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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Top Ten Countries In Africa With Best ICT (Information Communication Technology), Is Your Country On The List

African country with best ict

Even though African countries are faced with a plethora of issues and problems, ICT development is also high on the agenda as we look to keep up with developed countries in an attempt to improve tourism, trade (well the economy as a whole), and of course the standard of living.

Some countries have managed to handle this transition, and the balancing act needed to weigh up ICT investment against fixing issues such as poverty, better than others.

This lead to the formation of the ICT Development Index (IDI), which has been published annually since 2009 by the International Telecommunications Union, and is a composite index that combines 11 indicators into one benchmark measure. It is used to monitor and compare developments in information and communication technology (ICT) between countries and over time. Below are the top ten African countries with most developed ICT;

1. Mauritius
The island nation of Mauritius was ranked 72nd on the ICT Development Index. With a value of 5.88, Mauritius is rated as the top African country in terms of ICT Development. The country also showed notable improvements on its 2016 rank: 75th and 2016 value of 5.51.

2. Seychelles
The beautiful island of the Seychelles has more than its beaches to brag about as the country was ranked 90th on the ICT Development Index. This rating means that the Seychelles is the 2nd best African country in terms of ICT development with a value 5.03. This rating comes off the back of the improvement of its 2016 rank of 92nd and 2016 value of 4.80.

3. South Africa
Placed on the Southern tip of the African continent, South Africa was ranked 92nd on the overall list on the ICT Development Index with a value of 4.96. This rating sees South Africa rated as the 3rd best African country in terms of ICT Development, this is despite the drop from its 2016 rank of 88th and the very minimal increase on its 2016 value of 4.91.

4. Cape Verde
The island nation of Cape Verde was ranked 93rd on the ICT Development Index, which saw the country ranked 4th on this list of Africa’s top ICT developed countries with a value of 4.92. Despite a rise in value from 4.83 in 2016, Cape Verde did see their rank drop from its 2016 rank of 91st.

5. Botswana
Southern African country, Botswana, was ranked  105th with a value of 4.59 on the overall list on the ICT Development Index. This ranking sees the country rated as the 5th top African country in terms of ICT development even though it recorded a drop on their 2016 rank of 102nd with a rise of value from 4.51 in 2016.

6. Gabon
Ranked 114th on the overall ICT development Index with a value of 4.11, Gabon is the 6th top African country in terms of ICT development. The country saw an improvement on its 2016 rank of 118th and 2016 value of 3.62.

7. Ghana
West African country Ghana was placed at 116th on the overall list on the ICT Development Index, this rating sees the country ranked 7th in terms of ICT development on the African continent with a value of 4.05. Despite a rise of value from 2016, which was 3.88, Ghana did see their overall rank drop from 113th.

8. Namibia
The Southern Africa country of Namibia was the 8th placed African country on the list with an overall rank of 118th. Namibia was given a value of 3.89 on the ICT Development Index, which sees the country improve on its 2016 rank of 123rd and 2016 value of 3.33.

9. Côte d’Ivoire
This West African country was ranked 131st on the overall list on the ICT Development Index, the rating saw the country ranked as the 9th best country in Africa in terms of ICT development. Côte d’Ivoire had an overall value of 3.14 which is a noticeable increase on its 2016 rank of 134th and 2016 value of 2.84.

10. Saint Tomé & Principe
The island nation off the west coast of Africa was ranked 132nd on the overall list for 2017, seeing the country ranked as the 10th in terms of ICT development on the African continent. S. Tomé & Principe was rated with a value of 3.09, improving on its 2016 rank of 131st and 2016 value of 2.91.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Top Ten Most Beautiful Cities In Africa, Is Your Country On The List

Most beautiful cities in Africa

Although Africa is perceived as the poorest continent in the world, there are some cities on the continent that would make you want to have a second thought about the general perception.

Nowadays, many people prefer to live abroad in cities like London, Beijing and so on because they have excellent connectivity, electricity and many other social amenities. Little do they know that they are leaving behind very beautiful cities in Africa with real opportunities and great infrastructure.

If you still have the mentality of “Africa is underdeveloped,” this list will leave you wondering where all these pictures of African cities have been. These cities have the best security, infrastructure as well as recreation facilities, and on top of all hospitality and friendliness. Undoubtedly, Africa is very developed, far beyond your village even if it is considered to be the poorest on this planet. Below are the life of the nicest and most beautiful cities in Africa;

1. Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg is the most beautiful city in South Africa and the entire continent. It is considered the largest and wealthiest city in the country and is often referred to as economy powerhouse. This is because it has the largest economy in not only the country but also the whole continent. Despite Cape Town taking most of its shine, it remains the most beautiful city in Africa that anyone would wish to visit. City Deep dry port (Largest in this planet), Apartheid Museum and stunning skyscrapers are some of the beautiful structures in Johannesburg.

2. Tunis, Tunisia
Tunis is the second most modern city in Africa after Johannesburg. It is the only Arabic city that has made it to the list. It is the most well-organised city in Northern Africa with a population of about 2,700,000 inhabitants. In recent decades, Tunisia government developed Tunis in the aim of making it the most developed city in Africa. It was made the administrative centre of some Tunisian administrative and political organisations. This has largely contributed to it being the centre of the country’s economic and commercial activities.

3. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam is one of the top cities in Africa where peace is abundant just as its name suggests. It is the former largest, capital and richest city in Tanzania. It is home to many foreigners from Asia, India, the US, and even Europe. Dar es Salaam’s Kariakoo shopping district is considered as the busiest and largest in East Africa. According to Wikipedia, here you will find many shops, merchants, bazaars and few hawkers selling a variety of products ranging from hardware materials like cement to foodstuffs.

4. Abuja, Nigeria
After Lagos was disposed of as the capital city of Nigeria in 1991, Ibrahim Badamosi Bbanginda, was Nigerian president then, he chose Abuja. The city has very many expensive structures and is therefore considered to be among the list of richest cities in Africa by both GDP and cash flow. Beyond its riches, Abuja is the most developed city in Western Africa.

5. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa is the fifth most beautiful place in Africa. It is the best-developed city in Eastern Africa to specific standards. It has world-class buildings, road networks, and other social amenities. This makes it an ideal place to establish a business in the region. Addis Ababa is also said to have the most beautiful girls in Africa . Even though the country borders Somalia, an Al Shabaab territory, Addis Ababa is extra peaceful and free from terrorist attacks.

6. Lagos, Nigeria
Up to 1991, December 12th, Lagos used to be Nigeria’s capital city. It prides itself for being the most populated city in the continent. Because of its large population, it is often considered as the centre of trade and commerce. Despite its notoriety and nightmares in the streets, it is the most exciting city you can visit today. Its beauty is outstanding. With the best nightlife in Africa, it is best suited for leisure and also 24/7 businesses.

7. Nairobi, Kenya
Regardless of the recent Dusit D2 terrorist attack, Nairobi remains to be in the list of the nicest cities in Africa. It is, in fact, a tourism destination as it has a game park that has the big four animals. People consider it to be a prominent city in Africa politically and financially. Over 100 major international organisations have their headquarters based in the capital city. Some of them include the United Nations (UN), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The city is a very established hub for culture and business especially with the new Standard Gauge Railway connecting it to the port of Mombasa.

8. Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast has been affected by civil wars for many years forcing its citizens to undergo an untold hardship. Nonetheless, it's a capital city is very developed and has post-modern social amenities. Skylines found in Abidjan are one of the nicest ones that can never be found in any other city. A visit to the place will leave you amazed because of the level development the city is in despite civil wars. Abidjan acts as a transport and export centre (it is the fourth city that exports goods in the sub-Saharan region).

9. Windhoek, Zambia
Windhoek is one of the most beautiful cities in Africa. It acts as the administrative, social, economic, and cultural centre of Namibia. Despite being relatively small, the city has a bubbling CBD (Central Business District). Modern and trendy shopping malls, supermarkets, world-class bars, five-star hotels, and restaurant can easily be spotted in the area. The best schools and health care facilities can be found in this town.

10. Kigali, Rwanda
Last on our list of nicest and most beautiful cities in Africa is Kigali. It is home to many expatriates. Its CBD consists of numerous modern architecture skyscrapers like Kigali tower which serves as a home to many companies, and stores. The city also has gorillas which serve as a tourist attraction. Excellent social amenities, housing facilities, recreation centres, moderate weather , and good infrastructure are some of the reasons to visit Kigali. Moreover, the people residing there are friendly and welcoming.

