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africaKenya will use Alphabet Internet Balloons to provide internet to rural areas

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Kenya will use the Alphabet X (Google) Loon high-speed internet balloons to provide internet to its rural population. Google Loon already provided internet to 250,000 people in Puerto Rico after the hurricane last year. There are 51 million people in …

africaIndia and Asia are solving extreme poverty problem but Nigeria and Africa are not

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According the Brookings Institute projections, Nigeria has already overtaken India as the country with the largest number of extreme poor in early 2018, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo could soon take over the number 2 spot. Above chart …

africaBy 2025 Asia could pass South America on per person income

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Asia could pass South America on per capita GDP around 2025. China and ASEAN countries are growing GDP at 5-7% per year and India is growing at 6-8% per year. South America has basically flat growth on GDP per capita …

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 …