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Exploring Kenya’s Mara through the eyes of a hotelier

Kenya boasts of diverse destinations that remain major attractions for tourists from across the world. From the classic wildlife safaris to the sandy beaches at the coast and metropolis cities full of vibrant life, this East African country has a full bucket list of marvels to explore. As part of its “Destination Campaign” aimed at accentuating Africa’s tourist destinations, Jumia Travel talked to David Kuria the Managing Director of Olumara Camp, who expounds on the hotel business in the Masai Mara. Located within the National Reserve, the Camp is an exemplary destination to enjoy Kenya’s wild as it is designed to blend with the natural surroundings. In the interview, David highlights performance during the migration season and election period, domestic vs international tourist receipts as well as challenges of operating a hotel business in the Kenya’s Savanna. read more

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What’s behind Africa’s obsession with having a national carrier?

One of the hot topics that will be discussed at AviaDev Africa this October will be the “National Carrier conundrum”– a impediment to or catalyst for economic prosperity? read more

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Our aim is to make East Africa one country – President Museveni.


Our aim is to make East Africa one country, one state – says Yoweri Museveni of Uganda. “It’s now integrated economically but together with our partners we want East Africa to become one country.” read more

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FINANCIAL RISK INTERVIEW: “The solar off-grid grid space is fascinating. Like telecom it is an example where development and private interests are fully compatible.”

Exclusive interview with Harald Hirschhofer, Senior Advisor, The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX), The Netherlands. Harald is organising a TCX Risk Mitigation workshop during the F&I Forum at African Utility Week and will address attendees on “Understanding of risks and their pricing – how can the supply of long-term local currency financing and hedging be improved?“ read more

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WORLD BANK INTERVIEW: Mini and off-grid electricity, especially from sources like solar, offers increasing potential to electrify homes in many rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa”

Exclusive interview with Lucio Monari, Director, Energy and Extractive Global Practice at the World Bank. He will address the CEO Forum at the upcoming African Utility Week on a World Bank study on the “Financial Viability of Electricity Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa”. read more

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DoubleTree by Hilton, Stone Town Zanzibar, Tanzania. Interview with Josour Magazine Monthly & Online

Yehia El Mansoury, Group Director of Business Development at Doubletree by Hilton Tanzania – Burundi

These are exciting times for DoubleTree by Hilton in Tanzania and of course Zanzibar, share with us some of your experience in this emerging destination. read more

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The only way Zambia can achieve the status of being a breadbasket is to zero rate agriculture

Exclusive interview with Mr Jervis Zimba, President of the ZNFU, the owners of the upcoming Agritech Expo Zambia, taking place for the fourth time in Chisamba from 27-29 April. read more

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Zanzibar tourism attracting more emerging markets including the Gulf region

Hafsa Mbamba | Founder & Managing Director read more

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Exclusive Interview with Bob Turner, Senior Mentor at Challenges Worldwide – UK.

Photo Credit: Simon Turner, Ghana. Image: Middle - Bob Turner (Senior Mentor, Challenges Group).

Photo Credit: Simon Turner, Ghana.
Image: Middle – Bob Turner (Senior Mentor, Challenges Group).

“There is a way to do business in every part of the world. Western way of business as an SME is more of working under comfortable conditions – air conditioned office, easy certification, etc.  But in Ghana and Africa, the entire system is difficult to work in. It is not easy here, you have to make money the hard way. There are not many sources of funding in Africa and entrepreneurs here are always competing for a fair share of the resources available,” said Bob Turner during his visit to Challenges Worldwide in Ghana. Mr. Turner, believes that SMEs in Africa are the future of building Africa’s economy and as such, much attention must be given to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in respective countries in the continent. read more

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Exclusive Interview with Seyi Sodimu on His New Collaboration And Upcoming Album

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Afro soul artist Seyi released the remix of his hit single “LOVE ME JEJE” featuring American R&B sensation K. Michelle. The song which was previously released years back, was a monster hit and helped launch his career. The collaboration, which was released in Africa on May 30th this year (on iTunes, YouTube, MTV Base Africa, Trace Africa etc) and is set to debut in the us in August 2016, was produced and recorded in Atlanta, Georgia by SHIZZI (Magicfingers) and the video was also shot in Georgia by Sesan Ogunro of Film Factory. read more

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Tempo Money Transfer Commence Mega Project in West and Central Africa

Tempo Money Transfer, in collaboration with its partner Express Union has begun a large project in Africa, where the France and Germany -based Tempo Money Transfer company has been carrying out intensive development. Following the mega study, Tempo Money Transfer issued a study on the remittances segment of a 1.1-billion populated region, in Africa. read more

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S.A tourism geared for growth

According to PwC’s Hotels Outlook 2016 – 2020, South Africa can still expect healthy growth over the next five years. This is despite of the revised visa regulations and a weak global economy. What did we miss or misread on South Africa’s revised visa regulations? CNBC Africa is joined by Unathi Sonwabile Henama, Tourism Lecturer, Tshwane University of Technology. read more

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What is the impact of the drop in commodities prices on the market?

An Interview with Lars Christensen, Founder & Owner – Markets and Money Advisory read more

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Sustainability reporting and corporate transparency, can more be done

Interview with Reana Rossouw, the owner of Next Generation Consultants, a leading boutique Management and Business Consulting Firm with a wealth of experience in the business development environment. read more

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