Africa for Africans through travel, trade

By Christopher Farai Charamba Richard Mullin once said: “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa . . . for he has so much to look forward to.” Over the past few years the global perception of Africa has been changing. The Africa rising narrative coupled with the positive growth rates in many […]

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Dlamini-Zuma hails Ghana for visa-on-arrival policy, as Rwanda and Ethiopia goes open skies

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has welcomed Ghana’s decision to introduce a visa-on-arrival policy for citizens of African Union member-states. Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, announced the decision in his State of the Nation address to the Ghanaian Parliament recently. “With effect from July this year, we will be allowing citizens of AU Member States to […]

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Why Rwanda keeps attracting foreign investment

By: Tendai Dube. Despite a mild ranking decline for ease of doing business, Rwanda is still making notable strides and attracting more and more foreign direct investors because of how easy one can start a business in the country. In the World Bank Group report, Doing Business 2016, Rwanda ranked 62 out of 189 economies in ease of doing business […]

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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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Turkeys Burgeoning ties with Africa, a common future ?

Turkey’s relationship with the African continent dates back to the ninth century. Over the years, Turkish people always saw their African brothers and sisters as their equals and built bridges on the basis of mutual respect and appreciation. Turkey, unlike colonial powers, has a history in Africa with no dark chapters. We might speak different languages, come from different ethnic […]

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Why Dangote decided to invest in Zimbabwe

ELIAS MAMBO “Africa’s richest man is said to be looking beyond Robert Mugabe, whom a senior minister admitted could ‘go soon one way or another’.” AFRICA’S richest man, Nigerian tycoon Aliko Dangote, whose net worth was US$17.5 billion as of yesterday, according to Forbes magazine, is looking well beyond President Robert Mugabe’s rule as he moves to invest billions in cement, power […]

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