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Are red flags about Islamic State in South Africa alarmist?

Alarm bells about the threat of terrorism in South Africa have recently been sounding more stridently and more often. Are these false alarms or is the danger growing? This question is complicated by the fact that the warnings are largely from foreigners, especially the United States (US). To many, this indicates alarmism or even outsideContinue reading “Are red flags about Islamic State in South Africa alarmist?”

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A Snapshot of Wealth in Africa

The continent of Africa contains more than 50 countries, but just five account for more than half of total wealth on the continent: South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, and Kenya. Despite recent setbacks in Africa’s largest economies, wealth creation has been strong in a number of areas, and total private wealth is now estimated toContinue reading “A Snapshot of Wealth in Africa”

Building More BRICS

Recent speculation that the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) plans to expand its membership has set tongues wagging in the diplomatic world. Rumours that Argentina could be the newest country to join have triggered questions around the viability and power of an expanded collective, and what it means for global geopolitics.Continue reading “Building More BRICS”

AfCFTA could boost African incomes by 9%, says World Bank report

Full implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) could increase FDI by up to 159%, with positive impacts for trade and incomes. Charles Dietz Reforms set in motion by the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could lead to a rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) that would boost incomesContinue reading “AfCFTA could boost African incomes by 9%, says World Bank report”

Only 9 African countries print their currency domestically.

In a continent of about 54 countries, 9 have the capacity to print their own currencies or mint their own coins. Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Algeria, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Sudan, and Zimbabwe are the only countries that have set up private companies and state-owned enterprises printing banknotes. Out of the remainingContinue reading “Only 9 African countries print their currency domestically.”

THE RICHEST TRIBE IN AFRICA – ROYAL BAFOKENG NATION πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

Royal Bafokeng are an ethnic Tswana Clan recognized by Forbes & Business Insider as the richest ethic group in Africa. Bafokeng (meaning ‘People of the dew’) a Setswana-speaking traditional community ruled by a Monarchy covers 1,000 square kilometers (390 sq mi) in the North West Province of South Africa. The capital is Phokeng, near Rustenburg.Continue reading “THE RICHEST TRIBE IN AFRICA – ROYAL BAFOKENG NATION πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦”

Top 10 Most Visited Countries in Africa

1. Egypt πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬ – 13.6 Million 2. Morroco πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦ – 12.9 million Visitors3. South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ – 10.5 Million Visitors4. Tunisia πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡³ – 9.4 million Visitors5. Algeria πŸ‡©πŸ‡Ώ – 2.6 million Visitors6. Zimbabwe πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡Ό – 2.4 million Visitors7. Mozambique πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ώ – 1.6 million Visitors8. Kenya πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ – 1.6 million Visitors9. Tanzania πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ώ – 1.5 millionContinue reading “Top 10 Most Visited Countries in Africa”

AFRICA’S LEADING “GOOD” COUNTRIES IN 2021 πŸŒ

1. South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ (44th)2.Tunisia πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡³ (47th )3. Morocco πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦ (55th)4. Mauritius πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ί (58th)5. Rwanda πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ό (71th)6. Kenya πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ (72th )7. Uganda πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ (73th) 8. Egypt πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬ (75th)9. Seychelles πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨ (76th)10. Liberia πŸ‡±πŸ‡· (79th)11. Zambia πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡² (81th) 12. Ghana πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ (84th)13. Zimbabwe πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡Ό (86th) 14. Madagascar πŸ‡²πŸ‡¬ (89th) 15. Namibia πŸ‡³πŸ‡¦ (90th)16. Togo πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡¬ (95th)17.Continue reading “AFRICA’S LEADING “GOOD” COUNTRIES IN 2021 πŸŒ”

African Tourists Destination

African Locations On Tourism Sentiment Index’s Top 100 Most Loved Destinations in the World list 1. Zanzibar, Tanzania πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ώ (11th globally)2. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ώ (12th globally)3. Kynsna, South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ (19th globally)4. Stellenbosch, South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ (23rd globally)5. Hurghada, Egypt πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬ (31st globally)6. Hermanus, South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ (41st globally)7. Cape Town, South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ (54thContinue reading “African Tourists Destination”