Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Somalia’s 2.6m Internally Displaced Citizens in Need of Water, Shelter and Health

In the first half of the year, forced displacement in Somalia was primarily due to insecurity, drought and floods

Somalia has for almost three decades been in the throes of conflict; now add the most recent drought and the result is displacement and food shortages.  There are reports of urgent need for assistance among the most affected regions, such as Baidoa.  In the first half of the year, forced…

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Ten African countries endorse cross-border collaboration framework on Ebola outbreak preparedness and response

Representatives of the Member States agreed to strengthen mechanisms for the exchange of timely and accurate information on Ebola preparedness

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its nine neighbouring countries today, during a meeting of ministers, senior health and immigration officials and partners in Goma, endorsed a joint framework to strengthen cross-border collaboration on preparedness and response to Ebola virus and other disease outbreaks. Representatives of the 10…

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Oil Industry and Civil Society Congratulate “Africa Oil Man of the Year” Macky Sall on Taking Bold Steps to Develop Senegal’s Hydrocarbons Industry

The award is a recognition of Macky Sall’s work and the efforts of his government to boost the development of Senegal’s economy

The African and global energy sector is rallying behind Macky Sall’s efforts to develop his country’s oil & gas industry, which are positioning Senegal as a new energy hub in Africa. Such efforts and achievements are being celebrated this week as the President of Senegal receives the Africa Oil Man…

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Four Points Memo

Travel (and Press Releases) Reinvented…

From: Claire Liddell, Senior Manager Brand PR, Marriott International (http://www.Marriott.com), Middle East & Africa Claire.liddell@marriott.com Date: Monday, 14h September 2019 Re: FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON DAR ES SALAAM, NEW AFRICA HOTEL JOINS HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD TO CREATE A BEST BREWS POP UP GARDEN The Brand Celebrates Global Growth with…

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African Development Bank and partners launch pilot Cities Diagnostics tool in five cities

The tool includes key environmental and urban sustainability indicators as well as disaster risk and vulnerability, and urban footprint growth

“The urban opportunities far outweigh the challenges,” said Prof. Davis G. Mwamfupe, the Mayor of Dodoma, Tanzania, during his message to the Cities Leadership workshop, launching the City Diagnostics for five pilot cities in Africa, held on the 25th and 26th September 2019 in Abidjan. Five cities were chosen for…

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Siemens Invests in Young African Innovators

Siemens extends its Eskom Expo partnership to schools in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia

Siemens (www.Siemens.com) is committed to supporting and developing young, African innovators; Siemens extends its Eskom Expo partnership to schools in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia; Refurbishing and restocking Sekondi College computer lab as part of Siemens localization programme. 23-27 September 2019, Birchwood Conference Centre in Johannesburg is buzz with…

Source: Drees & Sommer |

Pushing the boundaries of African hospitality (By Filippo Sona)

According to the annual African Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey from W Hospitality Group, there are 75,000 branded rooms in 401 hotels in the pipeline across Africa

By Filippo Sona On the occasion of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (https://www.AHIF.com) this week, Filippo Sona, Managing Director, Global Hospitality Drees & Sommer (https://www.DreSo.com/), asks whether Sub-Saharan Africa is ready for an iconic hotel asset that will shape the image of African tourism. According to the annual African…

Source: CityBlue Hotels |

CityBlue Hotels Grows Regional Footprint (By Karanja Nzisa)

Dar es Salaam welcomes sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing local hotel chain

By Karanja Nzisa From humble beginnings in Rwanda in 2013, CityBlue Hotels’ (https://www.CityBlueHotels.com/) regional footprint has grown steadily to include, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and now, Tanzania where the group is set to open its doors for the first time with 65 sophisticated bedrooms in March 2020 bringing the group’s total…

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Aleph Hospitality signs management agreement for two hotels in Zanzibar, marking its entrance to Tanzania

Company announces expansion during the African Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa, which it is sponsoring for the second year

Dynamic independent hotel management company Aleph Hospitality (http://www.AlephHospitality.com/) has entered the Tanzanian market with the signing of a management agreement to operate two boutique resorts, the Moja Tuu and Hakuna Majiwe, in Zanzibar. The new management contracts, scheduled to take effect in October, mark Aleph Hospitality’s continued expansion in Africa,…

Source: UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction |

Africa and Europe share Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) experiences

The study tour included visits to civil protection facilities in Brussels, Rome and Genoa

Disaster risk managers from Africa have been participating in a five-day study tour in Europe this week organised by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and CIMA Research Foundation, a non-profit research organization founded by the Italian Civil Protection Department. Participants come from the disaster management agencies…