News : Ecotourism

Nigeria:Govt Urged to Revamp National Theatre to Boost Tourism

[This Day] The Managing Director of Jumia's hotel and flight booking services, Omolara Adagunodo has urged the federal government to redirect its attention to revamping one of Nigeria's oldest tourism products, the National Theatre, adding that it will yield massive revenue for the tourism sector. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Tourism Raked in U.S.$438 Million in 2017

[New Times] The tourism sector fetched $438M in revenues in 2017 up from $404M in the previous year, the Rwanda Development Board Annual Report shows. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwandan Cultural Dance Troupe Visits Arsenal Training Ground

[New Times] A Rwandan cultural troupe paid a surprise visit to Arsenal Football club's training ground, London Colney--in Hertfordshire, and performed to a cheerful group of players and the coaching staff yesterday, the club said today. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria's Mangrove Largest in Africa, Third Globally

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Nigeria's mangrove ecosystem is said to be the largest in Africa and the third largest in the world spanning about 10,000 square kilometres, from Badagry in the West to Calabar in the South, an expert has said. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwanda Targets U.S.$74 Million From Conference Tourism

[New Times] Rwanda is looking to nearly double its revenues from conference tourism, Clare Akamanzi, the chief executive of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has said. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwanda Targets U.S.$74 Million From Conference Tourism

[New Times] Rwanda is looking to nearly double its revenues from conference tourism, Clare Akamanzi, the chief executive of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has said. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Tourism Players at the Coast Upbeat After Obama Visit

[Nation] Former US President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya will boost tourism, hoteliers and investors in the sector say. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Industry Loses N240B to Eight Million Uninsured Automobiles

[Guardian] The insurance industry has lost a whopping N240 billion premium income from the non-insurance of an estimated eight million tricycles and motorcycles which ply Nigerian roads between 2000 and 2017, The Guardian has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Local Communities to Receive Share of Revenues From Tourism

[New Times] Residents close to parks get 10 percent of the tourism revenues. The money goes to community projects such as schools, health centres, among others. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Chevron - How Nigeria, IOCs Can Overcome Oil Theft

[This Day] Abuja -Nigeria and the international oil companies (IOCs) operating in the oil-rich Niger Delta region can leverage on the practice of participatory partnership to combat the menace of oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the country, the General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, (PGPA) of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, has said. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Anti-Graft War Goes a Notch Higher as Kenya Signs Deal to Return Stolen Wealth From Switzerland

[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Swiss counterpart Alain Berset today oversaw the signing of a key agreement that clears the way for the recovery of assets acquired through corruption and crime in Kenya and stashed in foreign countries. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Govt Keen to Reward Talent, Hard Work - Mnangagwa

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa says his administration will reward talent and innovation in its drive to transform Zimbabwe into a middle-income economy by 2030 following the launch yesterday of Empower Bank. The bank, with seed money of US$12,5 million, is aimed at capacitating young entrepreneurs with loans to start business projects. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria Imported Fish Worth $170M From Iceland, Russia, Norway in 2017

[This Day] Nigeria imported fish worth $71 million, $56 million and $43 million from Iceland, Russia and Norway respectively in 2017. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria, France Sign U.S.$475 Million Agreement On Projects

[This Day] Nigeria and France Tuesday signed an agreement for the implementation of different projects valued at $475 million in Lagos, Kano and Ogun States. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Only 15 States Make 2018 Budget Available Online

[Premium Times] Less than half of Nigeria's 36 states have made their 2018 budget available online to the public. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:NEITI Urges 'Urgent' Review of Nigeria's Deep Offshore Oil Exploration Agreements

[Premium Times] The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has urged the federal government to review the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Agreement between the country and oil companies. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Budget - NASS Inserted N578bn Projects - Buhari

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday signed the N9.12 trillion 2018 Appropriation Bill into law, and lamented that it would be difficult to implement because the budget figures have been tampered with by the National Assembly. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Crude Oil Prices to Decline to $68 a Barrel in 2019

[Guardian] The United States' Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that Brent crude oil prices will average $71 per barrel in 2018 and $68 a barrel in 2019. Meanwhile, Nigeria's Bonny Light crude oil has maintain an international price of $73.44 per barrel, higher than the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) basket price of $73.35 per barrel. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria, Morocco Sign Agreements On Gas Pipeline, Chemical Plants, Agric Training

[This Day] Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco on Monday in Rabat, Morocco signed agreements on regional gas pipelines, chemical plants and agriculture training. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:KTB Goes to India to Seek Tourism Opportunities

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Tourism Board has undertaken a week-long engagement with India's corporate travel market in Mumbai and New Delhi, a move expected to grow its tourism numbers in India. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles:Hospitality Association Wants Plastic Straws Banned

[Seychelles News Agency] That plastic straw in your fancy, exotic-island drink could be a thing of the past if the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association has its way. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Tourism Sector Finished Strong in 2017 Despite Poll Jitters

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The tourism sector showed resilience in 2017 despite a prolonged electioneering period and travel advisories issued by some countries to rake in Sh119.9 billion compared to Sh99.7 billion in 2016. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Rethinking Nigeria's Devt With Bill Gates and Okonjo-Iweala

[This Day] Adele Adeniji criticises the federal government for being defensive rather than heed Bill Gates' advice on how to better the Nigerian economy (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenya Losing Competitive Edge in Global Tourism Market

[East African] Kenya is losing its competitive edge in the global tourism market to less endowed destinations due to failure to adapt and innovate in line with global trends. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:How Politics and Economics Determine Fuel Price

[Premium Times] Economics and politics have always been at war - silent, sometimes violent. Like water and fuel, they don't mix well.? In developing countries politics tends to enjoy the upper hand, often rubbishing the best of economic sense. Called impasse, these are impregnable walls to stop the advancement of economic argument or interest. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Sonko Appoints Team to Audit Utilisation of Sh80bn Earmarked for Nairobi Upgrade

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has appointed an audit team to probe Sh80 billion that had been set aside for the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Programme. (AllAfrica)

East Africa:Govts Dangle Tax Breaks, Economic Zones to Volkswagen, General Motors, Hyundai

[East African] Auto makers, who is the fairest of us all? This is the question whose answer informs the region's policies crafted to attract and retain vehicle manufacturers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Niger Delta Governors Raise Concern Over Development in Oil Region

[Guardian] Abuja -At a time governors of the Niger Delta region, ministers and other stakeholders are raising concern over development in the oil region, the House of Representatives yesterday okayed the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) N364.5 billion budget. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Galleria Mall Says It Cannot Pay Bank Loans

[Nairobi News] The owners of Galleria Mall are back in court seeking to evict cash-strapped retailer Nakumatt, arguing that the supermarket's presence in the shopping complex is killing its business. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:With El-Rufai's Report, Fresh Controversy Trails Oil Revenue

[Guardian] By exhuming the 'politically buried' onshore/offshore dichotomy debate, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has started another round of controversy over territorial limitation of oil wealth control between the Federal Government and littoral oil-producing states. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:KTB Pushes for Change of Tack in County Tourism

[Nation] Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) wants county governments engaged in formulation of a national calendar of events that help attract tourists to their jurisdictions. (AllAfrica)

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