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africaThe Next Oil Boom Is About To Happen Here

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It’s one of the most unbelievable energy stories of the year. A Chinese oil company was sitting on what might be a major oil discovery – a 182-million-barrel probable reserve, with great potential to grow. They spent hundreds of millions …

africaPopulation projections of 11.2 billion in 2100 imagines dropping birth rate in Africa but 16 billion more likely

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Africa’s population growth rate has not declined since 1955. The annual population growth rate increased from 2.22% in 1955 to 2.85% in 1985. Then it went down to 2.47% in 2000 but then went back up to 2.60% in 2010-2015 …

africaWorld population is now over 7.6 billion and should reach 8 billion by 2023

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World population is expected to reach 8 billion people in 2023 according to the United Nations. The current world population is 7.6 billion as of March 2018 based on extrapolation from the 2017 United Nations estimates. Sixty percent of the …

africaGem Diamond finds 910 carat diamond

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Gem Diamonds has found a 910-carat stone, about the size of two golf balls, at its Letseng mine in southern Africa. D color Type IIa diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine …

africaChallenge of eliminating global extreme poverty

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The drop in poverty from the 1980s to present was mainly driven by just two countries: China and India. The statistics for China are especially mind-blowing: In 1981, a staggering 88 percent of Chinese were extremely poor, but by 2013 …

africaThe most improvement for the World’s poor ever will happen over the next 12 years

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Bill Gates talked about improving the world for the poor. Go from 5% who die before the age of 5 down to 2.5% or less Rotovirus vaccine and Pnuemococcus vaccines will save 500,000 lives per year Rotating crops, money for …

africaChina manufacturing workers earn 7 times more than some workers in Africa

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“China stopped being a low-cost manufacturing country many years ago,” Apple CEO Cook told the Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou, capital of the southern Guangdong province, on Wednesday. He said the key for China and other developing countries facing rising …

africaUsing 64 watts instead of 10,000 for a solar power cellular base station to connect the last billion people

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The next billion cellular connections will come from rural areas in developing markets. However, building the cellular infrastructure in these regions presents radically different challenges from building networks in urban areas: The power grid in these areas is unreliable, if …

africaRoadmap to reduce from 95000 per year to less than 10,000 by 2030

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The World Health Organization and 50 other agencies launched a road map to cut deaths from the water-borne bacteria – now running at 95,000 a year – by 90 per cent by 2030. That will mean eliminating cholera from 20 …

africaElon Musk is concerned about peak population of developed countries

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Half the world’s nations have fertility rates below the replacement level of just over two children per woman. Countries across Europe and the Far East are teetering on a demographic cliff, with rates below 1.5. On recent trends, Germany and …