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Timbuktu on Unesco danger list

Timbuktu on Unesco danger list | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
Mali's historical city of Timbuktu is put on the UN cultural agency's danger list as violence in the country's north escalates.
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Kiara M. Medina's comment, February 25, 2013 4:03 PM
This story is very interesting. Thanks.
Kiara M. Medina's curator insight, February 25, 2013 4:03 PM

Esta noticia habla sobre la destrucción de uno de los lugares más antiguos de África.  Yo opino que debemos de aprender a cuidar y no destruir nuestros legados. Este país tiene muchas antigüedades realmente hermosas con una historia increíble, hay que cuidarlo para que generaciones futuras conozcan sobre él.

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Ivory Coast joins the African gold rush – but it's no quick fix for the economy | Tamasin Ford

Ivory Coast joins the African gold rush – but it's no quick fix for the economy | Tamasin Ford | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
Mining companies are moving in after conflict left vast natural resources untapped, but will these benefit ordinary Ivorians?
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Africa Rising and the role of the media - conference

African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) invites you to ‘Africa Rising’ a one-day conference on the media’s role in the continent’s renaissance plus ‘the lion speaks’ - a tribute to Komla Dumor (March 3, 2014)
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Africa’s ‘Demographic Dividend’: The Youth Will Decide | Think Africa Press

Africa’s ‘Demographic Dividend’: The Youth Will Decide | Think Africa Press | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
Africa’s age structure is said to be reaching its ‘ Goldilocks moment’ where things are ‘just right’. Falling birth and mortality rates mean there are more people of working age than ever before and fewer dependents for them to support. In the past, when similar situations have arisen elsewhere, this ‘demographic dividend’ resulted in economic booms.
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Ventures Africa | Africa’s Rapidly Growing Consumer Palate

Ventures Africa | Africa’s Rapidly Growing Consumer Palate | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
A new phrase has emerged among investors: the African consumer cannot make money as quick he can earn it. African pockets are getting bigger. But it is spending habits and tastes that are arguably changing quicker than the incomes.
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An African consumer revolution needs African leaders

An African consumer revolution needs African leaders | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
I would also go further and say the time has come to challenge the thinking, particularly prevalent in Africa, that the key to poverty reduction lies more in the business of development than in the development of business. I sometimes get the impression people feel that discussing sophisticated brands, products and markets is inappropriate in a continent where poverty is pervasive. I can accept that many Africans don’t have much money. I can’t accept they are any less intelligent or sophisticated consumers than the rest of us. I do believe that by changing our perceptions we can engage with them to build sustainable and equitable new economies.
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Yoruba101 now available on the Apple appstore

Yoruba101 now available on the Apple appstore | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
Yoruba101, a fun and educative app that gets young children and those who want to learn started on Yoruba language is now available on the Apple app store.
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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 | The Other 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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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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Africa’s rise is real says Ernst & Young

Africa’s rise is real says Ernst & Young | The Other 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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African mobile handset company Mi-Fone says it is not afraid of the ‘big guys’

African mobile handset company Mi-Fone says it is not afraid of the ‘big guys’ | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
1 inShare 6 Ugandan-born Alpesh Patel quit his job at Motorola to start his own pan–African mobile phone brand Mi-Fone. Five years on, Mi-Fone has sold more than 1.5 million devices in 14 countries across the continent. The company – headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius – targets low income earners in Africa with its handsets that sell at between US$12 and $100.
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VIDEO: World graffiti artists gather in Dakar

VIDEO: World graffiti artists gather in Dakar | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
In Senegal's capital, Dakar, artists from around the world have gathered for Festigraff, a graffiti festival. Focus on Africa's Laeila Adjovi went along to have a look.
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Nigeria Spent $1.2 Billion On 21 Million Mobile Phones In 2012: GfK RT

VENTURES AFRICA – A report by GfK Retail and Technology Nigeria has shown the Nigerian market spent an average of 181 billion naira ($1.2 billion) to purchase 21.5 million mobile phones in 2012.
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earthdog58's comment, April 24, 2013 2:41 AM
The mobile phone has revolutionised the continent - people cna't believe the innovative way they are being used. Things like Mpesa and MHealth in Kenya.
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BRICS Sign Development Deals, Billionaire Motsepe To Chair Proposed Council

BRICS Sign Development Deals, Billionaire Motsepe To Chair Proposed Council | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
VENTURES AFRICA – A number of deals were endorsed at the BRICS summit this week including the launching of the development bank and the business council.
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Africa Is A Lucrative Continent For International Commerce – DHL

