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Blocked Funds, Connectivity, Infrastructure, & Safety Top Agenda for Angola at the International Air Transport Association Day

IATA’s recent study found that if 12 key African markets, including Angola, were opened up, an extra 155,000 jobs and US$1.3 billion in annual GDP would be created in those countries read more

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2017 International Tourism Results: the highest in seven years

Based on available data for Africa, growth in 2017 is estimated at 8% read more

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Medicine in Africa

Recent research done in Africa has shown that after-surgery complications are prevalent and has become a significant setback in Africa’s health-care. This has prompted to an increase in proper surgical treatments in African hospitals. read more

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Global Africa Art Market Report 2016

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Tourism’s prominence grows, as African governments position the sector in their agenda

The tourism sector in Africa, which according to UNWTO saw an 8% increase in international arrivals in 2016, is progressively becoming prominent largely due to the increased commitment from governments. Possessing massive potential to foster positive change and transformation, it is timely that most heads of states and governments are seeing the urgency to prioritize the sector now directly accounting for 10.2% of the world’s GDP (US$2.3 trillion). read more

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Building the Ark

Nana Yaa Ofori Atta

At a breakfast table in the noisy restaurant of a hotel in Shenzhen, I met Kwame Song Dongshong, now President of the Powerchina International Group Limited. read more

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Trafficking in Persons for the SADC Region

The report identifies a unique trend in the SADC region of the majority of victims of trafficking in persons being male, making up about 71% of all the victims identified read more

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Trafficking in Persons for the SADC Region

The report identifies a unique trend in the SADC region of the majority of victims of trafficking in persons being male, making up about 71% of all the victims identified read more

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Top five business risks for East Africa

Investor Demand and Business Activity to Increase as Political Stability Returns to Kenya read more

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Top five business risks for West Africa

As Nigeria exits the recession of 2017, investor sentiment across West Africa is likely to experience uplift in 2018. Still, political uncertainty ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections and on-going security concerns are among the key risks for businesses operating in the region, says specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) in their annual political and security risk forecast ‘RiskMap’. read more

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“Now is a time for action” affirms Kofi Annan in final Africa Progress Panel report

The report presents a bold agenda for African progress, to be taken forward by leaders on the continent and abroad to accelerate Africa’s transformation in the coming decades read more

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Top five business risks for Southern Africa

George Nicholls read more

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Southern and Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East drive tourism growth through October 2017

Africa (+8%) was the second fastest-growing region over this period, thanks to a strong recovery in North Africa (+13%) and the sound results of Sub-Saharan Africa (+5%) read more

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“Consumers are Being Sold Something That’s Not Real”: Non-Profit Announces Departure from Conflict Diamonds Certification Scheme

Founding civil society member announces it is leaving Kimberley Process after reform year fails to produce any needed changes read more

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