Africa defies global slump as foreign direct investment rises

Growing demand for some commodities and a corresponding rise in their prices as well as the growth in non-resource-seeking investment in a few economies underpinned the rise. While FDI in some large economies on the continent – such as Nigeria and Egypt – contracted, this was outweighed by a surge in flows to others, most significantly, South Africa. “The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will bolster regional cooperation. This, along with upbeat growth prospects, augurs well for FDI flows to the continent,” UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said. North…

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Five ways to improve your Mental Health

It is important to take care of yourself and get the best from life. Below are five ways to look after your mental health. 1. Surround yourself with good people: People with strong family or social connections are generally healthier than those who lack a support network. Make plans with supportive family members and friends, or seek out activities where you can meet new people. Talking about your feelings can help you stay in a good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled. Talking about your feelings…

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Guide to Travelling Alone in Ghana

Ghana is one of the safest countries in Africa as well as being a pan-African and international hub. It is a friendly place where people are always willing to guide tourists along, the opportunities for meeting fellow travellers and locals are numerous and easy. Staying Safe and Basic Travel In the major cities—Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, and Tamale—there are hubs that most tourists and international people gravitate including centrally-located bars, restaurants, and cafés. Be wary of going off the beaten track, especially late at night. Fortunately, Google Maps is efficient throughout the country to…

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