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For IBM, Africa Is Risky and Rife With Opportunity

For IBM, Africa Is Risky and Rife With Opportunity | Global Management | Scoop.it
Big Blue thinks its software and data expertise will sell in the region
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Catching the eagle

Catching the eagle | Global Management | Scoop.it
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Why Colt Can't Shoot Straight

Why Colt Can't Shoot Straight | Global Management | Scoop.it
Profit-hungry owners have led the storied firearms maker to crisis after crisis
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Ebola Threatens to Hobble Three Countries, $13 Billion in GDP

Ebola Threatens to Hobble Three Countries, $13 Billion in GDP | Global Management | Scoop.it
Three West African countries face abandoned farms, closed markets, and a slowdown in mining
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Investing in Africa: How the U.S. can play catch-up

Investing in Africa: How the U.S. can play catch-up | Global Management | Scoop.it
Despite America’s pledge to invest $33 billion in Africa’s economies, federal trade laws must change to further improve U.S.-Africa trade relations.
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The dark, disturbing world of the visa-for-sale program

The dark, disturbing world of the visa-for-sale program | Global Management | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a skilled technology worker or a poor laborer, it’s getting harder to become a U.S. citizen. But for those with $500,000 to buy their way in, it’s a different matter. That’s just the beginning of the problem.
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Alibaba's IPO May Herald the End of U.S. E-Commerce Dominance

Alibaba's IPO May Herald the End of U.S. E-Commerce Dominance | Global Management | Scoop.it
The Chinese Web behemoth is set for the biggest IPO in U.S. history—and could transform the landscape of online retail as we know it
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High Stakes in Africa: Can the U.S. Catch China?

High Stakes in Africa: Can the U.S. Catch China? | Global Management | Scoop.it
After two decades of policy focus, China has big advantages. But the U.S. still has ways to get in on the Africa game
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Turning Ethiopia Into China's China

Turning Ethiopia Into China's China | Global Management | Scoop.it
Huajian Shoes epitomizes the low-wage, high-volume factory jobs that could raise Ethiopia's industrial profile
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Why China’s McDonald’s just ran out of hamburgers (and just about everything else)

Why China’s McDonald’s just ran out of hamburgers (and just about everything else) | Global Management | Scoop.it
China's latest food scandal, involving a Shanghai meat supplier, has forced McDonald's to take items off the menu in many of its restaurants across the country.
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Younger Africa

Younger Africa | Global Management | Scoop.it
Across Africa, a continent where the average age is about 19, protests have flared against leaders who may have outstayed their welcome.

 

This interactive mapping feature compares two distinct data sets in an attempt to show that the two are correlated on the continent of Africa.  The base layer of this thematic map is demographic, noting how much of the overall population in a given country is under the age of 16.  The interactive feature with point data describes the political unrest or instability in that particular country. 

 

Questions to ponder: Does the cartographer 'convince' you that Africa's having a very young (globally speaking) demographic cohort led towards greater political instability?  Are there other factors worth considering?  What does this map and it's embedded data tell us?    

 

Tags: Africa, political, conflict, unit 4 political, states, governance, population, demographics, unit 2 population. 


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Seeds of A Revolution » 21st Century African Land Rush

Seeds of A Revolution » 21st Century African Land Rush | Global Management | Scoop.it

Interesting map about farming land lending to other countries in Africa. Impossible to find the original source, but is attricuted to the Financial Times. 

 

Here is a link to the image (in low res) without political content (UN related): http://new.uneca.org/lpi/africanlandrush.aspx ;

 

Tags: Africa, agriculture, unit 5 agriculture.


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Business Languages In Africa

Business Languages In Africa | Global Management | Scoop.it

"The Main Languages of Business in Africa."


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diana buja's curator insight, March 30, 4:48 AM

Well, so - now we are to call languages that were introduced in the 19th century *and some earlier * by colonialists - BUSINESS LANGUAGES.  ...

Amy Marques's curator insight, April 24, 2:30 PM

It's interesting to see years after colonialism and imperialism there the nations it colonized are still having contact with their 'mother country'. For example the countries of Angola and Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau gained independence in the 1970's and they still trade with Portugal and are dependent on one an other to an extent, and language definitely has something to do with it.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 3:46 PM

Africa is a huge continent filled with tons of countries. Language is widespread even within a city or town. Throughout Africa, there is no denying that the languages vary drastically. All the languages however are among the most spoken languages in the world. More business for Africa!

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Heavy Lifting: Loi Pok Yen Builds A Port Powerhouse In Singapore

Heavy Lifting: Loi Pok Yen Builds A Port Powerhouse In Singapore | Global Management | Scoop.it
Put in charge by his father, Loi Pok Yen took a small Singapore port logistics company and in under ten years
boosted revenue 80 times over.
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ISIS Atrocities Started With Saudi Support for Salafi Hate

ISIS Atrocities Started With Saudi Support for Salafi Hate | Global Management | Scoop.it
We would not face the barbarism of ISIS without their sponsorship of Salafi Islam.
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Could McDonald's Be the Latest Victim of Russian Retaliation?