Indeed, Africa is not only home to beautiful savannas, stunning deserts, and amazing wildlife animals. It is also home to some astonishing cities rich in good infrastructure, housing facilities, recreation centres, and best social amenities. Some of the beautiful cities in Africa like Nairobi and Kigali are rich in wildlife.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Top Ten Most Powerful Men In Africa, Is Any Of Them From Your Country

Most powerful men in Africa

If you don't know before, I think its time to know that money is power and he who have money have everything in his power.

This result is gotten from forbes and it's last updated in 2014 hoping to see the 2020 list soon. This list is distinctive in that it identifies African men who are innovative, courageous, daring and often disruptive in their field. The list highlights African entrepreneurs corporate executives, social entrepreneu political and civil leaders who are chang the continent and the world around the often times without much fanfare. Meet the 10 powerful African men who are carving name for themselves and simultaneously changing their communities and the continent as a whole;

1. January Makamba - Tanzania
Makamba is one of Tanzania's rising star government. He is currently the Deputy Minister of Communication, Science and Technology. Makamba is a Membe Parliament for Bumbuli constituency in National Assembly of Tanzania. Before running for the Bumbuli parliamentary Makamba was aided to Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete for 5 years. In 2013 Makamba was awarded a
NDI Democracy Award by the National Democratic Institute which "honors individuals and organizations that have exhibited a sustained commitment to democracy and human rights, and have demonstrated leadership, integrity and courage in their dedication to democrati values and practices".

2. Chinedu Echeruo - Nigeria
Echeruo is a Tech entrepreneur and founder of HopStop.com which he reportedly sold to
Apple in the "billion" dollar range. HopStop.com is a mobile and online application that provides mass transit directions door-to-door mass transit, tax walking, biking and hourly car rental directions in major metropolitan market throughout the U.S., Canada, U.K, Franc Australia, New Zealand and Russia.

Chinedu also founded Tripology.com, an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers travel specialists which was later acquir USA Today Travel Media Group. Echeruo obtained an M.B.A. from Harvard Busin School and a B.S from Syracuse University.

3. Mohammed Dewji - Tanzania
Dewji is the Group Chief Executive Officer of
Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited (MeTL) and at 39, he is the youngest membe the Forbes’ Africa's 50 Richest list with a estimated networth of USD $500 million. MeTL Group began as a family business, small trading company which Mohamme transformed into one of the largest industrial conglomerates in East Africa, interests ranging from real estate, agriculture, finance, distribution and manufacturing. The company employs than 24,000 people across Tanzania and according to Dewji, generates annual revenues of USD$1.3 billion. Dewji has been a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of Tanzania since 2005. Dewji graduated from Georgetown University a degree in International Business and Finance with a minor in Theology.

4. Kola Karim - Nigeria
Karim is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Shoreline Ene International, a Nigerian conglomerate interests that span oil & gas, power generation, engineering, commodities trading, infrastructure and construction across sub-Saharan Africa.

In 2012, Shor Energy partnered with U.K-based Herita Oil in acquiring a stake in OML 30, an oilfield asset in Nigeria for a reported $ million. An avid polo player, Karim was named Young Global Leader class of 200 the World Economic Forum.

5. Ashish J. Thakkar - Uganda
Thakkar is the Founder and Managing Director of Mara Group. According to Thakka The group operates in operates in 19 of 46 sub-Saharan African nations, as well India and the United Arab Emirates. Headquartered in Dubai, Mara Group participates in sectors ranging from fina services, information and communicatio technology, manufacturing, real estate a agriculture.

Thakkar also launched Mara Online, a portfolio of online and mobile platforms that allow users to communicate, interact and collaborate with each other. serial entrepreneur advises the President. Tanzania and Uganda and runs Mara Foundation, a social enterprise that men young African entrepreneurs. He signed for Virgin Galactic 's first mission to spac

6. Mamadou Toure - Cameroon
Toure is the founder and Chairman of A 2.0, an initiative-driven advocacy group brings together emerging leaders representing African countries and the diaspora, who share a common vision of continent’s future. In 3 years of existence.

Africa 2.0 has already grown into an organization with a global footprint in 2 countries and rallied some of the most influential continental and global leader the Managing Director with General Elec (GE). Africa, Toure currently leads a regional Investments and Project Finance team supporting all GE business (power, water, mining, oil & gas, transportation, healthcare, aviation) wit financing solutions across sub-Saharan Africa. Tou was ranked among the " 25 Faces of the Africa " by BRICS Business Magazine.

7. Amadou Mahtar Ba - Senegal
Mahtar Ba is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the African Media Initiative (AMI), a pan-African organizat aimed at strengthening the media sector Africa. Ba is also a co-founder and Chair of AllAfrica Global Media, Inc – owner a operator of AllAfrica.com, one of the largest distributor of African news and information worldwide. For three years in a row, M Ba has been selected as one of the 100 Influential Africans by the New African Magazine, in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively. He was also listed in the to Africans contributing to the rise of the continent by the Africa24 magazine published in March, 2011.

8. Simdul Shagaya - Nigeria
Shagaya is the founder and CEO of
Konga.com, Nigeria’s largest online shopping portal and DealDey spinoff site. Konga.com is Africa's answer to Amazon.com, is an e-commerce platform that sells goods and services directly to consumers.

Shagaya is also the founder & Executive Chairman of DealDey Limited, which offers services a products at discounted prices. In 2013 Shagaya won the All Africa Business Lea Awards ’ Entrepreneur of the Year awar HumanIPO selected Konga.com as one o African technology startups of 2013. Sha is a graduate of George Washington University, Dartmouth College and holds M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

9. Ben Magara - Zimbabwe
Recently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of Lonmin, the world's third-largest platinum mining company, Magara is tasked with improvement of industrial relations and guiding the platinum miner's turnaround strategy after strike year triggered violence which killed 46 people including 34 strikers shot dead b police in a single day at its Marikana mi With a mining career that spans 26 year Magara was previously the Chief Executi Officer of Anglo Coal South Africa respo for Anglo American total coal business in South Africa and revenues of around US billion. Magara, who speaks seven langu has a degree in Mining Engineering from University of Zimbabwe .

10. Komla Dumor - Ghana
In memoriam. The highly-respected presenter of “ Focus on Africa ”, BBC’s fla and first-ever dedicated daily TV news s on BBC World News died of cardiac arrhythmia in January 18th at his home London. Dumor, who was named one of Most Influential Africans ” in 2013 by New African magazine , had "established hims as one of the emerging African faces of broadcasting.”As a lead presenter for BB World, Dumor had considerable influen how the continent is covered.

He leaves behind a powerful and enduring legacy; how the continent is reported. “There’s so much more to tell about Africa than the usual stories about war, famine, disease and others.”

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Top Ten Most Beautiful Countries In Africa, Is Your Country On the List

most beautiful country in Africa

Africa is an amazing traveling region and you are strongly recommended to discover all the wonders of the continent. Every country has its unique culture and places of interest that attract many visitors from all around the world. You might not have known about some of them, but in this article you will get to know the top beautiful places in Africa you can visit someday.

So, here are some of the most suitable places for traveling, expanding your horizons, and learning of new cultures. Africa is full of surprises and the entire world knows about its diverse wildlife, aquatic gems, and friendly people. Below are the top10 most beautiful countries in Africa;

1. Morocco
This country is frequently called an “African country on the outskirts of Europe”. Surely, Morocco is associated with something medieval and majestic history. There are a lot of cultural features that define the country and make it different from the others.

In Morocco, everyone has to visit Djemma el Fnaa, which is located in Marrakesh. It is a market place in the old city part and is considered to be the main square of Marrakesh with the tattoo artists, retailers, magicians, street theatres, food masters and many other interesting events.

One more amazing place in Morocco to visit is the Festival of World Sacred Music, which features the most talented musicians from the entire continent. They all gather under the same roof to celebrate the cultural diversity and beauty of Africa.

2. Botswana
Situated in the southern part of Africa, Botswana is a real gem for tourists, who often go there to experience a genuine African safari. This country’s neighbors are South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia, which are also popular holiday destinations. Botswana’s wilderness is appreciated by many lovers of natural beauty. The place where you can have the most exciting safari experience is Okavango Delta, situated in the Kalahari Basin.

You can also explore the Southern Africa’s inhabitants by exploring the local villages and rock paintings. There is a lot of tourist accommodation in Botswana.

3. Kenya
People call this country “the East-African paradise”, because it is extremely attractive for tourists with its fauna, flora, spectacular islands, magnificent mountains, and abundant wildlife. This is a perfect destination for your family holiday. Usually, Kenya is the best to visit between October and March.

One of the most tranquil places in Kenya is the Lamu Island – you can enjoy long warm beaches, rolling dunes, and the narrow streets where life always goes on, and there is not a single vehicle. Yoga is one of the most popular activities on Lamu Island – you can either go on a yoga course individually or join the group activity. On this island, people connect with nature and themselves. There are a lot of good hotels with excellent accommodation in Kenya, for people with any budget.

