mountain gorillas are the leading tourist attraction in Rwanda, pulling crowds of tourists across the world.
Industry Tourism

Mountain gorilla habitats dwindle as numbers surge

The Mountain gorilla population in Africa has grown significantly, an indication of positive effort by conservationists to save them from total extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has indicated. Andrew Seguya, the Former Executive Director of Uganda Wildlife Authority, now working with the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration, says the rising number of […]

Costing 2 billion yuan ($287.9 million) to complete, the 88-meter-deep hotel is located in the Songjiang district.
Industry Tourism

Shanghai City unveils first earth-based hotel

After almost 10 years of construction, Shanghai has unveiled to the public its ‘earthscraper’ hotel built vertically along the precipice of an underground, water-filled quarry. Costing 2 billion yuan ($287.9 million) to complete, the 88-meter-deep hotel is located in the Songjiang district. The Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, also known as Shimao Quarry Hotel, has cliff-view rooms […]

In 2017, an estimated half of at-risk people in Africa did not sleep under a treated net.
Industry Wellness

WHO, partners Launch Response to revive Stalled Malaria Control Efforts

After a period of success in global malaria control, reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018.  To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to […]

A section of the Kampala-Jinja Expressway
Africa Industry Investment

AfDB to play bigger role in African economies by investing in infrastructure private equity

African Development Bank Board of Directors has approved its third equity investment of US$40 million in Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund (AIIF3), a closed-ended pan-African infrastructure fund managed by South Africa-based Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM). AIIM is one of Africa’s most experienced infrastructure fund managers. The Fund will focus on acquiring positions of significant influence […]

First Brick Holdings, a Roha Group company, plans to invest $50 million for multiple investments to boost the digitalisation of East and Southern Africa by developing data centres across the region.
EAC ICT Industry

First Brick Holdings to invest $50m to Accelerate Digital Transformation across East Africa

CAPETOWN – First Brick Holdings, a Roha Group company, plans to invest $50 million for multiple investments to boost the digitalisation of East and Southern Africa by developing data centres across the region. The data centres will open up new opportunities for financial services, governments and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) by addressing their missioncritical […]

South African rand
Africa Industry

Trade Misinvoicing Leads to Massive Revenue Losses in South Africa – Study

Analysis of trade misinvoicing in South Africa from 2010 – 2014 shows that the potential average loss of revenue to the government was approximately $7.4 billion per year or $37 billion during the period studied, according to a new study by Global Financial Integrity. The report, titled South Africa: Potential Revenue Losses Associated with Trade Misinvoicing, […]