Could McDonald's Be the Latest Victim of Russian Retaliation? | Global Management | Scoop.it
The fallout of Russia's sanctions against Europe is affecting everyone from Dutch cheese makers to Polish apple producers
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Why 'Made in China' isn't so cheap anymore

Why 'Made in China' isn't so cheap anymore | Global Management | Scoop.it
China—a low-cost maker of goods—is falling behind in the manufacturing race as wages and energy costs soar.
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China's Huawei, Unwelcome in the U.S., Finds Favor in Canada

China's Huawei, Unwelcome in the U.S., Finds Favor in Canada | Global Management | Scoop.it
Shunned stateside, the Chinese company has become a fixture up north
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The 12-Day Toll of McDonald's China Meat Scare: Asia Sales Sink 7 Percent

The 12-Day Toll of McDonald's China Meat Scare: Asia Sales Sink 7 Percent | Global Management | Scoop.it
The food-safety issue at McDonald's supplier in China came to light with less than two weeks remaining in July
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The rise of 'tax shaming'

The rise of 'tax shaming' | Global Management | Scoop.it
There seems to be a growing culture of naming and shaming companies that avoid corporate tax. But what impact does it have?
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Regulators hit Smith & Wesson with $2 million bribery penalty

Regulators hit Smith & Wesson with $2 million bribery penalty | Global Management | Scoop.it
Firearms manufacturer is facing charges of making improper payments to foreign officials to win supply contracts.
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A Year After the Deadly Bangladesh Factory Disaster, How Much Has Changed?

A Year After the Deadly Bangladesh Factory Disaster, How Much Has Changed? | Global Management | Scoop.it
A visit of Bangladeshi officials to Washington backfires
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The True Size Of Africa

The True Size Of Africa | Global Management | Scoop.it

This is another old classic image that I might have shared earlier but it merits repeating. As Salvatore Natoli (a leader in geography education) once said, "In our society we unconsciously equate size with importance and even power." This is one reason why many people have underestimated the true size of Africa relative to places that they view as more important or more powerful.


Tags: mapping, Africa, perspective, images. 


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Ricardo Salaya Monsell's comment, November 5, 2012 1:31 PM
Although I do not think they do to "trick", it is true that confuses many people and makes them believe in a world disproportionate. (Apologies for my terrible google-English)
Laurence Cuffe's curator insight, August 1, 2013 4:46 AM

While size is not every thing, and Ireland seems to have returned to the UK, This is an image worth discusing in Class.

Afrikasources's curator insight, January 15, 10:10 AM

Just a reminder

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Africa Next

Africa Next | Global Management | Scoop.it
For the first time in generations, more investment than foreign aid is pouring into Africa. But is that growth enough to change its future?

 

This is the first article in six-part series designed to investigate the changing economic and developmental possibilities that are facing the African continent.  As more foreign investors are exploring potential windfalls in Africa, it is making places that were on the margins of a global economy more directly tied to the process of globalization. 

 

Tags: Africa, development, globalization, economic, NGOs, unit 6 industry. 


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Rich's comment, September 24, 2012 2:12 PM
So why is it that only one village has been recieving funding and jobs while the other is being left in the dust (almost literally) with barely any water? It is no wonder why the village that is getting left behind is resistant to the change, they have recieved nothing in return compared to the others who are recieving funding aswell as jobs. This company is endangering the lives of those people, they are poor enough as it is without their food/water sources.
Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, September 27, 2012 9:01 AM
Africa is a rich country with so many problems. If you consider the fact how rich is Africa when it comes to their natural resources, then you will realize that there is a deeper problem. The investments that are pouring into Africa, hopefully will solve a lot of problems. God save Africa!
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Out of Africa – Did the Colonial Powers ever Really Leave?

Out of Africa – Did the Colonial Powers ever Really Leave? | Global Management | Scoop.it
Africa may have achieved independence, but the old colonial ties are still important as France’s decision to send troops to Mali to fight Islamist extremists shows.

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Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 19, 10:27 AM

This infographic was very interesting.  By using color coding it highlights the areas of influence the colonel powers still maintain over their old possessions.  This map is helpful in understanding how this affects the politics of theses regions today.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 25, 12:59 PM

Colonial ties are still very prevalent due to Europe's dependence upon the resources of Africa. European countries like England and France invest billions in Africa, not to help those African nations, but to build infrastructure for resource extraction or to keep governments stable. Though the true exploitation of Africa has ended, the current situation certainly has the ring of exploitation as the people of Europe enjoy the diamonds and chocolate harvested by the multitudes of impoverished people of Africa.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 4:04 PM

Colony powers are still located within Africa. Just because Africa is technically independent doesn't mean that British Colonial power isn't still in place.

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Flipkart Fights to Keep India E-Commerce Lead Over Amazon

Flipkart Fights to Keep India E-Commerce Lead Over Amazon | Global Management | Scoop.it
The company found a way to do online business in cash
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