4. Lesotho
You can see a large array of grand mountains which are surrounded by the amazing nature. If you want to take care of your health and just immerse yourself in natural goods, you can visit Lesotho together with your company of friends or significant other.

The main attractions of Lesotho are, undoubtedly, its amazing parks and natural reserves. For instance, these are Ts’enhlanyane National Park, Bokong Nature Reserve, and Sehlabathebe National Park. The latter one is full of wildflowers, the exotic bird life, and appealing grasslands. You will be able to visit the popular heritage site Sani Pass, which is located right on the border between Lesotho and South Africa and is the whole 2874 m above the sea level. Ts’ehlanyane National Park is the pride and joy of Maluti Mountains, and it will offer you the gorgeous flora and wildlife, which makes it the perfect getaway with your family and friends to enjoy fully the wonders of nature.

5. Tanzania
This destination is the best for hikers and mountain climbers. The main reason for Tanzania gathering all the mountain enthusiasts is Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in entire Africa, is situated there. Even if you are not planning on climbing this mountain (only the most experienced mountaineers are up to this challenge), the view from the ground is still something you can experience only once in your life. Tanzania has a lot more goods to offer to the tourists. You can go on an event-packed safari in the Serengeti National Park, or you can also visit Zanzibar and Pemba Island if you want to relax.

6. Zanzibar and Pemba Island
Many travelers dream of going to Zanzibar and having the exciting adventures there. Zanzibar is a little island which is situated close to Tanzania, so you will need a Tanzanian visa if you want to visit it. Zanzibar is full of gorgeous coral reefs, peaceful lagoons, and various fish species.

Aside Zanzibar, you can also travel to the nearby Pemba Island, which has received a nickname “The Green Island” because of its natural surroundings. Historically, Pemba Island was a large producer of spice, which provided the Omani sultanate with finances for military dominance and trade. If you visit Pemba Island, be prepared to see the clean pearly white sand, diverse marine life, and coral reefs which will amaze you. The island depicts the idyllic African country life.

7. Reunion Island
Here is a pearl of the Indian Ocean. The local people call Reunion Island a true paradise. One of the main attractions of Reunion Island is its active volcano Piton de la Fournaise. You can relax on a tranquil beach with crystal blue ocean water, and go on a variety of water activities if you are into these.

Also, the Reunion Island really unites a lot of cultures, and you can discover the African, Indian, Creole, French and Chinese activities and fests.

8. Rwanda
Rightfully called “the mountain paradise of East Africa”, Rwanda is a perfect place for those travelers who enjoy discovering and exploring wildlife. Another nickname for Rwanda is “the land of a thousand hills”, which it earned thanks to the amazing mountain landscapes.

One of the most popular tourist attractions is the Volcanoes National Park, which will totally catch your attention if you are a fan of wildlife, as it is a home to plenty of monkeys and gorillas. It is considered the most frequently visited park in the entire country since it is a home to three extinct volcanoes and six active ones. You can go on the adventure of a lifetime – an exciting safari where you will see and learn everything about the mountain gorillas.

And these are not all the benefits of visiting Rwanda – you can go to the shores of Lake Kivu, where people usually enjoy beach sports, fishing, kayaking and boat tours.

9. Sao Tome and Principe
This tiny state is popularly known as Africa’s smallest country. It is situated in the western part of Africa, in the Gulf of Guinea. You can have a perfect holiday in this heavenly land with your friends and family. This will be the ideal place to get away from the hustle of the crowded towns and beaches.

In Sao Tome and Principe, you will have a chance to relax at the serene beach, where you can also fish in the sea and go on a diving adventure with Club Maxel, the island’s most popular diving agency. Another great activity that all the locals and tourists enjoy is watching whales – if you are interested in it, you should visit Lagoa Azul and Ilha das Cabras between July and September.

10. South Africa
This country definitely deserves being called one of the biggest tourist attractions on the continent. In case you are searching for an unforgettable summer adventure, South Africa is a must-visit for everyone. The best beach holidays in South Africa can be spent in the period between September and February, so plan your trip during this time. You will enjoy the warmth and serenity of Indian Ocean and gentle summer weather in the KwaZulu Natal Province.

This place appeals to a lot of tourists because it contains two World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. These are the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, which is located in St. Lucia. It has the largest estuarine system in Africa, a lot of bird species (about 500 of them), and the coastal dunes which are decades old, along with the long endless beaches which stretch all the way from the southern region of Maphelane to the Kosi Bay place on Mozambique border.

The Western Cape is visited by many people who like to admire natural wonders and swim in gorgeous blue Atlantic waters. There are various lagoons, Garden Route lakes, and diverse vegetative life. You can find a lot of amazing places and discover them once you stop for a minute and allow yourself to be soaked in each of your stops.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Top Ten Most Powerful Militaries in Africa, What Number Is Your Country

Top ten most powerful military in Africa

The military is the group or groups of people that are given power to defend something (mostly a country). They are armed, so they are called the armed forces. The military protects its country by defending it from the armed forces of enemies, if there is a war. From fighting extreme insurgency and protecting dictators in power, African armed forces get up to it all.

Global Firepower recently released its rankings for the world's military powers. Of special interest is the Africa region due to its unique challenges in combating extreme terrorism and insurgency. Below are the rankings of Africa's top military powers;

1. Egypt

Egypt puts itself over the top with regard to military strength due to the sheer size of its armed forces. The North Africa power ranks an impressive 12th in global rankings. The Egyptian Armed Forces consist of the Egyptian Army, Egyptian Navy, Egyptian Air Force and Egyptian Air Defense Command. Nearly 500,000 personnel serve on its active frontline force, far surpassing all its African counterparts.

It has nearly 10,000 armoured fighting vehicles, 60,000 logistical vehicles, 1,092 aircraft, and large oil reserves from which to draw. What greatly sets it apart is its naval strength which includes traditional carriers as well as nuclear powered submarines. The military has been gaining a grip on power since the military coup that toppled Morsi and put al-Sisi in power. In a constitutional referendum that was held this year, proposed amendments gave the army greater powers that activists say may lead to interventions in civilian matters.

2. Algeria

Just like its North Africa counterpart, Algeria has managed to use its large maritime border to its advantage. The country has managed to develop massive military capabilities on land, in air as well as in the waters. The country, however, ranks a distant second in 27th position in global rankings. Algeria’s active frontline personnel number more than 130,000 troops and it has nearly 2,000 armoured fighting vehicles at its disposal.

The country is experiencing turmoil after its long-time president stepped down, but the military has also found a voice as instability and civil unrest persists. The army chief has voiced his concerns on the proposed delay to the elections which may fuel further unrest. The army in Algeria is the only entity able to oppose effectively Islamic Forces (that almost took over the country after the independence).

3. South Africa

As it hasn’t been embroiled in an international military conflict for some time, South Africa uses its highly advanced military for peacekeeping and international cooperation.

The lack of conflict has not prevented the country from having a whopping $4,6 billion defence budget. Its aircraft and naval vessels are notoriously well equipped with the latest technology, and though the country has less than 100,000 active front line personnel, it has the capabilities and manpower for much more. Add to that a vast array of land system technology, and the South African military is a force to be reckoned with.

4. Nigeria

The West Africa army has been locked in a battle with the Boko Haram insurgency for the better half of the decade. Despite significant gains made in Buhari’s first term, there have been a few setbacks in the past year as the army is more trained for conventional warfare rather than the guerrilla tactics used by the insurgents. Like Algeria and Egypt, an abundant domestic oil supply eases the financial burden of involvement in military conflict. Nigeria has more than 1,800 armoured vehicles, 250 tanks, and 6,000 logistical vehicles at its disposal, as well as nearly 300 aircraft and 25 high-powered naval vessels. The naval power of the country lacks behind compared to the rest of the African counterparts with maritime borders.

5. Ethiopia

Despite being landlocked and not having the advantages of the top 3, Ethiopia is the only country without a maritime border in the Top 5. Ethiopia has focused its resources on developing its army and air force to an impressive degree (the GFP doesn’t penalize landlocked countries for not having a naval force). Prime Minister Aby Ahmed has enjoyed a cordial relationship with the military since gaining power with military officials having been seen touring some of the PM’s projects and being briefed of his vision for the country.

The country has for years experienced internal conflict, the need for a strong military has also been a necessity considering the threat of terrorist group al-Shabaab. Ethiopia currently has an active force of 140,000 troops with nearly 2 million people reaching military age annually.

