Africa

Confronting Drought in Africa's Drylands: Opportunities for Enhancing Resilience (Africa Development Forum)

Confronting Drought in Africa's Drylands: Opportunities for Enhancing Resilience (Africa Development Forum) by Raffaello Cervigni
English | May 9, 2016 | ISBN: 1464808171 | 299 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

Drylands represent the front line in the battle for poverty eradication and resource conservation in Africa. While we know that millions of people in drylands are exposed to the threat of land degradation and periodically fall victim to droughts and other shocks, actions to address these challenges have been fragmented, too many times prompted only by humanitarian crises, and in the end largely inadequate. This book provides a solid, evidence-based assessment of the potential for the many interventions that can improve crop and livestock production and allow better stewardship of natural resources, thereby significantly lowering the numbers of people exposed to risk.
Highways to Success or Byways to Waste: Estimating the Economic Benefits of Roads in Africa (Africa Development Forum)

Highways to Success or Byways to Waste: Estimating the Economic Benefits of Roads in Africa (Africa Development Forum) by Rubaba Ali
English | Sep. 30, 2015 | ISBN: 1464806543 | 217 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

Roads are the arteries through which the economy pulses. They connect sellers to markets, workers to jobs, students to education, and the sick to hospitals. Yet much of the developing world, Africa in particular, lacks adequate transportation infrastructure. Accordingly investments in transportation remain a cornerstone of the development agenda. Sub-Saharan Africa spends roughly $6.8 billion per year on paving roads, and the World Bank invests more on roads than on education, health, and social services combined.

Africa's Demographic Transition: Dividend or Disaster? (Africa Development Forum)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Feb. 25, 2017
Africa's Demographic Transition: Dividend or Disaster? (Africa Development Forum)

Africa's Demographic Transition: Dividend or Disaster? (Africa Development Forum) by David Canning
English | Oct. 15, 2015 | ISBN: 1464804893 | 217 Pages | PDF | 14 MB

Africa is poised on the edge of a potential takeoff to sustained economic growth. This takeoff can be abetted by a demographic dividend from the changes in population age structure. Declines in child mortality, followed by declines in fertility, produce a 'bulge' generation and a large number of working age people, giving a boost to the economy. In the short run lower fertility leads to lower youth dependency rates and greater female labor force participation outside the home. Smaller family sizes also mean more resources to invest in the health and education per child boosting worker productivity. In the long run increased life spans from health improvements mean that this large, high-earning cohort will also want to save for retirement, creating higher savings and investments, leading to further productivity gains.

The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa (Africa Development Forum)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Feb. 24, 2017
The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa (Africa Development Forum)

The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa (Africa Development Forum) by Alexandre Marc
English | June 19, 2015 | ISBN: 1464804648 | 215 Pages | PDF | 16 MB

Since independence, the West African sub-region has been an arena for a number of large-scale conflicts and civil wars, as well as simmering and low-intensity uprisings. Contrary to perceptions, West Africa in its post-independence history has experienced fewer conflict events and fatalities from conflict than the other sub-regions on the continent. The turn of the millennium has witnessed the recession of large-scale and conventional conflict, and it has ushered in new and emerging threats. The specters of religious extremism, maritime piracy, and narcotics trafficking threaten to
undermine some of the progress achieved in recent years.
The Little Data Book on Gender in Africa 2012/2013 (Africa Development Indicators)

The Little Data Book on Gender in Africa 2012/2013 (Africa Development Indicators) by World Bank
English | Apr. 3, 2013 | ISBN: 0821397850 | 126 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

The Little Data Book on Gender in Africa 2012/13 provides a summary collection of gender statistics on Africa available in one volume. It contains 60 indicators, covering 53 African countries. Additional data may be found on the companion CD-ROM or online, covering about 1,700 indicators from 1961 to 2011.

The Little Data Book on Africa 2012/2013 (Africa Development Indicators)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Feb. 22, 2017
The Little Data Book on Africa 2012/2013 (Africa Development Indicators)

The Little Data Book on Africa 2012/2013 (Africa Development Indicators) by World Bank
English | Apr. 3, 2013 | ISBN: 0821397834 | 138 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

The Little Data Book on Africa 2012/2013 is a pocket edition of Africa Development Indicators 2012/2013. It contains some 115 key indicators on economics, human development, governance, and partnership and is intended as a quick reference for users of the Africa Development Indicators 2010 book and African Development Indicators Online.
Changing Climates, Ecosystems and Environments within Arid Southern Africa and Adjoining Regions: Palaeoecology of Africa 33

Changing Climates, Ecosystems and Environments within Arid Southern Africa and Adjoining Regions: Palaeoecology of Africa 33 by Juergen Runge
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1138027049 | 240 Pages | PDF | 7.49 MB

Africa (2013)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Jan. 26, 2017
Africa (2013)

Africa (2013)
BRRip | 720 x 400 | .AVI/XviD @ 1595 Kbps | 6x~57mn | 4.36 GB
Audio: English MP3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Nature

Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.
Africa. Season 1, Episode 6 - The Future / Africa with David Attenborough / Африка. Серия 6 - Будущее (2013)

Africa. Season 1, Episode 6 - The Future / Africa with David Attenborough / Африка. Серия 6 - Будущее (2013)
BDRip | MKV | AVC 1280x720, ~ 5.6 Mbps | 0hr 58mn | 3.47 GB
English: DTS, 6 ch, 1510 kbps; Russian: DTS, 6 ch, 1510 kbps
Subtitles: English, Russian
Genre: Documentary

Southern Africa is a riot of life and colour because of two great ocean currents that sweep around the continent's Cape. To the east, the warm Agulhas current generates clouds that roll inland to the wettest place in southern Africa. To the west is the cold Benguela current, home to more great white sharks than anywhere else. Moisture laden fog rolls inland, supporting an incredible desert garden. Where the two currents meet, the clash of warm and cold water creates one of the world's most fabulous natural spectacles - South Africa's sardine run. This is the greatest gathering of predators on the planet, including Africa's largest, the Bryde's whale.
Channel 4 - Unreported World: South Africa's Skin Bleaching Scandal (2016)

Channel 4 - Unreported World: South Africa's Skin Bleaching Scandal (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2563 Kbps | 23mn 56s | 462 MiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Tania Rashid and director Simon Rawles are in South Africa to investigate why there is such a demand for skin bleaching products in the Rainbow Nation. The government has passed strict laws to protect people from creams containing potentially dangerous chemicals which can lead to serious health complications, but as Unreported World reveals, many are still on sale widely and endorsed by celebrities. A recent study found an incredible one in three women in South Africa use skin-bleaching creams, and there are more than 500 different products for sale. In downtown Johannesburg the products are everywhere - despite the ban on any product selling itself as skin-lightening or whitening.