July 2015

Friday 31 July 2015

 

Russia: An Untapped Tourism Market for Africa PDF Print Email
Friday, 31 July 2015 08:50 Tourism

Russia: An Untapped Tourism Market for Africa

ParkBy Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, July 31, 2015 (Buziness Africa) – With exception of a few Africa countries, Russian tourists flow has generally hit stumbling blocks over the past two decades which experts and operators said was due to lack of adequate information, low marketing strategies of existing tourism destinations and ineffective institutional organization in Russia and the former Soviet republics.



Thursday 30 July 2015

 

Africa: Reinforcing the U.S.-Africa Partnership PDF Print Email
Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:07 Experts Policy Center

Africa: Reinforcing the U.S.-Africa Partnership

By Grant Harris and Shannon Green

WASHINGTON, DC, July 30, 2015 (Blog) — Last summer, the United States paved new pathways for our relationship with Africa by hosting the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Fifty-one African leaders joined President Obama in Washington for a discussion on "Investing in the Next Generation", the theme of the Summit. This gathering resulted in $33 billion dollars in new commitments to support economic growth across Africa, as well as tangible U.S. and African efforts to improve security, promote human rights and good governance, and provide opportunities for Africa's sizeable youth population.



Wednesday 29 July 2015

 

Egypt Promises Uganda More Investments PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 08:53 Diplomacy

Egypt Promises Uganda More Investments

Museveni2By Gilbert Kidimu

KAMPALA, Uganda, July 29, 2015 (New Vision) -- After assuming power in 2013, Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-sisi participated in the African Summit. One of the African presidents he was keen on meeting is President of Uganda because Uganda is a strong ally of Egypt.


 

Russia And Africa: Measured Re-Engagement PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 08:47 Diplomacy

Russia And Africa: Measured Re-Engagement

iSetSunBy George F. Ward

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2015 (IDA – Africa Watch) -- The end of the Cold War marked the beginning of the end of a period of intense Russian engagement with the continent of Africa. By the mid-1980s, the Soviet Union had signed hundreds of agreements with African countries. Moscow had offered training in the Soviet Union to around 25,000 African civilians at the university level, and thousands more had graduated from Soviet military and political schools. Soviet training programs on the continent had reached at least 200,000 Africans.



Thursday 23 July 2015

 

Ethiopia: A Unique Tourism Destination PDF Print Email
Thursday, 23 July 2015 15:51 Tourism

Ethiopia: A Unique Tourism Destination

EthiopiDanceBy Kester Kenn Klomegah

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 23, 2015 (Buziness Africa) -- Ethiopia is an east African country rich in history and natural extremes. It is a place where travellers can explore the natural landscape, learn about east African culture and visit archaeological sites, according to Veronica Bierman, General Manager of Exotic Time, a Russian Tourism Agency.


 

Egypt: Dreams and Tales of Building Nuclear Industry PDF Print Email
Thursday, 23 July 2015 12:30 Industry

Egypt: Dreams and Tales of Building Nuclear Industry

Power1By Kester Kenn Klomegah*

MOSCOW, July 23, 2015 (Buziness Africa) -- Russia is looking to extend its footprint in Africa by supporting the construction of a huge nuclear power plant in Egypt. Nuclear energy is seen as a viable option for African economies.

Egyptian authorities have always dreamed of having a complete nuclear power industry to solve the energy shortage (deficit) in the country. Boosting electricity generation has long been a priority for Egypt, where shortages lead to frequent blackouts in cities, especially in the summer, which have stoked popular anger.



Tuesday 21 July 2015

 

Faced with power crisis, Africa looks to renewable energy technology PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 15:47 Industry

Faced with power crisis, Africa looks to renewable energy technology

By Michael Malakata

LUSAKA, Zambia, July 21, 2015 (IDG News Service) -- African countries, driven by the need to power base stations for mobile phone operators in the face of serious power shortages, are starting to scoop up renewable energy technology.


 

Faced with power crisis, Africa looks to renewable energy technology PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 15:47 SciTech

Faced with power crisis, Africa looks to renewable energy technology

By Michael Malakata

LUSAKA, Zambia, July 21, 2015 (IDG News Service) -- African countries, driven by the need to power base stations for mobile phone operators in the face of serious power shortages, are starting to scoop up renewable energy technology.



Monday 20 July 2015

 

Zimbabwe and Belarus Strengthen Business Ties PDF Print Email
Monday, 20 July 2015 15:53 Buziness Eurasia

Zimbabwe and Belarus Strengthen Business Ties

ZimBelarBy Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, July 20, 2015 (Buziness Africa) -- It was, indeed, one more step for Zimbabwe to break all barriers that have impeded progress in its economic diplomacy and to seek an increased business cooperation with Belarus, an ex-Soviet republic and a member of the newly created Eurasian Economic Union. The member-states of the Eurasian Economic Union are the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation.


 

Russia Plans to Build Nigeria’s Nuclear Plant PDF Print Email
Monday, 20 July 2015 15:45 Industry

Russia Plans to Build Nigeria’s Nuclear Plant

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 10, 2015 (Bloomberg) - igera is in talks with Russia’s Rosatom Corp. to build as many as four nuclear power plants costing about $20 billion as Africa’s biggest economy seeks to add 1,200 megawatts of capacity by the end of the decade.


 

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