Africa Protected Areas Congress
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    • Dr. Margaret Mwakima- Principal Secretary, State Department of Wildlife, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Kenya and Dr. Waithaka
    • Dr. Margaret Mwakima- Principal Secretary, State Department of Wildlife, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Kenya
    • Dr.John Waithaka -Congress Director and Regional Chair, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
    • H.E DR. PIindi Hazara Channa- Tanzania's High Commissioner to Kenya
    • Prof. Charles Musyoki, Ag.Director General of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) & colleagues
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Source: Africa Protected Areas Congress |

Launch of the first ever Africa Protected Areas Congress

The launch steered awareness and visibility of the upcoming conference to be held on 18th to 23rd November this year

This year’s Valentine day was marked on Thursday with special African flavour that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) (www.APA-Congress.org) at Nairobi National Park’s historic Ivory Burning Site. Kenya’s Principal Secretary - State Department of Tourism and Wildlife, Dr. Margaret Mwakima accompanied by Dr.John Waithaka…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Ghana |

Wildlife Census and Staff Training at Mole Park – Ghana March/April 2019

Biodiversity is the key indicator of the health of an ecosystem

Background The Mole Park was established in 1958 as a Wildlife Reserve and gazetted as a national park in 1971. The park which is Ghana's largest protected area is home to key wildlife species and population, some of each globally endangered or threatened and as such, an important site for…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

International push to improve food safety

International Food Safety Conference opens with call for greater global cooperation

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development, world leaders said at today’s opening session of the First International Food Safety Conference, in Addis Ababa, organized by the African Union (AU), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

UK aid helps stop 750 pieces of illegal ivory being smuggled from South Sudan into Uganda

Scanners funded by UK aid have helped the Ugandan Revenue Authority make one of the largest seizures of wildlife contraband the country has ever seen

Thanks to scanners funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Ugandan Revenue Authority has made one of the largest seizures of wildlife contraband the country has ever seen. Customs officers in the Northern Ugandan town of Elegu, on the border with South Sudan, seized an estimated 750 pieces…

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    • The Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia is due to become the first internationally branded hotel in Liberia upon opening in 2020
    • The Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia will be managed by pioneering hospitality management company Aleph Hospitality
    • The Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia will offer 111 stylishly appointed guest rooms, along with meeting facilities and a multitude of food and beverage outlets
    • The opening of the Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia will play a vital role in helping to realise the country's tourism strategy
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Aleph Hospitality Signs Deal with Marriott International to Manage the First Four Points by Sheraton in Liberia

Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia to become first internationally-branded hotel in Liberia

Pioneering hospitality management company, Aleph Hospitality (www.AlephHospitality.com), today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Marriott International for the first Four Points by Sheraton (Four-Points.Marriott.com) hotel in Liberia. Located in the capital city, Monrovia, the hotel is due to become the first internationally branded hotel in the country upon…

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Marriott International continues expansion across Africa with three new deal signings

Anticipated new hotels will mark debut in Liberia while strengthening presence in Morocco and Ghana

From the Forum de l'Investissement Hôtelier Africain in Marrakech, Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) announced three new deal signings across North and West Africa, reinforcing the company’s commitment to expanding its presence across the continent. The new deal signings highlight the company’s growth in Morocco and Ghana, while marking its debut in Liberia.…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2019 Article IV Mission to Mauritius

Mauritius faces the challenge of boosting inclusive economic growth while preserving fiscal sustainability, regaining external competitiveness, and maintaining financial integrity

Real GDP growth is projected at 3.8 percent in 2018 and 3.9 percent in 2019, driven by robust performance in the financial services, construction, and tourism sectors; Mauritius faces the challenge of boosting inclusive economic growth while preserving fiscal sustainability, regaining external competitiveness, and maintaining financial integrity; the mission welcomed…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

State Visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to India : 25-26 January 2019

President Ramaphosa and Prime Minister Modi jointly addressed the India-South Africa Business Forum with a focus to grow business ties between the two countries

India-South Africa Joint Statement 1. At the invitation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the President of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Mr. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, accompanied by first lady Dr. Tshepo Motsepe, 09 Cabinet Ministers, senior officials and a large business delegation is on a State Visit…

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International Tourist Arrivals Reach 1.4 billion Two Years Ahead of Forecasts

Data from Africa points to a 7% increase in 2018 (North Africa at +10% and Sub-Saharan +6%), reaching an estimated 67 million arrivals

Middle East (+10%) and Africa (+7%) grew above the world average while Asia and the Pacific and Europe grew at 6%; 2018 totalled 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals (+6%), consolidating 2017 strong results and proving to be the second strongest year since 2010; for 2019, UNWTO forecasts a 3-4% increase,…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

A Week in the Horn: Ethiopia - Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed met with some 60 Ethiopian Ambassadors and Diplomats

He underlined the need to expand economic diplomacy and diaspora engagement as well as the importance of safeguarding the rights and interests of Ethiopian nationals abroad

Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed met with some 60 Ethiopian Ambassadors and diplomats on Monday (January 14) to discuss the country’s ongoing reforms, the challenges and prospects of contemporary international relations and diplomacy and how to mitigate those challenges. He underlined the need to expand economic diplomacy and diaspora engagement…