Four African countries with the odd history of experiencing December 31 coups

If you ask any student of African politics what are the reasons the continent lags behind much of the world in terms of development, political instability will rear its ugly head among the reasons. Sometimes, the democratic culture is not so strong and what you have is a shaky foundation for societal continuity. Most times, the instability is either caused by or turns into coups. Military overthrows of governments are a common sight in Africa despite the unanimity of the international community’s condemnation. More about this And even if your…

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How coconuts played a major role in Ghana’s ‘Year of Return’

Coconut is one underrated plant, but people are now noticing its importance. In Ghana, they call it the “tree of life” because everything about the plant is of benefit to mankind. Also, research shows that coconuts have lots of minerals in its fruits that boost the health of consumers. This year, Ghana hosted the first ever international coconut festival which saw many investors and industry players meet in the country’s capital to promote the export and diversification of coconut through a robust Ghanaian coconut industry. More about this Ghana’s economy…

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South Africa: Traditional Circumcision Deaths Prompt Bans, Debate

For hundreds of years, teenage boys and young men from South Africa’s Xhosa and Ndebele groups have followed a sacred, secret coming-of-age ritual that culminates in ritual circumcision by a traditional surgeon. Initiation, as the practice is called, is part of the rich fabric of South African society. But in recent years, as dozens of young men have died during the process each year — most from exhaustion and dehydration, but some from botched surgeries — it has also become a legal and cultural minefield. Both the practice’s traditional defenders…

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10 Most Exciting Mountain Climbs in Africa

Have you ever thought about the beautiful mountain climbs in Africa? Would you like to try a challenging adventure? To view nature from the top, there is only one way: climbing mountains. Theaters, cinemas, beaches, and forests are all marvelous, but being able to climb Africa’s mountains is the chance of a lifetime. Recently, Africa has become an alluring destination to many tourists around the world. If you are looking to explore the continent’s breathtaking views while getting an adrenaline rush, then jump off your seat and get ready to…

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Interview with Amine Lahlou: Renewable Energies, a Growing Sector in Africa

On the sidelines of the Africa Renewable Energy Forum organized recently in Casablanca, Africa.com met Amine Lahlou, a Moroccan expert in renewable energies, board member of Morocco’s Solar and Renewable Energy Association, and CEO of Quardran Morocco, known previously as Maroc Renewables. In this interview, Mr. Lahlou, one of the speakers during the forum, shares with us his thoughts concerning the current situation of the sector of renewables in Morocco, and Africa, and the possibilities of its growth. AFRICA.COM: How is the sector of renewable Energies in Morocco now? Amine Lahlou:…

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Pay Attention to the Details of this Impeachment Process.

You are here: Home / News / Pay Attention to the Details of this Impeachment Process. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) It is very easy to view what is going on in the United States as bad energy, terrible politics, and for some anxiety triggering. These things tend to make one turn off the TV and ignore social media regarding this administration and impeachment. Many of us wish we could simply ignore what is going on in hopes that we can wake up one day to…

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We, the Rohingya youth, demand our right to an education

In the summer of 2012, when a particularly gruesome episode of anti-Rohingya violence erupted in the capital city of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Sittwe, I was a second-year physics student at the town’s university.  Sittwe’s Buddhist residents were attacking Rohingya homes and businesses with makeshift weapons. Soldiers, who had allegedly been sent to the town to help bring an end to the violence, were shooting at the Rohingya with live ammunition.  As a young Rohingya Muslim, I knew that if I went outside I would be tortured and killed either by angry Buddhist…

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