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Top 10 High Democracy Index African Countries

AfricaDecember 4, 2016 - Measuring democracy is a highly complex task and there is no universal mertic for it. As in everything politics, any measure in this regard is going to be subject to debate and interpretation. Nevertheless, here is one metric, the Democracy Index, that has been quoted in many circles around the world in recent years. 

The Democracy Index is an index compiled by the UK based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), that measures the state of democracy in 167 countries, of which 166 are sovereign states and 165 are UN member states. The index is based on 60 indicators grouped in five different categories measuring pluralism, civil l

The 13 Fastest-Growing Economies in the World

EthiopiaNovember 28, 2016 - China's crazy growth has been one of the biggest stories over the past several decades. But the Chinese economy certainly isn't the only one posting huge growth rates.

A list of 13 countries was compiled with the highest projected compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 through 2017 based on the forecasts from the World Bank's Global Economic Prospects. A list of the top fastest growing economies is presented below, based on 2014-2017 projections.

Ethiopia ranks first, followed by Turkmenistan and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

13. China

2015 GDP: +7.10%

2016 GDP: +7.00%

Least Religious Countries In The World

China-least-religious-countryNovember 27, 2016 - Whereas some countries of the world are deeply religious, others are not so. Gallup polled people around the world to find out the percent of the population by country who believe in some religion. Here is a list of top ten countries that are least religious in the world. The percent shown next to the country's name is the portion of the poputation who believe in religion in each country. China tops the list, followed by Japan and Estonia.

10. Vietnam 34%

Only 34% of the residents of Vietnam consider religion to be an important part of their daily lives, as per a recent WIN/Gallup polling. Perhaps the p

The 10 Most Beautiful Towns And Cities In Africa

November 18, 2016 - The African continent is not only about impressive animals, stunning deserts and beautiful savannahs. It is also home to astonishing cities and towns that are rich in history and culture, according Here is a list of the 10 most charming cities and towns to visit in Africa, ranked by this site. Ethiopia's Bahir Dar is one of them. (Way to go, Bahir Dar!!!)

Cape Town

Cape Town | South Africa

Cape Town is a vibrant and colorful city with stunning beaches, beautiful mountains and some of the best vineyards in Africa. Taking the cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain at sunris


ROBERT MUGABE, 84, president of Zimbabwe, 28 years in power

KING ABDULLAH , 84, king of Saudi Arabia, 12 years in power

GIRIJA PRASAD KOIRALA, 83, prime minister of Nepal, two current years in power

ABDOULAYE WADE, 81, president of Senegal, eight years in power

HOSNI MUBARAK, 79, president of Egypt, 26 years in power


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