Africa Looks to Boost Tourism

Africa Looks to Boost Tourism

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Africa draws just 5 percent of the world’s tourists despite boasting attractions ranging from the Great Pyramids and Victoria Falls to wildlife safaris…

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East Africa  Makes Commerce Easier

East Africa Makes Commerce Easier

VOICE OF AMERICA An international money transfer company has launched an online service for East Africans to send and receive money more easily. Analysts say…

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Morocco Unveils Fastest Train on the Continent

Morocco Unveils Fastest Train on the Continent

REUTERS Morocco has inaugurated Africa’s fastest train, which promises to cut in half the traveling times between the commercial and industrial hubs of Casablanca and…

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Volkswagens to Roll Out of Rwandan Plant

Volkswagens to Roll Out of Rwandan Plant

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Rwanda has begun producing locally built cars at Volkswagen’s new factory in the capital, Kigali. The Polo is…

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East Africa Continues Work on Rail, Highway Network

East Africa Continues Work on Rail, Highway Network

VOICE OF AMERICA Photo by REUTERS East African leaders have agreed to build a railroad and highway network to improve regional travel, trade and security. In…

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Nigeria Building World’s Largest Refinery

Nigeria Building World’s Largest Refinery

REUTERS Photo by REUTERS Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has arranged more than $4.5 billion in financing for his Nigerian oil refinery project and aims to…

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West Africa Works to Share Electricity

West Africa Works to Share Electricity

WORLD BANK Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Fourteen West African countries with 27 national electricity utilities are working to build an integrated regional power market. The West…

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West Africa Taps Solar Energy Potential

West Africa Taps Solar Energy Potential

VOICE OF AMERICA In Morocco, a giant solar power plant near the city of Ouarzazate soon will increase its capacity to 580 megawatts. Solar energy…

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In a Climate of Uncertainty, Kenyan Farmers Turn to Peppers

In a Climate of Uncertainty, Kenyan Farmers Turn to Peppers

REUTERS In this arid stretch of Kajiado County, Kenya, where worsening heat and drought have been tough on livestock farmers, Arnold Ole Kapurua is experimenting…

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Ethiopian Airlines Looks to Expand

Ethiopian Airlines Looks to Expand

ADF STAFF Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest carrier, has taken stakes in a number of other carriers across Africa and opened routes to new destinations. It’s…

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