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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Top Five Countries In Africa With Best Quality Roads, Is Your Country On the List

Best quality roads in Africa

Domestic and international transportation is one of the essential factors for economic growth in any nation. thus, road infrastructure needs to be maintained and updated regularly.

In Africa, some countries have made huge investments in improving road network and infrastructure to enjoy the benefits thereof, cites the 2017 – 2018 annual Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum.

The Global Competitiveness Report index tracks the performance of about 140 countries on 12 pillars of competitiveness, including the quality of road infrastructure development. Though some African countries have performed poorly, the following African countries are leading the way in terms of the best road quality and infrastructure, overtaking some world economic giants like China, Italy and India. Below are the top 5 African countries with quality roads;

1. Namibia
It is on the top of the list, having the best quality roads infrastructure in Africa and some of the best across the world. Ranked 31 out of 137 countries (with a score of 5.0 out of 7), Nambia beat economic giants like China, India and Italy, who were ranked 42, 55 and 45 respectively. Media reports have attributed Namibia’s progress in road infrastructure to its establishment of its Roads Authority in April 2000 that has paid attention to roads that were hitherto abandoned, contributing to socio-economic development.

2. Rwanda
Since the 1994 genocide, the Rwandan government has made a large investment in the transport infrastructure with aid from China, Japan, the European Union, among others. Ranked second best in Africa (with a score of 5.0), the country’s primary roads are well maintained. Its national roads both paved and unpaved which are in good conditions stand at 71.4 per cent, according to figures from the Rwandan ministry of infrastructure. This year , the government announced moves to invest more in transport infrastructure in order to “plug domestic road network gaps and stimulate economic growth.”

3. Eswatini
Though the majority of the population in the country live in abject poverty with the State noted for stifling dissent and mass protests, Eswatini boasts of a good network of tarred roads, making it convenient for tourists to access its various landmarks and attractions. Ranked 39 (with a score of 4.7) and third best in Africa, the country, according to Nations Encyclopaedia , has a good road network with 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) of roads, 28 per cent of which was paved by 1997.

4. Morocco
Due to its strategic location and its proximity to Europe that enables it to be among the top destinations for tourists, the Moroccan government has over the years invested in rural infrastructure, providing access to water and electricity and of course good roads. The country ranked fourth best in Africa and 52 globally, beating global giants like Italy and Belgium.

5. Mauritius
The most democratic country in Africa has roads that are in fairly good conditions with safety signs and a network for those who would want to take a tour of the island. It ranked 48 globally with a score of 4.5.

Quality roads in Africa

Coronavirus New Treatment Should Be First Tested In Africa Where They Have Nothing - French Doctors Say

Covid19 treatment should be tested in Africa

Jean Paul Mira and Camille Locht, two French doctors, have been slammed on social media after stating that a treatment drug for coronavirus should be first tested in Africa.

In the video, the two medical experts cited the use of prostitutes in Africa to carry out test vaccine for the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as instance.

Mira, head of resuscitation department at Cochin Hospital, also pointed out that the continent should be considered because of its perceived toughness to disease outbreaks.
Watch the video below;

The video was translated by Rim-Sarah Alouane, who quoted them to have said;

Dr Mira: “If I can be provocative, shouldn’t we do this study in Africa, where there are no masks, no treatment, no resuscitation, a bit like it has been done in some studies in AIDS, where among prostitutes, we try things, because they are exposed, and they don’t protect themselves, what do you think?”

Dr Locht: “So you are right[…]we’re thinking in parallel to a study in Africa precisely to make this same type of approach w/ BCG [vaccine]placebo,I think there is a call for tenders that was released or that will be released & I think we will indeed srsly think about that too”

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Top Five Longest And Most Spectacular Bridges In Africa, Is Anyone From Your Country

According to wikipedia, Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.3 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area.

It is the world’s fastest growing continent, and in various fields, the continent continues to improve the lives and upkeep of its people as more economies are not just transitioning from lower-middle-income economies to upper-middle-income states but are also transforming the economic outlook of citizens through the provision of jobs, access to healthcare facilities, and education. But of all its improvements and continuous feats, the advances in infrastructure and technology remain one of the most-talked-about achievements of Africa .

Today, the continent can boast of well laid out transportation systems that link villages to cities and cities to member states. Below is a list of the Africa ’s longest bridges that are changing the continent’s economies for the better;

1. Cairo’s 6th October Bridge - Egypt
This 18.705-kilometer bridge is the sole preserve of the government of Egypt. Being the longest bridge in Egypt, the bridge comfortably rests across the River Nile and also remains one of the modern treasures of Cairo. The construction of this magnificent bridge was completed in 1966.

Longest bridge in Africa

2. 3rd Mainland Bridge of Lagos
Nigeria’s 3rd Mainland Bridge is undoubtedly the longest bridge in West Africa, stretching 10.5 kilometers. Officially named the Ibrahim Babangida Bridge and proudly opened for vehicular traffic in 1990, this bridge is said to connect Lagos State and Lagos Island to the mainland. Just recently, the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria approved a contract for a full assessment of the 26-year-old bridge, following reports of excessive vibrations during traffic loads.

3. Mozambique Island Bridge
The Mozambique Island Bridge , stretching 3.8 kilometers, is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. Constructed with concrete, this bridge rests 12,500 feet over the Indian Ocean, connecting the mainland of the country to the Mozambique Island popularly known as “Ilha de Moçambique.”

4. Wouri Bridge of Cameroon
Built in the 1950s, this 1,800-meter-long bridge links the capital of Douala to the main port of Bonabéri. One interesting characteristic of the bridge is its capacity to carry both road and rail traffic. So far, it remains one of the key drivers of economic growth in Cameroon, connecting trade and commerce.

5. Mkapa Bridge of Tanzania
This bridge is by far the longest and largest bridge in Tanzania. Stretching across the Rufiji River, the Mkapa Bridge of Tanzania, which is named after Benjamin Mkapa , the third president of Tanzania, opened to traffic in 2003. So far, the construction of this bridge is said to link Tanzania’s southern economic zones, boosting trade between towns and cities within the country.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Meet Dr Corbett, the Amazing African Woman Leading the Charge to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine

Coronavirus vaccine

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a doctor who is leading efforts to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus as governments look for solutions to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a viral immunologist by training with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), began her research in January 2020 when researchers first gathered knowledge of the novel COVID-19 that was similar to pneumonia.

As a doctor at the National Institute of Health in Maryland, she started intense research for a vaccine. While vaccines usually take up to two years to develop, Dr. Corbett is leading a team in charge of efforts to find a vaccine for COVID-19.

The team is now using the template for the SARS vaccine since the Coronavirus comes from the same family, swapping genetic code to make it more palatable for the current virus.

Currently, Corbett and her team are already running the first human trials of the vaccine in Seattle, just 66 days after the initial viral sequence was released.

She says it’s ”a testament to rapid vaccine development for emerging diseases” in a tweet.

Volunteers will receive two doses of the mRNA-1273 vaccine and will be monitored for 28 days apart in an effort to see how well the medicine reacts to humans.

Forbes reports that Phase 1 will only be tested on 45 patients but the second phase of the trial will require larger numbers.

Dr. Corbett’s research interests entail elucidating mechanisms of viral pathogenesis and host immunity as they pertain to vaccine development.

In 2008, Corbett graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and another one in Sociology.

She was also an NIH scholar and a Meyerhoff Scholar. She went on to earn her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014.

I pray they succeed on there mission to put stop to this deadly disease soon.

See the Africa Tribe Where Men Offer There Wives to Visitors In Appreciation For There Visits

Africa tribe that offer there wives for visitors

When I checked my NYSC posting and saw I had been posted to Benue states, Nigeria. I felt disappointed. I had hoped to go to the southeast particularly a village in the heart of Igboland and experience a glimpse of the world Chinua Achebe had described in his books. As I was grumbling in disappointment about how much I didn’t want to go to the middle belt, one of my friends patted me on the back saying I was going to be having the best time of my life in Benue.

