News: East Africa Has Strongest Economic Growth in Africa – Icaew Report

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Economic diversification and investment-driven growth continue to make East Africa the region on the continent with the strongest economic growth, with a forecast of 6.3 percent growth in 2018, the latest report from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has disclosed. According to the ‘Economic Insight report’, released on Wednesday, Ethiopia remains the region’s powerhouse, with […]

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Durban ICC rakes in money for South Africa Tourism

By: Sphelele Ngubane The Durban International Convention Centre, which generated a net profit of R32-million last year, has reaffirmed its status as the leading meetings and conference centre in Africa. According to the centre’s annual report released on Wednesday, the ICC’s gross revenue figure was R157-million. ICC chief executive Lindiwe Rakharebe said year-on-year growth was R5.3-million and there was a […]

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Safe and seamless travel, technology and sustainability: priorities for tourism

Ensuring safe and seamless travel, enhancing the opportunities brought by technology and accelerating the shift towards a more sustainable sector are the priorities for the sector said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, opening the 50th edition of ITB Berlin. (Berlin, Germany, 8 March 2016). Referring to the issue of tourism and security, he said: “Global challenges demand global solutions and tourism […]

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Zuma’s visit to Nigeria: resolving discontent, to strengthen relations

-as President Buhari slams MTN as aiding B/Haram -Zuma promises to refund seized $15million arms deal RennOffor As has been speculated to be a strategic move to clear the increasing bubbles that may hinder businesses between two of Africa’s lion States, President Jacob Zuma’s visit to Nigeria with a large business delegation, coupled with the granting of 10 year multiple […]

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Nigerian Travel Agents protest as Spanish Embassy rejects visa applications for Skal meeting

By Ajibola Amzat THE National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) has criticized the Spanish Embassy over its “racist” treatment of Nigerians who seek to travel to Spain. In an -mail sent to The Guardian recently, NANTA accused the Spanish Embassy of collecting visa fees from Nigerians without refunding such fees when the applications are rejected, describing such practice as […]

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Massive rail and road projects threaten the environment in Africa

Africa’s natural environments and spectacular wildlife are about to face their biggest challenge ever. In a paper published today in Current Biology, my colleagues and I assess the dramatic environmental changes that will be driven by an infrastructure-expansion scheme so sweeping in scope, it is dwarfing anything the Earth’s biggest continent has ever been forced to endure. People, food and […]

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ECOWAS member states brainstorm on Valletta Action

A meeting on the implementation of the Valletta Action Plan by Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) member states has been held in Accra to deliberate on relevant issues on how to maximise the positives of migration to impact on development of countries among others. The Valletta Action Plan is built around five priority areas, which are development benefits of […]

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EFCC Returns 10, 540 Euros to Polish Victim of Love Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has recovered and returned the sum of 10, 540 Euros to a polish victim of Internet love scam.The victim, simply identified as Jamina, was allegedly duped 40,000 Euros by the suspect, Gabriel Oseremen Xavi who operates a fake Facebook account with the name, Collins Page. The suspect was traced to Benin City, Edo […]

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