Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Zimbabwe ready to host & showcase itself at sustainable development forum: Minister

The goals will be clustered around the five Ps – People, Prosperity, Planet, Peace and Partnerships

Zimbabwe is ready to host the Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) that will be held in Victoria Falls from 24 to 27 February under the theme ‘2030-2030: A Decade to Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa through the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.” This was said Monday…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

International Tourism Growth continues to outpace the Global Economy

Limited data available for Africa (+4%) points to continued strong results in North Africa (+9%) while arrivals in Sub-Saharan Africa grew slower in 2019 (+1.5%)

1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in 2019, globally. A 4% increase on the previous year which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic sector, especially in view of current uncertainties. By the same token, this calls for such growth to be managed…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Southern Africa in Throes of Climate Emergency with 45 Million People facing Hunger across the Region

As the crisis deepens, the world must step up now to save lives and enable communities to adapt to climate change, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned

A record 45 million people - mostly women and children - in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community are gravely food insecure following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray. As the crisis deepens, the world must step up now to save lives and enable communities to adapt to climate…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain |

Minister of Foreign Affairs signs number of agreements, memorandum of understanding with friendly Republic of Seychelles

The Minister of Foreign Affairs praised the development and progress witnessed in the existing friendship between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Seychelles

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, signed a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Seychelles, with the Minister of Finance, Trade and Economic Planning of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr.Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, which happened…

Source: Embassy of Namibia in Brussels, Belgium |

Windhoek East tackles unemployment

Owners of income generating projects recently received equipment or materials worth N$150 000

Khomas regional council’s Windhoek East constituency office has once again demonstrated that it remains at the forefront of driving self-employment in its community when owners of income generating projects recently received equipment or materials worth N$150 000 as part of efforts in fulfilment of government promise of assistance to the…

Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Tel Aviv, Israel
Source: Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Tel Aviv, Israel |

Zanzibar Great Strides on display

Addressing the nation at the packed Amaan Stadium, the Isles President spoke proudly of the great feats that the seventh-phase government has registered

President Ali Mohamed Shein touted tangible socio-economic gains and unshakeable faith in the unique union that gave birth to the United Republic of Tanzania as the nation celebrated the 56th Revolution Day here yesterday. While highlighting social, economic and cultural feats attained in post independence era, Dr Shein stressed on…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UN Refugee Agency honoured with Olympic Cup for sporting contribution

Sport is a crucial pillar of UNHCR’s mission to protect and empower displaced children and youth

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, was today awarded the Olympic Cup by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its work supporting refugees and their host communities through sport, and in promoting the values of the Olympic movement all over the world. The Olympic Cup was established in 1906 by Pierre…

Hilton
Source: Hilton |

Hilton Signs Partnership with Groupe Alliance in Tunis

Agreement reaffirms Hilton’s commitment to return to the Tunisian capital

Hilton (NYSE:HLT) (https://www.Hilton.com) will once again be welcoming guests to the Tunisian capital city of Tunis from after a landmark deal was signed with the Groupe Alliance. The new management agreement confirms a flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts Property in the coastal suburb of Gammarth. An extensive renovation of Le…

International Expo-Consults (IEC)
Source: International Expo-Consults (IEC) |

US $500 Billion African Retail Industry Set to Benefit from SGI Dubai 2020

SGI Dubai a key platform for retail, digital printing, signage, retail and LED categories will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 12th to 14th 2020

Africa’s growing youth population, rapid urbanisation and the increased purchasing power of these consumers, are key factors that are driving this massive US$500 billion retail ecosystem. This high growth industry needs to be equipped with the latest innovation and communication tools to further sustain the growth and attract the right…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles

The 2019 economic growth is estimated to reach about 4 percent, reflecting strong output in the tourism and communication sectors

The implementation of the Seychelles’ economic program is largely on track; The 2019 economic growth is estimated to reach about 4 percent, reflecting strong output in the tourism and communication sectors; The near-to-medium-term economic outlook continues to be favorable, provided that the authorities maintain their prudent policies under the Policy…