According to him, Benue people particularly Tiv men have a culture of giving their wives to guests for the night.I was shocked. I had neither heard of this custom nor believed it was possible for any man to offer his wife to a guest but my friends and some other persons insisted it was a tradition handed down over years of practice and I should look forward to such ‘gift’ as consolation for not getting the state I wanted.

I had planned to leave for Benue on the day camp opened but due to financial constraint, I waited till the following day. This made it impossible for me to use a transportation service that would have taken me directly to camp in Wanune. Instead I used the regular transport service at Iddo Park which goes to Gboko in Benue and we set off.

I soon realized I was the only Yoruba person in the vehicle when we got to Ikire in Osun state and one of the passengers out of curiosity bought Dodo Ikire from the hawkers. The man who later told me his name is Kumbu noted that he had always seen the Dodo Ikire and had no idea how it tasted. He asked if there was any Yoruba person in the bus and I signaled before asking me how the Dodo Ikire is made.

It was after I explained it to him that we got on talking. I told him it was my first travel to Benue and he assured me I had nothing to worry about. He said Tiv people were very welcoming of guests and treated them like family. I wanted to ask if the generosity extended to gifting their wives to guests but decided against it. The driver had predicted that we would get to Gboko at 7pm but that was to change for two reasons.

Firstly, the vehicle developed fault in Ondo state and we were delayed for about two hours before the problem was fixed.

Secondly, the driver received a call from another driver warning him of robbery at Okene in Kogi state. We had to park for another hour before we received the all-clear message to continue.

Because of this delay, we entered Benue around 10pm. by my calculation, I knew I would be getting to Gboko around 11pm and I was not ready to continue the journey to NYSC camp that same night. I asked Kumbu if I could get a cheap hotel in Gboko. He said he would have willingly taken me to his place if he was going to Gboko too but had to stop along the way to attend to something important. He then asked if I would not mind staying with his eldest brother who had a house in Gboko and would readily give me a room to pass the night.

I accepted the offer when he assured me it would be safer if his brother picked me at the park and take me to his house than for me to start looking for a hotel to pass the night. When I agreed, he placed a phone call to his brother and everything was settled in a few minutes. When we got to the park in Gboko, Kumbu’s brother was waiting for me. I thanked him for agreeing to give me a place to pass the night even when he did not know me.

He laughed and waved off my gratitude. He said:
“Corper, you will soon know how kind and welcoming Benue people are.”

His house was not far from the park and in the short walk there, I was glad I agreed to the offer as it would have been difficult for me to find my way in a strange place looking for a hotel.

When we got to his house, he showed me where the bathroom was and told me food would ready soon as he asked his wife to prepare food as soon as his brother called. I thanked him again and went to the bathroom to freshen up. I thought about what I had heard about Benue people but hurriedly pushed it out of my mind.

I went back to join him in the living room where I finally meet his wife. She was putting food on the table when I joined them. She greeted me shyly and said she hoped I would enjoy my one-year stay in Benue. I soon found out her name was Dooshima. She was young and beautiful and I thanked her for going through the trouble of making food for me within a short period.

The pounded yam was one of the best meals I had ever eaten and I told the man so. He joked that if I stayed in Benue for a year, I would not want to return to where I came from because of the quality and affordability of their food. He then showed me to my room and bade me goodnight.

I lay on the bed thinking about how hospitable the man was to me which confirmed what I had heard about Benue people. Just when I was settling in to sleep, I heard a soft knock on my door. My heart was beating fast when I opened the door and saw Dooshima standing there. She asked me softly if I needed a wrapper to sleep as she had brought me one. I nodded because I was too tongue-tied to talk and mumbled my appreciation. She bade me goodnight and left.

For minutes, my heart kept on beating fast. For a moment, I thought the gifting of wife to guest story was finally coming true. Eventually, I slept off and had a long sleep because of the journey until morning when Kumbu’s brother came to knock on my door to wake me.

Half an hour later, I was sitting with Kumbu’s brother again who had insisted I had breakfast before going to NYSC camp. While we were eating, I put the question to him directly if it was true that there was a Tiv culture that made men gift their wives to guests as a welcome gift. He burst into laughter amused and laughed till tears came out of his eyes.

He said eventually:
“We like our wives too much to gift them to strangers. It’s a rumour that has stuck for a very long time. No Tiv man will hand his wife over to a stranger. Yes, we welcome strangers and treat them well but it does not extend to giving them our wives.

You see how my wife came to give you a wrapper last night? In the past, it used to be the woman’s wrapper that is given to the visitor. When the visitor now comes out in the morning with the wrapper around his body, people from other tribes will start to whisper that the only way the visitor would be seen in the woman’s wrapper is because she was gifted to him over the night. That’s how the rumour started.“

He said it has not stopped them from being hospitable to strangers but there was nothing they could do about the rumour that has spread far.

I thanked him again and thanked his wife when I picked my bag to go to NYSC camp. I would eventually spend one year in Gboko and in that period, I experienced how highly hospitable Tiv people are and nobody, not even the kindest of them, offered me their wife as gift.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

This African Country Has No Coronavirus Cases But Still Declared National Disaster and Shut Schools

African countries with no Coronavirus cases

There has not been any confirmed Covid-19 case in Malawi so far as coronavirus infections in most countries worldwide continues to soar by the thousands daily. Despite this the country’s president Peter Mutharika declared coronavirus a national disaster as a measure to prevent cases of the virus in the country.
At the moment, all schools, colleges, both private and public universities have been closed since Monday (Mar. 23).

The country’s government is restricting public gatherings to less than 100 people. This restriction applies to all gatherings including weddings, funerals, church, congregations, rallies and government meetings. The national security has been ordered into action to enforce these restrictions.

There aren’t any registered coronavirus cases in Malawi yet according to the health ministry which is believed to be checking temperatures of everyone coming through its land borders and airports.

“Twelve people who showed signs and symptoms of the disease have been tested and the results showed negative through the government’s public health reference laboratory,” said Joshua Malango, spokesperson for the health ministry.

Despite there being no confirmed coronavirus cases, there are suspicions locally there’s a likelihood of cases in the country given the testing process has been making it near impossible to efficiently test people. Malango insisted the Malawi government is doing everything it can to effectively carry out tests.
But with most African countries affected by the virus, including neighbor country South Africa which now has the highest number infection cases in Africa and growing rapidly, there are fears the virus will easily find its way into the country. This is a very real possibility because of the high number of Malawians who live and work in their wealthier neighbor.

There are an estimated 100,000 Malawian migrant workers in South Africa, driven there by few employment opportunities and low wages at home.

Last week, Malawi Health Equity Network director George Jobe warned that the country should intensively prepare for the worst. “Now the virus is closer to home than we ever imagined. Many Malawians travel to South Africa daily and people of the two countries are constantly trading with each other, this means that Malawi should intensify screening in all airports and boarders across the country,” said Jobe.

South Africa alone has registered 554 cases so far. Another Malawi’s neighbor Tanzania is a concern as well, as the country has so far registered 12 cases as of Sunday. Tanzania shares a border and quite often, Malawians go to the east African country to collect shipped goods at Dar es Salaam port since Malawi is landlocked.

As Malawi is ranked among the world’s least developed countries with its GDP coming in at around $7 billion, a virus outbreak would only worsen its economic output.

Malawi has plenty of experience dealing with public health crisis given the high HIV incidence in the country over the last few decades. It still has one of the highest HIV prevalences in the world despite the impressive progress the country has made in recent years. There are concerns in medical community that HIV carriers could be particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus.

South Africa, which has the world’s largest HIV positive population, is taking key steps to protect this group.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Top Ten Countries In The World With Highest Population Of Muslims, Four Africa Countries Are On the List

Countries with highest number of muslim

Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion teaching that there is only one God, and that Muhammad is a messenger of God. It is the world's second-largest religion with over 1.9 billion followers or 24.5% of the world's population, known as muslims.

