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Somalia Bananas and Warlords

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In Somalia up until 1990, before warlords, insecurity, drought and poor infrastructure over 20 years has led to a collapse of Somali banana industry.

Before the beginning of the reign of terror of Somali civil war and drought; Somalia was the largest banana exporter in Eastern Africa. The banana industry was vital in Somalia with exports mainly to Italy and Middle Eastern markets. Somalia is closer to Middle Eastern main ports and can thus provide fresher bananas at lower transport cost than bananas from other countries.In the midst of one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, the banana offered a small glimmer of hope for Somalis trying to reclaim economic harmony. Due to the civil war, warlords, poor roads and storage facilities, which result in much spoilage and high prices far from producing areas, hunger and malnutrition were some of the major causes of suffering for significant sections of the population.Before the civil war, almost all banana agriculture industries were owne…

African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

Air Afrique Flying in African Skies

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Air Afrique Flying in African SkiesAbout Air Afrique and internal and international flights to and from Africa.

Unity and solidarity among African States for development on the continent.In 1961, Air Afrique was a joint venture between the Brazzaville Group Francophone African countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mauritania, Niger, the Republic of the Congo and Senegal, Air France and Union Aéromaritime de Transport.Headquartered in Abidjan, the economic capital of Côte d'Ivoire and one of the most populous French-speaking cities in Africa, the goal was to promote unity and solidarity among African States for development on the continent through air travel.Air Afrique started operations on August 1, 1961 and eventually carrying out flights to twenty-two African countries, as well as flights to France, Rome, Switzerland and New York.
"One has to set high standards… I can never be happy with a mediocre performance.&…

Number of Doctors in Africa

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Number of Doctors in AfricaThe qualified healthcare worker shortage in Africa is felt keenly by the poor as HIV AIDS is the biggest killer second Diarrhea diseases third Malaria. 
This article provides data from The World Health Organization on the number of generalist and specialist physicians per 1,000 of the population in Africa but first, the facts. The shortage of qualified healthcare workers brings significant social and economic losses to individuals and society at large.Out of 54 African countries, only one African country, Mauritius meets the criteria established by The World Health Organization. The World Health Organization states 23 doctors, nurses and midwives per 10,000 populations would be sufficient to achieve coverage of primary healthcare needs.African countries that fall below this minimum threshold struggle to provide skilled care to pregnant women, at birth through old age as well as emergency and specialized services. This has direct consequences on the numbers of …

Food to buy on the streets of Africa

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Food to buy on the streets of AfricaThe number of street food vendors in Africa is unknown but the economic, social and cultural value of street food for Africa is priceless.

Working on average 10 hours per day street food for many African people becomes the only way to earn a living, and street food vending, in particular, represents one of the easiest and viable jobs, as it requires little start-up capital. Limited access to credit is a major barrier to the growth of the street food enterprises.Food vendors need a license to legally trade in many places in Africa. However neither at the national nor at local level, in Africa there is no framework policy or law specifically regulating street food vending. Street food is any ready to eat food or beverage sold and sometimes prepared in outdoor public spaces on streets, squares, parks, open-air markets by vendors or cooks either on foot or in vans, carts, or stalls. Many people eat street food on average 6-7 times a week especially by st…

How many people use the internet in Africa

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How many people use the internet in Africa
Top 10 African Countries with the lowest internet access.Equatorial Guinea 0.2%

Eritrea 1.2%

Somalia 1.9%

Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.8%

Guinea-Bissau 3.8%

Niger 4.3%

Central African Republic 4.6%

Madagascar 4.7%

Chad 5%

Burundi 5.2%= 3.74% average internet access for 10 African countries.
Top 10 African Countries with the highest internet access.Morocco 58.3%

Seychelles 56.5%

South Africa 54%

Mauritius 53.2%

Tunisia 50.9%

Cabo Verde 48.2%

Gabon 48.1%

Uganda 45.9%

Algeria 42.9%

Egypt 41.3% = 49.9% average internet access for 10 African countries.
How does Africa compare to the rest of the world for internet access?The United States of America 76.2%

United Kingdom 94.8%

China 53.2%

Brazil 59.7%

Japan 92%

Russia 76.4%

Mexico 59.5%

Germany 89.6%

Africa 22%
Average of 78% of people in Africa are without internet access, phone and computer internet access is failing to reach one billion people in Africa.
The internet is available t…

Average Age of Africa

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Average Age of AfricaList of African countries by median age of the total population and male and female median ages.Which African country has the youngest population. Niger with an average age of 14.8 years old is the youngest country in Africa and the youngest country in the world.Which African country has the oldest population. Seychelles with an average age of 36.8 years old is the oldest country in Africa.What is the average age of the world population; 31 years old.

The age demographics for Africa is very young, in fact Niger is the youngest country in the world; 19 out of 20 youngest countries in the world are in Africa.
Top 20 youngest countries in the world.

Niger 14.8 years old.

Uganda 15.7 years old.

Angola 15.9 years old.

Mali 16 years old.

Chad 16.1 years old.

Democratic Republic of the Congo 16.7 years old.

Malawi 16.8 years old.

Zambia 16.9 years old.

Mozambique 17 years old.

Benin 17 years old.

Burundi 17.7 years old.

Burkina Faso 17.9 years old.

Liberia 18 years old.

Percent of World Population Compared to Africa

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Percent of World Population Compared to AfricaAfrican population increased by 645 million people in 40 years when the population was evaluated in 2015. From those calculations, interesting numbers emerged and the projections are for Africa to grow by 490 million people by 2030, 15 years, and increase by 1.4 billion by 2055 is on track. The World population is 7,677,179,190; Africa's population is 1,345,572,071 as of 2020. Asia is the most populous continent with about 60% of the world's population, China and India together account for over 35%. while Africa comes in second with over 15% of the earth's populace, and Europe has about 10%, North America 8%, South America almost 6%, and Oceania less than 1%.

Ten largest urban areas in Africa are Cairo Egypt 20,485,000, Lagos Nigeria 13,904,000, Kinshasha Democratic Republic of the Congo 13,743,000, Luanda Angola 8,045,000, Dar Es Salaam Tanzania 6,368,000, Khartoum Sudan 5,678,000, Johannesburg South Africa 5,635,000, Alex…

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