Africa: Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, is dead

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Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80, a family source has confirmed to TV3. The Ghanaian diplomat reportedly died at the hospital in Switzerland, Saturday morning. He served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. He was the first to emerge from the ranks […]

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Africa: ‘Moms at War’ a movie every family must see

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Societal values are changing with the advancement of civilization thereby pitching so much challenge and pressure against the family unit. ‘Moms at War’ as a movie is a deliberate effort to confront the dilemmas that bedevils the modern family and seeks to proffer answers to those perplexing questions. ‘Moms at War’ is produced by Omoni Oboli who also co – […]

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Africa: How tourism can catalyse economic transformation

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Industrialisation, is the current “buzzword”, and in the traditional sense means hiring a massive workforce to convert raw materials to finished products for sale at a profit. The government then expects to collect substantial amount of revenues through direct and indirect taxes from such industries and solve “the unemployment” puzzle. Voila! A win-win! This was then (read the coal-era), but […]

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News: Unlike Kenya, Uganda and SA no African Country in the Top 15 sources for Tourism to Tanzania

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In My Book of Things, the tourism industry of the United Republic of Tanzania (popular as ‘Tanzania’ for short) is undergoing rapid transformation of the other kind. This is the kind that results in a marked change for the better – unlike the mathematical function whereby the transformation is limited to a conversion into another form, nature or appearance of […]

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News: American history disclosed, Ellis Island and Port of New York 1820-1957 arrival records

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What do over a 100 million Americans have in common? Their ancestors immigrated through Ellis Island or one of the New York Harbor immigration stations that preceded it. FamilySearch and The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. announced today the entire collection of Ellis Island New York Passenger Arrival Lists from 1820 to 1957 are now available online on both […]

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Africa: Tanzania Plans Beach Management Authority to Boost Tourism

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The government of Tanzania plans to develop beach tourism as a drawcard. This statement was made by Hamisi Kigwangalla, minister, natural resources and tourism. Kigwangalla said mainland Tanzania could learn from its island neighbour, Zanzibar. Kigwangalla expanded, “Beach tourism is not being promoted on mainland Tanzania, with its abundant potential.” He added that the government was planning a strategy to […]

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News: Swiss hotelier and chef de cuisine run revolutionary Savoy

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Cesar Ritz was a Swiss hotelier whose name is more synonymous with hotel luxury and fine food than Conrad Hilton, J.W. Marriott or William Waldorf Astor. Along with his chef de cuisine, Auguste Escoffier, Ritz was already well known across Europe when they were invited to run the revolutionary new Savoy Hotel in London in 1889. The land on which […]

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Tourism: Tourists start “violent quarrel” over Trevi Fountain selfie spot

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Two female tourists spurred an eight-person brawl at Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountainafter they came to blows while trying to capture the perfect selfie at a prime spot in front of the monument. The violent altercation broke out between a 19-year-old Dutch woman and a 44-year-old Italian-American woman vying for the selfie hotspot at the same time. Images of the brawl […]

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Aviation: Central African Governments abandon plans to set up CEMAC Airline

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On August 3, 2018 in Douala, the CEMAC transport ministers announced the liquidation of Air CEMAC, an airline owned by central African states, which was never able to take off. Beyond the selfishness of leaders, there is also the question of the maturation of projects upstream. The barriers such as taxes and charges that plague the aviation industry had been […]

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