Followers of Islam are referred to as Muslims. The Muslim population of the world is estimated at around 1.8 billion followers, making it the largest religion in the world after Christianity. While Muslims can be found in all corners of the world, some countries have larger Muslim populations than others. Below is the list of Muslim populations by country;

1. Indonesia - 227,226,404
Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world, with over 227 million people identifying as Muslim. Even though Indonesia is a constitutionally secular state, Islam is by far the dominant religion in the country. 99% of the Muslims in Indonesia are followers of the Shafi'i School of Sunni jurisprudence. Shia Muslims and Ahmadi Muslims occupy a small percentage of the Muslim population. The arrival of Islam to Indonesia dates back to the 13th Century, when Sufi traders from Gujarat, India, visited Indonesia, introducing their religion to the people of this country. The Muslims in Indonesia can generally be classified into two groups. The "modernists" are those who adhere to the orthodox theology but are also open-minded about accepting modern and Western learning. The "traditionalists" are those who continue to discard Western educational influences, and instead, strictly adhere to the teachings of local religious teachers and traditional Muslim schools of thinking and worship.

2. Pakistan - 204,194,370
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan designates Islam as the state religion of this country, which is also referred to as the "global center of political Islam." 95 to 97% of Pakistan’s population is comprised of Muslims, while Christians, Hindus, and other minorities occupy only a very small percentage of the population. Most of the Muslims of Pakistan are Sunnis (80 to 85%). Shias account for only 10 to 20% of the Pakistani Muslim population. Religion dominates every aspect of life in Pakistan, with religious credentials often deciding hierarchies in leaderships in villages and towns. In Pakistan, any type of criticism of Islam is unacceptable and often dealt with very strictly.

3. India - 189,000,000
India has the third-largest Muslim population in the world. However, Hinduism is the most widely practiced religion in the country, with only 13.4% of India’s total population comprising of Muslims. Arabian traders and Persian missionaries were primarily responsible for bringing Islam to India. Even though India’s Muslims and Hindus stood side by side against the British during India’s struggle for independence, after independence, the Muslims of India demanded a separate state for themselves. The separatist movement led to the creation of Pakistan , and then in turn Bangladesh. Even though many Muslims migrated from the post-independent India to the two newly created Muslim countries, a substantial section remained behind, and today constitute the large Muslim populace of India. As India is a secular democracy, the people of the country are allowed to practice their faith, and therefore the Muslims of India, despite being a minority, enjoy practicing the rituals and customs as dictated by their religion.

4. Bangladesh - 148,607,000
Islam was introduced into the Bengal region in the 13th Century by Arab and Persian missionaries and merchants. Future conquests of the region by the Muslim sultanates of North India led to further spread of Islam in the region. Muslim missionaries, or pirs, often influenced a majority of Bengali conversions to Islam. Sunnis dominate the Muslim populace of Bangladesh , with a small segment of the population being Shias. Despite having a large Muslim population, the legal system of this country is based on the Anglo-Indian system with no official sharia (Islamic religious) courts. Personal legal matters, such as marriage, divorce, and inheritance, however, are based on Islamic law and handled by traditional Muslim judges, or
qazis. Bangladesh has a population of 148 million Muslims, the world's fourth-largest population of any country.

5. Nigeria - 95,316,131
Nigeria has the fifth largest Muslim population in the world and the largest Muslim population in Africa. The majority of its Muslims are Sunnis in the Maliki school, along with a significant minority comprising of Shia Muslims, and an even smaller minority of Ahmadiyas . Despite being a country with a large Muslim population, Nigeria continues to be a secular democracy. Since the late 1970s, Nigeria has gone through several Islamic reform movements, with the most recent one seeing the rise of Jama‘atu Ahl as-Sunnah li-Da‘awati wal-Jihad (JASDJ; also referred to as “Boko Haram”). The reformists of this movement are demanding the replacement of Nigeria’s secular government with the establishment of the Sharia law throughout the country. In more recent years, this movement has received a lot of international attention because of its involvement with increasingly militant actions. Thousands of people have been killed in Nigeria this past decade as a result of religious violence, and many more displaced from their homes. Islam is not as dominant in southern Nigeria as it is in the north of the country.

6. Egypt - 87,336,965
Islam is the dominant religion in Egypt, with around 94.7% of the country’s population being Muslims. Sunni Muslims are the largest group among them, with only a small fraction of the Egyptian populace practicing the Shia and Ahmadi sects of Islam. The Fatimid and Ayyubid Dynasties were primarily responsible for securing a strong position for Egypt in the Islamic world. Modern Egypt has been influenced substantially by its dominant religion, and symbols of Islam are reflected in the rich art, architecture, and culture of this country. Al-Mu'izz al-Din Street, Darb al-Ahmar Street, and Salah ad-Din Square are some of the street venues and locales of Cairo where visitors to Egypt can most enjoy exploring the tremendous wealth of Islamic art and architecture there.

7. Iran - 81,529,435
Iran was declared an Islamic Republic after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The majority of the population of Iran (around 99.4%) have adopted Islam. Interestingly, Iran is one of the very few countries that has a predominately Shia Muslim population (90 to 95%) instead of Sunni Muslims. Most Sunnis in Iran (about 5 to 10% of the Muslim population) are Kurds, Turkomen, Baluchs, or Larestani. The life of Iranians is heavily influenced by the teachings of Islam, especially the ‘Twelver’ branch of Shia Islam. The martyrdom of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, Imam Hassain, acts as a constant source of imagery and rhetoric in the Iranian religious and social spheres.

8. Turkey - 80,683,525
Turkey has some of the most ancient sites in human civilization, with a rich cultural and political history of its own. It is also one of the very few countries with a secular constitution despite Islam being the religion of the majority of its population. In Turkey, religion is kept separate from the state, and the freedom to practice any religion is allowed. 72% of Turkey’s Muslims are Sunnis, while 25% are Alevis. Turkey is also the birthplace of many Biblical figures and possesses numerous sites that are regarded as holy by Christians and Muslims alike. Even though the teachings of Islam are mandatorily taught in every school in Turkey, the establishment of faith-based schools is restricted here.

9. Algeria - 40,559,749
Islam, the official religion of Algeria , is also the religion practiced by the majority of the population of this country. Most are Sunni Muslims belonging to the Maliki school of jurisprudence, while a few are Ibadi, Shia, or Ahmadi Muslims. Christians, Jews, and atheists form a very small minority of the populace of Morocco. In Algeria, Islam defines the ethics and behavior of its people, and heavily influences the cultural and social identity of the country as a whole. The role of Islam in the politics of Algeria is also undeniable, with the laws of Islam playing an important role in every aspect of people’s lives. Even though Islam is the dominant religion in Algeria, people of other faiths are also respected and allowed to practice their respective religions.

10. Sudan - 39,027,950
Sudan has the world's tenth-largest Muslim population. It is the largest religion practiced in Sudan, with over 95% of the population adhering to it. The majority of believers in Sudan are Sunni Muslims. Although Sudan is considered to be a country that is relatively tolerant of other religions, tension between Muslim-majority Sudan and Christian-dominated South Sudan have contributed to many conflicts, including the First and Second Sudanese Civil Wars, the War in Darfur, and the conflict that is currently
ongoing in the country.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Top Ten Countries In Africa With Highest Number Of Deported Citizens From U.S, What Number Is Your Country

Most deported Africa countries in US

United states is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles' Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.

President Donald Trump has made clear his stance to deport all undocumented immigrants from the United States and Africans have suffered the most since he assumed office. A year after Trump took office, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported a drop in the total number of deportations from 240,255 in 2016 to 226,119 in 2017. However, it is a different story for African immigrants.

The number of Africans sent back home has more than doubled from the previous year. Among the top 10 African countries on ICE’s list, deportations were as high as 140%. 756 people from these countries were deported in 2016 and the number jumped to 1815 people in 2017.

