News : Ecotourism

Zimbabwe: 19 December #Shutdown Mthuli Ncube Office

[] The Amalgamated Rural Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ caravan march continues unabated despite numerous problems and barriers thrown our way by forces of evil. From illegal arrests, threats of violence and even death by confirmed and suspected state agents. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda to Build Ecotourism Park in Kigali

[IPS] Rwanda's capital city Kigali will be home to a 134 hectare urban park in the city's biggest valley in 2020. The Nyandungu Urban Wetland Eco-Tourism Park will conserve wetlands and habitat for wildlife while providing walking and cycling trails, fish ponds and botanical gardens for residents and tourists. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Coast Hotels Record Over 80% Bookings This Christmas

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Tourism and hospitality industry players at the Coast are recording a high occupancy rate of above 80 per cent this Christmas holiday. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Kigali Hotels Buoyed By Surge in Visitor Numbers

[New Times] Campaigns like Visit Rwanda have boosted the visibility of the country (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Kigali Faces Shortage of Hotel Rooms as Number of Visitors Rises

[New Times] If you are planning a trip to Kigali, make sure you book your hotel room well in advance. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Constance Ephelia Resort in Seychelles Recognized As Environmentally Friendly 5 Straight Years

[Seychelles News Agency] Constance Ephelia Seychelles was recently awarded gold status by Green Globe after the resort was certified as an environmentally friendly tourist establishment for five consecutive years. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Spotlighting Innovation for Infrastructure – CCA's Florie Liser

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -The 25-year-old Washington, DC-based Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is hosting on 5-6 November in Johannesburg its first U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference to be held outside the United States. As the best-known business association focused solely on connecting American business interests with Africa, CCA members include most U.S. companies engaged with the continent. Florie Liser served as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa from 2003 until she took over as CCA's third president and CEO l (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Dangote Cement Records N158 Billion Profit After Tax in Nine Months

[This Day] Leading cement manufacturing company and most capitalised stock on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Dangote Cement Plc, yesterday reported a profit after tax (PAT) of N158.227 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria Loses $6bn Freight Cost Yearly to Maritime Piracy

[This Day] The federal government is losing $6 billion on freight cost yearly to piracy in Nigerian waters, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, has disclosed. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Hospitality Industry on the Rise Despite Past Challenges

[Nation] The country's hospitality industry is on an upward growth trajectory, having been resilient and surmounting numerous challenges over the years to secure a place for itself among the top in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Uganda Falls Back On 10-Year Plan for Public Sector Reform

[East African] In an effort to cut government expenditure and stop duplication of roles, Uganda is scrapping some agencies and authorities and merging others. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Tourism Sector Opening Up Opportunities for Businesses

[New Times] The continued growth of the local tourism industry is increasingly opening up opportunities for Rwandans across the country. (AllAfrica)

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)

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