...

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The Fifth Tokyo International Conference for African Development Ministerial Meeting (TICAD V), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,14-17 March 2013 | African Union


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SA retailers look to future with digital marketing

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In the past twelve months or so, what has occurred in the South African digital marketplace can only be described as an explosion of innovation.
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West Africa Central Bank Cuts Lending Rates on Inflation - Businessweek

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West Africa Central Bank Cuts Lending Rates on Inflation Businessweek The Central Bank of West African States, which sets monetary policy for eight nations, lowered its main interest rates for the first time in nine months as political conflict in...
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This will hopefully have a positive impact on the cost of doing business, especially for small business owners, across West Africa.

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Show me the money: funding global development progammes - The Guardian (blog)

Show me the money: funding global development progammes - The Guardian (blog) | Economic Development News from across Africa. | Scoop.it
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Show me the money: funding global development progammes
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During times of austerity, funding international development programmes has become a difficult business.
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Africa’s emerging middle class is the world’s fastest growing

Africa’s emerging middle class is the world’s fastest growing | Economic Development News from across Africa. | Scoop.it

After years of headlines about Africa‘s poverty, its emerging middle class is now grabbing attention as a driver of growth and democracy and an expanding pool of consumers for market-hungry retailers.


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s mba's curator insight, May 17, 2013 6:44 AM

In its Africa Pulse report last month, the World Bank said consumer spending accounted for more than 60 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa’s buoyant economic growth, which it forecast would accelerate to more than 5 percent over the next three years, far outpacing the global average.

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Ugandan Millionaire Ashish Thakkar Launches African Answer To Skype

Ugandan Millionaire Ashish Thakkar Launches African Answer To Skype | Economic Development News from across Africa. | Scoop.it
At the TieCon conference in California, serial entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar launched Mara Online, a family of online and mobile platforms that allow users to communicate, interact and collaborate with each other.

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Briefing: appreciating the growth opportunities in Africa

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Joy Albright of the African Export-Import Bank on the appetite for investment http://t.co/hXabnHJajm
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Building a Footprint in African City Markets: Webinar, May 8, 2013

Building a Footprint in African City Markets: Webinar, May 8, 2013 | Economic Development News from across Africa. | Scoop.it
Lauri Elliott, CEO of the Afribiz Group, will lead a panel of experts that will walk you through a strategy focused on accelerating entry into African consumer markets. The strategy focuses on deve...
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» Is Agribusiness the Key to Africa’s Growth? » Global Development: Views from the Center

» Is Agribusiness the Key to Africa’s Growth? » Global Development: Views from the Center | Economic Development News from across Africa. | Scoop.it
This post is joint with Casey Friedman. Today, the World Bank launched a new report, “Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness.”  The report argues that agriculture and agribusiness should be at the top of the development and...
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Mauro M.'s curator insight, March 13, 2013 7:46 AM

El crecimiento de Africa: de la mano de los agronegocios

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Mapping the newly emerging alternative economic approaches

Mapping the newly emerging alternative economic approaches | Economic Development News from across Africa. | Scoop.it

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Ferananda's curator insight, February 13, 2013 10:59 AM

Want to have a 5000 view of 'The New Economy'? Check @tomatlee map.

 

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Tom Atlee’s Co-Intelligence Institute is starting a new wiki to map ‘emergent economy’ approaches
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thank you @starwalker
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How Africa's new tech cities could change the continent's IT landscape | ZDNet

How Africa's new tech cities could change the continent's IT landscape | ZDNet | Economic Development News from across Africa. | Scoop.it
Skills, regulation and how they're able to specialise are among the key factors that will determine whether Africa’s new tech cities prosper or falter, according to analysts.

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Why High Speed Internet in Africa is Crucial for Efficiency on the Farm

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The barriers of time and distance are easily broken down through high speed internet, allowing people living in rural areas of Africa a chance to part

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MDGs: how mobile phones can help achieve gender equality in education

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Ronda Zelezny-Green: Mobile-based literacy projects can transform the lives of women in Africa and Asia, but access remains a barrier (How mobile tech can provide access to education in Afirca and Asia http://t.co/vk69b2scgP)...
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As middle class grows, global brands hit Nigeria

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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Inside this 1950s-style American diner, waitresses softly sing along to Aretha Franklin as they sling hamburgers and whip up milkshakes.
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Gartner Says Government IT Spending In the Middle East & Africa To Reach US $17.7 Billion In 2013

The government sector in the Middle East and Africa will spend US $17.7 billion on IT products and services in 2013, an increase of 2.3 percent over 2012 revenue of US $17.3 billion, according to Gartner, Inc.
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Growing South Africa's economy will be a 'political decision' - Mail & Guardian Online

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Independent Online Growing South Africa's economy will be a 'political decision' Mail & Guardian Online Fixing South Africa's economy requires the right political will, says Pravin Gordhan and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and...
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