The top African country is the 13th on the ICE global list of removals by country or citizenship. The top country globally is Mexico followed by Guatemala and Honduras. Below are the top 10 African countries with the highest number of citizens deported from the United States;

1. Somalia
Somalia had most of its citizens among other African countries kicked out of the United States. It is also the 13th on the ICE list of removals by country.

198 Somalis were deported in 2016 and the number more than doubled in 2017 with 521 people.

2. Nigeria
242 Nigerians were deported in 2016 and the number increased to 312 in 2017.

3. Ghana
94 Ghanaians were deported in 2016 and the number increased to 305 in 2017.

4. Senegal
21 Senegalese were deported in 2016 and the number increased to 197 in 2017.

5. Liberia
27 Liberians were deported in 2016 and the number increased to 107 in 2017.

6. Kenya
63 Kenyans were deported in 2016 and the number increased to 103 in 2017.

7. Guinea
16 Guineans were deported in 2016 and the number increased to 88 in 2017.

8. Morocco
22 Moroccans were deported in 2016 and the number increased to 67 in 2017.

9. Cameroon
29 Cameroonians were deported in 2016 and the number increased to 58 in 2017.

10. Egypt
44 Egyptians were deported in 2016 and the number increased to 57 in 2017.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Top Ten Popular Football Players That Were Rich Before Becoming Footballers, No. 8 Is From Africa

Many footballers are from very poor families. Some have made enormous sacrifices to realize their dream of becoming great footballers who have been able to accumulate big money. However, other footballers have grown up in wealthy families. They played football just for fun. They did not necessarily need financial support.

In this article, you will get to know some players that were rich before turning to a footballer and Below are the top 10 footballers that came from a rich family;

1. Gérard Piqué
This FC Barcelona defender was born into a wealthy family. He studied at one of the best high schools in Spain.

Prayers that were rich

2. Frank Lampard
This British footballer comes from a large family of footballers in England. While his father was a player of the West Ham English club and his uncle was Harry Redknapp, a major English football coach.

3. Kaka
This former Real Madrid player is not from a poor family. The Brazilian comes from a wealthy family in Brazil’s capital. He has two brothers who are also football players.

Rich Footballers from child

4. Van Persie
This former Gunner has always wanted to become a professional footballer and his parents have always been available to support him morally and economically.

5. Mido
Thanks to his father who was a wealthy former footballer, Mido saw the doors of football being widely open to him in a country where everyone does not have the same opportunities.

6. Shaun Wright-Phillips
Adopted by Ian Wrigth at the age of 3, the Briton had the chance to join a wealthy family when he was still very young. So he did not play football to try to be rich. His adoptive parents had already given him what he wanted.

7. Mario Götze
Bayern Munich midfielder arrived at Borussia Dortmund at the age of 8 in the lower category. His detractors suggest that it was his father’s money that helped him become a big star.

8. Al-Saadi Gaddafi
Son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Al-Saadi was captain of the national team and president of the Libyan Football Federation with the support of his father.

9. Hugo Lloris
Totenham goalkeeper was born into a large family in Nice with a lawyer mother and a banker father.

10. Mario Balotelli
After asking for help from social services because of his family’s economic problems in Ghana, he was adopted by a family of great influence in Brescia.

Footballers born in rich family

Top Ten World’s Richest People Of All Time - Bill Gates Is Not On the List, No. 7 Is An African

Richest man in the whole world

Microsoft founder Bill Gates tops the Forbes World’s Billionaires list again with a net worth of $79.2B. Gates is followed by Mexican business telecom magnate Carlos Slim Helu who has a net worth amounting to $77.1B, trailed by American businessman Warren Buffet with a net worth of $72.7B. Their net worth may seem unimaginable to ordinary people like us, but did you know that there are individuals who lived before them who had more wealth than these three richest billionaires in the world? Discover the list of 10 people who are wealthier than those in the Forbes World’s Billionaires List. Below are the top 10 world's richest people of all time;

1. Mansa Musa (Wealth: $400B)
The richest man that ever walked the earth (to date) is Mansa Musa, the emperor of Mali. Musa, born in 1280, was able to grow his wealth through the country’s natural resource — gold. The emperor lived such a lavish lifestyle where it was believed that his pilgrimages to Mecca involved dozens of camels carrying pounds after pounds of gold. It is also believed that Musa had a huge army of 200,000 men with 40,000 archers. Besides spending money on himself, Musa also built educational structures and mosques, some of which still stand today.

2. John D. Rockefeller (Wealth: $340B)
John Davison Rockefeller Sr. was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time. Rockefeller was born into a large family in upstate New York.

Rockefeller was born into a large family in upstate New York that moved several times before eventually settling in Cleveland , Ohio . Rockefeller became an assistant bookkeeper at age 16 and went into several business partnerships beginning at age 20, concentrating his business on oil refining. Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company in 1870. He ran it until 1897, and remained its largest shareholder.

3. Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov (Wealth: $300B)
Also referred to as Tsar Nicholas II, Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov is the last emperor of Russia. During his rule, Tsar Nicholas II was believed to amass $300B worth of wealth. He and his family were executed in 1918 during the Russian Revolution.

4. Mir Osman Ali Khan (Wealth: $230B)
Known as the world’s richest Indian (ever), Mir Osman Ali Khan served as Nizam of Hyderabad (a monarch state) for 37 years after succeeding the throne from his father in 1911. During his time as a Nizam, Khan focused on developing the state’s transportation, electricity, irrigation, and education.

However, Khan lived in a palace which had 6,000 workers (38 of which had jobs to dust the chandeliers), had a treasury with gold, silver, and jewelries amounting to millions of dollars, as well as owning a diamond paperweight worth $200 million. When Khan died in 1967, he was reported to have left $230B in wealth, seven wives, 42 mistresses, and 149 children.

5. Jakob Fugger (Wealth: $221B)
His name is not as popular as the people in this list, but Jakob Fugger, also known as Jakob Fugger the Rich, is a well-known trader in Europe. Born in Ausburg, Germany, Fugger was born in a merchant family. He further expanded his family’s business when he was able to establish their textile trade in Italy as well as their mining (gold and silver) business in Hungary and Bohemia. He died at the age of 66, leaving a net worth of $221B.

6. William the Conqueror (Wealth: $209B)
Born in Normandy, France, William the Conqueror led the invasion of England and was instated as the first Norman king of England after King Harold and his brother were killed in the Battle of Hastings. He reigned in England for 21 years (1066-1087) where he was known to acquire vast properties, which were also distributed to his fellow Normans. During his time, William the Conqueror was able to amass nothing less than $209B in wealth.

7. Muammar Gaddafi ( Wealth: $200B)
The infamous former Prime Minister of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi is believed to have acquired a fortune amounting to $200B. Gaddafi ruled the African country for 42 years, taking control over the country’s vast oil fields.
Gaddafi refers to himself as a “simple revolutionary” and a “pious Muslim”; however, it is believed that his great wealth were hid in secret bank accounts all over the world and invested in real estates and stakes.

He is known to have had an army of female (virgin) bodyguards, wearing flamboyant clothes, and his other penchants like carrying a large Bedouin tent with him wherever he went to meet with world leaders. Gaddafi’s death in October 20, 2011 became global news when videos on how he was beaten and shot by rebels were released for the public to see.

8. Henry Ford (Wealth: 199B)
One of the most popular icons in the US’ commerce history is industrialist and automobile manufacturer, Henry Ford. As you already know, he is the founder of Ford Motor Company, which makes him one of the greatest movers in the history of transportation. Ford is known for introducing inexpensive cars that were affordable to the masses, as well as the use of assembly lines for production.

