The Gulf of Guinea has become the most dangerous place for seafarers with $400,000 in ransom paid to local pirate gangs to date in 2016. A total of 32 seafarers have been kidnapped in 2016, compared with 15 in 2015.
$15 billion –
Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo says the country lost $15 billion (or halve of current foreign reserves) to fraud and corrupt practices for arms procurement, during the previous administration.
$172 million –
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta with heads of state in attendance, set fire to over $172 million worth of illicit wildlife goods.
124 000 visitors –
The 131,000 square meter Mall of Africa in Midrand South Africa, recorded about 124 000 visitors on its first day. The mall has 300 shops and is Africa’s largest first-phase mall.