6. Angola

The Angola Armed Forces (FFA) has three components: the army, the navy, and the air force. Earlier this year, the transformation agenda of President Lourenco sept through the armed forces with 88 generals being relieved of their duties. This comes a year after the chief of staff lost his job when he was named by the attorney general in a corruption probe.

The eggs from what the President calls the “Golden Goose” (oil reserves) have allowed the Southern Africa nation to fund a large military budget. It currently has an active force of up to 100,000 troops backed up by 585 armoured fighting vehicles, 300 tanks, 285 pieces of aircraft, and has a navy of 57 craft.

7. Morocco

Earlier this year, King Mohammed VI made a call for the government to recruit 10,000 Moroccans into compulsory military service this year, and this is set to increase to 15,000 in 2020. The Royal Army has an active force of 196,000 personnel. At its disposal are 291 aircraft, 2,720 armoured vehicles, 1,109 tanks and a navy with a fleet of 121 assets.

The army also kicked off joint military exercise with the US dubbed “African Lion 2019” in March which was focused on training it for the fight against violent extremism and terrorism. However, despite its large budget, funding partners such as the U.S. have reported that it remains “plagued by corruption, an inefficient bureaucracy and low levels of education in the ranks.” The deployment of most of its forces in Western Sahara remains its biggest weakness to date.

8. Sudan

Probably the most controversial entry in this year listings, heroes turned villains. After prolonged protests and a sit-in by protesters at its headquarters, the military toppled longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir. However, the past few weeks have seen reports of military brutality coming out of Sudan as talks between civilian representatives and the military reached a deadlock.

The military strength grew through the decades of al-Bashir rule and it has received funding from Saudi Arabia in the last few months after grabbing power. The military has an active force of 104,00 0 personnel, 191 aircraft, 410 combat tanks, 403 armoured fighting vehicles and a total of 18 naval assets. Most of this equipment is supplied from Russia and China as the country is under sanctions from Western countries.

9. Democratic Republic of Congo

The DRC is home to Africa’s second largest population at 86 million. Blue helmets, the United Nations Stabilisation Mission, still has a presence in the country as the country’s own forces are not fully ready to handle the peace operations. The security reform of the country began in 2003 after a period of civil war and is still grappling with the effort to integrate armed non-state actors into national security institutions. There is an active force of 134,000 personnel, though this a sizeable force, it is still lagging behind in training compared to other forces.

10. Libya

There has not been peace and stability in the North Africa country since the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi. The military has an impressive cache of equipment which you obviously guessed is from its oil dollars. The country is currently divided between a government in Tripoli and a rogue general, General Haftar, who enjoys the backing of Western powers such as the United States. The government in Tripoli is battling to keep the forces out of the city as it lacks a fully integrated force. Regardless, the country still has available 2,500 armoured fighting vehicles, 500 tanks, 600 towed artillery pieces, 6,500 logistical vehicles.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Top Ten Countries In Africa With Worst Education System, Is Your Country On The List

Worst education system in Africa

The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Educational Development Index (EDI) tends to attract most attention for the countries that perform at the very top. First-world and OECD countries are lauded for the strength of their education systems, the level at which their populations are developing, and much is made of who may have moved up or down within the top 10.

African states have suffered from this problem, with natural resources fueling or even sparking civil and interstate wars. The blood diamonds funding the rebels in Sierra Leone is just one stark example. In states riddled with much larger problems, such as child soldiers, civil wars, genocide, corruption, and widespread tribal conflict, it might seem understandable that education falls by the wayside. But many people on the world stage believe that education is the ‘key’ to the growth of the developing world and that it is an indispensible resource that cannot be ignored. Below is a list of ten countries with the worst education levels in the world;

1. Niger
Oil-rich and regionally powerful Niger tops has the lowest education level in the world today. Tied for the lowest adult literacy rate on this list at 28.7%, the educational situation in Niger is bleak. The population in the country with a secondary education? 5.1%. The gross enrollment ratio? 1.5%. There is no civil war, a minimal influx of refugees from neighbouring countries and a relatively stable political system in comparison to many African countries. Yet unfortunately, Niger is consistently at the bottom of UN indexes for almost every category of analysis – Adult Literacy Rate, Education Development Index, and Human Development Index.

2. Burkina Faso
Tied for the lowest adult literacy rate on this list is Burkina Faso with an ALR of 27.7%. The poor education levels don’t stop there for Burkina Faso with only 2% of the Adult Population having a secondary education. It gets even worse when their stats are scrutinized a little further – their gross enrollment ratio is a concerning 3.3%. Citizens of Burkina Faso began rallying as early as January of this year in protest of the autocratic regime currently in place. Protestors are looking to achieve a full democracy by ousting their current leader Zephirin Diabre. If this sounds a little unfamiliar to you, you’re not alone – most Western media outlets have paid the protests next to no attention throughout the crisis. Diabre is accused of large-scale embezzlement and stealing funds from the public for his own personal accounts.

3. Mali
Mali comes in at number 3 with a 31.1% adult literacy rate making it the second lowest on this list. 2012 saw massive amounts of internal violence within the country when the nomadic Tuareg tribe took control in the northern part of the country while making a push for independence from the central Malian state.

The violence has since slowed but is far from ending anytime soon. Recently, incidents in the country have included a mine being overrun by gunmen, landmine victims, and the members of the Malian military being found in shallow graves outside the capital.

4. Central African Republic
4th last in UNESCO’s Education ranking is the Central African Republic. Their 56.6% adult literacy rate only makes them 19th last in the world, but their education levels may be taking a back seat to the mass exodus taking place within the country that some are calling an “ethnic cleansing”. The country is currently engulfed in internal violence with “people killed by machetes, torture, lynchings, shootings, explosion and burning”. The religious clash has killed thousands and displaced millions since the beginning of the violence in 2012. Despite the violence, UN officials are still pushing for increased education efforts in the country and are aiming to improve education levels amongst refugees.

5. Ethiopia
Ethiopia brings us to number 5 with a 0.622 EDI – barely nudging out Eritrea by 0.001 – and an ALR of 39%; the 5th lowest in the world. With some of the lowest educational statistics in the world, the system in Ethiopia looks bleak for the country’s schoolchildren.
With a Gross Enrollment Ratio of 5.5%, the situation would seem almost hopeless but a recent World Bank publication states that the WB’s Board of Executive Directors has “approved major financing for Ethiopia to transform the quality of its teaching and learning for more than 21 million children in primary and secondary schools”. The project will receive US $550 million of investment towards their goal of increasing educational quality in the country. Hopefully the project is successful and Ethiopia can find its way out of the bottom rungs of international education rankings.

6. Eritrea
Coming in 6th is Eritrea – ranked 115st in the world – boasting one of the highest adult literacy rates on this list with a 67.8% ALR. Things can’t be so bad, right? Think again. The country’s Tertiary Enrollment ratio was a dismal 2% and the country has a Gross Primary Enrollment ratio of 45% – the lowest on this list. The former Ethiopian province is currently going through a bit of a scandal as the government has been forcing Eritrean expatriates living in Britain to pay a 2% “Diaspora tax”. The dictatorship in Eritrea has caused a massive diaspora to flee the country, and it was recently reported that many Eritrean refugees have been found in slave and torture camps while in Egypt and Sudan.

7. Guinea
Guinea’s 114 ranking in UNESCO’s Education analysis gives a pretty clear picture of education in the West African country. It’s Adult Literacy Rate of 41% is the tenth lowest in the world, and there is an abysmally low ‘Satisfaction with Education Quality’ ranking of 3 in their HDI ranking. Currently, the country is witnessing protests throughout the capital city of Conakry following a series of power cuts that affected the poorest sections of the population. Guinean citizens have begun protesting through the streets and have even ransacked government buildings in the ensuing riots. Ongoing social unrest like this means the government’s – and students’ focus – is far from educational improvement.

8. Zambia
At the 8th position is Zambia. In Zambia, there are three universities and several technical schools that provide higher education. The Ministry of Science and Technology and vocational Training (MSTVT) in Zambia was also developed in 1992 to foster growth in technological fields. Educational opportunities beyond secondary school are limited in Zambia. After secondary school, most students study at the various colleges, around the country. Normally they all select students on the basis of ability; competition for places is intense.

9. Gambia
Next up there’s Gambia with an EDI score of 0.677, and Adult Literacy Rate of 50 % (the eleventh lowest in the world). In Gambia, there is only a 4.1% Tertiary Enrollment Ratio for the national education system which consists of a whopping 574 schools. The Gambian president Yahya Jammeh was recently quoted as stating that ‘Gays are vermin’ while at a recent UN address, a comment which might serve to illuminate the current state of the country’s development. According to President Jammeh, Gambia is fighting gays “the same way we are fighting malaria-causing mosquitoes” and LGBT could only stand for “Leprosy, Gonorrhea, Bacteria and Tuberculosis”. Perhaps once national education is given a higher priority on the national agenda, the country’s leaders could find themselves more enlightened to the blight of oppressed groups in their country.

