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The True Size Of Africa

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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.

 

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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.

Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 11:01 AM

It is incredible big, but unfortunately most of the north area is cover by the big Sahara and most of the are is typically unfertilized. 

Jason Schneider's curator insight, March 9, 2015 4:29 PM

As we can see, there's a little overlapping here and some empty spots but it's pretty accurate. The United States and China are in the top 5 largest countries of the world list and they still fit in the 2nd largest continent of the world, Africa. I'd like to see the size comparison between Africa and Russia. I did some research on that and it turns out that Russia is a little over half the size of Africa, maybe the size of the combination of the United States and China.

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South Sudan qualified to join EAC | Eye Radio Network

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RT @EyeRadioJuba: #SouthSudan qualified to join #EAC http://t.co/N0YKkloXUd #EyeRadio
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African Roads: Why So Many Chinese Contractors?

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Thika Road, Nairobi      credit: theeastafrican.co.keSitting in yet another airport, after yet another delayed flight, after yet another conference on China and Africa.
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RDC : merci le Pnud !

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Et si, en fait, la RDC talonnait presque la Côte d'Ivoire au classement de l'Indice de développement humain (IDH) du Pnud ?
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Is South Africa Alone in the FDI Regulation Revisionism? - AllAfrica.com

Is South Africa Alone in the FDI Regulation Revisionism? - AllAfrica.com | Invest in Africa | Scoop.it
Since President Mbeki's administration gave way to President Jacob Zuma's one, South Africa has taken a back seat on international issues.
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Local textile company clinches deal with Woolworths Africa - The Swazi Observer

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Egypt's Quiet Economic Revolution - Wall Street Journal

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Investors are returning thanks to political stability and pro-growth reform, says Ashraf Salman in The Wall Street Journal.
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Mixed fortunes blur idea of Africa's collective 'rising' - Reuters

* Growth, investment in Africa remains lopsided, localised* Oil, mining still dominate despite consumer-driven gains* Economies time to diversifyBy Joe BrockJOHANNESBURG, March 6 (Reuters) -
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Blog post: Africa Trade Fund approves $1.4 million in funding for four projects

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Building evidence-informed policy networks in Africa

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The use of rigorous, evidence-based research is gaining importance amongst policymakers in several African countries, writes Paromita Mukhopadhyay.

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Nigeria warns on falling oil prices

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Nigeria has two to three months of rainy day savings to cushion it while “contingencies are put in place” should world oil prices continue to fall, according to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the co-ordinating minster for economy and finance. The government,

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Falling oil prices are a major concern for Nigeria, which reportedly relies on it for about 80% of revenues. "Having witnessed a near 30 per cent decline in revenues over the past three months, Africa’s leading oil producer is already facing a painful readjustment," says the FT. 

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Businesses with foreign participation must register with GIPC - GhanaWeb

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spyghana.com Businesses with foreign participation must register with GIPC GhanaWeb The Director of Research and Investment Development at the GIPC, Mr Kofi Antiri, who explained the new requirements in Accra, added that the amendment to the act...
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Economic Growth: Benefiting from foreign-direct investments

African countries may have to rethink their strategies for attracting the sort of investment that will mean an actual change in the fortunes of their citizen...
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West Africa: Continental Engine Or Brake? – Analysis - Eurasia Review

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West Africa: Continental Engine Or Brake? – Analysis
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associated with extractive industries is particularly problematic considering West Africa's rapid population expansion.
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Egypt's net FDI rises 54.6% to $6.4 bn in fiscal year 2014/15: CBE - Economy - Business - Ahram Online

Egypt's net FDI rises 54.6% to $6.4 bn in fiscal year 2014/15: CBE - Economy - Business - Ahram Online | Invest in Africa | Scoop.it
Highest net foreign investment figures since 2011 revolution
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EAC picks China to fund growth projects

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Finance ministries in partner states are expected to coordinate funding of the projects.
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Africa for the Africans may become the new slogan for foreign investors - BDlive

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Intra-African FDI was the primary source of project inflows for many smaller African economies, write Ralf Kruger and Ilan Strauss
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Kenyan Local Sugar Industry Under Threat AS COMESA Safeguard Against Sugar Imports Ends

Kenya's local sugar production sector is under a real threat of collapsing. The COMESA safeguards that have been keeping out duty-and-quarter-free cheap impo...
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Guest post: closing the infrastructure investment gap in Africa

By Aubrey Hruby and Dawda Jawara III Poor and insufficient infrastructure remains one of Africa’s starkest development challenges.
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Red tape throttles investment - The Zimbabwe Daily

The Zimbabwe Daily Red tape throttles investment The Zimbabwe Daily Forget about the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act being the reason there is minimal Foreign Direct Investment.
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Indian PM Narendra #Modi Prepares for an Indian Ocean Tour passing by #Mauritius and #Seychelles

Indian PM Narendra #Modi Prepares for an Indian Ocean Tour passing by #Mauritius and #Seychelles | The Diplomat http://t.co/j9kmCEgJrG
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African nations face dilemma over digital switch - Deutsche Welle

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The UN has set June as the deadline for moving from analog to digital transmission. Only a few African countries seem prepared for the change. Even the largest television markets on the continent are lagging behind.
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6 ways to boost Africa's access to global and regional markets | Devex

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Africa And The Myth Of Industrialization - Ventures Africa

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Africa And The Myth Of Industrialization
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In 2011, the rate of return on inward FDI in Africa (9.3 per cent) was the highest compared to other regions of the world such as 8.8 per cent in Asia and 4.8 per cent in developed economies.
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Uneca: ‘FDI not the key to growth’

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Foreign direct investments have long been touted as the strategy of choice for African countries struggling to transform themselves into middle-income economies; that the more a country attracts FDI, the higher the chance of it industrialising in...
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A necessary condition but not a sufficient one.

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http://www.bdlive.co.za/africa/africanbusiness/2013/09/10/nigeria-closes-gap-on-south-africas-investment-lead

Nigeria closes gap on South Africa’s investment lead | African Business | BDlive http://t.co/LRTbNPW4PK
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