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SEZs and the Industrialisation Drive in Africa

Dr. Adefolake Adeyeye Research Fellow of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies Africa has not had tremendous success with special economic zones (SEZs). Reasons for this include policies and institutional frameworks, unfriendly business environments, lack of zone management expertise and an infrastructure deficit. While some African countries are actively involved in reforms to reduce the […]

Shopping Destinations you should not miss in Ethiopia

Traditional markets in Addis Ababa certainly lives up to its name. The country has grown to be sprawling maze of vendors selling everything from spices to lamps to jewelry, and of course Ethiopian delight. There’s truly something for everyone here, Jumia Travel spotted markets that will owe your expectations. The market by itself is a […]

The Green Mountain of Debre Birhan

The gorgeous greener small town in Northern Shoa of Ethiopia, Debre Birhan found 130Km from Addis Ababa. This oldest town in Ethiopia was erected by King Zera Yacob in 14th century. In this small village, the hills are alive and greener with enchanting views and plenty of things to do. As experts in travel, Africa’s […]

Madagascar Singapore Business Forum 2016

by Otavio Veras, Researcher Associate of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies Synopsis This Wednesday, May 18th, Singapore was host for a very special guest: a delegation from Madagascar, the 4th largest island in the world, located in East Africa, Indian Ocean. The entourage was headed by His Excellency, Mr. Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President of Madagascar, […]

Breathtaking climbing at Abune Yosef Massif

Plan yet another stunning getaway, heed to the adventurous side of Abuna Yosef, the 6th tallest mountain in Ethiopia which rises over 13,000 feet. Laying at Lasta Semien Wollo Region, peaks, jagged cliffs, towering massifs and verdant jungles and wildest endemic animals offer unforgettable treasured memory. Jovago, Africa’s leading online hotel booking company invites you […]

Culture Transformation Is The Organization’s Secret Agent

Alike James Bond’s character, the fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, I can see the culture transformation is your organization’s secret agent. Read the below lines to see the complete match. If you are an HR professional or mobilization consultant (AKA recruiter) in one of the secret agencies, the […]

Tourism an apex industry

The Tourism Indaba is the premier travel exhibition show on the African continent, hosted in the Indian Ocean city of Durban. The tourism industry has gained political mileage with the introduction of the visa regulations last year on the 01 June, which were later revised after intense lobbying by the tourism industry. The voice of […]

The Grand Opening of the first Golden Tulip in Kenya strengthens Louvre Hotels Group’s development strategy in Africa

Louvre Hotels Group, number one hotel group in East Africa, inaugurated its first hotel in Nairobi, pursuing its creation of a network covering all sub-Saharan African metropolitan areas. Already present in 8 sub-Saharan African countries, with 13 hotels comprising a total of 2,020 rooms under its Tulip Inn, Golden Tulip and Royal Tulip brands, Louvre […]

The Warmest Hospitable Town Gambela

Situated 844 kilometers west of Addis Ababa hiking in Gambela is one of the biggest trophies you can have on your travel wall of fame. Gambela is one of Ethiopia’s underrated cities. Tourism is still fairly minimal in this town, but there’s so much to discover. If you get off the beaten path and visit […]

Aspiration to Make Ethiopia Top Five Destination in Africa

Tourism is a booming industry in developing countries with ever increasing market share that account for two-thirds of globally sought destinations. In Ethiopia only, the industry generates $2.9 billion annually creating close to a million jobs covering 4.5% of the GDP. Travel & Tourism is an important economic activity in most countries around the world. […]

Merkato the Biggest Market of Africa

Merkato the adventurous open-air market situated on the capital city at Addis ketema district is the perfect stop for unique shopping day and sampling traditional spices. At Menalesh Tera, visitors have the chance to purchase exotic ingredients like sport cars spare parts, housing items and clothing’s at cheaper costs than the actual prices. Jovago Africa’s […]

Former Castle Museum in the Capital of Ethiopia

It’s not hyperbole to say that Ethiopia is home to many of ancient and best museums in the world. Among those the beautiful Haile Selassie’s former palace tops the list.  It’s the first university museum of the country. The history of this museum takes back to the early days of 1950. From the glamorous graders […]

The Stunning Landscape of Sheka Forest

Listed among UNESCO’s registered biosphere reserves, the unique landscape of Sheka Forest covers 238,750 hectares of forest. This southwest highland forest portrays spectacular natural phenomena being the only remaining tropical forest in Ethiopia. Jovago.com Africa’s leading online hotel booking company visited the place highlighting magnificent features of this refreshing destination. The experiences taken from this […]

Sights and Bites in Addis Ababa

Your budget travel plan will comfortably get you pretty far to Addis Ababa with adventures indoor and outdoor adventures. A land of history and unique natural sites are just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more to this beautiful country and its capital city is no exception. It’s known for beautiful ancient […]

Timket Ethiopian Exclusive Carnival

Special to Ethiopia, this colorful three-day annual carnival, Timket is celebrated on the 21st of January  to commemorate Christ’s baptism. The celebration dates back to the 16th century and involves laying long red carpet on streets, worshiping, feasting and procession. During this religious festival, the streets are filled with pilgrims who come to re-enact the […]

Private Sector Contribution to Sustain Economic Growth

Private sector actors are increasingly being recognized as a major force in development. They drive economic growth through investment, employment and business creation. This growth is likely to contribute to long-term poverty reduction as private companies include the public as producers, suppliers, employees and consumers. Public-private partnerships that are based on the identification of complementary […]

Magnificent Rocks of Gheralta for best Trekking & Ancient church Sighting

The giant cliffs and magnificent rock formations of Mount Gheralta found in northern Ethiopia will take your breath away with its stunning landscape. The natural allure, stone-built villages and rock-hewn churches are definitely worth visiting. The Gheralta Mountains is found in Tigray region and incorporates more than 30 ancient churches dating back to the 9th […]

Industrialization soon to Dominate Ethiopia’s Economy

Compared to its counterparts in Sub-Saharan Africa which are growing by 5.4% on average, Ethiopia’s economy has continued to register growth with its gross domestic product (GDP) growing by an average of 10.9% in the past decade. It is shifting its priority to industry economic policy to sustain its growth. In Ethiopia, 75% jobs are […]

Ancient Hotels of Ethiopia

Ethiopia has several sophisticated ancient hotels that have breathtaking views and unique architectural designs. These accommodations showcase on site art gallery featuring works from local ancient artists. The historical hotels offer ancient yet modern accommodations, exquisite local and international cuisine and cozy spa treatments reminiscent of a royal treatment. Jovago, the largest hotel booking website […]

Ethiopia Aspires to make Mining Major Export Item

As more international companies make way for Ethiopia’s mineral wealth, the country opened its door to license more than 250 companies to excavate its natural treasures. The government is offering a variety of incentives to attract investors, including tax holidays, import-duty exemptions, lower royalty levels and guarantees on selling rights. Ethiopia’s mining sector is undergoing […]

Navin Ramgoolam, Our Very Own Father Christmas

Tis the season to be jolly, merry and more importantly spend time with family and loved ones. In Mauritius, the streets from the capital city to every single town around the island are lined with merry street vendors and even merrier shoppers all with the purpose to enjoy this wonderful time of the year and […]

Refreshing Weekend Getaway at Sodere

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little treats, and there’s nothing quite like the restorative dip in the healing hot springs at Sodere. This stunning spa complex is so trendy that people come to bathe in its therapeutic pools from all over the country. It’s found at 110 km […]