10. Angola
Tenth on the list with an Education Development Index of 0.685 is Angola. With the highest Adult Literacy Rate (ALR) on this list of 70.1%, Angola still clearly stands head and shoulders above its continental compatriots on this list. In fact, Angola has increased efforts to improve the national education system in accordance with UNESCO’s ‘Education for All’ program, and hopes to achieve its goals by 2015. Currently the United Kingdom’s Chatham House has proposed joint efforts to help the coastal African nation achieve and surpass the initiative’s proposed target of a 2015 completion date.

Unfortunately, ranking 111th in the UNESCO EDI still means that the education system in Angola is in dire straits.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Top Ten Most Richest Countries In Africa, What Number Is Your Country

By now, you should all know that Africa is the second largest continent in the world. There are officially 54 countries on the African continent. In this article, we have compiled a list of the top 10 richest countries in Africa, based on their GDP.

Note that all GDP figures come from the
International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook. Their latest report was published on the 4th quarter of 2018, with projections for 2019 made by the World Bank. Below are the top 10 Richest Countries in Africa;


GDP of Nigeria: $397.472 billion (USD)
Nigeria is currently the most highly populated country in Africa, with a population of more than 190 million inhabitants. Based only on GDP, Nigeria is the richest country in Africa in 2019.

2. South Africa

GDP of South Africa: $376.679 billion (USD)
Cape Town is the legislative capital, Pretoria is the administrative capital, and Bloemfontein is the judicial capital of South Africa. South Africa was formerly the richest country in Africa based on GDP, until recently, when Nigeria took over.

3. Egypt

GDP of Egypt: $249.471 billion (USD)
Egypt’s economic growth has been robust, averaging 5.3% in 2017/18; a rate that was sustained through 2019. The Egyptian economy is mainly driven by the expansion in the gas resources, tourism, manufacturing and construction. Private investment is picking up and net exports are improving.

4. Algeria

GDP of Algeria: $188.342 billion (USD)
Algeria’s economy is dominated by its export trade in petroleum and natural gas, commodities that, despite fluctuations in world prices, annually contribute roughly one-third of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP)
Algeria has the tenth largest reserve of natural gas in the world and is the sixth largest gas exporter on the planet.

5. Morocco

GDP of Morocco: $118.178 billion (USD)
GDP growth slowed down in 2018 to an estimated 3 percent compared to 4.1 percent in 2017, owing to the decline of agricultural value-added growth, which was only partially compensated by otherwise good performance of non-agricultural activities. Mining activities contributed the most to growth apart from agriculture, mostly driven by phosphates production and exports. The unemployment rate slightly decreased to 9.8 percent in quarter 4 2018.

6. Angola

GDP of Angola: $114.504 billion (USD)
Angola’s economy is expected to grow at an average rate of 2.6% per year in the 2019-2023 period. The country’s economy is heavily driven by its oil sector. Oil production and its supporting activities contribute about 50% of GDP, more than 70% of government revenue, and more than 90% of the country’s exports.
Angola is an OPEC member and subject to its direction regarding oil production levels.

7. Kenya

GDP of Kenya: $89.591 billion (USD)
Kenya’s short-term gross domestic product growth (GDP) is expected to rise to 5.8% in 2019 underpinned by recovery in agriculture, better business sentiment, and easing of political uncertainty.
Medium-term GDP growth should rebound to 5.8% in 2019 and 6.0% in 2020 respectively dependent on growth in private sector credit, continued strong remittance flows, management of public debt and expenditure and global oil prices.

8. Ethiopia

GDP of Ethiopia $83.836 billion (USD)
Ethiopia’s economy experienced strong, broad-based growth averaging 10.3% a year from 2006/07 to 2016/17, compared to a regional average of 5.4%.
However, Ethiopia’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth decelerated to 7.7% in 2017/18. The construction sector, and services accounted for most of the growth. Agriculture and manufacturing made lower-contribution to growth in 2017/18 compared to the previous year.

9. Tanzania

GDP of Tanzania: $55.645 billion (USD)
Tanzania has sustained relatively high economic growth over the last decade, averaging 6–7% a year. While the poverty rate in the country has declined, the absolute number of poor citizens has not because of the high population growth rate.
Economic performance in 2018 was mixed, while inflation remains low and stable.

10. Ghana

GDP of Ghana $51.815 billion (USD)
Ghana’s growth target for 2019 is 7.4% mainly to be driven by the industry sector, especially oil, gas and mining. Industry’s growth is expected to improve to 9.7%; the agriculture sector is expected to grow by 7.3% on the back of the government flagship programs in the sector which will enhance performance in the crops sub-sector.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Top Ten Most Civilized Countries In Africa, What Number Is Your Country

Top ten most civilized African countries

I believe you all know Africa is getting more civilized every day, with some of the countries at the forefront of technological advancement. This continent made up of 54 countries has refused to take the back seat in development and world civilization. Below is the list of top 10 most civilized African countries;

1. Egypt

It is believed that civilization started in Egypt, this great country has long been associated with innovations, civilization and technological inventions. It was said to be the first country to make use of written language and calendar. Egyptian pyramid, one of the attractions of Egypt has no rival in the world. This country located in North Africa house some of the best universities in Africa. Despite the civil unrest the experience once in a while, this country still remains the most civilized and technologically advanced country in Africa.

2. Nigeria

Nigeria is known as the giant of Africa and the most populous country in Africa, Nigeria is the second this list of top 10 most civilized countries in Africa. The reasons for this is not farfetched. In recent years, Nigeria went through rapid technological advancement and innovation due to the easy transition from one democratic government to another. Its tourist attractions underwent a surface change which drew tourist far and wide and it has welcomed many foreigners and foreign investors in the past 15 years.

3. South Africa

Third on the list of top 10 most civilized African countries is South Africa. This country is the most technologically advanced country in Africa and its civilization level is one of the best. The country supports and develops human potentials; its universities produced top specialists in the world of IT and innovations. Multichoice owner of DSTV is a South African company, and PayPal Wasco founded by a South African, this and other inventions put this great African Country on the list.

4. Kenya

This country that occupies the 4 spot on our list of top 10 best-civilized countries in Africa boasts of several innovations that placed this country in an enviable position among other countries in Africa. Notable among its invention is a charging shoe, charcoal stoves solar-powered refrigerators and the tamperproof voting machine. South Africa was able to stay ahead of countries in civilization due to it the fact that it can boast of some of the finest universities in Africa.

5. Algeria

With a strong government that takes special measures to improve the country and place it at the pinnacle of civilization, Algeria is the 5th on the list of top 10 most civilized countries in Africa. Algeria has the 9 largest Natural Gas reserve in the world with the fact that the economy is a well managed and buoyant one; Algeria has been able to move forward on its level of civilization every day.

6. Ghana

This country of over 25 million people is considered as the next great county in Africa. Ghana has experienced stable and growing economy in recent years and coupled with the fact that it uses compress gas to generate electricity, it has been seen as a well-civilized country with potentials and environment that supports advancement in technology. This country boasts of affordable video conferencing system that facilitates easy communication with people of outside world.

7. Libya

Libya is on the 7th spot on our list of our top 10 most civilized African countries because it is a country with a good standard of living and very high life expectancy rate of 75 compared to other countries. Libya like other top countries is also advanced in higher education, innovations and scientific research work. There is a high education exchange rate between Libya, Europe, and America, this contributed to its high rate of educational advancement. With a per capita income of over $11,497, the people in Libya are enjoying a stable and sufficient economy.

8. Seychelles

8 on the list of top 10 most civilized countries in Africa is Seychelles, this country has been rated as the most developed country in Africa by many in recent times. This country made the list because of its high infrastructure facilities and high per capita income. This country among others boasts of 6 airports and runways. It is also the richest country in Africa with a per capita income of $24,552.

9. Mauritius

This country is famous for its beauty and high economic policies. Mauritius is one of the best tourist centers in Africa almost everyone will love to visit at least once in a lifetime because it consists mostly of beautiful islands. Tourism is one of the major sources of income of this beautiful country; the people of Mauritius also enjoy a stable economy that is one of the best in Africa. Per capita income of Mauritius is $17,716; this is high compared to other countries in Africa.

10. Uganda

Uganda is last on our list of top 10 most civilized African countries. This country is well advanced in technology and was rated as one of the three African countries to be ranked among countries with advanced innovation and technological advancement in Africa. The growth and civilization rate of Uganda over the years can be classified as rapid and promising, this has made it qualify to be rated along with Egypt and other civilized countries in the world.

