Africa’s Emerging Markets

  Over the last several years, Africa has been home to some of the most exciting emerging markets on the globe. Due to a growing middle class in the many urban areas across the continent, businesses across the globe are flocking to a number of African countries to start and expand new and current ventures.…

Congo: Female Rangers Protect Mountain Gorillas

  In the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, lies the beautiful and wild Virunga National Park. For 3000 square miles there is an abundance of forests, grasslands and volcanoes. Along with the variety of terrain comes an immense amount of wildlife, much of which needs to be preserved and safeguarded. The 300 critically-endangered mountain gorillas…

Boko Haram

    As the world reels from the ISIS led attacks in Brussels carried out on Tuesday, and while still not yet recovered from the Al Queda assault in the Ivory Coast just over a week ago, it seems that citizens globally are living in a new reality where cold, heartless terrorists strike with impunity. In…

Ghana tries to overcome economic hurdles

  Ghana is a culturally-rich country, with many different ethnic and racial groups living in harmony together. Unfortunately, its economy is in a less harmonious phase, due to many developmental issues. Natural Resources & Poverty Ghana is prosperous in several natural resources, including gold, silver, salt, fish, petroleum, limestone, and timber. Unfortunately, in spite of…

Overfishing in East Africa

  With the increased demand of fish, African waters have become a hot spot for local and international fishers making this one of the highest concentration of fishing areas in the world. It is reported that an average of 1.3 billion worth of fish are illegally caught and removed from the African oceans on a…

Hirola: Africa’s Rarest Antelope

Africa’s Rarest Antelope On the border of Kenya and Somalia lives a beautiful creature that is critically endangered: the Hirola, or “Hunter’s antelope.” The global population is around 600 animals, and it is the only existing member of its genus, Beatragus. “The loss of the Hirola would be the first extinction of a mammalian genus…