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2013 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival Programme full of New Highlights

The programme for the 2013 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is growing, with new and exciting events joining the stable of old favourites. “Last year’s programme sported more than 100 events,” said Festival Manager Nicci Rousseau-Schmidt. “And it is already clear that we’ll top that number this year.”

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Seychelles

VICTORIA, Mahé, May 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ On May 8, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Seychelles. 1

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Lopatka: “Africa wants closer cooperation with Austria” / State Secretary sets initiatives for economic cooperation and educational projects

VIENNA, Austria, May 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Opportunities for deepening political and economic ties to the African continent were the focus in a meeting of Austrian State Secretary Reinhold Lopatka with 25 ambassadors from African states. The Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the Austrian Development Bank and the Austrian Ministry of Finance (soft loans) are the partners in the Africa initiative, which the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs has started with the support of the Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) and the City of Vienna. The African ambassadors showed great interest in stronger economic cooperation with Austria, including tourism projects and accessing Austrian know-how.

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IMF SAYS GAMBIA’S VAT IS KILLING THE ECONOMY, BUSINESSES

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Gambia’s newly introduced Tax collection system — the Value Added Tax (VAT)- is killing the country’s ailing economy and businesses. “The outlook for the economy is generally favorable for 2013, but there are risks. Real GDP growth is expected to accelerate, if the recovery in crop production is sustained.

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MTN Uganda through the MTN Foundation has contributed UShs10million towards the unveiling of Kagulu Hill, in Busoga Region (Eastern Uganda)

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60 African countries to participate in the AIM 2013

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Cape Verde

PRAIA, Cape Verde, April 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ On March 8, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Cape Verde.1

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Statement by an IMF Mission to The Gambia for Concluding Discussions of the First Review of the ECF Arrangement

BANJUL, Gambia, April 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ An IMF mission led by Mr. David Dunn visited The Gambia during April 4-10, 2013, to conclude discussions on the first review of the authorities’ macroeconomic and financial program that is supported by the IMF under its Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The mission met with His Excellency President Yahya AJJ Jammeh, Honorable Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Abdou Kolley, Governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG) Amadou Colley, and other senior officials.

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World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Event Research & International Convention & Expo Summit 2013 (WHTER & ICES 2013) on 25th – 28th May 2013 at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel

Siam University, International program in Hospitality and Tourism Management are proud to be the first university in Thailand hosting the World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Event Research & International Convention & Expo Summit 2013 (WHTER & ICES 2013) on 25th – 28th May 2013 at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel. Siam University will bring in over 300 delegates from all over the world to keep up with International academics’ view and cutting-edge ideas in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Research. This 2-in-1 conference will be themed as “Academics meet industry”.

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Dubai: Annual Investment Meeting (AIM)

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai

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Sultan Al Mansouri: We will continue our efforts to make the Annual Investment Meeting a true global investment platform

Investment Map Project by the Ministry of Economy is a leading initiative to attract foreign investments

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GAMBIA LAUNCHES TOURISM INSTITUTE TO TACKLE SKILLS DEFICIT IN TOURISM

The fact that the country is a tourist destination and relies heavily on tourism for its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the government has over the years being stepping up efforts to transform the country’s tourism sector. Thus, the recent transformation of The Gambia Hotel School to a ‘Tourism and Hospitability Institute’.

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The “Annual Investment Meeting” opens doors to investments in 80 countries

 

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai

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New UN Report Warns of Uncertain Future for African Elephants / Elephant Poaching Doubled & Illegal Ivory Trade Tripled in Last Decade Endangering Already Fragile Populations / Enhanced Law Enforcement, International Collaboration and Reducing Demand Required to Avert Crises

BANGKOK, Thailand, March 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows – with double the numbers of elephants killed and triple the amounts of ivory seized, over the last decade.

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TRIPADVISOR NAMES 2013 TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS FOR HOTELS FOR FAMILIES

231 Accommodations Honored Worldwide Based on Reviews and Opinions from Millions Who Traveled with Family

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AfDB Supports Rwandese Private Sector with a US $8-Million Line of Credit to the Development Bank of Rwanda

 

KIGALI, Rwanda, March 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) and the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) signed today a US $8-million Line of Credit (LoC) to support BRD lending to the agriculture, agro-processing, telecommunication, education and tourism infrastructure sectors in Rwanda. The signing ceremony, held in the AfDB national office in Rwanda, was chaired by Negatu Makonnen AfDB Resident Representative in Rwanda, and Jack N. Kayonga, BRD Chief Executive Officer.

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Country presentation Somalia – Italy can play a leading role in economic regeneration, says Terzi

ROME, Italy, February 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Italy can play a leading role in the economic growth of Somalia, which has at last emerged from an arduous transition after 20 years of civil war. The point was underscored by Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi as he opened the country presentation on Somalia at the Farnesina. The presentation illustrated investment opportunities in the country to members of the Italian business, academic and institutional communities.

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