Category ArchiveAfrica and African Diaspora

Stock Market Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Over the past few decades, the world stock markets have surged, and emerging markets haveaccounted for a large amount of this boom. In Africa, new stock markets have beenestablished in Ghana, Malawi, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zambia. Prior to 1989 there were justfive stock markets in sub-Saharan Africa and three in North Africa.

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Africa Fashion Week Debuts in London

For the first time in history, the city of London will host an event that will showcase fashion which is inspired from Africa.  The event is known as Africa Fashion Week London ;( AFWL) 2011. It will be held between 5th and 6th August 2011 at the Gibson Hall, 13 Bishopsgate London EC2N and will make history as the biggest platform ever dedicated to African inspired fashion in Europe. Africa Fashion Week London will showcase UK and non UK based fashion designers.

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ALGERIA: Civil Society Demands End to State of Emergency

ALGIERS, Jan 27, 2011 (IPS) – The lifting of the state of emergency that has
been in force in Algeria for nearly 20 years has emerged as a rallying point for
groups united for democratic change.

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China’s Grip on Africa

Britain, France, Italy and Germany had their colonies in Africa and the impact of colonization is still apparent in the former colonies after 50 years of independence. A developing country during the colonial era has now risen to the rank of third largest economy in the word surpassing Germany. Equipped with enormous finance and highly trained manpower, the new economic super power, China, is now systematically tightening her grip on Africa.

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African Mosaique – Pan African Fashion Show

Textiles in colors ranging from subtle chocolate to brilliant red, intricately crafted into elegant ladies dresses, were presented by beautiful models at a fashion show on the 9th June 2010 in Berlin.

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