Figure of the week: Hotel revenues and growth in South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya, and Tanzania

Figure of the week: Hotel revenues and growth in South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya, and Tanzania

This month, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), released a report titled “Hotels Outlook: 2018-2022: South Africa – Nigeria – Mauritius – Kenya – Tanzania,” outlining the key trends, challenges, and future prospects for the hotel industry in these countries. Overall, as Figure 1 shows, these countries have mostly seen increased revenue and are projected to see more in the […]

Koster – the South African town where residents took back control

Koster – the South African town where residents took back control

Image caption Residents of Koster have lived with water shortages for several years and are often forced to buy water from those with boreholes Koster lies in the same region as the South Africa’s rich platinum mines but nothing about this town speaks of the wealth surrounding it. “Our lives have gotten worse over the […]

2 Lemon-Yellow Bat Species Discovered in Africa. And They're Adorable Fuzz Balls.

2 Lemon-Yellow Bat Species Discovered in Africa. And They're Adorable Fuzz Balls.

Who’s a fuzzy, yellow sky puppy? THIS GUY. Credit: Copyright P.W. Webala, Maasai Mara University Two newfound species of bats recently discovered in Kenya are endearing, lemon-colored fuzzballs. But scientists aren’t interested in these bats just for their flashy colors; the animals also provide important clues about some very tangled branches in the bat […]

Two Qantas pilots injured in fatal vintage plane crash in South Africa

Two Qantas pilots injured in fatal vintage plane crash in South Africa

Two Qantas pilots are in hospital with “serious injuries” and two people have been killed after a vintage plane crashed while taking off from an airport in South Africa. The 64-year-old aircraft faltered soon after takeoff from Pretoria’s Wonderboom airport on Tuesday afternoon, and crashed into a nearby factory. One passenger on board, South African […]

South Africa's Ramaphosa Urges Nigeria to Sign Africa Trade Pact

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Why calling France 'the last African team' in the World Cup is problematic

Why calling France 'the last African team' in the World Cup is problematic

France’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during its round of 16 match on June 30 against Argentina at the 2018 World Cup in Kazan, Russia. (David Vincent/AP) As a half-Ghanaian, half-Nigerian woman born in the United States, I have found it painful to watch yet another World Cup in which Africa […]

The biggest economies in Africa

The biggest economies in Africa

South Africa’s struggle to keep its spot as the second largest economy on the African continent (after Nigeria) has seemingly abated – but there’s a more worrying trend that shows up in the data when measuring GDP per capita. With and estimated gross domestic product (GDP) of $350 billion in 2017, South Africa sits comfortably […]

UN Environment calls to stop flow of “dirty fuel” to West Africa

UN Environment calls to stop flow of “dirty fuel” to West Africa

The Hague, 9 July 2018 –A new report outlining the origin and composition of “dirty diesel” transported from European ports to Western Africa was presented to the Dutch government today, showing insufficient compliance with processing rules leading to fuel blends that represent a risk to people and the environment. UN Environment applauds the action taken […]

German firms promised 'Marshall Plan' tax breaks for African projects

German firms promised 'Marshall Plan' tax breaks for African projects

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany plans to use public money to support companies which invest in Africa, part of a new “Marshall Plan” with which it hopes to tackle the roots of the refugee crisis that has convulsed European politics since 2015. The aim was to reintroduce a scheme from the 1980s which made it easier […]

West African states join efforts to launch battle against root crop 'Ebola'

West African states join efforts to launch battle against root crop 'Ebola'

All smiles and hugs as Eritrea and Ethiopia leaders meet Read more N. Korea and US give opposite views of latest talks Read more Turkish authorities sack more than 18,000 state employees Read more Rescue operation of Thailand’s trapped boys starts Read more Croatia defeat Russia, to face England in semis Read more West African […]