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OFID signs $50 million deal with Natixis to bolster trade in Africa

19 **November**, 2018 | **Hits:**312

OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – has signed a $50 million unfunded risk sharing agreement with Natixis., part of Groupe BPCE, France’s second-largest banking group.


[FULL STATEMENT] Patricia de Lille announces new political movement

19 **November**, 2018 | **Hits:**261

Former Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille has announced she's ready to serve her country under a new political movement.


Africa investment risks continues to fall with key indicators shows a beaming continent

19 **November**, 2018 | **Hits:**266

Africa’s investment environment for both businesses and financial investors is now steadily improving and a rising trade-off between risk and reward as growth on the continent rebounds, the third edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index from specialist risk consultancy Control Risks and Oxford Economics has announced.


In Nairobi, Leaders to Brainstorm on Driving Africa’s economic growth

19 **November**, 2018 | **Hits:**285

The Africa Shared Value Summit is set to bring together some of Africa’s brightest leaders to discuss how business can tackle social issues through the Shared Value business model.

Sport News

NB Plc charges Super Eagles to beat South Africa

15 **November**, 2018 | **Hits:**541

Nigeria’s leading brewing company, Nigerian Breweries Plc has urged the Super Eagles to extract their pound of flesh fro...

Caf calls off qualifier between Kenya and Sierra Leone

14 **November**, 2018 | **Hits:**788

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has confirmed that the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Kenya an...

Nigeria finalise squad for Women's Africa Cup of Nations

08 **November**, 2018 | **Hits:**1767

Nigeria have finalised a strong squad for their Women's Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Ghana later this month. ...

Al Ahly appeal over Walid Azaro's fine for ripping his own shirt

07 **November**, 2018 | **Hits:**1770

Al Ahly have written to the Egypt FA to appeal to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) over a fine imposed on the...

Final South Africa-Zimbabwe T20 abandoned

15 **October**, 2018 | **Hits:**2222

Rain and a wet outfield caused the abandonment of the third and final Twenty20 international between South Africa and Zi...

Africa Cup of Nations: Wins for Egypt, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Gabon

13 **October**, 2018 | **Hits:**2220

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah scored a stunning individual goal to help Egypt beat eSwatini 4-1 in their 2019 Africa C...

Africa News

Dark tourism: why atrocity tourism is neither new nor weird

08 **November**, 2018 | **Hits:**1781

Recently a new show appeared on my Netflix recommendations and drew my attention. Dark Tourist sells itself as a provoca...

If you have cash to spare, take it out of South Africa: Dawie Roodt

08 **November**, 2018 | **Hits:**1771

Late 2017, at the height of political tensions in the country, economist Dawie Roodt advised South Africans to take thei...

Ghanaian tour operators applauded by South African Tourism

07 **November**, 2018 | **Hits:**1774

Ghanaian Tour Operators have received applause from South African Tourism (SAT), the country’s tourism marketing organiz...

Former Zambian UNWTO rep joins African Tourism Board

31 **October**, 2018 | **Hits:**2185

The African Tourism Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Humphrey Chibanda, Zambia’s former Permanent Represe...

South Africa ‘Government is failing tourism’

24 **October**, 2018 | **Hits:**2190

Despite positive public pronouncements, government is not taking the tourism industry seriously. It fails to listen to b...

Egyptian Pyramids

20 **October**, 2018 | **Hits:**2240

Built during a time when Egypt was one of the richest and most powerful civilizations in the world, the pyramids—especia...

African Tourism Board: Soft launch launch at World Travel Market

19 **October**, 2018 | **Hits:**2249

African Tourism Board announces their first soft launch meeting during World Travel Market (WTM) in London.

Tourism vital to sustain South Africa’s game reserves

17 **October**, 2018 | **Hits:**2220

Hanekom made the remarks during a visit to Shamwari Private Game Reserve, where he planted an indigenous Outeniqua Yello...

Africa looks to lure global visitors, boost sustainable tourism

15 **October**, 2018 | **Hits:**2209

Africa draws just five percent of the world’s tourists despite boasting attractions ranging from the Pyramids and Victor...

Akwaaba Travel Market partners ADWT for Africa Diaspora Tourism Conference

13 **October**, 2018 | **Hits:**2244

Africa and its Diaspora have had a very strange relationship over the years when it comes to tourism.

On protecting wildlife, SADC is leading the way

11 **October**, 2018 | **Hits:**2269

There are few easy wins when it comes to regional relations in Southern Africa. But on wildlife conservation, the Southe...

What sport is fast becoming a tourism drawcard in Africa?

09 **October**, 2018 | **Hits:**2203

According to Judy Lain, Wesgro’s Chief Marketing Officer, this sport has definitely gained popularity over the recent ye...

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