Foods that add fat and foods that burn fat

1 Subway’s Double Meatball Marinara with Cheese (1,720 Calories)

“Eat Fresh” doesn’t necessarily mean eat well. Heaping meatballs coated in cheese and tomato sauce quickly add up to a meal that’s sky-high in calories, fat, and sodium — Subway’s sandwich artists somehow figured out how to stuff this monster with 210 percent of our recommended daily salt intake.

#2 KFC Variety Big Box Meal (1,680 Calories)

If you can’t pick just one KFC favorite, the fast-food chain is now giving you the chance to eat them all at once. Their new “Big Box” meal includes drumsticks, chicken strips, popcorn chicken, two side dishes, and a biscuit. Picking the highest calorie options (potato wedges and baked beans) makes this meal a whopping 1,680 calories. You’ll need to buy the Double Down sandwich separately.

#3 Quizno’s Tuna Melt (1,535 Calories)

This beast of a sandwich sounds innocent enough: tuna salad, cheese, and fresh veggies. But combine globs of mayonnaise with cheese and fatty fish, and you’re reeling in three meal’s worth of calories at lunch alone. Not to mention that with 110 grams of fat, this sandwich busts out twice our maximum recommended intake for an entire day.

#4 Domino’s Chicken Carbonara Breadbowl Pasta (1,480 Calories)

The fantasy of comfort eaters everywhere: Cheesy, creamy pasta stuffed inside a bowl of freshly baked bread. So it’s hardly surprising that these pasta bowls, meant for one (web site says bread bowl is meant to be two servings, but the tin is one serving and can be up to 2,070 calories), offer up little in the way of protein, fiber, or fresh produce — and plenty of saturated fat and refined carbs (stuffed inside more refined carbs).

#5 Pizza Hut Personal PANormous Meat Lover’s Pizza (1,470 Calories)

Marketed to the lone — and hungry — diner, this new menu item is billed as “80% bigger” than its personal pan pizza predecessor. For a mere $5, diners can enjoy 1,470 calories worth of a slather of sauce, layer of cheese, and caloric heaps of ham, sausage, pepperoni, bacon, and hamburger meat



Also don’t eat

  1. Whole grain bread
  2. Fruit juice
  3. Granola
  4. Sports Drinks. If you drink sports drinks and you are not an athlete you are going to get fat.
  5. Healthy junk food

Bad places

  1. Taco Bell

Foods that burn the most calories

  1. Banana
  2. Apples
  3. Yogurt
  4. Blueberry
  5. Strawberry
  6. Green Tea
  7. Grapefruit
  8. 4 grams of fiber bread
  9. Avacado
  10. Celery
  11. Pomegranate

About 75% of a celery stick is actually water; the other 25% is fiber and other roughage.
As a result of the fact that this tasty vegetable is so full of water, it provides you with far fewer calories than it will take for your body to digest the snack.

In addition to burning more calories than it contains, celery is an excellent source of fiber that can help to keep you feeling fuller for longer, reducing the urge to snack.

The health benefits of celery don’t end at weight loss. Celery is full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin K.

Further, celery has anti-oxidant properties that may be able to improve cardiovascular health, reducing your chances of developing hardened arteries (and related heart problems like heart attacks and cardiovascular disease).

As a bonus, the fiber content promotes regular bowel movements as well as boosting digestive health more generally. There is even some evidence suggesting that a diet high in celery can improve the appearance of your skin.

You can enjoy celery sticks on their own, or try lightly seasoning them with salt. You can also dip celery in hot sauce to make a spicy snack, or chop it up for a salad.

How Much Money is in the Average American’s Bank Account?

Frank De Raffele

News Anchor

“Just go to the money machine to get more.” says my daughter, when I tell her that I don’t have any cash to buy the soda she wants.

Then it hits me, she has NO CLUE where money comes from.  She believes the ATM machine is the money creator.  Whenever you need more, just go get some.  She has no realization that it is MY money I am taking out of there.

As adults we all come to the realization that the only money we have is that which we create through work.  As Americans we are pretty good at making money, very good at spending money, but not quite as good as saving money.

One of today’s top money gurus is Dave Ramsey.  With numerous books and a syndicated radio show to over 400 stations nationwide,  his word about finances is taken as gospel.  His advice is that he average family SHOULD have a 6 month emergency fund.  If you do not have this then your number one priority (besides paying current bills) is to start by focusing on building a 1 then 2 then 3 month emergency fund….just in case.

So, I thought to myself, How many families really have that?  (3 or 6 months worth)  I then thought, I wonder how much the average American family has in their savings and checking accounts?   What I found was a little scary.

Average Balances

The average savings account balance in the U.S. was $5,923 in 2011, according to a 2012 report by Pitney Bowes, a document-management services company. This represented an increase of just under 3 percent from the $5,753 balance in 2010. New Jersey residents saved the most, with average savings account balances of $7,872, while those in New Mexico had accounts averaging just $4,119, the lowest in the U.S.
Savings accounts aren’t the only way to sock money away for a rainy day. Pitney Bowes says the average checking account balance in 2011 was $3,100, up from $2,947 in 2010. As with savings accounts, checking account balances were also highest in New Jersey, with an average balance of $4,465. New Mexico residents maintained the lowest checking balances, averaging $2,206.

Savings Shortfall reported in 2012 that 28 percent of American families have no savings. Another 20 percent don’t have enough saved to cover even three months’ worth of living expenses, while just 43 percent have enough in savings to cover three months of expenses.
Americans’ savings problems don’t stop when it comes to retirement savings. The “Chicago Tribune” reports the average 401(k) balance hovers around $74,600, as of 2012, while the average account for those over age 50 is about $130,000. A December 2011 report by “USA Today” reveals that half of all U.S. retirees have less than $25,000 in savings of any kind.

Setting Goals

A 2012 report by “Time” magazine offers useful benchmarks to help you decide if you’re saving enough. The report suggests that by age 35, you should have a savings balance equal to your yearly salary. By 45, you should have saved three times your annual salary; by 55, your savings balance should equal five times your yearly pay. At retirement, your balance should equal about eight times your salary.

