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Africa's millionaire explosion: The 16 countries where the ultra-wealthy are booming Tags: News African News Nigeria Morocco Ivory Coast Mozambiq Mozambique Ethiopia Namibia Algeria Botswana Mauritius South Africa Uganda

Africa's wealthy elite is expanding at a dramatic pace. In fact, according to a report by New World Wealth, the number of African millionaires has risen at twice the pace of the rest of the world in the last 15 years.

Though huge parts of Africa remain locked in extreme poverty, it's impossible to miss the emergence of ultra-wealthy individuals.

Here we've included the nations where the number of HNWI (high net worth individuals) has risen by more than 100% in the 15 years between 2000 and 2014. New World Wealth defines HNWIs as people with net assets of $1 million (£645,000) or more.

Overall in Africa, the number of HNWIs has risen by 145% over the period, while the world in general has seen an increase of 73%.

16. Uganda — a 116% increase in HNW individuals between 2000 and 2014 just sneaks Uganda onto the list, with 1,300 millionaires in the country now.
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Fans painted in the colours of Uganda's national flag cheer before the start of the African Nations Cup Group Three qualifier soccer match between Uganda and Nigeria in Kampala June 2, 2007.


15. Morocco — The fifth largest African economy (and the second in north Africa) now has 4,800 millionaires, a rise of 118% since 2000.

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14. Tanzania — the second-largest economy in the East African Community, Tanzania now has 2,200 millionaires, up 120% from the turn of the millennium.
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A general picture shows the skyline of Tanzania's port cty of Dar es Salaam, July 12, 2013.


13. Kenya — a 124% increase in the number of millionaires since 2000 has left this east African economy with more than 8,000 HNW individuals.


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An aerial view of Kenya's capital city Nairobi on July 13, 2001.


12. South Africa — this country has by far the largest number of HNW individuals, and a 135% increase in the last 15 years has pushed the figure to 46,800.

REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
A long exposure picture shows a seasonal fog illuminated by the lights of Cape Town harbour as the city prepares for the start of the southern hemisphere winter, May 8, 2012.


11. Mozambique — this Indian Ocean-facing nation has seen a 150% increase in HNWIs, just above the African average, and now has 1,000 millionaires.

REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Fishermen cast their nets beneath the skyline of Mozambique's capital Maputo in this file picture taken November 2009.


10. Ivory Coast — a 156% climb in the number of millionaires brought this west African state's numbers into four-figure territory, up to 2,300.

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Gold prospectors are seen at a gold mine near the village of Gamina, in western Ivory Coast, March 16, 2015.


9. Botswana — this major diamond exporter has seen the number of millionaire residents rise by 160% since 2000, climbing to 2,600.

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Botswana's Olympic team follow their national flag-bearer Samantha Paxinos during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 8, 2008.


8. Algeria — this north African state now has 4,700 HNW individuals, up from 1,800 in 2000, an increase of 161%.

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Algiers is seen in this aerial view February 22, 2015.


7. Mauritius — this island nation has a particularly strong tourism sector, and the country has seen a 167% boom in the number of millionaires since 2000.

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View of the Commercial Bank of Mauritius office (L) in Port Louis on the Indian Ocean island Mauritius, August 5, 2015. The Mauritius Commercial Bank, founded in 1838, is a leading banking institution of Mauritius.


6. Namibia — Despite having a population of fewer than 3 million people, Namibia hosts 3,100 HNW individuals, a 244% rise on 15 years ago.


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Namibia's President Hage Geingob receives guard of honour upon arrival at the airport in Abuja, Nigeria May 28, 2015.


5. Ethiopia — no east African economy has seen a bigger climb in the ultra-wealthy than Ethiopia, where the numbers have risen 250% to 2,800 since 2000.


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Ethiopian farmers collect wheat in their field in Abay, north of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, on Oct. 21, 2009. For centuries, farmers have eked out a living in Ethiopia's central lowlands, tending tiny plots of maize, wheat or barley.


4. Nigeria — In Africa's largest state both by population and the size of the economy, the number of HNW individuals has more than quadrupled to 15,400, a 305% increase since 2000.


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3. Zambia — This copper-rich state, home to Victoria Falls, has seen its number of HNW individuals rise by 400% to 1,000.


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2. Ghana — this west African state's economy thrived during the commodity boom, and the number of HNW individuals has grown by 440% since 2000 to 2,700.


Military personnel take part in a parade during a ceremony marking the 57th anniversary of Ghana's independence at the Independence Square in central Accra March 6, 2014.


1. Angola — one of the most mineral and oil-rich countries in the world, Angola now has a booming class of ultra-rich people, with a 482% rise in HNW numbers since 2000.


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The Estadio da Cidadela stadium is seen with the skyline of central Luanda May 4, 2014.

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WATCH: Rihanna Dances To Flavour’s ‘Nwa Baby’ (VIDEO) Tags: News Music Rihanna Flavour’s ‘Nwa Baby’ Nigeria Videos

VIDEORihanna has some taste of African music, dancing to Nigerian pop star, Flavour N’abania’s hit single, ‘Nwa Baby' ashhhhh (Ashawo) dance/music.‬

The annual Crop Over Festival in the Carribean Island was held last Saturday in Barbados, which is international pop singer, Rihanna’s home country.

Being proud of her root, Rihanna joined her fellow country men and women to celebrate the event.

One of the highlights of the festival was singing competition and when it was time to dance, Rihanna did justice to Nigerian pop star, Flavour N’abania’s hit single, ‘Nwa Baby.’

An elated Flavour on hearing of this epic development quickly shared a clip on his IG page.

The event also had a wild party where Riri as Rihanna is fondly called sprayed people in attendant with paints as they splashed her paint too.Rihanna was drenched in many colours.