Africa Is A Lucrative Continent For International Commerce – DHL | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
VENTURES AFRICA – Like many global business leaders, Ken Allen, Chief Executive Officer of global express and logistics provider, DHL Express, has also expressed his opinion on Africa’s immense potential for investments.
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'Africa is not a country': Students' photo campaign breaks down stereotypes

'Africa is not a country': Students' photo campaign breaks down stereotypes | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
À group of U.S.-based African students has launched a photo campaign in a bid to dispel misconceptions about their continent.
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10 Successful African Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

10 Successful African Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
Follow these 10 successful African entrepreneurs on Twitter for business advice, news updates, life lessons and sometimes, lunch pictures (10 African business men to follow on twitter to educate yourself on #AfricaRising.
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Five Questions Answered on Africa’s Rising Economic Growth

Five Questions Answered on Africa’s Rising Economic Growth | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
Amadou Sy answers five fundamental questions often asked about Africa's economic growth and development.
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Nairobi to Senegal, Africa's Big Opportunities

Nairobi to Senegal, Africa's Big Opportunities | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
Ashish J.Thakkar, founder of pan-African Dubai-based holdings group Mara Group, talks to WSJ's Matina Stevis about the diverse sectors attracting investors across Sub-Saharan Africa and calls for a much-needed injection of nuance in the story of Africa's...
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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 | The Other 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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AUDIO: Back to Benin: Brazil's slave and voodoo ties

AUDIO: Back to Benin: Brazil's slave and voodoo ties | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
The journey of an Afro-Brazilian priest to Benin and the cultural links he discovered.
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Over 32.5 million Nigerians access the Internet via telecommunications networks, the NCC reveals

Over 32.5 million Nigerians access the Internet via telecommunications networks, the NCC reveals | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
Over 32.5 million Nigerians access the Internet via telecommunications networks, the Nigerian Communications Commission has revealed. The fast growing number is led by the rapid rise of smartphone adoption in the country led by aggressive marketing by smartphone device manufacturers such as Blackberry, Samsung and Huawei.
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Meet the Boss: Femi Oyetunji, MD, Continental Re

Meet the Boss: Femi Oyetunji, MD, Continental Re | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
I find that the youth are in too much of a hurry. Successful businesses are built one step at a time. You can’t take shortcuts. It may look foolish, but honesty really is the best policy. The youth need to be focused and do things properly. They don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
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A foodie revolution cooking in West Africa

A foodie revolution cooking in West Africa | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
Ghanaian bars and restaurants have got a taste for a growing attitude in the region, and treat world-class local ingredients with the seriousness they deserve. Republic has an ethos of using local ingredients, championing traditional Ghanaian brews and ingredients but serving them up with a twist, and its owners say they are part of a foodie revolution beginning in the region, marking a new dawn in attitudes to eating.
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Kenyan Entrepreneur Stands To Make Millions After Sale To L'Oreal - Forbes

Kenyan Entrepreneur Stands To Make Millions After Sale To L'Oreal - Forbes | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
Kenyan businessman Paul Kinuthia recently sold the health and beauty divisions of his Interconsumer Products to L'Oreal for an undisclosed amount speculated to be in the millions. He still owns and runs the remaining businesses such as diapers.
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earthdog58's curator insight, April 24, 2013 2:38 AM

A nice positive story. 

 

One way to know you are married to an African woman: 365 different types of hair product in the bathroom.

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How Twitter Got Nigerian Online Store A Multi Million Dollar Investment

How Twitter Got Nigerian Online Store A Multi Million Dollar Investment | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
VENTURES AFRICA – At 10, Nigerian-born Sim Shagaya began writing computer codes. At Christmas, he would program his basic computer, run syntaxes, and connect it to a TV set to display ‘Merry Christmas’ and a digital xmas tree. Many years later, upon graduating as an Electrical Engineer from George Washington University, and bagging his MBA at Harvard Business School, he became the Vice President of Rand Merchant Bank (West Africa), after which he led Google Africa. Over the years, he has founded several tech startups – iNollywood, E-motion, DealDey, and Konga – the latest of which is Konga.com, a Nigerian online shopping mall launched July 2012 with 7 workers, which currently has grown to 130.
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VIDEO: Can India compete with China in Africa?

VIDEO: Can India compete with China in Africa? | The Other Africa | Scoop.it
Representatives from African countries are to visit Delhi for the India Africa partnership forum With weak demand for Indian goods in traditional markets such as Europe and the US, Africa provides an increasingly important opportunity, but can India challenge China's influence on the continent?
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David McQueen's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:46 AM

Interesting how many nations and governments see the importance of subsaharan Africa as a key economic hub