Ford was born in a family that farmed for a living. He left home at age 16 to work as a machinist. When he was 28 years old, Ford was an engineer in Thomas Edison’s company where he experimented with engines that ran on gasoline. At age 36, Ford began to establish his first automobile company only to experience bankruptcy and issues with his business partners for his following businesses; until he was able to make a fortune with the Ford Motor Company along with his partners Alexander Malcomson and the Dodge brothers. In his lifetime, Ford is believed to have acquired a net worth of $199B.

9. Alan Rufus (Wealth: 194B)
Alan Rufus, also known as Alan the Red, served his uncle William the Conqueror during the Norman conquest of England. During his service, Rufus was able to acquire a vast amount of land titles in England. Rufus also commissioned the construction of the Richmond Castle and was known to be a generous donor of several religious structures. He died in 1090 at age 53 with a wealth that amounted to 7% of England’s GDP during his time; which at present, amounts to $194B.

10. Cornelius Vanderbilt (Wealth: $185B)
You probably remember him from your history classes, or besides the fact that he founded Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Cornelius Vanderbilt is an American businessman who established his empire by building railroads and shipping lines. He began his business with one boat that served as a passenger ferry before eventually expanding his steamship company. In the 1860’s Vanderbilt also started to purchase railroads starting in New York and expanding to the western states in the US. He was the one who urged the construction of the Manhattan Grand Central Depot in 1871, which was replaced by the popular Grand Central Terminal in 1913. During his time, Vanderbilt was known to accumulate an estimate of $185B. He died at age 82 in his home in Manhattan, leaving most of his wealth ($100B) to his son, William.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Top Seven Highest Paid Presidents In Africa, No 1 Will Surprise You

top highest paid presidents in Africa

According to a report published by the African Review, a publication based in Kenya, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni is among the least paid African Presidents. Museveni earns $13,000. While Cameroonian President Paul Biya is Africa’s highest paid President with $601,000 in a year.

In this article, we brought to you the list of the most paid African presidents. And below are the top 7 most paid presidents in Africa;

1. Paul Biya - President of Cameroon ($630,000)
Paul Biya has been the President of Cameroon since November 6 1982. His estimated net worth is around $200 million; this figure was published by the ForeignPolicy.com. Around 48 percent of the citizens of Cameroon live below the poverty line. Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development (CCFD) and several on-and-offline media has placed him in the list of leaders with ill-gotten wealth. In 2009, French online newspaper, Rue 89, reported the Cameroon President’s vacation was the top most expensive among world leaders. More than that of the American President. He was criticized for spending 30,000 euros ($40,000) per day on renting a villa.

2. King Mohammed - King of Morocco ($480,000)
Mohammed VI is the current King of Morocco. He is also the country’s leading businessman. He is worth more than $2.5 billion, according to Forbes. The King ascended to the throne following his father’s death in 1999 and he immediately set about improving upon his appalling human rights record and alleviating poverty.

3. Jacob Zuma - President of South Africa ($272,000)
Jacob Zuma’s annual income is a whopping $272,000. He is one of the highest paid African presidents and among the world’s top 10. In 2012, he approved a 5.5 percent salary increase for top public servants.

4. Jakaya Kikwete - President of Tanzania ($192, 000)
Jakaya Kikwete has been the President of Tanzania since 2005. The annual salary of the President of Algeria is around $192, 000.

5. Abdelaziz Bouteflika - President of Algeria ($168,000)
Abdelaziz Boutetlika has been the fifth President of Algeria since 1999. The annual salary of the President of Algeria is around $168,000.

6. Teodoro Mbasogo - President of Equatorial Guinea ($150,000)
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is the President of Equatorial Guinea. He came to power in August 1979 by ousting his uncle Francisco Macias Nguema in a military coup. He has overseen the emergence of the nation as an important oil producer, beginning in 1990s. This President and his family literally own the economy, his personal fortune is estimated at $600 million, according to Forbes Magazine (back in 2006). In October 2011, the United States government seized $70 million assets of his son, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue. Though Equatorial Guinea is Africa’s second richest nation, majority of the population actually live under the poverty line.

7. Uhuru Kenyatta - President of Kenya ($132,000)
Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is the fourth and the current President of Kenya He assumed charge on Apnl 9 2013. Kenyattas earns $32,000 annually. He led by example in 2014 by taking a pay cut. His basic salary of s14,000 per month was reduced to around $11,000.

Top Five Most Popular Foreign Celebrities Begging For Africa Citizenship

Popular Celebrities chasing Africa citizenship

Grammy-winning rapper, Cardi B is the latest icon to share excitement at the possibility of having citizenship of an African country, using social media to let her fans know that she’s ‘filing for Nigerian citizenship’. Several other stars including British actor Idris Elba and American rapper Ludacris have recently been granted citizenship in Sierra Leone and Gabon respectively.

In this article, we explore the pride of citizenship of African nations from the perspective of celebrated icons. Below are top 5 popular celebrities wanting to be an African citizen;

1. Anthony Joshua
Not long ago, Nigerian immigration authorities posted images of British-born boxer Anthony Joshua registering for an identification number. The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) issued Joshua who is of Nigerian descent with a National Identification Number (NIN) slip after registration. The NIN is an eleven-digit number that is issued to Nigerians for identification and consolidation of personal documents.

2. Cardi B
Cardi B who visited Nigeria and Ghana late last year as part of her African tour, announced her Nigerian citizenship desires following the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and sent Middle East tensions soaring.

“Its sad this man is putting Americans live in danger. Dumbest move Trump did till date … I’m filing for my Nigerian citizenship,” she tweeted.

Later on, she asked fans to weigh in on whether her Nigerian name should be CHIOMA B or Cadijat. Cardi B, who was born Belcalis Almanzar, is of Afro-Caribbean descent, tracing her roots to Trinidad and the Dominican Republic.

3. Gabon’s Ludacris
Fellow rapper Ludacris recently acquired citizenship in Gabon after marrying a woman from the Central African nation. Ludacris is married to Eudoxie Mbouguiengue, a 33-year-old model who spent most her childhood days in the French-speaking country before moving to the United States. Her father is an American while her mother is Gabonese.

4. Idris Elba
Elba traces father’s roots in Sierra Leone. The British actor Idris Elba was last month given a passport from Sierra Leone, his late father’s birthplace.

“I’m no stranger to Africa: I’ve been in Africa, I’ve made films in Africa, I’ve championed Africa. But Sierra Leone, it’s a very different feeling because it’s my parent’s home,"
Elba said.

5. Eritrea’s Tiffany Haddish
In May, American author and comedian Tiffany Haddish was granted Eritrean citizenship during a visit to join in the 28th independence anniversary celebrations.

“Signing those papers and getting the validation meant the world to me. That is something my father wanted,"
Tiffany told the information ministry’s news outlet.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Africa Recorded 17 Deaths Of Coronavirus Victims In 24 Hours According to WHO

Coronavirus deaths in Africa

World Health Organisation (WHO), Africa region has confirmed 17 deaths from the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in Africa, in the past 24hours.

While Africa was among the last continent to report cases of the virus, cases are beginning to spread throughout the continent as 33 countries have reported at least a case of the disease.

The UN health agency said so far, there has been 633 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 33 African countries leading to 17 deaths. Meanwhile in the past 24 hours, the Gambia, Mauritius and Zambia have announced first cases.

Increasing cases
Cases in Africa have remained low compared to other continents. Egypt still tops the chart of countries with the most cases in Africa with 214 cases. This is followed by South Africa with 116 and Algeria with 75 confirmed cases. In Nigeria, the number of confirmed cases has increased to twelve.

However, more cases might be expected from the country as contact tracing has been intensified to get the people who have been in contact with the confirmed cases.

As African countries are bracing up to tackle the rising cases, WHO said it is supporting countries with surveillance, diagnostics and treatment.

In the meantime, cases across the world have continued to soar as Europe is now the epicenter for the outbreak. Cases have slowed down in China where the virus originated from as the country records lower index cases.

However, China still tops the chart of countries with the most infected cases and deaths globally with over 80,500 infected people and over 3,000 deaths. This is followed closely with Italy which has so far reported over 35,000 cases and 2, 978 deaths.

