News : Ecotourism

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)

Kenya:Insecurity Killing the Once Vibrant Tourism Industry

[Nation] Sitting in a corner in his shop at the Malindi Tourist Curio Market, 33-year-old James Matiro ponders his next move. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenya's Tourism, Hotel Industries Boosted By High Rankings

[Nairobi News] Reputable travel website TripAdvisor has rated Nairobi as a top world destination and named two Kenyan hotels among the best in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Taraba Approves N104 Billion Budget for 2018

[Daily Trust] Jalingo -The Taraba State House of Assembly has approved N104.2bn as the 2018 budget for the state as against the proposed estimate of N98bn earlier presented by Governor Darius Ishaku. In a plenary session presided over by Speaker of the House, Abel Peter Diah the House, in an unanimous decision approved passage of the bill into law. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Tourism Sector Grows By 20% in Election Year to Net Sh120 Billion

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Tourism sector defied poll jitters to post a 20.3 percent growth in 2017 recording Sh120bn revenue up from Sh99bn in 2016. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Could Golf Be the New Tourism Frontier for Rwanda?

[New Times] The country's only golf facility, the Kigali Golf Club, is the youngest in the East African region, and one of the youngest in the world. Established 30 years ago, it is still work in progress in all aspects of the word. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:'Our Govt Is Broke'

[New Republic] President George Weah touched on lots of issues of national importance including the state of the Liberian economy and even shed light on the amount of money collected in 2017 by the former government of President Ellen Johnson, which he says he cannot vouch for in the absence of an audit. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Foreign/ Local Building Materials, Which One Does Nigerians Prefer?

[Daily Trust] The penchant for foreign building materials by Nigerians are on the increase, recent survey by Daily Trust has shown. This is due largely to the belief that anything made in Nigeria, no matter the quality, is regarded as inferior. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:AfDB - Nigeria's Economy Needs Double Digit Growth to Reduce Poverty, Create Mass Employment

[This Day] The African Development Bank (AfDB) has declared that a double digit growth rate was required for Nigeria to reduce poverty and create mass employment, expressing an unrelenting resolve to support critical areas with a view to boosting growth, diversify the economy and create jobs. (AllAfrica)

Botswana:Xaixai Trust to Market Gcwhihaba

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Community-based tourism is meant to empower local communities and enable them to harness the potential of resources found within the vicinity of their areas for survival. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Budget Adoption Uncertain As Parliament Blasts Health Allocation

[New Zimbabwe] Adoption of the 2018 national budget could hit a brick wall amid indications that parliament wants more money for its operations and to the health ministry allocation increased. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigerian Businesses in Focus At Sierra Leone's Presidential Poll

[Guardian] As preparations for the Sierra Leone presidential election scheduled for March 7 heat up, Nigeria business interest has become a major focus of campaign between the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the major opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and its splinter faction, the National Grand Coalition (NGC). (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Skydiving Marvel Boosts Kwale Tourism, Puts It On World Map

[Nation] Diani seaside town in Kwale County was Tuesday put on the world map by a group of 34 local and international divers who leaped out of the sky at 12,000 feet, to the joy of spectators. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Enterprise Set to Benefit Communities From Forest, Wildlife Sources Dev't

[Ethiopian Herald] Oromia Forest and Wildlife Enterprise (OFWE) said it is working aggressively to benefit communities from forest and wildlife resources through undertaking sustainable conservation and development. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Turkey and Sudan Sign Deals as Erdogan Ends Visit

[East African] Khartoum -Turkey has signed an agreement with Sudan aimed at fighting terrorism in Africa, with a particular focus on the East and Horn regions. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Tourism Players Back Ban on New Maasai Mara Camps

[Nation] Tourism players have supported Narok County government's move to suspend building of tourist facilities in the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve (AllAfrica)

Kenya:It's Harvest Time for Hotels as Nairobians Go Holidaying

[Nairobi News] Hotels, lodges and tented camps as well as holiday facilities in Kenya have registered massive bookings with holiday makers keen to make the best of the season. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria's Real Estate Market Projected to Turn the Corner in 2018

[This Day] Abuja -Nigeria is set to host the globally recognised real estate-focused West African Property Investment Summit (WAPI) this week in Lagos, but with experts insisting that its real estate market could finally turn the corner in 2018, after experiencing a downturn occasioned by the country's economic recession. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Govt Plans Deployment of Technology in Post-Crude Oil Economy

[Guardian] Abuja -Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, yesterday bemoaned the country's low level of development years after independence and pushed for the deployment of science and technology to break the jinx of underdevelopment. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:KQ Partners With Europe Tour Operator to Boost Tourism

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Airways and KLM have partnered with one of the largest charter airline operator in Europe - TUI to boost tourism numbers in Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:'This Trend Is Good News for Cameroon Economy'

[Cameroon Tribune] Dr Ariel Ngnitedem (PhD), Economic Scholar, expert in Public Finance, Senior lecturer at the University of Yaoundé II-SOA. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Govt to Finance Capital Projects With Borrowed Funds - Minister

[Premium Times] The Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, has said more than half of the recent loan request by the federal government was to refinance loans taken by the Goodluck Jonathan administration. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Niger Delta Ecosystem - Stakeholders Advocate Concerted Research Efforts

[Vanguard] Participants at an international conference on rivers and deltas in Africa, Wednesday said the management and challenges of ecosystem could be better addressed through integrated and multi-sectoral framework. (AllAfrica)

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