Emergency Fund

If you’re looking to boost your savings, start with an emergency fund. It should contain enough money to cover at least three to six months’ worth of expenses. Once you’ve set up this basic safety net, consider your short- and medium-term savings goals. These may include buying a car or taking a major vacation. Figure out how much you’ll need to save each month to meet these goals in the time you have available, then start socking money away in an easy-to-access fund such as your savings account.

When it comes to long-term savings and retirement, there’s no better strategy than to start young. The earlier you start saving, the more you get to reap the rewards of compound interest, which can significantly boost your savings over time. Take advantage of 401(k) or other employer-sponsored plans; funnel in at least enough money each year to get the employer-matching contribution.

How Do We Make this Happen? 

Over the next few months, we will have experts offering advice on how to really start to change the way you save.  There are a lot of little things we each can do to keep more money in our account at the end of every week and therefore at the end of every month.  Let’ s get solution oriented and we can start to resolve this problem for families in our areas.

Remember, when everyone is monetarily healthy then we are all monetarily healthy.  (Theoretically)

So altogether Americans save about $8000 annually


Average credit card debt – $7,000

Average Amount saved $8,000-$9,000


  • Worlds second largest movie industry
  • – Worlds largest man made lake
  • – Worlds oldest written language
  • – Worlds oldest monarchy
  • – One of few countries never to be colonized
  • – Coffee
  • – Worlds biggest wall
  • – Worlds oldest manuscripts


  • Africa produces 90% the worlds cobalt which makes batteries, jet engines,rust preventer , 90% of its platinum( it is the most valuable commodity in the world twice as much as gold) ,90% of coltan, coltan is the stuff the material that most cell phones and computer chips are made of. 70% of the world’s diamonds, 50% of its gold, 98% of its chromium, 70% of its tantalite,70% of bauxite which is used to make things like aluminum 64% of its manganese and one-third of its uranium, is used to make bombs. 70% of chocolate.
  • The problem is that since colonization Africans have not been able to benefit from their resources the same way as it had before


  • Why this misperception
  • – Africans in the past benefitted from their resources, now they don’t
  • – Racist propoganda “Gods Must be crazy” , emphasis on showcasing crazy tribes
  • – Equivalent of showing Woodstock, Football riots,


Eccentric tribes


  • San Bushmen – South Africa, Namibia, Botswana
  • Wa Yao – Malawi
  • Mursi – Ethiopia Pop
  • Woodabes – Niger
  • Twa Pygmy – Congo
  • Himba- Namibia
  • Ndebele – South Africa
  • Pukot – Kenya
  • Masai – Kenya


Mursi 1

  • South Sudan Ethiopia Border
  • 7,000 of them
  • Most of them are farmers, and could not defend from selves from slave raiders, therefore they decided to cut their lips.
  • This tribe is world famous because of the cutting and stretching the lower lip originated as a deliberate disfigurement, designed to make women and girls less attractive to slave traders.
  • Has been take to symbolize African savagery

San People or Bushmen




Twa Pygmy

Twa Pygmy


  • 800,000 Masai in Kenya out of 43 million people
  • The Tanzanian and Kenyan governments have instituted programs to encourage the Maasai to abandon their traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle, but the people have continued their age-old customs.
  • The Maasai people stood against slavery and lived alongside most wild animals with an aversion to eating game and birds. Maasai land now has
  • East Africa‘s finest game areas. Maasai society never condoned traffic of human beings, and outsiders looking for people to enslave avoided the Maasai.[23]
  • Though the Maasai people stood against slavery and the traffic of humans beings, they were able to conquer such large areas of land by displacing the people who had previously lived in the area.

As the first colonial governor of Kenya, Sir Charles Elliot, wrote:

  • “They [the Maasai] successfully asserted themselves against the slave traders, took tribute from all who passed through their country, and treated others, whether African or not, with arrogance.”



Woodabe people




Hidden Gems of Africa

South Africa

  • One of the most topographically diverse countries in the world – Mediterranean climate, desert, savannah, tropical rainforests, snowy mountains, plains, grasslands, beaches, pine forests, jungles, swamps
  • South Africa is one of the few countries in the world with every type of environment



Great Saint Lucia





  • Kruger National Park supports the greatest variety of wildlife species in the world.
  • Approximately 900 bird species are found in South Africa alone, which represents 10% of the worlds total bird species.
  • Three of the five fastest land animals live in South Africa – the cheetah (63 miles per hour), the wildebeest, and the lion.
  • World’s largest Natural Park





Kwazulu Natal



Karoo Desert

Snowy Mountains

  • Tiffindel Ski Resort is a popular Ski Resort in the Drakensberg Mountains


  • The Drakensberg Mountains are the highest mountains in South Africa
  • Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world – and the largest green one. The Grand Canyon in the U.S. is the biggest, and the Fish River Canyon in Namibia the second, but both are very dry.


Rolling Grassland

  • South Africa has very fertile land
  • It is the worlds second largest producer of fruit after China
  • South Africa is the world’s largest producer of macadamia nuts
  • South African grasslands have approximately 30 species per square kilometer, greater than the biodiversity of rainforests.
  • Orange Free State is South Africa’s farmbelt




  • Marion Island
  • Around 215,000 adult king penguins live on Marion Island – found between South Africa and Antarctica – plus elephant seals, albatrosses and armadas of passing whales.
  • Parts of Marion Island also have active Volcanoes



  • The world is divided into six floral kingdoms. All these kingdoms encompass several countries, and in some cases, several continents. South Africa, which has a floral kingdom wholly contained within the country, is the one exception. The Cape Floral Kingdom has 9,600 plant species, 70% of which are not found anywhere else in the world.
  • Table Mountain Cape Town alone has over 1,500 species of plants, more than the entire United Kingdom.
  • All this diversity and variety in an area about the size of the US State of Texas and California put together
  • There is nowhere on earth that has such geographical diversity in such proximity to each other


Cape Verde


  • Former Portuguese colony
  • Portuguese speaking Country
  • Politically, the country is a very stable democracy one of the most politically liberal nations on the continent, and in the world.
  • Mostly Creole (Mixed race) African Population 80%
  • The high degree of genetic and ethnic mixture of individuals is a result of centuries of migration. It is not unusual to encounter persons with dark skin and blond hair and blue eyes, and persons with light skin and black hair.
  • Cape Verde’s population is among the healthiest in Africa and the world, Cape Verde has the world’s second lowest AIDS rate at .04% (Second only to Afghanistan which is 0.01%)
  • Cape Verde has the second best educational system in Africa, after South Africa.
  • Very low crime and murder rate
  • Very beautiful country
  • The Capital is called Praia which means “beach”

in Portuguese

Famous Americans of Cape Verdean descent– Amber Rose and Lisa Lopes_”Left Eye”

