Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Assistance to Uganda in Developing a Strategic Anti-Poaching Outpost for Elephants

The elephant population has been increasing steadily over the last twenty years, since being reduced by poaching to below 400 elephants in 1988

On Thursday, April 12, Handover Ceremony of a Strategic Anti-Poaching Outpost for Elephants was held in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. This project was funded by the Government of Japan in cooperation with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The…

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Kenya should use UN-Habitat meet to reposition itself in region

It’s very refreshing to host such a high-level gathering of UN agencies

The Assembly is expected to establish the Executive Board of UN-Habitat and elect its members, to review and approve the UN-Habitat strategic Plan 2020-2025. All eyes are on the government not only to accommodate the global gathering but relook at its policies and interventions towards improving the quality of the lives…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

Statement at the end of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Review Mission to Tunisia

The authorities are aware of the risks weighing on the economy and are committed to containing fiscal and external imbalances in this election year

The Tunisian authorities and IMF staff have reached mutual understandings on most issues and agree that the authorities need some more time to fully flesh out their policy proposals in a few areas. Discussions will continue in Washington, DC, over the coming days; the authorities’ efforts to support growth by…

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From on Course to on the Braai - Marriott Bonvoy Celebrates New Travel Program with Special Member only Experiences in South Africa

Under one set of unified benefits, Marriott Bonvoy simplifies rewards and offers members a holistic travel experience encompassing much more than a hotel stay

Marriott International (https://www.Marriott.com) is celebrating its newly unveiled travel program Marriott Bonvoy (MarriottBonvoy.com), with thoughtfully curated, member only experiences in South Africa. Built on the belief that travel enriches the world and connects people, Marriott Bonvoy offers an extraordinary portfolio of global brands in 130 countries and territories providing endless…

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Marriott International expects to add nearly 20 properties under its Middle East and Africa Portfolio in 2019

Company on-track to grow its portfolio by 45 percent through the end of 2023 with over 100 properties under development

Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) today announced it expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its Middle East and Africa portfolio in 2019.  Underpinning a strong demand for its diverse brands, the new additions are in line with the company’s expansion plans to add more than 100 new…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE Ambassador meets South African Tourism Minister

The South African Tourism Minister praised his country's progressive ties with the UAE

Mahash Saeed Al Hameli, UAE Ambassador to Pretoria, met here on Friday with Derek Hanekom, South African Minister of Tourism, and discussed with him bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation in all fields, particularly in promoting the two countries as tourist destinations. The South African Tourism Minister praised his…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Staff Concludes Program Negotiation Mission to São Tomé and Príncipe

Significant progress was made in the discussions on the economic policies and reforms that could be supported by a new IMF arrangement

São Tomé and Príncipe’s economy is experiencing strong imbalances and slower growth; Reversing large deficit spending of 2018 and implementing comprehensive structural reforms in energy and tourism sectors are needed to unleash the growth potential; Significant progress was made in the discussions on the economic policies and reforms that could…

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Festival de l’Aïr: Community Stabilization in Niger

This year, for the first time, International Organization for Migration (IOM) took part in the nomad Festival de l’Aïr in Niger

Situated in Agadez Region, northern Niger, and roughly ten hours from Agadez city by road, the town of Iferouane is home to the popular Festival de l’Aïr. Held yearly since 2001, the festival is an opportunity for host communities, local actors and tourists to reconnect and celebrate local traditions over…

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Kisumu Set To Host The 2019 #ElgonCup At ASK Mamboleo Showgrounds

The 2019 Elgon Cup will be hosted in Kisumu on the 22nd of June 2019

In 2018, Kisumu brought forward their bid to host this specific fixture and KRU (www.KRU.co.ke) gave them the go ahead. “Having the match take place in Kisumu is part of the KRU Strategies to decentralize the international fixtures. Other Clubs are also encouraged to tender in their bids to host…

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Marriott International and Dur Hospitality open Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Exexutive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter

The Newly Built Hotels Provide an Abundant Oasis for Leisure and Business travelers in the Heart of the Buzzing City of Riyadh

Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) and Dur Hospitality today announced the opening of Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter. The complex is strategically located in the heart of one of the most sought-after areas in the city with easy access to key embassies and major corporate…