The most unexpected factor that predicts Olympic success is the participation of women in sport, which acts as a proxy indicator on the status of women in the country.
Our attitudes about sex and morality often have little to do with sexual acts themselves. They are more often about our perceptions of power or powerlessness
Some of the top African intellectuals include Wole Soyinka, Mahmood Mamdani and Ali Mazrui. But the list is far from exhaustive.
Egypt led Africa in the number of tourist arrivals, with more than 8.2 million visitors; South Africa is second at 7.5 million. Tunisia, Morocco and Zimbabwe round out the top five.
South Africa earned $7.3 billion from tourism in 2006, followed by Egypt at $6.8 billion and Morocco at $4.6 billion.