Famous Americans of Cape Verdean descent– Amber Rose and Lisa Lopes_”Left Eye”

Pink Lake Senegal – Lake Retba





Underwater hotel

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Africa is changing

Africa is not rising it is changing


Understanding Africa Myth 10 : All Africans are poor African Middle Class



Middle Class

  • Africa now has the fastest-growing middle class in the world.
  • Some 313 million people, 34% of Africa’s population
  • By 2060, says the bank, the number of middle-class Africans will grow to 1.1 billion (42% of the predicted population).



With over 2,000 Shopping malls, South Africa has the sixth most highest amount of shopping malls in the World. The Mall of Africa is one of the largest shopping malls in the world with an area of 500,000 square meters.




By 2060, Africans living below the poverty line will be in the minority (33%

  • NIGERIANS TOURISTS have become the third biggest foreign spenders in the United Kingdom, particularly in London, the worlds shopping capital, according to a new report. From businessweek.
  • With an average of £628 ($1147.87) per transaction, Nigerians known for their frivolous spending became the third foreign spenders after Gulf Arabs and Chinese.



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A Middle Class Neighborhood in Abuja, Nigeria, Nigeria has Africa’s largest Middle Class



Many Nigerians travel to Dubai to melt their gold jewellry


5 Richest Countries in Africa


  • Equatorial Guinea $31,700



  • Since the mid-1990s, Equatorial Guinea has become one of sub-Sahara’s largest oil producers. With a population of 650,702, it is the richest country per capita in Africa
  • It is the only Spanish speaking country in Africa.
  • The Spanish they speak is Castillian Spanish the type of Spanish spoken in Spain.
  • Due to their location between French and Portuguese speaking countries many Equatorial Guineans can also speak French, Portuguese, and Fang
  • The capital is Malabo
  • Subsidized housing 2020 Blueprint Every citizen will have a house by 2020





                              Most people on the Capital Island are Bubi and Fernandinos                                                                        Most people in Mainland Guinea are Fang


Building new city



Where does EG’s Wealth come From?



EG Oil



  • Punta Europa is the biggestgas factoryin the world
  • It is the third largest oil producer in sub Saharan Africa
  • An influx of both skilled and unskilled labor into the country not only from neighboring countries like Benin but also from as far away as Latin America

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Corisco Beach

EG Beach


  • Seychelles $28,000

Is an archipelago and country in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.

Seychelles, with a population of 90,024, has the smallest population of any independent African state;




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Seychelles has the lowest unemployment rate in Africa with one percent


Tourism is main industry




  • Botswana $18,000
  • Botswana is in Southern Africa and its capital and largest city is in Gaborone



  • Since independence, Botswana has had the highest average economic growth rate in the world, averaging about 9% per year from 1966 to 1999.Partly because it is one of the largest rough diamond producers in the world.
  • It was ranked the least corrupt country in Africa
  • The government has consistently maintained budget surpluses and has extensive foreign exchange reserves.
  • The economy is also driven by beef exports – most of which are marketed throughout Europe – and a rapidly growing tourism industry.

At 13% It has the second highest atheist percentage in Africa after South Africa.


Why? Diamonds


The Jwaneng diamond mine is the richest diamond mine in the world

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Debswana is the world’s leading producer of diamonds by value

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A 1,111-carat diamond has been discovered in Botswana (Credit: Lucara Diamond Corp)

A 1,111-carat diamond has been discovered in Botswana (Credit: Lucara Diamond Corp)

In a stroke of good fortune, the Lucara Diamond firm discovered the world’s second-largest diamond  of gem quality in Botswana. It has a value of $67 million dollars


  • kgotlais a public meeting, community council or traditional law court, especially in villages of Botswana, usually referred to as a customary court.
  • It is usually headed by the village chief or headman, and community decisions are always arrived at by consensus. Anyone is allowed to speak, and no one may interrupt while someone is “having their say”.
  • In fact there is a Setswana saying that the highest form of war is dialogue
  • Because of this tradition, Botswana claims to be one of the world’s oldest democracies.


The custom of allowing everyone their full say is carried over into meetings of all kinds, from discussing a bill to a staff briefing, and can mean meetings last many hours.


  • Gabon $16,500
  • . Literacy rates are extremely high, which means it has some of the most competent service staff in every type of business. Libreville also enjoys a strong French influence, some of which you’ll find in the stunning architecture and monuments. And of course the beach location makes this an easy place to have fun on weekends. Property development is cropping up across the city, but still, you’re never far from gorgeous natural landscapes. In fact, the government puts aside 10 percent of total land for national parks and natural reserves – See more at:




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Property development is cropping up across the city, but still, you’re never far from gorgeous natural landscapes. In fact, the government puts aside 10 percent of total land for national parks and natural reserves





  • Mauritius $16,000
  • Sometimes called the Singapore of Africa
  • Multicultural and Multiracial Country
  • Only Country with full wifi coverage
  • Home of the Dodo bird
  • Mauritius has an upper middle income economy
  • Mauritius has one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones in the world



  • Mauritius is ranked as having the 8th most free economy in the world, and the highest score in investment freedom
  • English, French speaking and Creole

Very modern, nicest airport

Port Louis airport. One of best airports in the world


  • The Capital of Mauritius is Port Louis
  • Mauritius is the most densely populated country in Africa



  • Mauritius is a land of amazing natural beauty and is a popular tourist destination
  • Mark Twain has been quoted as saying, “You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.”


