Daily Archives: August 19, 2015
HID Global Reader with Lumidigm Technology Simplifies Use of Citizen ID, Loyalty and Other Cards Containing Biometric Information
Following 142 new hotel development constructions in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) in 2014, Ethiopia is ranked among the top 10 largest markets for international chain hotel developments. North Africa has the largest hotel development pipeline with a lion share of 41.4% while West Africa with 34.1% closely follows.
Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected to strengthen to 5% in 2016 improving from 4.5% this year. As the global economy remained slow and some African countries saw domestic problems of various natures, the 2014 growth was about 3.9% lower than predicted in last year’s African Economic Outlook (AEO).
In the bid to incorporate the advantages of using mobile technology for data collection and statistical production, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has implemented pilot projects to strengthen the capacity of African countries. The launching session will be held in Addis Ababa from October 13th to 16th at the organization’s conference center.