As at Thursday, 6:51 GMT, a total of 219,385 confirmed cases have been reported in 176 countries with 85,749 deaths globally.

Despite the grim, people have been recovering from the virus. Over 85,000 people have been treated, recovered and discharged from the hospital.

In all these, WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, has insisted that the pandemic can still be controlled if governments show more dedication.

He said the first vaccine trial has begun just 60 days after the genetic sequence of the coronavirus was shared, but countries should not relent in isolation and treatment of confirmed cases.

He said “WHO continues to recommend that isolating, testing and treating every suspected Covid-19 case, and tracing every contact, must be the backbone of the response in every country.

He said that is the best hope of preventing widespread community transmission.
Mr Ghebreyesus also recommended that wherever possible, confirmed mild Covid-19 cases should be isolated in health facilities, where trained professionals can provide good medical care, and prevent clinical progression and onward transmission.

“If that’s not possible, countries can use community facilities to isolate and care for mild Covid-19 cases and refer them for specialized care quickly if needed”, he said.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Coronavirus May Kill More Than 10 Million People In Africa If Care Is Not Taking

Coronavirus in Africa

Microsoft founder, Bill Gates has warned that coronavirus in Africa could overwhelm health services and trigger a pandemic which could cause 10 million deaths.

The Microsoft founder and global health pioneer was speaking at the AAAS meeting in Seattle just hours before the first case was confirmed in Cairo, Egypt.

There are now fears that the disease could spread to sub-Saharan Africa where it could spark an uncontrollable outbreak, with health services unable to monitor or control the virus.

Mr Gates said: “I wanted to talk about a special topic, which is this recent coronavirus epidemic.

“This is a huge challenge, we’ve always known the potential for a naturally caused, or intentionally caused, pandemic is one if the few things that could disrupt health systems and economies and cause more than 10 million excess deaths.

“This could be particularly if it spreads in areas like sub-Saharan Africa and some Asia, it could be very very dramatic.

“We’re doing the constant science to provide the tools to do the diagnosis to provide vaccines, to provide therapeutics and hopefully contain this epidemic, but it’s potentially a very bad situation.”

Mr Gates warned that there had been a huge underinvestment in anti-virals and called on China to ‘step-up’ and provide better drugs.

He said that although the world had become practiced a dealing with known diseases, such as Ebola, there was not enough thought about how to cope with emerging threats.

Mr Gates said coronovirus was more worrying than Ebola because although the death rate is not as high, it spreads far faster.

“Ebola is terrible, but it’s not like a lightning flu,” he said.

“This coronavirus has a lot of similarities to a very bad flu, in terms of the death rate, so far more like the 1957 flu outbreak.

”But this is way worse than a typical seasonal flu and of course we have no immunity.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Top 27 Countries In Africa With Coronavirus Cases, See the Full List

Coronavirus in Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there are now over 300 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Africa.

WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, stated that 27 countries have been affected. The UN health agency relayed the information via its official Twitter account @WHOAFRO.

It noted that Government of Benin on Monday confirmed the country’s first case of coronavirus. The world body further gave the breakdown of confirmed cases.

South Africa 51, Algeria 48, Senegal 24, Cameroon 3, Nigeria 5, Burkina Faso 7, Togo 1, DRC 3, Cote d’Ivoire 5, Ghana 2, Gabon 1, Kenya 3, Ethiopia 4, Guinea 1, Rwanda 5, Namibia 2, E Guinea 1, Seychelles 2, CAR 1, Congo 1, Mauritania 1, Eswatini 1, Liberia 1, Egypt 110, Morocco 28, Tunisia 18, Sudan 1.

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, has urged African nations to act now that the disease has been officially declared a global pandemic. Moeti charged every country to scale up their emergency preparedness and response.

“Cases may still be low in Africa and we can keep it that way with robust all-of-government actions to fight the new coronavirus”, the director said.

We hope they find the vaccine to this virus soon, stay safe everybody.

Top Ten Countries In Africa With The Best Educational System In 2020, What Number Is Your Country

Top ten countries with best educational system in Africa

Education can simply mean the process of facilitating learning, acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. It is seen as the foundation of any developing country. As such, most countries take it as vital and essential to develop all educational systems and improve the literacy rate in their country.

Africa is not exceptional, as it has a lot of countries who take educational advancement and development pertinent. However, to know how the African countries rank in terms of education, let’s look at the list of top ten best education system in the continent. Below are the top 10 African Countries With The Best Educational System;

1. Seychelles

Seychelles is a small island and one of the least countries in the continent in terms of area. With it dinky size, it inhibits about 95,000 people of which makes possible for education to be uniformly circulated around the country.
In UNESCO “education for all” goal set by UN subsidiary, Seychelles is the only African country that has been able to reach this feat. The country is rated 69.3 points in terms of education by the World Economic Forum. And by this virtue, the only African country in the top 50 rated education system globally. It occupy the 43rd position ahead of Ukraine, Hungary, Russia and UAE.

Much of advancement of education in the country has been credited to the Seychelles government. A report was stated by UNESCO in 2016 stating that the Seychelles government spent 11.72% of their total expenditure on education. This is applicable in the country as its seen that students up to the age of 16 have free and compulsory education, and continuing through secondary school until the age of 18. All these are factors that ranks Seychelles as the best country in Africa considering individual educational systems.

2. South Africa

This country located in the southern tip of the continent is seen as the most popular country. The country is ranked 84th on global education system, and has one of the best education system in Africa. That’s why they earn the rank in the second place. Complementing to making South Africa educationally developed is their government. 18 percent of the country’s budget goes on improving the standards of education.

For this reason, South African universities rank among the best in Africa extending to the world rank. A considerable number of South Africans are literate, as such the illiteracy level in the country is drastically reduced.

3. Mauritius

Much of Mauritius educational advancement was initiated from the time of British colonialism where they influenced much improving the then aberrated scene. After gaining independence, they continue by adopting the British education system which has impacted much on the country in the present day. A riverine territory surrounded by the Pacific, the country attracts tourist activities which is complemented by education development. The country has and estimated literacy rate around 84.40% and merits to take a third place in this list.

4. Tunisia

This is the most educational system Arab country in Africa and as such ranks as the fourth best education system in the continent and 71st in the global education system ranking with 61.4 points. The country has improved schools which is deeply invested by both government and private individuals. This results to the country ranking as 49th position for School life expectancy and 51 st for Pupil-to-teacher ratio in primary education. The Tunisian government through its rich oil revenue, focuses on revamping the education system. This has been seen in the quality universities and colleges that the developing nation has put in place to achieve the aim of being the best education system in the African continent. Also, the government has more than 20 percent of the country’s budget allocated for education.

5. Namibia

A look at educational structures in Namibia, it could be seen that the East African country has a large number of more than 1500 quality world class schools. This also indicates that Namibia has pay serious attention to education. It is compulsory for every citizen in the country between the age limit of 6-16 to receive an education in any of their schools. The interesting part of the story is that the government has responsibility for this academic period of 10 years (from age 6 to age 16), by providing academic funds. Fees like school fees is being paid for every eligible students by the Namibian government as stipulated in their constitution. Namibia’s academic institutions has been on the world rank due to the government prioritising the education spread in the country.

6. Kenya

Kenya is another popular African country on the list, it is known mostly for her wildlife which has been the contributing source to 70% of the country’s tourist revenue. The Kenyan government sets 8 years as the duration specified for primary education. The government of Kenya has given educational uplift to the people of the country. This East African country was colonised by the Britain and much work was done to make the country educationally developed.

This work is complemented by the indigenous government, as they make the country to have presently more than 30 tertiary institutions which has attracted foreigners to the country to utilize the quality of the educational system.