Mauritius is home to the seven colored Earths park

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Royal Bafokeng Nation of South Africa

  • 300,000 people
  • Africa’s Richest tribe
  • Kgosi’s predecessors were sharp enough to acquire legal title to this land in the 19th-century and then tough enough to defend that title against the advances of the Boers, the British empire and the onslaught of apartheid.
  • Bafokeng receive annual royalties of approximately $70 million from platinum mining


  • Bafokeng receive annual royalties of approximately $70 million from platinum mining

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Why? Platinum

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the world’s largest deposits of platinum group metals, such as platinum, rhodium and palladium were discovered on Bafokeng lands. Mining companies now pay royalties to the RBN in exchange for the right to mine these metals. Also, a court settlement in 1999 with Impala Platinum Mining (Implats), the second-largest platinum company in South Africa, gave the RBN a 22 percent royalty on all platinum taken from their territory and an ownership stake in Implats. The value of the Bafokeng’s stake in Impala had tripled to more than $50 million by 2001. The Bafokeng receive annual royalties of approximately $63 million from platinum mining.

The Merensky Reef, a foot-thick layer of platinum-rich rock, is one of the richest platinum deposits in the world

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  • The RBN has established a sovereign wealth fund, Royal Bafokeng Holdings, an investment entity in Johannesburg, which is responsible for overseeing the growth and maintenance of the community’s income streams. It is considered to be Africa’s most progressive community investment model, with total assets under management at approximately $4 billion.[1] The RBN has invested royalties and dividends in a number of projects, and in civic administration and social services
  • Africa is home to 55 billionaires
  • Combined worth more than $145 billion (More than Latin America’s)
  • 25 are from Nigeria (9th largest amount in the world) alone and is home to the Richest Man in Africa Aliko Dangote who is worth $25 billion and Foluronsho Alakija who is the worlds richest Self Made Woman at $7.3 billion
  • According to Bloomberg may have up to 200 hidden billionaires



5 Richest Africans

  1. Aliko Dangote $25 million
  • Richest Man in Africa
  • Worth $25 billion
  • He started his business empire with a $3,000 loan from his uncle
  • He is the owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities with operations in his homeland and several other countries in Africa, including BeninCameroonTogoGhanaSouth Africaand Zambia.
  • It is the largest Sugar refinery in Africa and the second largest in the world, producing 800,000 tonnes of sugar annually


2. Sheik Al Amoudi  $16 billion

  • Ibornin in Ethiopia
  • He s a Saudi Arabian/Ethiopianbusinessman and billionaire who lives in Ethiopiaand Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. As of 2014, Forbeshas estimated his net worth at $15.3 billion, making him the 63rd richest person in the world. This listing also ranks him as the richest person in Ethiopia and the second richest Saudi Arabian citizen in the world.
  • Al Amoudi made his fortune in construction and real estate before branching out to buy oil refineries inSwedenand Morocco. He is said to be the largest foreign investor in both Swedenand Ethiopia.
  • He employs over 40,000 people through these companies.[4]
  • Al-Amoudi is a philanthropist and has committed funds to support healthcare and sport in Saudi Arabia, the US, Europe and Africa

3. Mike Adenuga $10.7 billion

  • Is a Nigerian business tycoon
  • His company Globacomcontrols Nigeria’s second-largest telecom operator, he also owns stakes in the Equitorial Trust Bank and oil exploration firmConoil (formerly Consolidated Oil Company)
  • A man with humble beginnings, he received his secondary school education at the Ibadan Grammar School. He worked as a taxi driver to fund his education while studying at University
  • In 1990, he received a drilling license and in 1991, his Consolidated Oil struck oil in the shallow waters of SouthwesternOndo State,
  • Later on he founded is own telecom company Globacom
  • It launched services in the Republic of Beninin 2008, and has continued its spread across Ghanaand Cote d’Ivoire, with more licences currently being prospected in other West African countries.
  • His Company employs 3,000 employees

4. Foluronsho Alakija  7.3 billion


5. Prince Arthur Eze  $ 6 billion

Eze --- otohmillar.blogspot

Prince Arthur Eze is the Nigerian oil and gas billionaire and the founder of Atlas Oranto Petroleum, a West African oil exploration company. With at least 36 oil acreages, it is the largest holder of oil exploration blocks in Africa. Eze continues to grow the number of acreages he owns. Two of his oil blocks alone produce over 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Atlas Oranto Petroleum owns equity and working interests in several acreages across the Gulf of Guinea, including Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, and the Republic of Benin.

Known for his shrewd business acumen, Eze acquires acreages with significant value on the cheap, and farms out portions of those oil blocks to international oil companies for substantially higher amounts, when the values of those blocks increase.

Eze, or Ezenukpo as he is fondly called, is also a political kingmaker in his native Anambra State and a major donor to Nigeria’s ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Eze often chairs fundraising for political aspirants who he supports, and gave away close to $100 million to political aspirants in the last election cycle. He is a prolific and compulsive donor. As he gets, he gives away. Eze remarked toVentures Africa that he isn’t taking anything with him when he passes on so he will give away as much as he can in the ad hoc manner he prefers.

Africa’s largest trading partners


1. China $310-$385 billion- Chinese state companies are heavily invested in the extraction of natural resources across the continent, including oil, natural gas, minerals and ores. Roughly a million Chinese have moved to the continent as part of a workforce that has built massive infrastructure projects, ranging from dams and airports to highways and railroads. Africa is also a huge market for Chinese goods, including textiles and cheap electronics. The instruction of the Chinese language is spreading in Africa, and more and more African students are electing to attend Chinese universities for their higher education. Trade with China is larger than trade with all the other countries put together


$300 million



2. EU $106 billion – Europe’s share of African trade has markedly dipped over the past two decades (as the Financial Times enumerates), and individual European nations have been slow to turn away from an aid-based policy to one more focused on trade — in other words, to follow China’s lead. Officials in Brussels are still struggling to persuade much of the continent to sign on to an Economic Partnership Agreement that would, in effect, create a free-trade area linking the continents.

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3. United States $100 billion –

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4. India $90 billion – There are significant diasporic communities of Indians across the continent, particularly in South Africa and countries in East Africa. Towering Indian statesmen. including the first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, found partners and kindred spirits in African independence leaders such as Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah.

The importance of that moral and political solidarity may have faded, but India’s trying aggressively to beef up its economic interests in Africa. Indian officials forecast that combined trade with the continent will eclipse $100 billion by next year. Africa accounts for roughly a 10th of India’s imports. India, like China, is investing in oil exploration projects from South Africa to Libya. The insatiable Indian appetite for jewelry makes mineral-rich Africa a vital source of gold, diamonds and other precious stones. Leading Indian telecom firms have controlling stakes in various parts of Africa.