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Rihanna doing the #nwababy ashhhhh dance.philly r u ready ! Oyolimma

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Skales Drops ‘I Am For Real’ Hit Single (VIDEO) Tags: Shales Music News Nigeria Musicians Lartink

Ladies. Skales asked of you to ask you man if they are for real. In Skales new hit single, “I am For Real,” he confirmed to be for real. Well, whatever that means, but the song is off the hook. And the lyrics are well organized.

Shakes real name Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter.

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CAN U17: Africa's Future Champions Line-Up For Honours In Niger
Category: African Sports
Tags: Sports CAN U17 Sports News Nigeria

About a week after the closure of the 30th edition of the Orange Africa Cup Nations where the Elephants won their second title, a celebration of Africa's rising talents in anticipated rousing encounters await the continent as the CAF U-17 Niger 2013 championship gets underway in Niamey on Sunday with the hosts taking on holders and FIFA World Cup record winners Nigeria and debutants Zambia in action against Guinea in Group A.

Group B will be in action on Monday 16 February and opens with South Africa's Amajimbos taking on the defending champions, Cote d'Ivoire's Baby Elephants while Mali and Cameroon square off in the secong of a Municipal stadium double-header.
The AFCON2015, hosted by Equatorial Guinea served some exciting fixtures, memorable goals and statistics and when the continental juniors kick-off at the Seyni Kountche Stadium in Niamey, nothing short of exciting budding talents mesmerizing crowds is awaited.

Football followers can expect the youngsters to serve thrilling encounters with the spills and thrills of this junior spectacle set to thrust Niger onto the international football limelight as the tournament also serves as qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 finals to be hosted by Chile later this year.

The Golden Eaglets are the most successful team in the world at this level, having won the FIFA U-17 championship four times and the African championship twice.

Against the hosts who are making a maiden appearance, the Super Eaglets will be hot favourites but the Junior Mena fancy their chances and are in buoyant mood.

While Nigeria will be attempting to soar to a record third African title, holders Côte d'Ivoire will want to defend their title and follow in the foot-steps of their seniors in claiming a second title. The holders start their campaign on the second day of action against a determined South African side. All but Zambia and Niger have been to the final tournament before. But both the Junior Chipolopolo and Junior Mena reckon that their chances are as good as any of the competing sides and will be out to prove their worth and push for the semi-finals which come with the prize of a FIFA World Cup place.

The young players are fully aware that stardom and excellent performances at these championships would not only bring them African junior glory but lay the foundation for potentially long and brilliant international careers. The world will be watching as Africa's newest stars lay down their first markers of success.

Competing Teams: Niger, Nigeria, Zambia, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, South Africa, Mali, Cameroon

Host City: Niamey
Venues: Stade Seyni Kountche and Stade Municipal
Opening Ceremony and Final: Stade Seyni Kountche
Opening Fixtures:

15 February
Group A - Stade Seyni Kountche
15:00 Niger vs Nigeria
18:00 Zambia vs Guinea

16 February
Group B – Stade Municipal
15:00 Cote d'Ivoire vs South Africa
18:00 Mali vs Cameroon

Source: CAF

Meet the Nigerian 'Queen of Africa' Doll That's Outselling Barbie
Category: Business
Tags: Nigeria News Education Africa 2015 News Doll Queen Of Africa

As Barbie sales continue to plummet, another doll is aiming to slide in and take her place—in Nigeria, that is. The Queens of Africa and Naija Princess dolls are outselling Mattel's original. The dolls' mastermind, 43-year-old Taofick Okoya, told Reuters that he sells between 6,000 and 9,000 dolls per month, claiming 10 to 15 percent of the small but growing toy market in Nigeria. 

The success of the Queens of Africa dolls, which are modeled after the country's three largest ethnic groups and outfitted in gowns and traditional headwear made from West African fabrics, is proving there's a sizable market for dolls that are not fair-skinned, blond, and blue-eyed. Okoya's dolls might be so popular precisely because they're the only black ones on the market in Africa. 

In an interview with Elle magazine last year, he said he got the idea for the dolls when he went looking for a meaningful birthday gift for his niece, only to discover that there were no "African dolls she could relate to or identify with." 

So he set up his own business, outsourcing manufacturing of the doll parts to China, having them assembled in colorful patterned dresses in Nigeria, and selling them for 1,300 to 3,500 naira (about $22) each. Seven years later, he produces about 100 to 150 dolls a day and hopes to run the entire operation locally.  

Okoya's dolls weren't always flying off the shelves. It took him nearly three years to convince retailers that black dolls would sell. To aid the cause, he launched an educational campaign about the psychological impact dolls have on children.

"When little girls play with dolls, they see themselves in or as the doll, they dress it in clothes they like and act out their fantasies," he told Elle. "The more of their own likeness they see in the things they like, the more accepting they will be of their looks and culture." 

The success of the Queens of Africa dolls comes at a time when typically white Barbie dolls are rapidly declining in popularity among children. By the end of 2014, Barbie sales had dropped by 10 percent for four quarters straight, and sales of rival American Girl dolls—which discontinued some of its nonwhite dolls—decreased by 7 percent. 

Meanwhile, most of the Queens of Africa dolls online are sold out, and Okoya is attempting to meet skyrocketing demands. In addition to ramping up production, he also plans to make the dolls curvier, with bigger hair and fuller facial features to enhance their "identifying African characteristics," he told Elle.

An educational animation series and a line of books is also in the works to further Okoya's message of empowerment. "The goal is not just selling pieces of molded plastic, but also to inspire and create a sense of appreciation of them by promoting value, culture and heritage," he told Elle.

Source: takepart

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