References for Brightwork Africa Articles

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  • These are the references that were used for our Africa articles.

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This is the reference list for the Africa articles, as well as interesting quotes from these references at Brightwork Research & Analysis.

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Reference #1: Article Titled:

How the South Africa Decline Mirrors the Decline of Eskom

World Cup

Blackouts were suspended in February 2008 as Eskom brought idled plants’ units back into service and delayed maintenance to ensure the lights stayed on in the run-up to the 2010 soccer World Cup. But the lack of upkeep took its toll on its facilities, with outages resuming in 2014 and intensifying the following year.








Reference #2: Article Titled:

What Are the Secrets to Botswana’s Success and Will It Continue?


Dubai is one of the few countries to diversify from its resource extraction. It did so with tourism and serving as tax evasion and banking hub for the world. However, Dubai was a significantly wealthier country than Botswana when they did this. Furthermore, Dubai has relied upon slave labor for its massive construction projects. 


Interesting comment on this video.

Quotes like this make one wonder if Dubai has transitioned away from oil extraction successfully.

It relies on a huge underclass of employees with low pay and rights. Even when employees are ripped off by companies who hold their passports, UAE does not assist even if the worker wants to return home. Workers are stuck there for months/years and living off charities. 4. ALL systems favor the Emirates and all systems are made to extract money from foreigners who have little recall- rights if scammed. 5. Legal processes /Penalties are too harsh if there’s even an accusation. Legal process and detainment is a nightmare. Many people simply flee. 6 Many apartment complexes are half empty and then maintenance fees are not paid to run the complexes facilities.

Reference #3: Article Titled:

The Falsified KPMG Report on Corruption in South Africa


KPMG’s corruption is international. KPMG enables tax evasion. You approach KPMG, and they show you how to cheat tax authorities.

Reference #4: Article Titled:

Did Colonialists Bring Homosexuality or Homophobia to Black Societies?

Reference #5: Article Titled:

The Problems With Corrupt Africans In Positions of Power

Reference #6: Article Titled:

The Problem with Nigerian Doctors Practicing in First World Countries





Reference #7: Article Titled:

The Fake Storyline Around White Theft of South African Land

Reference #8: Article Titled:

The Economist Misleads Again on Tanzania Versus Acacia Mining



Reference #9: Article Titled:

How Accurate is the Economist’s Article on Magufuli Versus Acacia Mining?–exposed–JK/1843776-2998712-rwkc39/index.html

Reference #10: Article Titled:

The US Ranks Between Uruguay and Cameroon in Income Inequality

For anyone interested in the over capitalism and extraction from the ocean, look now further than this article in Mother Jones.

Reference #11: Article Titled:

Why Is There An Expectation That Africans Will Behave and Perform Equal to Whites?


What’s behind the widespread appeal of migrating in some sub-Saharan countries? Multiple factors could be at play. To begin with, while many sub-Saharan African economies are growing, many countries continue to have high unemployment rates and relatively low wage rates. In addition, the job market looks unlikely to improve anytime soon, thanks to high fertility levels that will mean even more people competing for jobs. Against this backdrop, sub-Saharan Africans could see migrating to countries with more – and better paying – jobs as a means of improving their personal economic prospects.

Pressures related to economic well-being and insecurity may help to explain why, beyond a general willingness to migrate, substantial shares of sub-Saharan Africans say they actually plan to move to another country in the next five years. Among the six countries polled, the share with plans to migrate ranges from roughly four-in-ten or more in Senegal (44%), Ghana (42%) and Nigeria (38%) to fewer than one-in-ten in Tanzania (8%).

For example, among the 42% of Ghanaians who say they plan to migrate abroad in the next five years, four-in-ten (41%) identify the U.S. as their intended destination, while three-in-ten (30%) name a country in the EU, Norway or Switzerland. Similarly, shares of potential migrants in South Africa (39% vs. 22%) and Kenya (39% vs. 12%) say they intend to migrate to the U.S. over Europe.7