Unlike the presence of China’s vast state companies, most of India’s dealings in the region are conducted via small or medium private businesses — this means, in many cases, that Indian enterprise is far more integrated into the local African economies than that of China

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5. Brazil $30 billion – Brazil is technically the most “African” country outside Africa and, as the world’s largest Portuguese-speaking country, has natural cause for ties with dynamic, Lusophone nations on the African continent. Under the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who left office in 2011, Brazil noticeably expanded its footprint. In 2010, Lula referred to his country’s “historic debt” to the continent; more than 10 times as many African slaves were brought to Brazil than to the United States during the grim decades of that transatlantic trade.Brazil has 37 embassies in Africa, giving it one of the largest diplomatic presences in the continent. Brasilia, meanwhile, is home to the largest number of African missions in the Southern Hemisphere, according to the Financial Times. Brazil’s annual trade with Africa is around $30 billion —an improvement from less than $5 billion in 2000. Brazilian companies are employing thousands in construction in Angola, investing in coal mines in Mozambique, laying new fiber-optic cable across the ocean floor to West Africa and helping finance a whole slate of development projects from Kenya to Guinea-Bissau. Growing numbers of African students, particularly from Portuguese-speaking nations, are enrolling in Brazilian universities.

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Honorable Mention

6. Turkey $25 billion – In 2002, Turkey’s total trade with Africa was less than $3 billion. Today, the trade volume has reached $25 billion. Turkish Airlines flies to about 40 points in more than 30 African countries. The first Turkey-Africa Media Forum held in May 2012 in Ankara brought together over 300 African journalists from 54 African countries. Hundreds of Turkey scholarships have been offered to African students over the last 10 years. Turkey’s strategic partnership with Africa is in line with Turkey’s multi-dimensional foreign policy outlook. It is also in tune with the perspective of “African solutions to African problems” – a perspective that seeks to overcome Africa’s colonialist history without creating new types of colonialism and political and economic dependence.

Through the Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey (TUSKON) several Turkish entrepreneurs have sealed business deals on the continent. Similarly, TUSKON has been instrumental in taking African businessmen to Turkey.
There has been an explosion in the number of Turkish tourists visiting Africa. Turkey is also making inroads in education sector with over 100 Turkish schools in 34 African countries and plans are there to set up universities.   According to Prof. Kamer Kasim an expert at the International Strategic Research Organization, Africa provides new market opportunities
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Africa vote crucial for Turkey’s UN seat


African real estate



Understanding Africa Myth 9 : It Doesn’t snow in Africa

Its true for most of the continent, however it does snow in places like South Africa, Morocco, and Algeria, sometimes Madagascar

Algeria Snow

Morocco snow



Madagascar: Not all tropical

It experiences extremes winters also in some areas. Particularly the Central highlands around Antsirabe, the third largest city.

During the winter the temperature can fall below 0 °C (32 °F) at night.

Madagascar: Not all tropical

  • It experiences extremes winters also in some areas. Particularly the Central highlands around Antsirabe, the third largest city.
  • During the winter the temperature can fall below 0 °C (32 °F) at night.



South Africa

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Pine Forest near Ceres, South Africa




Myth 8: Africa is totally Patriarchal and Sexist

  • namely women forming the majority of a parliament – is a reality in one country in the world, Rwanda.
  • Early reports from the parliamentary elections last Mondayindicate that women now hold nearly 64% of the seats.
  • More female heads of state than Asia, North America, South America
  • Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) study of 59 economies shows that women are creating businesses at a greater rate than men in three economies, Ghana, Nigeria

Women in Rwanda Parliament

Malawi, Liberia, Senegal, Central African Republic  all have female heads of state

Patricia De Lille

  • Mayor of Cape Town
  • 3 female mayors in past decade



Before French colonial rule, Madagascar was ruled by a woman

  • Queen Ranavalona III, the last sovereign of the Kingdom of Madagascar, ruled from 1883 to 1897 before being deposed by French colonial forces.
  • She was named after a previous powerful queen, Queen Ranavalona I, who ruled from 1828 to 1861 and attempted to protect the sovereignty of her country against European influence.
  • Madagascar has strong human rights protections
  • Human rights in Madagascar are protected under the constitution, and the state has signed agreements such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Ethnic, religious, and all other minorities, are all legally protected, and freedom of assembly is also guaranteed.
  • State repression and torture are low, and there is an ongoing effort of eliminate corruption in the security forces.




  • Comoros is the best country in the Arab world for women followed by Oman, Kuwait, Jordan and Qatar, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll of gender experts released on Tuesday.
  • Comoros’ constitution, which states that citizens will draw governing principles and rules from Islamic tenets, also refers to citizens’ equal rights and duties regardless of sex.
  • In the last government, women were installed as minister of telecommunications and labour minister.
  • This represented 20 percent of Comoros’ total ministerial positions, a higher proportion than in any of the other 21 polled Arab states


Empress Zawditu



Worlds richest self made woman


  • Foluronsho Alakija
  • Worth $7.3 billion
  • She is a business tycoon involved in the fashion,[2] oil and printing industries
  • Alakija started her career in the 1970s as a secretary at the International Merchant Bank of Nigeria (now obsolete).
  • have kicked off her career in finance but began to amass a fortune after studying fashion design in England and starting a clothing company for privileged women called Supreme Stitches.
  • Alakija’s reported wealth exceed Winfrey’s by $500 million, Alakija also owns $100 million in real estate and a $46 million private jet.
  • Like Winfrey, Alakija is a philanthropist. She launched the Rose of Sharon foundation, a Christian charity that provides financial help to widows and orphans.

Mo Abudu is one of the biggest media moguls in Nigeria



Linda Ikeji is one of the world’s richest bloggers

Linda Ikeji


Mzimela became the first female Chief Executive Officer of South African Express Airways and of SAA. While she was CEO, SAA was able to introduce non-stop flights to New York and Beijing, China—a first in the history of the airline. Mzimela is also the first woman to be appointed to the International Air Transport Association’s board of directors in 67 years. She is also a board member of the South African Tourism Board and the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.

