VISA employees from South Africa learn farming skills in Tri-States – WGEM

VISA employees from South Africa learn farming skills in Tri-States – WGEM

13 Visa employees from South Africa are in Carthage, Illinois, to learn skills needed to work on a farm. The training program is through the Professional Swine Management– and aims to teach people the skills and information they need, so they can get a job when they return to South Africa. They spend one year […]

East Africa’s water bodies are sparkling and blue, they hold our future in their depths – The East African

East Africa’s water bodies are sparkling and blue, they hold our future in their depths – The East African

By Aggie Asiimwe-KondeMore by this Author Plenty is expected from the first Global Conference on the Blue Economy that takes place in Nairobi from November 26-28. More than 4,000 delegates from 130 countries will be discussing opportunities, challenges and strategies for the sustainable creation of ocean-based economies built on activities such as fisheries, tourism, aquaculture […]

Why Francophone Africa's hotel pipeline is up 12 percent over 2017

Why Francophone Africa's hotel pipeline is up 12 percent over 2017

New research from Lagos, Nigeria-based W Hospitality Group paints a promising portrait of hotel development in the French-speaking parts of Africa.  According to W Hospitality’s analysts, more than 30 percent of the current total Africa pipeline—both preconstruction and in development—is in French-speaking Africa from Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Niger and Guinea in West and North Africa […]

African countries should demand loans are made in local currencies

African countries should demand loans are made in local currencies

A recent warning by the IMF about rising debt levels in low-income countries has raised questions about the extent to which debt distress is due to lending by China. The growing debt burden is particularly onerous in Africa. But while China’s contribution to that debt is an important issue, it should not be the main […]

[Quiz] Match the following African celebrities to their home countries

[Quiz] Match the following African celebrities to their home countries

Welcome to Face2Face Africa quiz series that tests your knowledge of Africa and anything African. We ask ten questions based on themes ranging from politics, history, geography, culture, entertainment and many more. Today, we are all about matching African celebrities to the home countries. Brace yourself, no cheating, get your thinking cap on and test […]

Ethiopian Airlines steps up hunt for African connections

Ethiopian Airlines steps up hunt for African connections

NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian Airlines is accelerating its strategy of weaving a patchwork of new African routes to soak up traffic on the continent and fly customers towards its more lucrative flights to rapidly expanding Asian markets. FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Airlines’ newly acquired Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, with a seating capacity of 400 passengers, arrives […]

Ancient mammal extinctions in Africa caused by climate change rather than humans, study finds

Ancient mammal extinctions in Africa caused by climate change rather than humans, study finds

Climate change was a major factor in the extinction of giant animals across Africa over the last several million years, according to new research which disputes the long-held belief that our earliest weapon-wielding ancestors were a significant factor. When and why megafauna, including colossal elephants and antlered giraffes, died out has remained a mystery for […]

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