Well, if you think there are countries that should make this list, you can add them to the comment box.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Top Ten Most Wicked Leaders In Africa and Their Countries

top ten most wicked African leaders

A good leader can be said to be able to “communicate appropriately and motivate others significantly” to forward the mission.

Good governance is gaining ground in Africa these, but unfortunately it is happening slowly. The continent has seen some of the world’s worst dictators. While it is true that African leaders are becoming democratic and are showing more respect for human rights, there are some leaders who have a long way to go before they can be regarded as worthy leaders. Below is a brief introduction of 10 worst African dictators of all time. These dictators have caused immense misery to many people;

1. Idi Amin Dada (Uganda)

Idi Amin Dada of Uganda tops the list. He was the president of Uganda between 1971 and 1979. He murdered more than 500,000 Ugandans, including foreign investors, opposition leaders and archbishops. He also confirmed to eating human flesh. The man raped almost all the beautiful girls surrounding his palace.

He gave himself numerous title including: His Excellency President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Dr. Idi Amin, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa.

2. Mobutu Sese Seko (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Mobutu Sese Seko was the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo between 1965 and 1997. He killed innumerable number of people during his tenure as president. He murdered opposition leaders in broad daylight. He forced all television stations to start the evening news with an image of him descending through clouds from the heavens.

3. Charles Taylor (Liberia)

Charles was the president of Liberia from 1997 to 2003. He was the main cause of the Liberian civil war, which killed many innocent Liberians. He encouraged his followers to use rape as a weapon and cut of the hands of people who opposed him. The warlord was found guilty of all 11 counts of “aiding and abetting” war crimes and crimes against humanity by Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL).

4. Omar al-Bashir (Sudan)

Omar al-Bashir is the president of Sudan. He seized power in 1989 in a bloodless military coup against the government of the democratically elected Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi. Over the years this tyrant has murdered tens of thousands of innocent people in Sudan. He has been declared a war criminal and a wanted by International Criminal Court (ICC).

5. Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe)

Robert Mugabe is the president of Zimbabwe since 1987. Many people call him a murderous despot. Over the years, he has arrested and tortured the opposition and squeezed the nation’s economy into negative growth and billion-percent inflation.

6. Muammar Gaddafi (Libya)

Although some Africans saw him as King of Kings of Africa, Muammar Gaddafi was an egoist. He ran a police state. Some Libyans call him a lunatic and others call him a hero. His children and immediate relatives had the right to kill without anyone questioning them. He was killed on 20 October 2011.

7 Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (Equatorial Guinea)

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is the president of Equatorial Guinea. He has ruled Equatorial Guinea since August 1979. He came to power by overthrowing his uncle Francisco Macias Nguema in a bloody coup. He is currently the longest serving president in Africa.

8. Ahmed Sekou Toure (Guinea)

Ahmed Sekou Toure ruled Guinea from 1958 to 1984. He was a corrupt leader who imposed harsh laws on the people. He became infamous for inventing innovative methods of murder.

9. Jean-Bedel Bokassa (Central African Republic)

This brutal dictator was narcissistic. He had an insatiable appetite for power and authority. He was self-crowned emperor of the Central African Republic until he was ousted in 1979.

10. Sani Abacha (Nigeria)

Sani Abacha ruled Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. He was the epitome of brutality and was responsible for the imprisonment and executions of many of his opponents. He amassed a fortune from his personal dealings in Nigeria’s oil reserves. He embezzled billions of dollars from the nation’s central bank.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Top Ten Most Popular Countries in Africa and Their Population, No 1 Really Worth It

most popular countries in Africa

Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa with up to 195 million people. The northern part of the country is able to generate lots of heat that can produce a vast amount of electricity for the country. Nigeria is Africa's most populated country, followed by Ethiopia, Egypt, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The population of Africa is around 1.2 billion people. The continent of Africa is synonymous with varied cultures, peoples, beliefs and an abundance of natural resources. The majority of the African population is young, with over 50% of the population below or at 20 years of age. The population density of Africa is 30.51 people per square kilometer. Africa is made up of 54 countries. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with a population of 195 million people. Below is a brief overview of the ten most populous countries in Africa. Data from the World Bank;

1. Nigeria - 195,874,740

Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa. The 195 million people who live in Nigeria account for about 15.98% of the total African population. Every year, the population of Nigeria increases by nearly 5.5 million people. The population growth has seen Nigeria become the 7th most populous country in the world.

2. Ethiopia - 109,224,559

Ethiopia is an eastern Africa landlocked country located in the horn of Africa. It is the second-most populous country in Africa with 109 million people. Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing populations at an annual growth rate of 2.6%. The country is home to over 80 ethnic groups of multiple origins such as Cushitic and Afro-Asiatic.

3. Egypt - 98,423,595

Egypt has a population of 98 million people and is the third largest country by population in Africa. The majority of the populace lives along the River Nile and in major cities such as Cairo. The Egyptian population is about 7.68% of the African population. The country has an annual population growth rate of 2.29 percent which represents an increase of 1.8 million people per year.

4. Democratic Republic of the Congo - 84,068,091

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the second-largest country in Africa by land area and the fourth largest by population. It is home to over 84 million people. This Central African nation has experienced a rapid population growth over the last two decades where the population increased from 39 million in 1992 to 66 million people in 2009. The Democratic Republic of Congo demographics is one of the fastest growing populations in Africa and the world.

5. South Africa - 57,779,622

South Africa has a population of 57 million people and is the fifth largest country by population. The population increases by about 700,000 people every year which represents 1.6 percent annual change. The total population of South Africa constitutes 4.77% of the African population. South Africa is one of the most developed countries in Africa.

6. Tanzania - 56,318,348

Tanzania is an East African country that borders the Indian Ocean to the East. It has a population of 56 million people with a vast majority consisting of young people. Tanzania has an annual population growth rate of 2.69 percent which is among the highest in the region. It is estimated that Tanzania’s population will double in the next 26 years.

7. Kenya - 51,393,010

Kenya is an East African country and the largest economy in the region. It has a population of 51 million people which represents 3.69 percent of the total African population.The majority of the population is made up of young people below the age of 30. The population of Kenya is expected to double by the year 2040.

8. Uganda - 42,723,139

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa with a population of around 42 million. The country has one of the youngest and most rapidly growing populations in the world. With an annual population growth rate of 3.61 percent, Uganda adds close to 1.2 million people per year.

9. Algeria - 42,228,429

Algeria is located in the north of the continent. It is the largest country in Africa in terms of land area. Much of Algeria is desert and most of the communities live near urban areas and along water sources. The country has a population of around 42 million people. Algeria has an annual population growth rate of 2.11 percent. The population is expected to double by the year 2050.

10. Sudan - 41,801,533

Sudan is a North African country that borders South Sudan to the South and Egypt to the North. It is among the most populous countries in Africa with a population of around 41 million people. Although most of the land in Sudan is arid, many major settlements exist along riverbanks.

Top Ten Hottest Countries In Africa, What Number Is Your Country

hottest african countries

Africa is the second largest continent (after Asia ), covering about one-fifth of the total land surface of Earth. The continent is bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and on the south by the mingling waters of the Atlantic and Indian oceans.

Africa is one the hottest continents on the planet. It should be known that the hottest country often changes from year to year. Which is due to weather and climate variation. Actually, the only continent that never freezes is Africa, no wonder we complain it never snows over here. Well, below are the top 10 hottest countries in Africa;

1. Ethiopia

This particular country is known as the hottest country in Africa. The town of Dallol holds the record for having the average annual temperature. In dallol, it is recorded that there is never a breakdown heat anywhere in that place.

The place dallol is now a ghost town, due to the vast amount of heat that place is producing. Back in the year 1960, the place was known as a mining settlement. The place is a volcanically active region, so the heat actually comes from a different direction.

2. Botswana

Botswana is the second among the hottest countries in Africa, for the most part of the year. The climate in Botswana is said to be semi-arid. Summer days are hot in the country especially in the weeks that precede the coming of the cooling vanes. Because of this, the shade temperature rises to 38 degree Celsius and then reaches a blistering 44 degree Celsius on rare occasion. It should be known that from November to march the weather is very hot over there as there is plenty of sunshine. Lots of facts and so many research has been done to be able to place Botswana in this position.

3. Mali

Mali is very hot. The place called Timbuktu is rated as one of the hottest places ever, the place is being referred to be slowly overtaken by the encroaching Sahara Desert . Timbuktu is known before as a city that has one of the world greatest collection of ancient manuscript and it is also referred as a thriving centre for scholarship. The temperature at Timbuktu has been recorded to reach 130 degrees Fahrenheit which is earned as an essence and the street of the city and frequently buried in the windswept sand.