7. Algeria

Going to Algeria gives a picture of the educational systems that are in place.
The country which is located in North Africa, ranks as 88th best education system country globally. The country is also the 5th rank in Africa with 57.4 points. The government of Kenya has tried to make the country’s population of 41.3 million to have about more than half as being literate.

8. Libya

The government in Libya grants free and compulsory primary education to all citizens of the country. This has been possible through the availability of much deposits of oil in the country which has increased the revenue to manage the educational system.
Libya has an estimated 82.60% literacy rate to be ranked as one of the best education system in the continent.

9. Egypt

According to the UNESCO rank of education in the countries in the world, Egypt ranks has 71% a the average literacy rate and is ranked in the 99th position on global education system. The country comes as the and 9th best education system in Africa with 52.8 points.
Education is not just compulsory but mandatory for all and sundry in the country. The Egyptian government empowers all children for 12 years from age 6 to age 17 in the country.

10. Namibia

Namibia is the tenth ranked African country in terms of education system. There is a norm in the country, as it’s mandatory for every citizen between the age of 6 to 16 to receive an education. This and also adding the numbers of quality schools of learning in the country has keep them in the African view of best education system.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Top Eight Countries In Africa With Most Curvy Women, What Number Are Your Women

African countries with most curvy women

Africa countries have more beautiful women compare to women in the western world. African women beauty is natural and classic and they are also referred to as fashion icon. We always hear about the most beautiful women in Africa but which country has the most curvy women in Africa. This is what you will find out today in this article. Below are the 8 Countries in African with the most curvy women;

1. Nigeria
Nigerian women are very beautiful and curvy. Women’s social role in Nigeria differs according to religious and geographic factors. Women’s role is primarily understood as mothers, sisters, daughters and wives. Nigeria women are very beautiful and are always seen in Nollywood movies, the home video of the Nigerian movie industry displaying their beauty and extraordinary gifts from God. Nigerian women are not known for beauty alone but also known for bravery, smartness, fashion and creativity.

However, child marriage is common in Nigeria, with 43% of girls being married before their 18th birthday and 17% before they turn 15. Nigerian women are very strong and very brave. Nigerian women are very beautiful and currently number 1 on our list of top 8 Countries in African with the most curvy women.

2. Kenya
Women in Kenya are very beautiful and curvy. The condition and status of the female population in Kenya has faced many changes over the past century. In Kenya, women do not get many decision making roles in the government, despite a gender rule in the 2010 constitution, which further sets women back.

Although Kenya is behind in this case, there are a few influential women who took seats in the Kenyan government. In the midst of all these, Kenya is pride as the country with the most beautiful women in Africa. Kenya women are very beautiful, classic, curvy and gorgeous. Kenya women are very beautiful and currently number 2 on our list of top 8 Countries in African with the most curvy women.

3. South Africa
South African women are very beautiful and curvy. In general, all racial and ethnic groups in South Africa have long-standing beliefs concerning gender roles, and most are based on the premise that women in South Africa are less important, or less deserving of power than men. South African women are very beautiful and also known for their bravery and courage during Apartheid in South Africa. South Africa women are very beautiful and currently number 3 on our list of top 8 Countries in African with the most curvy women.

4. Tanzania
Tanzania women are very beautiful and curvy. Women and men in Tanzania have equality for the law. The government signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against women in 1985. The Constitution of Tanzania now requires that women should constitute at least 30% of all elected members of National Assembly. Aside from beauty, Tanzania women are very strong, intelligent and very brave. Tanzania women are very beautiful and currently number 4 on our list of top 8 Countries in African with the most curvy women.

5. Liberia
Women of Liberia are very beautiful. In 2003 during the second Liberian Civil War, women of Liberia “Mass Action for Peace” forced a meeting with President Charles Taylor and extracted a promise from him to attend peace talks in Ghana to negotiate with the rebels. A delegation of Liberian women went to Ghana to continue to apply pressure on the warring factions during the peace process. Women in Liberia are not only known for their beauty but also for their courage and braveness. Liberia women are not only beautiful and curvy, but they are also lovely and peacemakers. They contributed immensely to end the lingering war that took place in Liberia. Liberia women are very beautiful and currently number 5 on our list of top 8 Countries in African with the most curvy women.

6. Ghana
Ghana Women are very beautiful and curvy. The status of Women in Ghana and their roles in Ghanaian society has changed over the past few decades. Ghana women are very beautiful and curvy that is why many people love to watch Ghana movies. There has been a slow increase in the political participation of Ghanaian women throughout history. Women are given equal rights under the Constitution of Ghana, yet disparities in education, employment, and health for women remain prevalent. In the midst of all this, Ghanaian women are still regarded as beautiful and classic. Ghanaian women are very beautiful and currently number 6 on our list of top 8 Countries in African with the most curvy women.

7. Ivory Coast
Women in Ivory Coast formed less than half the country’s population in 2003. Their social roles and opportunities have changed since the time of French colonialism. Ivory Coast women are extremely beautiful and curvy. From independence in 1960, women’s status under the law in Ivory Coast was inferior to that of men and this continued until in the 1990s when a law was passed giving women right to contest for position in governments. Ivory Coast women are very beautiful and currently number 7 on our list of top 8 Countries in African with the most curvy women.

8. Uganda
Women in Uganda are very beautiful and curvy. Similarly to the majority of countries around the world, the traditional gender roles of women in Uganda are often considered subordinate to those of men. Uganda women are not only known for their beauty but also for their bravery. Uganda women are very beautiful and currently number 8 on our list of top 8 Countries in African with the most curvy women.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Top Nine Most Beautiful Women In Africa, Is Anyone From Your Country

Every Woman spends about 120 hours a year looking at herself in the mirror, which is approximately 5 entire days a year! Women are such a beautiful creature by GOD. Beauty is made for Africa and African women are the best among the most beautiful in world.

Africa is also famous for its beautiful ladies. Therefore, offering the list of beautiful African ladies is a bit difficult work. Here we bring to you top 10 most beautiful African ladies. They are blessed by the God with curvy bodies, amazing personality, charming features, never-decreasing talent, fame and sexy looks. Below are the top 9 African most beautiful ladies;

1. Nonhle Thema - South Africa
She is known as the beauty with knowledge and she is beauty by born nature. Yeah… Her mother Cynthia is the title winner of “Beauty Queen”, earning the title of Miss Africa South in the year 1972.

Top nine most beautiful African women

2. Isha Sesay - Sierra Leone
She is born in Bordeaux, France, she is the popular choice of TV commentator in Sierra Leone of West Africa. She works and host programmes for CNN NewsCenter and Backstory. Isha is the amazing pack of charismatic beauty, great skills, brains and personality.

3. Honorine Uwera - Rwanda
Immigrated to Canada during the late 90s, Uwera has graced the runway for Richard Chai, Vivienne Westwood, Baby Phat, Ruffian, Antonio Marras, Issey Miyake, and Emanuel Ungaro. She also participated in the Roca Wear Spring 2005 campaign along with popular names like Karolina Kurkova and Naomi Campbell.

4. Lorraine Van Wyk - South Africa
Began her career as a model by appearing in commercials and advertisements, she has earned more fame by appearing on the cover of Maxim(Netherlands) Magazine. She won Otto Model of the Year Award in both 2003 and 2004.

5. Genevieve Nnaji - Nigeria
Born in Nigeria and grown in Lagos, she is one of the most beautiful women and the most paid actress in Nollywood. She has won many awards, including the best actress award at the African Movie Academy Awards.

6. Leila Lopes - Angola
Everything about this beauty queen is sexy, from her elegant body to her perfect eyes. She has a diverse feminine class and beauty and she always looks and acts like a perfect woman. Titled as Miss Universe in 2011, she also won the awards and the title name of Miss Angola UK 2010 and Miss Angola 2010. She eagerly became an active participant in seeking alertness about HIV/AIDS.

