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The ancient name for Africa was “Alkebulan” meaning “mother of mankind”

The name Africa is a phenomenon. Home to 1.216 billion people, the world’s second-largest population and 2nd largest continent after Asia. Africa is a renowned name that has traveled way beyond the shores of the Nile to the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The name is one, over time that is connected to historical heritages and tied to historical revolutions.

8 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the Richest Man in History, Mansa Musa

Richest Man to Ever Live

Emperor Mansa Musa I, an African king from the late 13th century, is considered the richest person to ever live, with an estimated net worth of $400 billion, according to www.celebritynetworth.com, above the noted Sam Walton, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates combined wealth.

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Inside Big Chocolate’s Child Labor Problem

For a decade and a half, the big chocolate makers have promised to end child labor in their industry—and have spent tens of millions of dollars in the effort. But as of the latest estimate, 2.1 million West African children still do the dangerous and physically taxing work of harvesting cocoa. What will it take to fix the problem?

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Geologist Discovers Plant That May Only Grow On Top Of Diamonds

There she grows!

A picky plant found in West Africa may grow only on top of mineral deposits often loaded with diamonds, according to research soon to be published in the journalEconomic Geology. Stephen Haggerty, a professor at Florida International University in Miami and the chief exploration officer of Youssef Diamond Mining Company, said the discovery could be a game changer for the region.

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