News : Ecotourism

Tanzania:Tourism Arrivals Up 7% in 2 Months

[Citizen] The number of tourists increased by 7 per cent between July and August, Tanzania National Parks director general Allan Kijazi has said. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwanda Offers Rich Potential for Tourism Investment - PM

[New Times] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has made a case for regional and global investors to consider Rwanda as an investment destination, specifically tourism-related. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 2018 Budget May Be Jerked to N10 Trillion - Senate

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Senate, Thursday said that by all indications and economic indicators available that the executive may not be able to implement more than 50 per cent of the 2017 budget, it would jerk the 2018 budget to N10 trillion. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Low Capital Spending Threatens Economic Recovery

[Vanguard] The announcement early last month by the Federal Minister of Finance that only N350 billion had so far been released to Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, for capital expenditure is a matter of great concern to us and should, indeed, be to all Nigerians. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt Gives States, Local Govts N1.64 Trillion in 3 Years - Buhari

[Premium Times] The Federal Government on Sunday said it released N1.64 trillion to states and local governments between 2015 and 2017 as part of measures to stabilize the polity. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Comesa Lures Diplomats to Advocate for Competition Policy

[EA Business] Livingstone -Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have convened in Livingstone, Zambia for the 2nd Diplomatic Conference on Competition and Trade to leverage on the diplomats' skills and networks to advocate for implementation of regional integration in their respective countries. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Low Economic Productivity Linked to Shortage of Women Engineers

[This Day] Abuja -The immediate past president of the Federation of African Engineering Associations (FAEO), and one-time president of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr. Balarabe Shehu, has attributed Nigeria's low economic productivity to shortage of women in the country's engineering science sectors. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kano, Chinese Company Sign $600 Million Deal On Textile Hub

[Guardian] Kano -Kano State Government has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese firm, Shandong Ruyi Technology Group of China, to establish a $600million Textile Industrial Park in Kano. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Edo Rolls Out Drums, Parades Ecotourism Assets

[This Day] Benin City -As the world celebrates World Tourism Day on Wednesday, the Edo State Government has unveiled plans to host stakeholders in the tourism sector and parade her ecotourism assets to local and foreign investors. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt to Set Up Oil & Gas Equipment Machinery Devt Institute in Bayelsa

[Vanguard] Yenagoa -Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that plans were underway by the Federal Government to establish an Oil and Gas Equipment and Machinery Development Institute in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, as part of efforts by the current administration to move the economy from resource to knowledge based economy. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria's Life Expectancy Has Increased By 8 Years, Study Shows

[This Day] The life expectancy in Nigeria has increased considerably even though people in many other sub-Sahara African countries still live longer and healthier lives, the Annual Global Burden of Disease Study, published last week in the international medical journal, The Lancet, has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: New Initiative to Support Women in Tourism Business

[New Times] More than 30 business women in tourism and hospitality were tipped on new skills to become profitable and competitive. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How CBN's Efforts Helped Nigeria's Exit From Economic Recession

[Leadership] While the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government rolled out the drums and clinked glasses in celebration of the Nigerian economy's exit from recession last week, many, especially economic experts were unanimous in their view that apart from stability in the oil producing delta region, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) deserve commendation for the key role in played in the struggle for the recovery of the economy from the strangulating hands of recession. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ekiti Governor Claims Nigeria Exiting Recession Not True

[Premium Times] The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has claimed that the announcement that Nigeria was out of economic recession was inaccurate. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Nigeria, Only Country That Refines Crude Oil Outside the Country' - Ex-CBN Director

[Vanguard] Dr Titus Okunronmu, a former Director, Budgetary Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said on Wednesday that is the only country that refines its crude oil outside the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria's Economy Exits Depression, Says Ex-CBN Director

[Guardian] Dr Titus Okunronmu, a former Director, Budgetary Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said on Wednesday that Nigeria's economy had been experiencing depression rather than recession since 2015. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Presidency - Exit From Recession Shows Buhari Is Working

[Daily Trust] The Presidency says the nation's exit from recession is a clear testimony that President Muhammadu Buhari's administration is working for the progress and prosperity of all Nigerians. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Tourist Numbers May Hit 1.5 Million This Year, Says Board

[Nation] Visitor numbers are expected to hit the 1.5 million mark by the end of this year, according to Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) officials. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Local Company, South African Firm Ink Deal to Boost Tourism

[New Times] Efforts to promote Rwanda as a conference hub have been boosted by the signing of a partnership deal between local tour firm and one of South Africa's leading events organisers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigerians Deserve Better - Hunger, Poverty Have No Political Party - Dino Melaye

[Vanguard] "Hunger and poverty have no political party, hunger and poverty have no religion these are the words of (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Regional Cooperation Key to Growth of Tourism - Kagame

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that the African tourism sector can accelerate its pace of growth by increasing regional and continental collaboration which would ease movement of citizens. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Buhari Pleased With Economic State of Nigeria

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari says he is pleased with Nigeria's economic situation. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Capital Imported Into Nigeria Increases 95 Percent in Q2 2017

[Premium Times] The value of capital imported into Nigeria in the second quarter of 2017 rose by $884.1 million to stand at $1.79 billion, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has said. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Tourism CS Projects MICE Segment to Propel Sector Growth By 20%

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala says the sector will defy the election fever and grow by 20 percent this year up from the 17 percent growth in 2016. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Shell Remits $31 Billion to Federation Account, NDDC - GM

[Vanguard] Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, remitted $29.8 billion to the Federation Account and $1.2 billion to Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, between 2002 and 2016, the oil firm has said. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Foreign Reserves Hit Record High

[Namibian] Namibia's foreign reserves hit a record high of US$2,15 billion as at the end of June 2017, according to the central bank's money and banking statistics released on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: More Deficits as Poor Business Bites Harder

[East African] Uganda's revenue deficit grew by nearly Ush53.5 billion ($14.7 million) to Ush457.51 billion ($125.8 million) by the close of 2016/17 due from a depressed economy that expanded by just 3.9 per cent. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Over $300 Billion Losses in Oil Investments in Three Years - Kachikwu

[Premium Times] The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, on Monday lamented the loss of $300 billion in oil investments globally in three years, due to the decline in oil price. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Reps Summon Fashola Over Comment On 2017 Budget

[Guardian] Abuja -The House of Representatives yesterday summoned the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, for allegedly undermining the institution of the National Assembly over the 2017 budget. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 2017 Budget - Fashola Condemns National Assembly's Name-Calling Tactic

[Guardian] The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has expressed concern over the reaction of the National Assembly to his observations on the 2017 Budget as passed the legislature. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Lagos, 13th Most Expensive City to Live in the World

[This Day] Lagos, the capital of Lagos State, is the 13th most expensive city in the world, says Mercer, the world's largest human resource consulting firm. (AllAfrica)

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