7. Kandyse McClure - South Africa
She is a Canadian Actress who has earned more fame for the film Battlestar Galactica for her character as Anastasia Dualla. In 2013, she was chosen up for the Netflix Original series, Hemlock Grove. She works with an NGO called CARE to identify poverty in third world countries.

8. Megalyn Echikunwoke - Nigeria
She is best known for her role Tara Price in CSI: Miami. Even she is an American Citizen, she is of African ancestry as her father was Nigerian. She is the granddaughter of a Nigerian tribal, which makes her African descent.

9. Ajuma Nasenyana - Kenya
She started her career during the Miss Kenya Tourism competition in 2003 and was topped with the title Miss Nairobi. Making this competition as an opportunity, she was exposed by Surazuri Modelling Agency. These are the most beautiful African women. The years of hard work is behind each of the women and they fought many battles and hardships in order to get to where they are today.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Top Ten Most Stressful Cities In Africa, Is Anyone From Your Country

Most stressful cities in Africa

Africa is the continent that is south of Europe, east of the Atlantic Ocean, west of the Indian Ocean and north of Antarctica. It is the second-largest continent in the world.

However, there are some cities in Africa that is full of stress and today in this article we will be talking about the top 6 most stressful cities in Africa. With some other environmental factors, Below are the most stressful cities in Africa;

1. Lagos - Nigeria
Lagos is evidently the most stressful city in Africa for obvious reasons. Its public transport is inadequate and the site of smoke coming oozing out of numerous yellow buses on its roads can be a nightmare. It has the highest debt per capita, unemployment figures of 9.34 out of 10. Compared to land mass, it boasts of a population density of 7.64, zero green space and ranked lowest in terms of security. An average Lagosian spends 3 hours inside traffic, with a 9.21 on the ranking. Where social security is almost non existent (9.52), same as the purchasing power, it does make up for its shortcomings as the least noise polluted city and gradually advancing its public transport sector to serve a population of over 23.5 million.

2. Johannesburg - South Africa
South Africa is ranked on the list based on its poor mental health record, high suicide rate but a public transport that makes it easier to navigate the beautiful city. Although, unemployment rate is on the highest side, with a cumulative figure of 9.70. Air pollution of 8.70 and tensions in race relations, degradation in its health sector and mental health makes it one of the most stressful cities on the continent.

3. Algiers - Algeria
Algiers has had its own fair share of insecurity in recent times, stemming from jihadists activities in the North African country. It’s noise pollution levels and traffic which averages 1.5 hours on the road not unconnected to its population density. It ranks best in terms of social security among the list, and its public health and mental health makes Algiers a city that thrives on welfarism.

4. Casablanca - Morocco
It is the North African version of the Sun City, Casablanca is the third on the list of least stressful cities in Africa. Air pollution is considerably low, although it ranks significantly low on issues relating to mental health and social security, it does make up for its lack by the provision of health and household income, with a family purchasing power of 7.63. Despite its location as a city in the desert, it has invested more on green space, a beautiful city of trees that has transformed the ecosystem. Although, in recent times, traffic in the city has become a concern, due to migration and increase in population, it is still not beyond control, even as public transport is needed still to provide respite for its growing population.

5. Abidjan - CoteD’Ivoire
Its population density is 1.97 and its green vegetations means you’re able to breathe in good air with a pollution rate of 7.28, second only to Nairobi. Although debt per capita is still huge, with 8.82, mental health issues are not a common thing here and unlike many other African countries, social security and family purchasing power is comparably lower. People are not rich, but can live within their means. Agriculture in its subsistence and commercial quantity is why most don’t necessarily have to look for a white collar job. The traffic is predictable too.

6. Nairobi - Kenya
The East African country is the least on this list of Africa’s least stressful cities with a population density of 6.01 and its public transport system of 8.73 by standard deviation. Also, in terms of debt per capita, most households rank above 8.75, although the figure for 2017 was a bit on the low side. Noise pollution, unemployment rate, social security and mental health are other parameters why the city is a holiday destination in Africa.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Top Five Richest Kings In Africa, Is Anyone From Your Country

Top five richest kings in Africa

Being a traditional monarch in Africa can be a lucrative affair. Many of the leaders in Africa control large fortunes within and outside their communities. In addition to their wealth is influence which results in some of them getting invited to join boards of large corporations.

Some of these monarchs have built their fortunes from scratch by starting successful enterprises and shrewdly reinvesting their profits into a diverse range of business concerns. Others have simply had wealth transferred to them by their forefathers. In this article, you will get to know the list of the richest African kings. Below are the top 5 richest kings in Africa;

1. King Mohammed VI, Morocco
Net worth: $2 billion
Source: Investments

The wealthiest monarch in Africa is His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco. King Mohammed VI, the 27 king of the Alaouite dynasty, ascended the throne in July 1999 and immediately set out to initiate a series of socio-political and economic reforms that have made the Kingdom freer and more prosperous than during the reign of his father, King Hassan II.

He derives his fortune from his control of Société Nationale d'Investissement (SNI), a large Moroccan investment holding company with assets valued at more than $10 billion. The King also owns a substantial chunk of the world’s phosphate reserves.

2. Oba Obateru Akinrutan, Ugbo Land, Nigeria
Net worth: $300 million
Source: Oil

Oba Obateru Akinrutan is the Olugbo (traditional King) of Ugbo land, a small oil-rich community in Ondo state, in Nigeria’s southwestern region. Oba Akinrutan ascended the throne in 2009 and founded Obat Oil in 1981 with a single gas station to meet the needs of his family and neighbouring community.

Now, Obat Oil is one of Nigeria’s largest privately-held oil trading companies and owns more than 50 gas stations across Nigeria as well as one of the largest tank farms in Africa. He also owns an extensive portfolio of prime commercial and residential real estate in London and Nigeria, including the landmark Febson Hotels and Mall in the Central Business District of Abuja.

3. King Mswati III, Swaziland
Net worth: At least $50 million
Source: Investments

King Mswati, 46, is Africa’s last absolute monarch. His personal net worth is at least $50 million, based on the annual $50 million salary that he is paid out of government coffers. He also controls Tibiyo TakaNgwane, an investment holding company that has assets worth over $140 million, but he holds it in trust for the people of Swaziland.

Mswati renamed Swaziland to the Kingdom of eSwatini . He is more well known for his relationships with women (he had at least 15 wives at the last count), and for his flamboyant parties. His last birthday coincided with the Christian Easter holidays but he wasn't willing to share the spotlight with Jesus.

He postponed his birthday celebrations for five days so that a proper national holiday could be held in his honor. Famous american R&B artist Erykah Badu performed for the King during the expensive celebrations, even though the poverty rate in Swaziland is escalating. More than 65% of the Swaziland’s population gets by on less than $1.25 a day, while unemployment rates are as high as 40% — but the King remains unaffected.

4. King Goodwill Zwelithini Kabhekuzulu, South Africa
Net Worth: $19 Million
Source: Unknown

King Goodwill Kabhekuzulu is the monarch of the Zulu group which is the biggest ethnic group in South Africa. He receives a yearly allowance of $6 million to fend for his royal household. Besides the yearly returns, King Kabhekuzulu also receives lots of grants as well as luxuries including private flight travels which he enjoys on a regular basis.

Quite interestingly, the king is able to enjoy these luxuries because the charges are usually deducted from the revenues generated from tax collection in South Africa. With his massive net worth valued at $19 million, King Goodwill Kabhekuzulu splashes around wealth with a beautiful garage of expensive cars.

5. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Ashanti, Ghana
Net worth: $14 million
Source: Mining Equipment, Property, Jewelry

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is the King of Ghana's gold-rich Ashanti kingdom, home to the country’s largest ethnic group, the Asantes. He ascended the throne in 1999 and serves as the political and spiritual head of the Asante people. Osei Tutu set up Transpomech Ghana in 1989, a $12 million (sales) company that provides mining equipment to several large industrial companies in Ghana. The King also owns extensive real estate in Ghana and South Africa as well as a collection of valuable gold crown jewels.