Chain Hotels eyeing Ethiopia’s Untapped Hotel Industry

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Although Ethiopia has ample potentials for tourism and hospitality industry, it’s yet to benefit from its untapped tourism industry. Insufficient finance to the industry coupled with few numbers of branded hotels lags the industry behind other sectors.

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GITEX 2016 To Feature South Africa’s Mimecast

South Africa’s Mimecast (http://www.mimecast.com) tech company is dedicated to makes business email and data safer for more than 19,200 customers and millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the Company’s next-generation cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email and deliver comprehensive email risk management in a single, fully-integrated subscription service. At this year’s GITEX week of technology, the South African company will be exhibiting at the World Trade Centre (Booth: Sheikh Rashid Hall SR-A1). GITEX is one of the leading technology startup fairs that brings together a lot of experts and practitioner in the technology industry.

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The Never Told Story of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is not just a country, it’s a way of life influenced by over 80 ethnic groups and exceptional cultural dynamism. The culture, the food, the music, the history, stunning architecture and the hospitable people are one of a kind that will make your stay in Ethiopia phenomenal.

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Trends of Competition in the Travel Industry

The Tourism and travel industry has been going through drastic transformation, due to technological advancements and digital tools which have brought travel packages online and accessible more than ever.

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Vodafone Zambia secures business in Internet services

Mobile Broadband Zambia Limited, trading as Vodafone Zambia, has secured some business with Necor Zambia Limited in the provision of high speed internet services.

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5dVR, setting pace in Virtual Reality in Africa – GITEX 2016

Virtual reality is gradually moving from just the social aspect to businesses and model presentation. The technology which allows its users to live in an artificial world, move about in it and interact with features or items that are depicted in the artificial word is about to boost businesses and bring ideas into reality.

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Bright Creations of Egypt Will Appear at GITEX 2016 Technology Week

Egypt’s Bright Creations will be exhibiting at GITEX at the Dubai World Trade Centre at the Sheikh Saeed Hall S-E1. The company which offers wide range of services include CRM Solutions, Digital Marketing, E-Commerce Solutions, Enterprise Solutions, HR Solutions, Recruitment & Training, Mobile Content/Apps, Mobile Solutions, Smart Health, Software, and Startups was founded by Mahamad El Tanahy in 2008, and is one of the fastest growing digital agencies and app developers in the region.

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Zambia Tanzania buz links

By Hicks Sikazwe

Zambia and Tanzania share many business and cultural similarities. They share transport links   and   enjoy   common banking services in some border towns.

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Ethiopia’s Long Distance Train to expand its Tourism and Market

Transport system affects every industry and tourism is no exception if not the most affected by inefficient transport facilities. Dependable transport infrastructure which is operating at full captaincy is a getaway for development while its absence can be a great inhibitor negatively influencing the entire economy.

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Nkandla: the unexplored frontier for heritage tourism to Zululand, South Africa

South Africa is currently experiencing its ‘’special period’’ as there is too much doom and gloom. The announcement that President Jacob Zuma had paid back the money for non-security upgrades at his Nkandla brings to finality this national tragedy and just like Marikana, it must never happen again.

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Give the SAA board its First 100 Days

Maybe I am the ultimate optimist, but I acknowledge that times of crisis are times pregnant with opportunity. The Minister of Finance announced during his Budget Speech that there is an intention to merge South African Airways and South African Express under a strengthened board. Before the Cabinet in consultation with Treasury appointed this board, it was common knowledge that SAA experienced governance and management challenges.

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Commercial Espionage against Uber

I was sitting in my hotel room in Cameroon, when the news filtered in that a former Uber driver had committed acts of crime against passengers. It is just not the Uber way. Uber because it’s a business that is decentralised, it ensures that it conducts thorough background checks on all its partner drivers and ensures that their car are in top notch condition.

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SAA fine, a viewpoint

South African Airways one of the state owned enterprises has been slapped with a R105 million fine for market abuse. The claim was submitted by Nationwide Airline that ceased operations. Nationwide initially claimed R171,5 m in damages including interest but the South Gauteng High Court ordered that SAA pay R104,6 m plus interest for damages for uncompetitive practices. Nationwide is claiming damages as it ceased operating in April 2008 and is currently in liquidation processes.

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Signing of Hosting Arrangements: Turkey – Africa Economic and Business Forum

H E Dr Anthony Mothae Maruping, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, and the H E the Ambassador of Turkey accredited to AU,  Mr. Fatih Ulusoy have signed the hosting agreement regarding the organization of the Africa – Turkey Economic and Business Forum, which is scheduled to take place on November 2nd and 3rd, 2016, in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Why Corporate Social Investment is the new currency consciously growing the bottom-line

Says Glenda Mansfield, co-Founder and Marketing Director of MCSISA

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IMF Reaches Staff-level Agreement with Côte d’Ivoire

Following discussions held between IMF staff and the Ivoirien authorities during the 2016 Annual Meetings in Washington, a staff-level agreement was reached on a three-year program that could be supported by two arrangements under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for SDR 487.8 million (about USD 674.3 million) or 75 percent of Côte d’Ivoire’s quota in the IMF. Subject to IMF management approval, the staff-level agreement is expected to be submitted to the IMF Executive Board for its consideration in December 2016.

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FAO urges Africa to immediately implement the Port State Measures Agreement

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is urging African governments to sign on to the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) and to consider taking immediate action to implement the treaty.

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