Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain |

Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs for International Affairs meets in Washington with Deputy National Security Advisor for MENA at WHNSC

The Undersecretary for International Affairs praised the efforts exerted by the United States to enhance the security and stability of the Middle East region

The Undersecretary for International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa met today, in Washington, DC, with the Deputy National Security Advisor for Middle East and North Africa at the White House National Security Council, Dr. Victoria Coates. Dr. Shaikh Abdulla hailed the…

Sabre
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Traveller Spend in Africa Could Increase by 27%, Sabre Research Reveals

Consumers would be more willing to travel if they were able to move freely within the continent, and if travel pain-points were addressed

Spend among African travellers could increase by 27 percent over the next year if they were able to move more freely within the continent, new research from Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) (https://www.Sabre.com/) reveals at today’s 51st African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Annual General Assembly in Mauritius. More than 5,000 people across…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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2019 Africa Visa Openness Index: African Union Commission, African Development Bank report shows wins in visa restrictions across Africa

This fourth edition of the Index shows that 47 countries improved or maintained their visa openness scores in 2019

For the first time, on average, Africans can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival; Ethiopia moves up a record 32 places on the Index, entering the top 20 most visa-open countries in Africa. Dowload report: https://bit.ly/2rwlzQ9 For the first time, African travellers have liberal access…

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Nine African Countries Agree to Begin Journey Towards Pooled Procurement to Increase Their Access to Affordable Life-Saving Vaccines

Sharing information and ultimately pooling their orders will better leverage their individual purchasing power

Nine middle-income countries in Africa have agreed to work towards pooled procurement mechanisms by first sharing vital information on their vaccine purchasing practices, including the prices they pay and their suppliers. Sharing information and ultimately pooling their orders will better leverage their individual purchasing power and thus strengthen their vaccine…

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Source: Creative Intelligence Group |

How Co-operatives Aid Development in African Economies

Total E&P Co-op as a case study

By Edward Israel-Ayide The rapid advancement of mechanization from the mid-1700s to the early 1800s which is now considered as the Industrial Revolution, resulted in job losses for many skilled workers across Europe. The knock-on effect of this development was a significant rise in poverty. With a reduction of earnings…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles |

European Union – Republic of Seychelles Joint Press Release

EU and the Seychelles conclude negotiations for a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement

On 22 October 2019, the EU and the Seychelles have concluded negotiations for a new Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA) and a new Protocol that will strengthen their cooperation in the fisheries field for the next six years.  The agreement marks a new important milestone of the long-standing bilateral cooperation…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Women’s Rights Committee to review Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Seychelles

The Committee’s open meetings will take place in Room XVII at the Palais des Nations

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva from 21 October to 8 November to review the situation of women’s rights in the following countries: Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Seychelles. All the countries under review are party to…

Source: API Events |

High Net-Worth Investors driving Hospitality Sector in Francophone Africa

According to Derycycke, the market is very active with global and regional brands “targeting hotel openings in the majority of the region’s major cities”

Francophone Africa’s burgeoning hospitality market continues to be a critical opportunity for “global hospitality brands and investors,” says the host of the second annual bilingual FrancoReal Property Investment Forum, Kfir Rusin. Taking place in Abidjan on 29 & 30 October 2019, the Summit is hosted by the continent’s leading pan-African…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles |

Speech of H.E. Mr Vincent Degert, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius

First Eastern and Southern Africa - European Union (ESA-EU) technical meeting on the deepening of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

By H.E. Mr Vincent Degert, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius on 3 October 2019 at 9.30 at Voilà Bagatelle Hôtel Mr Said Abdou SALIM, Director of the Office of the Minister of the Economy of the Union of Comoros  Mrs Edmee Ratefinanahary RANTOARIVOLA, Director for…

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Hilton continues to Invest in Sustainable Travel and Tourism in Africa

Hilton has been operating continuously in Africa since 1959 and is committed to long-term sustainable growth across the continent

Since Hilton (Hilton.com) announced its Big Five commitment (http://bit.ly/2mzuduL) to drive sustainable travel and tourism in Africa less than a year ago, the company has allocated $626,000 towards community partnerships and projects.  These drive impact and deepen positive social and environmental change in five key areas – Youth Opportunity, Water…