World Trade Center Arkansas Leading Trade Mission to Africa

The World Trade Center Arkansas is inviting Arkansas companies on a trade mission to Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia from Jan. 20 to Feb. 1 to grow bilateral trade and tourism opportunities for the state, grow international sales and build partnerships. Companies that are interested in joining this trade mission for business-to-business meetings can visit arwtc.org/africa2019 to complete an initial interest form.

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African Tourism Partners steps up Africa Travel & Tourism Master Classes

Following a successful 2018 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards (ATLF) held in Accra, Ghana, at the end of August, Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) will host its Africa Travel and Tourism Marketing Master Class and Business/MICE Travel Connection in Johannesburg from January 28-29 and on February 22, 2019 respectively. The African Tourism Board (ATB) is supporting the event as well.

Is Russia Failing its Investment Promises in Africa?

For the past two decades, Southern African leaders have been looking for external support and genuine foreign investment in infrastructure, agriculture, and industry. Besides these economic spheres, the leaders plan to boost significantly business ties with foreign partners and seek effective ways to strengthen exports on foreign markets.

Botswana Tourism officially joins WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) yesterday welcomed the Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO), as its newest Member and the first Destination Partner from Africa.

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Africa missing out on boom in Chinese tourism

African countries are missing out on a boom in Asian tourism, mainly from China, and must ease visa and entry requirements to tap into a historic shift generating billions of dollars in revenue, government officials and industry leaders said.

Western Cape wants tourists to come back

The drought that brought not only Cape Town, but the entire Western Cape, to its knees has had a negative impact not just on local residents but on international tourism as well.

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Rwanda’s Finance Minister calls on Africa to speedily ratify Continental Free Trade Agreement

Kigali, Rwanda, November 20, 2018 (ECA) –  The 22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts of the Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa (ICE 2018) opened in Kigali Tuesday with Rwanda’s Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Uzziel Ndagijimana, urging African countries to speedily ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

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Kenya’s fertility rate lowest in East Africa

Kenya has the least fertility rate in East Africa, new data by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has shown, pointing to dropping demand for children as more families embrace modern family planning methods.

Maggi Products

Maggi products help bring out the best in every meal. Quick and easy solutions - like bouillons, soups, seasonings and sauces - to aid cooking and add flavour.
Simply good

This iconic brand is on a mission to champion the goodness of home cooking, renewing its global product portfolio with ingredients that people are familiar with, like those they might find in their kitchen cupboard.

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Agri & food industry: invest in Africa │Opportunities and challenges in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania

Food demand in Africa is expected to grow in the medium term. Invest now to get your share of this rising market.

Deloitte Africa conducted a detailed agricultural sector analysis on which countries currently provide considerable agricultural investment opportunities. The specific focus is on the continent’s main food crops: wheat, cassava and maize.

Dark tourism: why atrocity tourism is neither new nor weird

Recently a new show appeared on my Netflix recommendations and drew my attention. Dark Tourist sells itself as a provocative and quirky documentary series, in which New Zealand journalist David Farrier visits sites associated with death, disaster and atrocity. He seeks the “mad, the macabre, the morbid”.

South Africa ‘Government is failing tourism’

Despite positive public pronouncements, government is not taking the tourism industry seriously. It fails to listen to business people who make a living from tourism and instead places obstacles in their way. This prevents the industry from fulfilling its huge potential to contribute meaningfully to economic growth and job creation.

Egyptian Pyramids

Built during a time when Egypt was one of the richest and most powerful civilizations in the world, the pyramids—especially the Great Pyramids of Giza—are some of the most magnificent man-made structures in history.

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