4. Somalia

This is a country that is known to see little rain all year long. The average temperature in Somalia is about 50 degrees and the place has been ravaged by drought and famine. The people of Somalia are in total starvation because they find it hard to grow food in their soils lack of irrigation is also another cause of starvation and drought and famine.

5. Sudan

This country is known as one of the hottest in North Africa. Sudan has dry desert land with an average temperature of 50 degree Celsius. The major problem a country has is desertification which is due to over rising of temperatures. The city wadi halfa in Sudan is one of the hottest city there, the city has to endure lots of terrible dust and storms. Famine has hit Sudan which now makes the availability of food in the country to be scarce. Sudan also receives no rainfall at all.

6. Algeria

The temperature of Algeria is very hot throughout the year and they also have deserts. In some areas of Algeria, it should be known that there are snow-capped mountains in some areas of the country but they are desert, which is expanded all over the place. The average temperature in Algeria is about 50-53 degree Celsius with the hottest temperature which is been recorded in the region of Sulah. Unlike other hottest countries in Africa, Algeria is blessed with rainfall.

7. Tunisia

This country is rated as one of the hottest in Africa and also ranked among the hottest in the world. Kebili is one of the place, the people go to escape the hotness of the sun, but over there is just another high temperature. Kebili is no stranger to high temperatures, the mercury has topped out at over 131 degrees which are noted as a list of the highest ever recorded in Africa. Now come to think of it, lots of people have lived in Kebili for a long period of time, people have actually stayed in that place.

8. Libya

There is a place in Libya called El Aziza, this place has made history after a weather station recorded the highest temperature which is ever directly measured on earth. It was recorded at 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit, the record stood for 90 years. We can see that Libya is actually a very hot country but the el Aziza’s record has been downgraded, there is also doubt that the region can even reclaim it back, however, Chadames is now rated as another hot city in Libya, it has been shown that the people have to live in mud houses to withstand the heat.

9. Chad

Chad is one of the African countries that has been affected by desertification which is due to its hot climate. The climate in chad is desert in the north with highs above 40 degrees Celsius this often takes place from April to October and the highest recorded temperature is about 50 degrees Celsius. Chad has also recorded the hottest day in history, this was on June 22nd, 2010, the temperature in the country reached 47.6 degree Celsius this was at Faya, a place in chad. It has been noted that these hot seasons are not actually good for tourist to visit the country by then, as the country will not be comfortable for them.

10. Niger

This African country is very hot and very dry. It has been shown that eight migrants died of thirst while traveling across the Niger desert to Algeria. Niger has also been recorded for one of the hottest days in history on June 22, 2010, at then the temperature reached 47.1 degree Celsius in the city of Bilma, that city broke the record again on June 23 and topped out at 48.2 degree Celsius.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Top Ten Countries In Africa With The Most Beautiful Women, Your Women Are Not Beautiful If Not On This List

African countries have more beautiful women compare to women in the western world. African women are beautiful, charming, gorgeous, tall, dark and classic. They are also referred to as fashion icon and stylist. After a careful study and research we present to you the top 10 countries in Africa with the most beautiful women. Below are the top ten African countries with the most beautiful women;

1. Egypt
Egypt is regarded as the country in Africa with the most beautiful women. Egyptian women are very beautiful, charming, gorgeous, brave, good looking, classic and have a good sense of fashion. Women in ancient Egypt had some special rights which other women did not have in other comparable societies. They could own property and were legally at court, equal to men. However, Ancient Egypt was a society dominated by men.

The role of women in Egypt has changed throughout history, from ancient to modern times. From the earliest preserved archaeological records, Egyptian society, regardless of marital status. Women were stated lower than men when it came to a higher leader in the Egyptian hierarchy counting his peasants. This hierarchy was similar to the way the peasants were treated in the Middle Ages. As children, females were raised to be solely dependent upon their fathers and older brothers. When women married, they depended on their husbands to make all decisions, while the women themselves were depended upon to carry out household chores.

An Egyptian woman was thought to be at the peak of her power when her sons had married because she automatically acquired the control over the newly growing families of her sons. Women have traditionally been preoccupied with household tasks and child rearing and have rarely had opportunities for contact with men outside the family. Egyptian women are very beautiful and currently number 1 on our list of top the 8 countries in Africa with the most beautiful women.

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2. Zimbabwe
Women in Zimbabwe are very beautiful, stunning and curvy. Similarly to the majority of countries around the world, the traditional gender roles of women in Zimbabwe are often considered subordinate to those of men. However, women in Zimbabwe have substantial economic and traditional and social responsibilities. Zimbabwe women come from a range of economic and educational backgrounds.

Zimbabwe women are not only known for their beauty but also for their bravery. Before Independence, women in Zimbabwe began to organize to exercise their political power. Zimbabwe women are very beautiful and currently number 2 on our list of top the 10 countries in Africa with the most beautiful women.

3. South Africa
South African women are very beautiful, charming and stunning. 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. Some African traditional social organizations are male centered and male dominated. South African women are very beautiful and romantically appealing. They have charming personality and very humble to their spouses.

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.

4. Nigeria
Nigerian women are very beautiful, curvy, stunning, charming, gorgeous and classic. When it comes to good looks, Nigerian women are famous for being tall, dark, romantically appealing and very beautiful. Nigerian women are very beautiful and always every men crush. 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 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. The prevalence however varies greatly by region.

5. Ghana
Ghana women are very beautiful and romantically appealing. This is a point noted by almost anyone who has visited Ghana. Ghana Women are very beautiful, gorgeous and stunning. The status of Women in Ghana and their roles in Ghanaian society has changed over the past few decades. 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. Additionally, women have much less access to resources than men in Ghana do. Ghanaian women in rural and urban areas face slightly different challenges.

Ghana women are very beautiful and curvy. That is why many people love to watch Ghana movies. Women in pre-modern Ghanaian society were seen as bearers of children, farmers and retailers of products. Within the traditional sphere, the childbearing ability of women was explained as the means by which lineage ancestors were allowed to be reborn. Barrenness was, therefore, considered the greatest misfortune. In the midst of all this, Ghanaian women are still regarded as beautiful and classic.

6. Tanzania
Tanzania women are very beautiful and gorgeous. They tend to give men sleepless night with their beautiful smile and their red lips. One of the things that are most noticeable about Tanzania women is that they are well mannered. Tanzania women are very caring and tend to shower love and affection to their spouses. 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. School girls are reinstated back to school after delivery. Aside from beauty, Tanzania women are very strong and very brave.

7. Kenya
Kenya women are very beautiful and have a good sense of fashion. They are somehow dark but very beautiful and have attractive skin with beautiful features. Women in Kenya are very beautiful and curvy. The history of the evolution of the traits of women in Kenya can be divided into Women within Swahili culture, Women in British Kenya, and Kenyan Women post-Independence. 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 one the country with the most beautiful women in Africa. Kenya women are very beautiful, classic, curvy and gorgeous.

8. Ethiopia
Women in Ethiopia are very beautiful, charming and gorgeous. Someone who has never seen the beauty of Ethiopia women before may be amazed at their extraordinary features at first sight. Ethiopia women are exceptionally beautiful and have come of age with many becoming a household name in foreign lands. They are considered beautiful because of their physical features. They have chocolate skin, soft cute hair, and stunning facial features.

Ethiopia women are very beautiful and currently number 8 on our list.

9. Rwanda
Rwanda boasts an incredibly low cost of living plus a plethora of beautiful women to choose from. English is the official language so you’ll be able to communicate with Rwandan ladies easily. The country is stable and safe for tourists and expats, making it a good spot to pick up a sexy Rwanda chick.

10. Morocco
The history of women in Morocco includes their lives from before, during, and after the arrival of Islam in the northwestern African country of Morocco. In 622 AD, as Islam arrived in Morocco, the women of Morocco received three basic rights under the Muslims' religion: the right to live, the right to be honored and to be respected as a mother, and the right to own business and be able to work.

Morocco women are very beautiful and currently number 10 on our list.

Top Ten Countries In Africa With Most Valuable Currencies and Their Dollar Conversion, What Number Is Your Country

Top ten African most valuable currencies

In pre-colonial times, many objects were sometimes used as currency in Africa. These included shells, ingots, gold (gold dust and gold coins (the Asante)), arrowheads, iron, salt, cattle, goats, blankets, axes, beads, and many others. In the early 19th century a slave could be bought in West Africa with manilla currency; multiples of X-shaped rings of bronze or other metal that could be strung on a staff.

