Africa Facts

Africa Facts: Infographics and Snapshots 

Random snapshots and infographics discovered by about our continent. If you spot any smart infographics, please ping us so we may post it here. view the world as one. Africa is part of that whole. Like "Life in a Day" Telling the story of the whole, a sum of the parts. 

13M people tuned into the "Life in a Day" channel over the course of Sundance, the livestream was watched by millions, and we received over 3,000 questions over Google Moderator for the live Q&A following the premiere. What's next for "Life in a Day"? National Geographic had agreed to distribute the film in the United States.

Synopsis of the film: Every day, 6.7 billion people view the world through their own unique lens. Imagine if there was a way to collect all of these perspectives and to mold them into the cohesive story of a single day on earth. On July 7, YouTube announced Life in a Day, an historic global film experiment that will attempt to do just that: document one day on earth (July 24, 2010), as seen through the eyes of people around the world.  The project will be produced by Ridley Scott, directed by Kevin Macdonald, and filmed by...You!

In future days, will find ways to help YOU tell the story of sustainable investment in Africa.


Views from Across Africa

"The asset owners in the Principal Officers Association are increasingly driving alignment of their fund managers and service providers toward the sustainable investment theme. AfricaSIF is a new element of the investment ecosystem that will play a vital catalytic role across Africa in accelerating this process." - Wanjiru Kirima, chairperson of the Principal Officers’ Association and AfricaSIF co-founder at AfricaSIF launch at JSE on 9 June 2010.

"After decades of stagnation, Africa’s economies experienced a marked acceleration in growth during the past ten years. The magnitude of the continent’s development story is startling in its specifics and the opportunity it presents. What factors underpinned Africa’s growth and the continent’s prospects? The rate of return on foreign investment is higher in Africa than in any other developing region." "Global executives and investors must pay heed. The continent’s growth story isn’t entirely about the extractive industries. The region has already made great strides below the radar. It now stands to become the developing world’s next great success story." - McKinsey Quarterly, June 2010

"I have come here to Ghana for a simple reason. The 21st Century will be shaped by what happens not just in Rome or Moscow or Washington, but by what happens in Ghana as well. Development depends upon good governance. And that is a responsibility that can only be met by Africans" US President Barack Obama address to Ghanaian parliament July 2009. See video message on R. Nelson Mandela's birthday 2008 video.