Education Outlook in Africa

The economic outlook for the African continent is promising. As the continent is now emerging from decades of economic woes and stagnation, Africa today houses seven of the then most rapidly growing economies in the world.

The continent has progressed socio-economically considerably, and now is home to a growing and vibrant middle class and technological advancement is growing at a rapid pace.

Africa also is the most youthful continent in the world, as currently almost half of the continent’s population is younger than 15 years of age. The continent’s young people will be Africa’s future leaders. They are going to be the driving force to generate considerable and sustainable growth across Africa.

Public investments in training and education are key to build a skilled and well-educated workforce and to stimulate innovation. With that in mind, the Africa-America Institute (AAI) organizes …

African History and Heritage

African history and African heritage are topics that are crucial in the study of the human civilization. Not only is the study of African history important as it relates to the rest of the world, but furthermore, it is also one of the most extensive and complex to undertake. The African history and African heritage can trace back their roots to what is arguably the single most important piece of human history. It has been concluded that man originated somewhere in the eastern regions of the African continent.

Africa, in fact, can be considered to be the birthplace of the human race. This simple yet important fact is not only crucial in African history, but also in the history of man and of the Earth. Though there has been much to study in terms of artifacts and other important pieces …

Health in Africa

It is no new knowledge that African health is one of the biggest concerns for the people of the second-largest and second-most populated continent in the world. With over a billion people, African health has become a global priority. Nations around the world are constantly trying to urge people to the health issues and dangers that the African people are suffering due to lack of resources. African health is not an issue that concerns only the African continent, but it is, in fact, an issue with global impact and ramifications.

However, one of the biggest concerns to address is the fact that even though people know that African health and well-being is certainly a concern at the global level, the general public and the masses simply are not made aware of the actual problems people are experiencing in Africa.…

Quality of Education in Africa

Africa is the most youthful continent in the world with more than 200 million youth aged 15 to 24, and creating productive employment options for all these young people is essential for the future of the continent.

A well-educated and skilled workforce is essential to many investors and employers, and we’ve seen that several employers across the African continent have been highly critical of the fact that there’s an absolute lack of basic and technical education and the skills of graduates.

Just like in the rest of the world, a robust education system is key for economic development and growth in nations across the continent.

The basic quality of primary, secondary, technical, vocational, higher, and post-graduate education is generally measured by workers’ performance on the labor market, and this means that the education system across Africa need to be strengthened …

Cape Town – The Mother City of South Africa


The Dutch East India Company (the VOC, the world’s first publicly owned corporation), set up a supply station and trading post on Table Bay’s gorgeous shores in the 17th century, but earlier, the surrounding Cape Flats were the San (Bushmen) and Khoi-Khoi’s hunting grounds for hippopotami and all sorts of other larger game.

The region’s colonization, and the long-standing hospitality tradition of the Cape of Good Hope, made that sailors and weary explorers soon renamed it “The Tavern of the Seas”.…

Education Crisis in South Africa

South Africa’s Alternative Education

The Minister of Education in South Africa has openly admitted that the school system in South Africa is in a state of utter crisis. The country doesn’t provide an educational system of reasonable quality for all its citizens, and it comes as a surprise that several new initiatives are showing up, such as recently the GED test opt-in.

There are more and more parents who choose to homeschool and use free online resources such as to prepare their kids for the GED test. The GED test is a series of four sub-tests on the subject fields of language, science, social studies, and math.

Upon successful completion of the tests, students will receive the GED diploma, which is considered the equivalent to a regular US High School Diploma.…

Egyptian River Cruise

There are so many beautiful places to visit in Africa and Egypt is definitely no exception.  Taking an Egyptian River Cruise will give you such a different experience than the typical cruises Americans take each year.  Make it your New Year’s resolution to try something new this year for vacation.

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Land of buried treasure and ancient mystery, Egypt captures the human imagination more than any other location on the planet. To explore, only a magical mode of transport will do, which is why river cruises are so popular.

Combining classic hospitality with some of the most stunning scenery on the planet, such cruises hark back to a golden age when Egypt’s ancient treasures were first being uncovered. Here are the highlights of a Nile river cruise, which can all be visited on a two-week trip.

Cairo Minarets and domes decorate …

Uganda, The Pearl Of Africa

Uganda is a landlocked country found in East Africa. The country is bordered by Kenya to the east, Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, South Sudan to the north , Rwanda to the southwest and Tanzania to the south.

Despite the fact that Uganda is a landlocked country, the country is blessed with diverse attractions which make a holiday in the country among the best safaris to ever take in Africa.

Uganda has a network of over 60 protected areas including ten national parks and its attractions include the beautiful scenery of the south western region, wildlife in her ten national parks and game reserve, birds of different types, cultural diversity among others.

There are several Safaris to Uganda’s and most trips focus on exploring the ten national parks within the country that have unique attractions. A visit to …

Cape of Good Hope Tour

As the tour bus trundled along the coast road towards the Cape of Good Hope, we were stopped in our tracks. Baboons in the middle of the road! What a sight – and we weren’t even on safari! Just the normal sorts of wildlife you might expect to encounter, apparently.  And then came the farm. Neatly laid out fields, with fences around them.

A series of rectangles side by side, with the livestock huddled together in the corner, grazing. We could have been in Wales! Except that the livestock weren’t sheep, they were ostriches! Just like you’d expect in Wales, too, some of the livestock were just grazing at the side of the road, in between the road and the ocean.…

Education in South Africa

According to many experts, South Africa has one of the world’s most unequal school systems. There is hardly any country where the gap in testing results between the top 15 percent of a nation’s schools and the remaining part is as wide as in South Africa. When 200 black students start their education, only one of them will do well enough to be able to build a career in engineering, while ten white students will have that same result. South Africa’s education system is set up like this:

Primary Education

Though South Africa’s government is trying hard to create equal opportunities for all citizens, education is continually under pressure. The country’s educational system is divided into three tracks: general education & training, further education & training, and higher education & training. The system has twelve grades in total and is …