Mzimela joins the elite ranks where few women have crossed. Owning or even running an airline is something that very few can aspire to and women have historically been left out of such leadership positions.

Fly Blue Crane


Fly Blue Crane





Understanding Africa Myth 7: Can you speak African? There is an African Language

  • This is one of the most ironic myths about Africa due to the fact Africa is linguistically diverse. I think Africa is the most diverse continent in the world as there are hundreds of different languages spoken across it.
  • There are 2,100 languages spoken in Africa
  • Every country in Africa has at least five lesser languages as well as the common language, and it is true that many of these languages have clicks in them, but they are definitely not all the same language.


Official Languages or Second Languages of most African countries

  • English 400 million (18) – Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, South Sudan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Mauritius
  • French 250 million (18)–Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, Cote D’Ivoire, Senegal, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Burundi, Guinea, Chad, Benin, Togo, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritius, Seychelles
  • Portuguese 40 million (5) – Angola, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe
  • Swahili 140 million (3)– Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda,
  • Arabic 150 million (7)– Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia,Mauritania
  • Amharic 80-90 million – Ethiopia
  • Somali 17 million (1) – Somalia
  • Spanish -700,000 (1) – Equatorial Guinea
  • Most people in Africa/With the exception of Arabic,Amharic, Portuguese, some French and English speakers speak more than one language


Local African Based Languages

  • Swahili 140 million – Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
  • Amharic 30 – 90 million – Ethiopia
  • Hausa Fulani – 50 million – West Africa
  • Yoruba 40 million – Nigeria, parts of Benin
  • Berber 40 million – Morocco, Algeria
  • Oromo 30 million – Ethiopia
  • Igbo 30 Million – Nigeria
  • Malagasy 23 million – Madagascar
  • Akan 22 million – Ghana
  • Somali 17 million – Somalia
  • Zulu 17 million – South Africa


Submyth 7.5 – Africa has no written languages

  • True for many countries
  • Just like it was true for most countries worldwide that were not Latin and adopted the Latin script
  • There are a few exception


Amharic – 30-90 million speakers

  • One of worlds oldest written languages
  • Worlds oldest abugida script
  • Abugida is an Ethiopian name for the Ge‘ez script, taken from four letters of that script, ’ä bu gi da,
  • The Ethiopian script of the 4th century AD influenced the writing script of Armenia.
  • A Russian historian noted that: “Soon after its creation, the Ethiopic vocalised script began to influence the scripts of Armenia and Georgia. D. A. Olderogge suggested that Mesrop Mashtotz used the vocalised Ethiopic script when he invented the Armenian alphabet.”


Somali Osmaniya script 17 million speakers

Chose to use different script

Somali Osmaniyya Script


Nsibiri Igbo Script

Insibiri script






Bamun Script



Egyptian hieroglyphics

Egyptian hieroglyphics



Nubian Wadaad Scripts


Submyth 7.7 Africans don’t value education

African Immigrants in the U.S and U.K, and Canada

There are 3 million African immigrants America. (The highest African immigrant Population outside Africa) 1 million in the U.K. Have the highest educational attainment in the U.S and U.K Some 48.9 percent of all African immigrants hold a college diploma. This is more than double the rate of native-born white Americans, and nearly four times the rate of native-born Black Americans

According to the 2000 Census, the percentage of Africans with a graduate degree is highest among Nigerian Americans at 28.3 16][17] Of the African-born population in the United States age 25 and older, 87.9% reported having a high school degree or higher,[19] compared with 78.8% of Asian-born immigrants and 76.8% of European-born immigrants, respectively

Nigerians Most Educated in the U.S. According to 2006 census data, 37 percent of Nigerians in the U.S. had bachelor’s degrees, 17 percent held master’s degrees and 4 percent had doctorates. In contrast, the same census data showed only 19 percent of white Americans had bachelor’s degrees, 8 percent held master’s degrees and only 1 percent held doctorates, the paper reports.

Kwasie Enin



  • Three sons and two daughters of Senator David Omueya and Cynthia Esella Dafinone of Lagos, Nigeria, all qualified as members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales between 1986 and 1999. Their father had also become a member of the same institution in 1963.
  • Igho Omueya Dafinone, Ede Omueya Dafinone and Duvie Omueya Dafinone are currently working within the firm of D O Dafinone  Co. Chartered Accontants in Lagos. Daphne Omueya Dafinone and Joy Ufuoma Dafinone live in London.


  • They passed the University of Cambridge Advanced Maths A level at age 8

Peter and Paula Imafidon

In the United Kingdom – African immigrants in the U.K have the highest University degree attainment rate at 45%

The average annual personal income of African immigrants is about $26,000 nearly $2,000 more than that of workers born in the U.S. This might be because 71 percent of the Africans 16 years and older are working, compared to 64 percent of Americans. This is believed to be due larger percentage of African immigrants have higher educational qualifications than Americans, which results in higher per capita incomes for African immigrants and Americans born to African immigrants.[66]

Other than in the United States, Africans have been experienced success in numerous other countries such as Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, which have attracted many educated and highly skilled African immigrants with enough resources for them to start a new life in these countries.[67]

In the United Kingdom, one report has revealed that African immigrants have high rates of employment and that African immigrants are doing better economically than some other immigrant groups.[90] Africans have obtained much success as entrepreneurs, many owning and starting many successful businesses across the country.[91][92] Of the African immigrants, certain groups have become and are highly integrated into the country especially groups which have strong English language skills such as Zimbabweans or Nigerians, and they often come from highly educated and highly qualified backgrounds.[93][94] Many African immigrants have low levels of unemployment, and some groups are known for their high rates of self-employment, as can be seen in the case of Nigerian immigrants.[94]Certain groups outside of having strong English skills have found success mostly because many who immigrated to the UK are already highly educated and highly skilled professionals who come with jobs and positions such as business people, academics, traders, doctors and lawyers as is the case with Sudaneseimmigrants.[95]

