Contrary to popular opinion, the best investment bet that you can make in 2011 is in Africa. You wouldn’t know it if you turn on a TV or read a newspaper, since U.S. and European media focus relentlessly on areas of unrest and instability, but the reports beyond the front page tell a very different story.
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In Egypt's government ministries, factories and especially universities, daily protests have focused on those viewed as Mr. Mubarak’s surrogates, the New York Times reports.
Libyan rebels are set for their first oil export as soon as Tuesday as they seek funding to sustain their uprising against Muammer Gaddafi's 41-year rule of the north African nation, the Financial Times reports.
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As anti-aircraft fire rang out across Tripoli for the third night in a row and US airstrikes yet to slow, one analyst told CNBC that there is a very real chance of Libya being divided between the Gaddafi-controlled West and rebel-controlled East.
Analysts are warning that the decision of the BRIC nations not to support the no-fly zone in Libya is an indication that in years to come Gaddafi-like dictators will find it easier to wage war on their people without external intervention.
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Muammar Gaddafi has left the world no choice but to threaten military action against him.
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From Liberia to South Africa to the island of Madagascar, Libya’s holdings are like a giant venture capital fund, geared to make friends and wi n influence in the poorest region in the world. The NYT reports.
The leader of Libya’s rebellion has warned countries that have failed to support the uprising against Muammer Gaddafi that they would be denied access to Libya’s vast oil riches if the regime is deposed, the Financial Times reports.
The Libyan leader Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi has “tens of billions” in cash secretly hidden away in Tripoli, allowing him to prolong his fight against rebel forces.
Many in Europe worry that they will face new waves of illegal immigration not only from the liberated areas in the north, but from much of sub-Saharan Africa as well, the New York Times reports.
On Tuesday, Somali pirates shot and killed four American hostages. A single hostage intentionally killed by these pirates had been almost unheard of; four dead was unprecedented. The New York Times reports.