Category Archives: Infographics

Cape Verde’s Good News

Cape Verde's Good News

BBC News Africa. 2012. ‘Cape Verde profile’

Brown, C. March 2013. ‘Cape Verde prime minister talks of his nation’s progress’

Index Mundi. 2012. ‘Cape Verde’

Macauhub. November 2012. ‘Cape Verde with highest internet access penetration rate in Portuguese-speaking Africa’

World Bank. 2011. ‘Cape Verde: Life expectancy at birth’

World Bank. 2011. ‘Cape Verde: Country Brief’,,menuPK:349633~pagePK:141132~piPK:141107~theSitePK:349623,00.html


Tsitsikamma to Tataouine Expedition

The world’s second biggest continent, 54 countries, a continent of mystery and intrigue, of immense beauty and promise.  Its also the place I call home.  Africa has always inspired me, always tempting me with the promise of adventure.  But for so many people across the world Africa is nothing more than poverty, war, disease and corruption, and I am passionate about encouraging people to see Africa differently, because this is not the Africa I know.  The best way we (my hubby and my best mate) can think of to right this wrong is to answer the call to adventure, exploring our great continent and smashing stereotypes along the way.

How we will do this? We’re going to drive from Tsitsikamma in South Africa to Tataouine in Tunisia, touching all 4 sides of the African continent and 3 of the cardinal points and passing from the most southern tip at Cape Agulhas to the most northern tip at Ras Ben Sakka . This expedition will take us 153 days and through 23 countries throughout Africa. By the end of our adventure we would have driven almost 30 000km.

Along the way we want to change more than perceptions though. We also want to ensure that we leave a long-term and sustainable difference in each country that we visit. We will do this by planting two school food gardens in each country we travel through – that’s 44 gardens in total. We will also be living on US$1.25 for a day in 6 capital cities along route to explore and better understand the most commonly used definition of poverty, its usefulness in a continent with such a strong informal economic sector and possible alternatives.

You can follow our journey on Facebook or Twitter (@T2T_Trace, @T2T_Matt & @T2T_Ishtar). Our website will be up and running soon so watch this space:)

T2T infographic 2




(Some) African Producers



(Some) of Africa’s Scientific Discoveries & Contributions

An infographic to highlight some of Africa’s lessor know scientific discoveries and contributions, of which there are MANY more…



• McLaren, W. August 2006. ‘Mohammed Bah Abba And His Pot-in-Pot’
• Treacy, M. May 2012. ‘Device Turns Your Sneaker into a Portable Cell Phone Charger’
• Ashoka Innovators for the Public. 2008. ‘Ashoka Innovators for the Public: Mohammed Bah Abba‘
• Biofuels Digest. May 2012. ‘CleanStar launches first cooking fuel facility in Mozambique; alternative to
  charcoal cooking, heath risks, at hand in Africa’
• Noble Prize.Org. The Noble Prize in Chemistry 1999: Ahmed Zewail
• Novozymes. May 2012. ‘CleanStar Mozambique launches world’s first sustainable cooking fuel facility’
• Google Science Fair 2012 ‘Meet our 15 finalists and Science in Action winner’
• RNW Africa Desk. February 2012. ‘The Cardiopad: an African invention to save lives’
• The Right Livlihood Award. Aklilu Lemma (Ethiopia)
• Wikipedia. Sema Sgaier
• Wikipedia. Raphael Armattoe

The Other Side of Uganda: Part 2



Chuhan-Pole & Angwafo. 2011. ‘Yes Africa Can’

Uganda Communications Commission. 2010 ‘Telecommunications statistics as at December, 2005 – 2009’

Uganda Revenue Authority. 2010. ‘Number of businesses by Sector with monthly Turnover of 10 million and above (2008 – 2009)’

UN Fact Sheet. December 2010. ‘Trends in Tertiary Education: Sub Saharan Africa’

World Bank. 2010. ‘World Development Indicators Database – Data Profile’

World Bank. 2010. ‘World Development Indicators Database – Millennium Development Goals’


Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Infographics, Uganda


Sub Saharan Africa’s Tertiary Education Highlights

Sub Saharan Africa’s tertiary education figures are not really something worth celebrating at their current levels. Enrollment rates are still below global averages and the gender ratio of male to female students requires urgent attention. There is good news though and that is the rate at which our continent is changing these figures. Development and growth have not only been above global rates, but more importantly have been consistently so for over 40 years. This area has been and is receiving prioritised attention from Sub Saharan Africa’s governments, this attention is paying off and that’s always good news!


Assie-Lumumba, N. 2006. ‘Empowerment of Women in Higher Education in Africa’

UN Fact Sheet. December 2010. ‘Trends in Tertiary Education: Sub Saharan Africa’

UN News (as published on Africa The Good News). April 2011. ‘Education spending in Sub Saharan Africa Increases’


Unpacking Africa’s Middle Class Consumer Behaviour

This is the first infographic I have ever created, so not very creative at this stage but packed (I hope) with useful and surprising stats! For more details on any of the above figures please consult the following sources:

Afrique Avenir. 2010. ‘New consumption patterns in Africa’

Imara Africa Securities Team. 2011. ‘Financial groups eye Africa’s growing middle class’

Ncube et al. 2011. ‘The Middle of the Pyramid: Dynamics of the middle class in Africa’ African Development Bank Publication

Maina, W. 2011. ‘Kenyans quench new thirst for fine liquor’

Kunateh, M. 2011. ‘Africas middle class triples to 313 million’

Sikiti, L. 2012. ‘Look out for the African Middle Class’

Youth Xchange. 2004. ‘More and More Cars: Africa’