As of 2013, Nigerian immigrants were among the nine immigrant populations that were above average academically in the UK.[96] Euromonitor International for the British Council suggests that the high academic achievement by Nigerian students is mainly from most of the pupils already having learned English in their home country. Additionally, many of them hail from the wealthier segments of Nigerian society, which can afford to pursue studies abroad.[97] A notable example of the highly educated nature of British Nigerians is the case of Paula and Peter Imafidon, nine-year-old twins who are the youngest students ever to be admitted to high school in England. Nicknamed the ‘Wonder Twins’, the twins and other members of their family have accomplished incredible rare feats, passing advanced examinations and being accepted into institutions with students twice their age



Myth 6 : Africa has no history Africans contributed Nothing

  • Africans – Domesticate animals, Trial by jury, first to smelt iron 3500 BC Egypt Haya people 2,000 BC Niger 1500, coffee
  • door lock and keys, combs, scissors, condom, high heeled shoes, papyrus, pen, library, waterclock,plow,black ink, wigs, makeup, deodorants, toothbrush and toothpaste. Irrigation, plow, sun calender, twisted rope, Oldest writing system, breath mints,bowling, sails, first planned city, Kahun, Amarna first city with sewage system , first mining system, languages Longest written history. Innoculation, Inspired Greeks
  • Yoruba Binary Code, PhillipEmeagwali, Father of the internet, Thomas Mensah



Understanding Africa Myth 5: Africa is totally backward


Gautrain high speed rail network


Largest Shopping mall in Southern Hemisphere

Gateway in Durban


Tallest skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere the Iconic Tower of Durban



South Africa has the worlds second cleanest tap water after Switzerland


South Africa has the cheapest electricity in the world

South Africa’s airports are ranked higher any airport America

Worlds largest Coal Port

Richards Bay Coal Port

Richards Bay

South Africa has the largest port in the Southern Hemisphere

South Africa has the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere

The Square Kilometer Array

  • Will be the world’s biggest radio observatory and promises to spur science and economic development in Africa.

The world’s largest network of radio telescopes designed to survey the sky faster than any instrument before it. Roughly 3,000 radio dishes — having a combined total surface equal to a light-collecting area of about a square kilometer — will be spread across vast distances to offer a resolution akin to a single dish encompassing the whole span.

The University of South Africa is a pioneer of tertiary distance education and is the largest correspondence university in the world (Unisa)
Founded in 1873 as the University of the Cape of Good Hope, Unisa became the first public university in the world to teach exclusively by means of distance education in 1946. Today, the university has approximately 300,000 students.

Mauritius is likely to become the first country completely covered by WiFi

Electric Cars

  • Joule
  • It was never released commercially; production ceased in April 2012, and in June 2012 Optimal Energy announced its intention to close down


African Car companies

IVM Innosun



Nigeria’s Space Program


  • Since 2003 the West African country has been operating its own satellites, three of which are currently collecting data from Earth orbit.
  • Nigerian satalites NG- Sat 2 and NG-Sat X are high resolution satellites capable of giving high quality images from space
  • The spacecraft was equipped with high-resolution optical and infrared cameras. “They are there to look at agriculture production, improving food security,” says Audrey Nice of SST. The satellite was also designed for environmental monitoring, such as tracking desertification and even locust swarms.


  • The country’s satellites support food production in the region and disaster relief around the world – including helping with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the US

Ghana’s Universal Healthcare

  • Ghana has universal health care system strictly designated forGhanaian nationals
  • There are over 200 hospitals in Ghana and Ghana is a destination for medical tourism.[
  • 5.2% of Ghana’s GDP was spent on health in 2010,[144]and all Ghanaian citizens have the right to access primary health care.[145]
  • Ghana’s universal health care system has been described as the most successful healthcare system on the Africa continent by the renowned business magnate and tycoon Bill Gates.[
  • As of 2012 Ghana’s HIV Prevalance rate is 0.9% and decreasing , One of the lowest in Africa


Ghana healthcare


Together, they assembled a working generatorthat’s capable of turning a single liter of urine into 6 hours of electricity


Nigerian female inventors

Lighting up

And the planned $80 billion Grand Inga Dam, if finally constructed, will be massive: Producing 40,000 megawatts when complete, it will be capable of literally lighting up the continent, providing electricity to half of African countries.

Currently, the world’s largest hydropower plant is the Three Gorges Dam across the Yangtze River in China, delivering 22,500 Megawatts — Grand Inga will be nearly double the size.

It has become the lead country in the use digital money and makes Bitcoin irrelevant. And the last country to become fully cashless is Libya.

Silicon Savannah

Last year, startups on the African continent brought in more than $185.7 million, according to a report from Disrupt Africa. And Kenyan startups especially saw their best year in fundraising since 2010. Kenyan startups raised over $47.4 million last year, according to the publication.

Companies from Kenya’s so-called “Silicon Savannah” like M-Kopa a solar energy provider for rural areas, Bitpesa a bitcoin trading platform, and Kopo Kopo, a merchant payment system, attracted the bulk of investor attention. The makers of the mobile modem, BRCK, announced last week that it has raised $3 million in December from former AOL heads Steve and Jean Case, as well as media company TED, and Jim Sorenson. This is on top of $1.2 million in seed funding last year

or years, Kenya has been projected to be one of the continent tech leaders, alongside Nigeria and South Africa. Over half of the population of East Africa’s largest economy has access to the internet. It’s home to an expanding pool of mobile phone users, a network of incubators and startup spaces, and a legacy of previous successes like the mobile money platform M-Pesa and the crowd-sourced crisis mapping app, Ushahidi, used for search and rescue during Haiti’s 2012 earthquake as well as documenting sexual harassment in Egypt. Microsoft chose Nairobi for the global launch of its latest operating system. International media began hailing Kenya as the world’s latest unlikely tech hub.

The African techies were at the forefront of a revolution clicking into place from Lagos to Nairobi — and everywhere in between. Today, Africa’s “Silicon Savanna” has produced innovations as varied as Wi-Fi on public transportation in Kenya to mobile midwifery services in Ghana.

These tech pioneers are quickly eclipsing many of the advances coming out of their American namesake. Key to their success is the recognition that while most Africans don’t own computers, the vast majority do have access to a cellphone. The continent has some 650 million mobile phone users — more than the United States or Europe — who account for a direct economic impact of $32 billion.