African currency was originally formed from basic items, materials, animals and even people available in the locality to create a medium of exchange. Below is the current list of top 10 highest currencies in Africa;

1. Libyan Dinar (1 USD – 0.77 LYD)

Libyan dinar is known for its vast deposit of crude oil, which accounts for 95% of the nation’s total export earnings and 60% of its GDP. Libya sits at the top with the most stable currency in Africa. The country was made quite famous by its late leader Muammar Gaddafi. Although ravaged by war, its standard of living is not as bad as the oil sector. Compared to Nigeria, the continent’s largest economy.

2. Tunisian Dinar (1USD – 2.3 TND)

The Tunisian comes second after the Libyan Dinar. This North African nation has a diversified economy based on phosphate, oil, car parts manufacturing, tourism, and agro-food products. The country is an island with a 99% of inhabitants being Muslims. The average living standard here is relatively on the prime side with a high minimum wage. The economy is rock stable, thriving and with a small populace. More interestingly is its unemployment rate is stooping so low at 14%.

3. Ghanaian Cedes (1USD – 4.75 CEDI)

Ghana has a stable diversified economy rich in hydrocarbon, tourism, solid minerals, and automobiles among and many more. Its economy rose to prominence in the days of the gold boom and the cocoa era. The booming economy has steadied its currency and made it a promising nation in the globally. Ghana was ranked the fastest developing country in the world.

4. Sudanese Pound (1 USD – 6.41 SDG)

The Sudanese pound is one of the highest currency in Africa. Sudan has gone through a series of wars and divisions but manages to maintain a stable currency exchange rate. Sudan’s economy is yet still afloat despite the split that saw South Sudan gaining their independence. Sudan is seen in at the top due to its consistency in the foreign exchange market over time.

5. Moroccan Diharm (1 USD – 16.2 Mad)

The conservative Islamic caliphate still in North Africa has the 5th largest economy in the continent and also the 5th highest currency in Africa it. It runs a liberal and a capitalist economy gaining major control over the economy. Some of its industries include mining, tourism, automobiles, construction, and textiles. A flourishing economy that has made its GDP stand at an impressive $148.1 billion.

6. Botswana Pula (1 USD – 10.7 Pula)

Botswana is a landlocked state in Southern Africa with a well-defined landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert. It holds a record for retaining one of the world’s longest economic boom streak. The economic growth rate of Botswana is fast-paced and fairly consistent. Its economy depends on agriculture, copper, diamonds, textiles, and livestock. This South African nation is a major key player in the economy of its sub-region and it houses the South African development community corporate headquarters.

7. Zambian Kwacha (1 USD – 10.0 ZMK)

Zambia prides itself as the largest producer of copper in the continent before its neighbors, the Democratic Republic of Congo eyed the title with green eyes and used it. It is a landlocked of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife. Zambian’s economy has always been anchored on copper which is it’s a major source of export earnings. Although the country has been characterized by economic woes and fluctuations in it’s a price of commodities, it still finds itself on the top 10 list.

8. South African Rand (1 USD – 13.4 Rand)

It is the currency used in South Africa. It is the most developed democratic state in the African continent. South Africa has the second largest economy in Africa, trailing behind Nigeria. It has a very vibrant and competitive economy and is the only African member of the G-20 economic group. Its economy is diversified, comprising of mining (41% gold in the world and 90% platinum), automobiles assembly, textiles, agriculture, gold, fertilizer.

9. Eritrean Nafka (1 USD – 15.0 ERN)

Eritrean is an island nation in Africa, a remote country in the horn of Africa is quite small in economy, land area and population, its currency is Nafka. After parting ways with Ethiopia, it still shares the same currency with the old nation. Eritrea has a stable currency from a not too lively economy.

10. Egyptian Pounds (1 USD – 17.8 EGP)

Egypt is a famous Arab nation that as existence since the biblical times. Well known for its civilization and home to the ancient pyramids. The nation is Africa’s third largest economy and one of the most developed in the continent. Its capital Cairo is the second largest city in Africa. Cairo is an economic and industrial hub, bustling with various activities.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Top Ten African Countries With Best Education System, What Number Is Your Country

African countries with best education system

The World Economic Forum accessed 140 countries, including 38 African countries, to rank the best education systems based on skill development. The report looks at the general level of skills of the workforce and the quantity and quality of education in each country. Factors considered include: developing digital literacy, interpersonal skills, and the ability to think critically and creatively. In this, we bring to you the top 10 countries with the best education systems in Africa;

1. Seychelles
A small country with about 95,000 people, Seychelles holds the position for the best education system in Africa with 69.3 points. It is the only African country in the top 50 education system globally. It holds a global ranking of 28th position on Critical thinking in teaching and 34th on Skillset of graduates. It is the first and only country in Africa that has fully achieved the “education for all” goal, set by UNESCO.

In 2016, according to UNESCO, the government spent 11.72% of total expenditure on education. Education is compulsory up to the age of 16, and free through secondary school until age 18. 98.9 percent of the population age 15 to 24 is literate.

2. Tunisia
The second best education system in Africa is found in Tunisia, which ranks 71st position on global education system with 61.4 points. It ranks 49th position for School life expectancy and 51st for Pupil-to-teacher ratio in primary education.

Since gaining independence from France in 1956, the government of Tunisia has focused on developing an education system which produces a solid human capital base that could respond to the changing needs of a developing nation. Education is the number one priority of the government, with more than 20 percent of government’s budget allocated for education. Literacy rate as at 2015 was 81%.

3. Mauritius
Mauritius has the 3rd best education system in Africa, with 61 points. It holds the 74th position on global education system; and ranks 40th position on Extent of staff training and 47th on Quality of vocational training globally. The government of Mauritius provides free education to its citizens from pre-primary to tertiary levels. Since July 2005, the government also introduced free transport for all students.

Schooling is compulsory up to the age of 16. Mauritian students consistently rank top in the world each year for the Cambridge International O Level, and International A and AS level examinations.

4. South Africa
Ranked at 84th position on global education system, South Africa offers the 4th best education system in Africa with a score of 58.4. It is 53rd on Mean years of schooling and 55th on Extent of staff training globally. It ranks ahead of Panama and Mexico on global education system. Over the past decade, the South African government budget above 18 percent of its total expenditure on education.

It’s not surprising why South African universities rank among the best in Africa, and compete globally. Literacy rate is at 94 percent.
And for the top three countries with the best education systems in Africa.

5. Algeria
The second North African country in this list, Algeria rank 88th position on global education system, and 5 th in Africa with 57.4 points. It is also 65th position on School life expectancy with a population of 41.3 million, the literacy rate is at 75 percent.

6. Botswana
Botswana rank 92nd position on global education system behind Iran and ahead of Brazil. It holds the 6 th position in Africa with a score of 56.7. It ranks 67 th on Extent of staff training and 76th on Mean years of schooling.
While some sources claim education in Botswana is free for the first 10 years, but according to Wikipedia, Secondary education in Botswana is neither free nor compulsory. Literacy rate is at 88 percent, with a population of 2.3 million.

7. Kenya
The East African country rank 95th position on global education system, ahead of India and behind Brazil, and 7 th best in Africa with a score of 55.4. It is 21 st on Ease of finding skilled employees and 43rd on Digital skills among population globally. Compulsory education lasts 12 years from age 6 to age 17
With a population of 49.7 million, 17.58 percent of total government expenditure in 2017 went to education, and literacy rate is at 78.7 percent according to UNESCO.

8. Cape Verde
Surprisingly, Cape Verde follows closely behind Egypt, at 98th position on global education system and number 8 th in Africa, with a score of 53.3. It is 53rd on Critical thinking in teaching and 71st on Ease of finding skilled employees globally. The country has a population of over 546,000 and literacy rate is estimated at 80 percent. Primary school education in Cape Verde is mandatory between the ages of 6 and 14 years and free for children ages 6 to 12.

9. Egypt
Egypt rank 99th position on global education system, and 9 th best in Africa with 52.8 points, slightly ahead of Namibia. It ranks 70th on global Digital skills among population. Compulsory education lasts 12 years from age 6 to age 17 and literacy rate is at 71% as at 2017, according to UNESCO.

10. Namibia
Namibia, a population of 2.34 million, ranks 100 th position in global education system and 10th in Africa with a score of 52.7. It is 43rd in global ranking on Extent of staff training and 82th on Critical thinking in teaching.

In Namibia, it is mandatory for every citizen between the age limit of 6-16 to receive an education. For this 10 year academic period, the Namibian constitution charges the government with the responsibility of providing fund for education. Literacy rate is at 88.2%.

Rough Summary Of a Few Other Countries
Ghana ranks 104 th in global education system and 12th in Africa ahead of Zimbabwe , while Nigeria seats at 124 th position in the world and 25th in Africa behind Rwanda.