News: UN investigates Africa’s Ties to North Korea which Extends beyond Isolated Military Deals

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As the UN investigates at least seven African countries for possible violations of United Nations sanctions on North Korea, many other countries across the continent have, in recent years, deepened their economic ties to the reclusive Asian regime. From 2000 to 2015, exports from North Korea to Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Zambia increased by an average annual growth rate of […]

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Tourism: Statement Of Intent And Management Alain St.Ange Seychelles

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Statement Of Intent And Management Alain St.Ange  Seychelles Building On The Legacy Of My Predecessors A. TOURISM IN 2017 ONWARDS 1. Today, tourism is not only important in learning about the world’s cultures, but it is also directly contributing to the economies of so many countries. In so doing, the industry is putting money directly into the pockets of the […]

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Africa: How Cameroon lost $1.39m over internet shutdown

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How Cameroon lost $1.39m over internet shutdown An international human rights group monitoring the internet outage has revealed that businesses in Cameroon have lost over $1.39 million as the internet shutdown in the country enters the fourth week. The government on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 ordered the suspension of internet services to English speaking Northern and Southern Cameroon forcing lawyers’ […]

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Tourism: Meet Alain St. Ange candidate for UNWTO presents his position at Uganda Expo

Meet Alain St. Ange candidate for UNWTO presents his position at Uganda Expo During his various interactions did St. Ange come across as a credible candidate from Africa, embracing diversity and a non discriminatory approach to making his vision of ‘Tourism For All’ a reality. St. Ange has now gathered a wave of endorsements from around the world with growing […]

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Tourism: Cultural Fusion, As International Carnival Calabar Highlights Climate Change

Cultural Fusion, As International Carnival Calabar Highlights Climate Change The International Carnival Calabar which is distinct from the traditional street parade, helped to make the 2016 carnival the best ever, despite coming close to being derailed by bad weather, reports Demola Ojo The performances by different bands and troupes at the U.J Eusuene Stadium in Calabar on December 29 last […]

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Africa: Lawyers condemn dangerous turn of events in The Gambia

Lawyers condemn dangerous turn of events in The Gambia The Pan African Lawyers’ Union (PALU) have congratulated the people of the Republic of The Gambia for holding free, fair, credible and orderly elections on 1st December 2016, and for maintaining peace, law and order throughout the election period to date. The body lauded the high level of transparency of the […]

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Africa: These Ethiopian ridesharing startups are trying to grow before Uber arrives in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa has many of the hallmarks of a thriving, outward-looking metropolis: the city boasts sub-Saharan Africa’s first metro outside of South Africa, hosts the UN and the African Union, and is in the grip of an endless construction boom. But its taxi system shines a spotlight on the country’s somewhat Janus-faced encounter with twenty-first century globalization. While […]

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AU Membership: Why Africa must stop taking insults from Morocco

Cooperation between Africa and the Arab countries falls within an inter-continental partnership framework. The Fourth Afro-Arab Summit was held on Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in Africa. The foundations of the summit were laid in 1977 when the first summit took place in Cairo, Egypt. In March 1977, a political declaration detailing the modalities for cooperation was […]

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Africa: Fresh news from Uganda as it reposition its Tourism offerings

Winston Churchill called Uganda “paradise on earth” when he visited in 1908. And now the Uganda ministry of tourism is working hard to ensure we can all share in his vision. A 10-year development plan undertaken by the Ugandan government is starting to pay dividends, minister of tourism Ephraim Kamuntu told me at WTM London last week. However, he said […]

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African Trade: China battles Japan for investment in Africa

China-Africa trade in 2015 amounted to about $180 billion, which was nearly 7.5 times more than Japan-Africa trade. If these numbers grow because of the “race to Africa,” Africa will benefit. The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) was hosted in Nairobi, Kenya in August. There is some strong symbolism in its presence in Kenya, as it was […]

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