With seven of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies now located in Africa, the importance of mobile technology cannot be overstated. Indeed, this focus on mobile isn’t just changing Africa, it’s changing the world. Ushahidi has been used to find survivors of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, to track the impact of the BP oil spill, and for outlets like The Huffington Post and Al Jazeera to gather news otherwise unreported. What also sets African innovation apart is a core understanding that technology must work for residents in both bustling modern cities, such as Cairo or Cape Town, and the rural areas that are still home to half the world’s population.

Consider M-Pesa, the world’s first mobile banking service. Also developed in Kenya, it is exactly the kind of technology that taps into these two different customer bases. M-Pesa — the “m” for mobile, “pesa” is Swahili for money — allows users to send and receive funds on their phones, dramatically cutting the time once needed to pay electricity bills in person or deliver money to a sick relative by bus. M-Pesa has already expanded to South Africa, India, Afghanistan, and Tanzania — and is even available in the United States for the African diaspora. In 2011, more than 50 similar mobile-money startups were launched in Africa.

Nor, however, is innovation limited to mobile. The team at Ushahidi went on to develop BRCK, a block designed to provide a reliable Internet connection anywhere in the world — “from remote and rugged locations to your corner cafe,” the company brags. Safaricom, the company that launched M-Pesa, is behind the effort to equip Nairobi’s public minibuses with high-speed wireless Internet. Plus, while Kenya is the undisputed leader, similar development is occurring across Africa. Easy Taxi, a service connecting users with cabs at the click of a button, first launched in Lagos. Communities in rural Malawi are combatting deforestation using GPS, and, in Mali, the IKON Tele-radiology initiative has made it possible to receive X-ray scans and diagnoses over the Internet from remote areas.

World’s largest planned city Abuja


2/3rds of African migrants migrate to other African countries. Only 1/3rd leave Africa

Kenyan Startups


Everything the world has, Africa has too

From video game conventions


To making their own video games

Myth 4 : All of Africa is War torn and Dangerous

  • The number of democracies in sub-Saharan Africa leapt from three in 1989 to 23 in 2008); dictatorships and wars are declining
  • (major conflicts have declined from 12 in the mid-1990s to just four today.
  • Africa has 1.1 billion people of those 1.1 billion, only 4.4 million are refugees.

Some African countries have lowest gun ownership rate

  • Some countries in Africa are definitely dangerous, but some does not mean all.
  • 3/5 of the countries with the lowest gun per capita rate are in Africa.
  • Tunisia, Ghana and Ethiopia

Crime in Ghana is lower than many Industrialized nations Example

  • According to the INTERPOL data, for murder, the rate per 100,000 population in 2000 was 2.48 for Ghana, 1.10 for Japan, and 5.51 for USA.
  • For rape, the rate in 2000 was 6.85 for Ghana, compared with 1.78 for Japan and 32.05 for USA.
  • For robbery, the rate in 2000 was 2.15 for Ghana, 4.08 for Japan, and 144.92 for USA. For aggravated assault, the rate in 2000 was 448.42 for Ghana, 23.78 for Japan, and 323.62 for USA.
  • For burglary, the rate in 2000 was 1.3 for Ghana, 233.60 for Japan, and 728.42 for USA.
  • The rate of larceny for 2000 was 0.08 for Ghana, 1401.26 for Japan, and 2475.27 for USA.
  • The rate for motor vehicle theft in 2000 was not reported for Ghana. The rate for all index offenses combined was 461.28 for Ghana, compared with 1709.88 for Japan and 4123.97 for USA (noting that motor vehicle theft was omitted as part of this total for Ghana).
  • The reported crime rate in Senegal is extremely low compared to industrialized countries. An analysis was done using INTERPOL data for Senegal. According to the INTERPOL data, for murder, the rate in 2000 was 0.33 per 100,000 population for Senegal, 1.10 for Japan, and 5.51 for USA. For rape, the rate in 2000 was 1.71 for Senegal, compared with 1.78 for Japan and 32.05 for USA. (Data for Senegal are for “sex offences (including rape)”, to replace missing data for rape) For robbery, the rate in 2000 was 2.07 for Senegal, 4.08 for Japan, and 144.92 for USA. For aggravated assault, the rate in 2000 was 6.62 for Senegal, 23.78 for Japan, and 323.62 for USA. For burglary, the rate in 2000 was 2.47 for Senegal, 233.60 for Japan, and 728.42 for USA. The rate of larceny for 2000 was 46.98 for Senegal, 1401.26 for Japan, and 2475.27 for USA. The rate for motor vehicle theft in 2000 was 4.11 for Senegal, compared with 44.28 for Japan and 414.17 for USA. The rate for all index offenses combined was 64.29 for Senegal, compared with 1709.88 for Japan and 4123.97 for USA.  The crime rate in Eritrea is low compared to industrialized countries. According to the INTERPOL data, for murder, the rate in 1999 was 2.77 per 100,000 population for Eritrea, 1.00 for Japan, and 5.51 for USA. For rape, the rate in 1999 was 1.69 for Eritrea, compared with 1.47 for Japan and 32.05 for USA. For robbery, the rate in 1999 was not reported. For aggravated assault, the rate in 1999 was 10.26 for Eritrea, 15.97 for Japan, and 323.62 for USA. For burglary, the rate in 1999 was 5.80 for Eritrea, 206.01 for Japan, and 728.42 for USA. The rate of larceny for 1999 was 26.37 for Eritrea, 1267.95 for Japan, and 2475.27 for USA. The rate for motor vehicle theft in 1999 was not reported for Eritrea. The rate for all index offenses combined could not be computed because of the omission of robbery and motor vehicle theft. (Data for USA were based upon year 2000, since USA did not report data to INTERPOL for 1999.)


Sao Tome an Island off the Western Coast of Africa has one of the lowest homicide rates in the world. There were only 6 murders in the country all done by people who knew each other.

Sao Tome


Asmara is safest city in World

  • Safest city in the world
  • residence often leave their homes, car doors and bikes unlocked think Asmara must be the safest city in the world. I never feel frightened. Local and foreign women can walk the streets at night without fear, and local people do not hassle foreigners and went on to highlight that most Asmarinos don’t even “bother to lock up their bikes Even the president of Eritrea hardly brings along any security when traveling through Asmara Read more:



  • Religion, in some Muslim Countries they will cut off your hands for stealing
  • Some countries are dictatorships and will severely punish you for crime