Africa: Conferences more profitable than Leisure Tourism in Kenya

In the past few years the concept of meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (Mice) has taken root in Kenya. This year alone, Nairobi has played host to several high-level international conferences, cementing its position as the region’s ideal destination for such meetings. Nairobi hosted the Tokyo International Conference of Africa’s Development in August as well as the meeting of the […]

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Tear Down Africa’s Trade Walls now

TWO of the largest regional trade accords in history were agreed on last year. The Trans-Pacific Partnership involves 12 countries in Asia and the Americas, and was the subject of headlines and heated debate. But most people have never heard of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), which covers 26 African countries. It will create the biggest free-trade area on […]

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Trading with Africa is working for South Africa, Kenya and Uganda

LAST year, to much fanfare, 26 African nations signed off on a free-trade ‘super bloc’ that seeks to improve the absurdly low levels of intra-regional trade on the continent, at the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. In the same city at the Africa 2016 Forum last weekend, African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina painted a picture of just […]

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