by on Yesterday, 2:20 pm
Ghana was the first independent country in Africa.The Republic of Ghana is named after the medieval West African Ghana Empire.[1] The Empire became known in Europe and Arabia as the Ghana Empire after the title of its emperor, the Ghana. The Empire appears to have broken up following the 1076 conquest by the Almoravid General Abu-Bakr Ibn-Umar. An elevated kingdom continued to exist after Almoravid rule ended, and the kingdom was later incorporated into subsequent Sahelian empires, such as the M...
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by on Yesterday, 1:02 pm
After nearly a decade of galloping economic growth, the continent experienced a very sharp decline last year. The hardest hit were the major commodity exporters, especially Nigeria, Angola and South Africa. Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, went through a recession and its currency took a severe beating, losing more than 60 percent of its value in less than 12 months. In South Africa, pull-backs in mining operations and volatile commodity prices (especially for gold, platinum, and coal) led...
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