December 2014

Tuesday 30 December 2014

 

Long-Awaited Hotel Grading Begins for 600 Hotels in Ethiopia PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 16:52 Tourism

Long-Awaited Hotel Grading Begins for 600 Hotels in Ethiopia

By Snetsehay Assefa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 30, 2014 (Addis Fortune) -- International consultants, local experts partnering with Ministry of Culture & Tourism

The Ministry of Culture & Tourism (MoCT), together with consultants from United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has started grading and accreditation of 200 hotels in Addis Ababa and 400 hotels in the rest of the country starting mid-January, 2015.



Sunday 28 December 2014

 

Nigeria: How to Actualise the County's Economic Diversification Agenda PDF Print Email
Sunday, 28 December 2014 16:34 Interviews

Nigeria: How to Actualise the County's Economic Diversification Agenda

By Roseline Okere

ABUJA, Nigeria, December 28, 2014 (The Guardian) -- Prince Oye Akinsemoyin is the President of Nigeria-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In this interview with ROSELINE OKERE, he emphasizes the need for Nigeria to engage in refining as solution to the declining crude oil prices. Besides, he bemoans the implications of Nigeria's delay in signing trade treaty with Vietnam.



Wednesday 24 December 2014

 

Oil’s Slump Gives Nigeria Chance to End $7-Billion Fuel Subsidy PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 16:56 News

Oil’s Slump Gives Nigeria Chance to End $7-Billion Fuel Subsidy

JonathanBy Elisha Bala-Gbogbo

ABUJA, Nigeria, December 24, 2014 (Bloomberg News) -- The tumbling oil prices that have slashed Nigeria’s revenue and roiled currency and stock markets in Africa’s biggest economy may have a silver lining: an excuse for the government to scrap fuel subsidies that cost as much as $7 billion a year.



Monday 15 December 2014

 

India's Big African Opportunity PDF Print Email
Monday, 15 December 2014 12:29 Experts Policy Center

India's Big African Opportunity

IndAfrithBy Tim Steinecke

NEW DELHI, India, December 15, 2014 (The Diplomat) -- The Indian Ministry of External Affairs recently announced that it would be postponing the third India-Africa Forum Summit, which had been scheduled to take place in New Delhi in December 2014. The main reason behind the decision appears to be the ongoing Ebola epidemic in Western Africa.



Friday 12 December 2014

 

Zimbabwe Eyes Russian Beef Market PDF Print Email
Friday, 12 December 2014 12:26 News

Zimbabwe Eyes Russian Beef Market

CowthBy Elita Chikwati

HARARE, Zimbabwe, December 12, 2014 (The Herald) -- Zimbabwe may soon start exporting beef to the lucrative Russian market as it emerged that negotiations to that effect are already underway, a Cabinet minister said.

Speaking after a meeting with the visiting Russian delegation at his Ngungunyana Building offices, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister Dr Joseph Made said a Zimbabwean technical mission was expected to visit Russia to familiarise itself with the protocols required by that country when importing beef.



Wednesday 10 December 2014

 

Kenya Seeks Closer Cooperation With Russia PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 12:17 Interviews

Kenya Seeks Closer Cooperation With Russia

DSC04238_1MOSCOW, December 10, 2014 (Buziness Africa) – By its geographical spread, the Republic of Kenya is rich in natural resources. The country is located in Great Lakes region of East Africa. The capital, Nairobi, is a commercial hub. Kenya’s economy is the largest by GDP in Southeast and Central Africa. Agriculture is a major employer, the country traditionally exports tea and coffee, and has more recently begun to export flowers to Europe. For some reasons, many foreign investors choose Kenya: it is a politically and socially stable country and a preferred investment destination that serves as a gateway to the burgeoning market in East Africa.



Thursday 04 December 2014

 

Moscow Plans to Boost Military Ties With Sudan PDF Print Email
Thursday, 04 December 2014 12:14 News

Moscow Plans to Boost Military Ties With Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan, December 04, 2014 (Sudanese Times) — The visiting Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov announced that his country has "clear plans" to activate military-technical cooperation with Sudan without disrupting the balance of power in the region.



Wednesday 03 December 2014

 

Opec Presidency Will Help Nigeria PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 12:32 Industry

Opec Presidency Will Help Nigeria

OpecN1By Mohammed Abubakar and Roseline Okere

ABUJA and LAGOS, Nigeria, December 03, 2014 (The Guardian) — Newly-elected President of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke has assured that she would use her new position working with other members of the oil cartel to work towards promoting Nigeria's interest.


 

Sudan: The Russian Foreign Minister in Khartoum PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 12:28 News

Sudan: The Russian Foreign Minister in Khartoum

KHARTOUM, Sudan, December 03, 2014 (SUNA) -- The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, arrived here on Wednesday for participation in meetings of the second session of the Russian-Arab Forum which opened here.

Lavrov met President Omar al-Beshir and held joint press conference with his Sudanese counter-part Ali Ahmed Karti.


 

Arab-Russian forum begins in Sudan PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 12:11 News

Arab-Russian forum begins in Sudan

Khart1sKHARTOUM, Sudan, December 03, 2014 (Russia Herald) -- The 2nd Arab-Russian Cooperation Forum started Wednesday in Sudan's capital Khartoum with the participation of Russian and Arab foreign ministers and the secretary general of the Arab League.

 

Sudan's First Vice-President Bakry Hassan Salih addressed the opening ceremony, reiterating Russia's ability to support the efforts of peace and stability in the Arab region, Xinhua reported.


 

 

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