Niger ranks last in terms of development among African countries. Information about mass famine in Niger appears every year. Eighty percent of the state is taken by Sahara, however, not all neighboring states that are situated in similar conditions are as miserable as Niger. What are the real causes of what is happening in the African country?
World GDP in 2013 should reach the amount of 74.1 trillion current dollars. With 1.1 billion inhabitants, the share of the richest economies in the "cake" of production of goods and services should be 49.2%, with a per capita income of more than $ 41 000 in terms of power parity purchase.
At the third Summit Africa - South America (ASA)held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 63 countries participated, including Venezuela, which was represented by the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Elías Jaua. He read a letter written by President Hugo Chávez to the ASA members in Malaba. The Venezuelan President highlighted the ties between both continents
The usual suspects have embarked on another mass butchery - sorry "training exercise" - in mega-resource-rich Mali, and are meddling, with lethality, in Algeria. The UK, ever keen to kill, has gone from the Prime Minister's "no boots on the ground" assurances, to "Operation Creep" in barely over a week.
No sooner had the head of the African Union asked NATO to help the state of Mali, when France intervened in the conflict. The alliance has preferred to stay away. The situation in Mali remains difficult. According to most recent information, Islamist militants seized another town - Diabali. French officials assure that they do everything possible
South Africa's elite police unit Hawks has reopened the investigation of the crash of Tu-134, resulting in the death of Mozambican President Samora Machel. The good name of the Soviet pilots will be restored. The death of President Samora Machel of Mozambique in in a plane crash in 1986 caused a great deal of controversy regarding its causes
The visit of the President of Uganda to Moscow was covered in the local press as confidential. African leaders are not frequent guests in Moscow. They hardly ever have meetings with the Russian president. The latest visit of the Ugandan leader was even more unique. Until recently, Uganda has been an outpost of the U.S. in East Africa
In the period from 2010 to 2012, Germany has dramatically increased arms sales to Algeria. Two years ago, Germany delivered weapons to Algeria for the amount of 20 million euros. In 2012 they signed deals for 400 million. Not everyone is happy with this development, but the country has many counter agents, for example, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia
UNO rewards German and Korean companies for Internet-related education projects. UNESCO chooses Germany's Internet ABC and the Republic of Korea's InfollutionZERO projects for a special prize. Let us not forget the UNO's planned humanitarian prize for Muammar al-Qathafi before NATO's humanitarian intervention destroyed the country.
Western Sahara is occupied by the Kingdom of Morocco, which commits the most shocking atrocities against the local Saharawi people, fighting for their independence. The latest outrage was the expulsion of western observers.
October 20 marked one year of the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He was first tortured and then executed. Initially, it was claimed that the Colonel had been killed in a shootout. However, after the video of the terrible tortures spread around the world, the version of death in the shootout ceased to exist
Sadat, who acquired enough enemies both in the Arab world and in the USSR, made the right choice in favor of the alliance with Israel humiliating for the Arab world. Egypt has gave honors to the late ex-leader. When Sadat took office in 1970, no one in Egypt, in the West or in the Soviet Union thought that he would last long
On June 30, Mohammed Mursi became the fifth president of Egypt. Mursi opened a new era in politics. His approach to relations with the neighboring states can be expressed with the following words: "a friend to all." He tries to obtain as much profit as possible from the relationships with other countries, although it is not clear for whom exactly