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The prospective stability and economic recovery expected under the new administration in Kenya will no doubt make way for the realization of huge money investments in the countries.

Kenya has the most stable political system in Africa and is the biggest economy in East Africa.
The transition also happened peacefully, marking a new chapter for Kenya under President William Samoei Ruto.
As far as where to put money is concerned, Kenya has numerous investment sectors with tremendous potential.

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African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA ) could be a way out for Africa's unemployed and leeway for people seeking to invest in Africa as well as transform jobs in Africa.

Africa is home to the youngest population in the world. The United Nations points out that sub-Saharan Africa has 70 per cent of its population under 30. Numbers are excellent tools when it comes to analysing scenarios. Hence Africa has enough human capital to propel its growth. 

Africa's growth can only be realised if young minds across the region are fully empowered and utilised effectively for the betterment of...

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  • Mastercard has partnered with the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) to help the country’s tourism sector rebound to its pre-pandemic level
  • The MoU aims to drive the growth of tourism numbers in Kenya by leveraging various Mastercard channels, including its Priceless.com platform
  • It also includes increasing transparency on tourism trends, anonymised traveller profiles and economic impact through Mastercard’s Data Insights capabilities, which will enable KTB to plan, execute and improve its campaign reports

Mastercard has partnered with the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) to help the country’s tourism sector rebound to its pre-pandemic level.

In a statement, Mastercard said the three-year collaboration is its first in Africa.

The MoU aims to drive the growth of tourism numbers in Kenya by leveraging various Mastercard channels, including its Priceless.com platform.

It also includes increasing transparency on tourism trends, anonymised traveller profiles and economic impact through Mastercard’s Data Insights capabilities, which will enable KTB to …

The human-wildlife conflict has cost the Kenyan government KSh1.2 billion ($120 million) in the last five years alone and the figure is set to shoot upwards
While the headlines have raised the status of Kenya as a conservation hub, there has been a crisis brewing in the sector
In the period under review, KSh569 million ($5.69 million) was used to pay off 163 families whose kin were killed by wildlife in various parts of the country

Kenya has always been at the centre of wildlife conservation due to its world-renowned national parks and an active conservation movement. Drawn by the...

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East Africa has the world's most memorable and celebrated hotspots
COVID-19 limited nearly all of the region's tourism industries
Earlier this year, tourism data showed the performance was down 87 per cent

If there is one thing that East Africa is widely known for, it is definitely its exotic nature scape extending from rivers to lakes, and across the East African Rift Valley. It is with no doubt tourism is one of Tanzania’s – indeed East Africa’s – major forex earners and contributors to the economy.   

Tourism is also one of the major employers in East Africa, holding nearly ...

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For the longest time, Africa has been regarded as a hub of extraction, with a history of colonialism that resulted in colonialists exporting raw materials and labor from the continent at little or no fee at all. However, Africa is rewriting the pages of history, and taking charge of its economic well-being. 

No longer are African leaders basing their economies solely on the extractive industries, they are spreading their wings to different sectors that will benefit the continent’s economic status. To date, Africa has been said to be the second-fastest-growing economic region after Asia, and forecasts predict the momentum to be maintained as the continent has many factors working in its favor.

Although the continent’s economic status is on the rise, the rate at which different countries on the continent are growing economically is not at par. One country that has seen remarkable growth and is implementing economic policies that

Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala, has urged Kenyans to take advantage of the reduced park entry fees and visit national parks and reserves to enjoy Kenya’s rich heritage.

He, at the same time, urged international visitors, to also take advantage of the resumption of international flights to Kenya, to come and experience the magical wonders that this country has to offer.

Balala, however, reminded all visitors going to the parks to strictly observe the country’s Ministry of Health protocols of wearing face masks, keeping social distance, washing hands and sanitizing regularly, in order to keep CORONA virus at bay.

He also called on those visiting the parks to be disciplined and keep distance from the animals, so as not to endanger their lives, while in the game parks.

The Cabinet Secretary said this today, when he launched the annual Elephant naming ceremony at Amboseli National Park, …

The Planhotel Malindi resort of hotel trio – Diamonds Dream of Africa, Sandies Malindi Dream Garden and Sandies Tropical Village have reopened to both domestic and international guests from Saturday, 1 August.

According to a statement from the hotel chain, the current occupancy started at 60% at the weekend.

The General Manager Mr Alexander Zissimatos, says that the re-opening has been received very positively.

“We hope it continues for the rest of the year”, he said.

Tourism and hospitality has been hardly hit by the global pandemic- Covid-19 forcing some hotels to temporarily shut down as measures to contain the pandemic were laid out. As a member of Small Luxury Hotel of the World (SLH), Diamonds Dream of Africa is incorporating the Stay Safe. Stay Small initiative, offering enhanced health and detailed safety guidelines launched by SLH for all 520 member hotels in 90 countries.

“Diamond Resort Malindi has prepared …

The African continent has experienced a bitter reaction from the coronavirus pandemic, whereby as of May 13 almost every nation in the region battled the virus, while—other nations had cases less than 1000, the continent with some of the fast-growing economies could contract by 1.5 per cent and lose $200 b in income, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) projections.

World Economic Forum brings an interesting perspective to the fold, as it pictures the regional economies in a deterioration hotbed as a result of de-globalization, and underlying factors such as operation shift to digital and debt burdens.

Hence—African Development Bank (AfDB) one of Africa’s vibrant financier has risen and displayed a rather crucial analysis pertaining the fate of the regional economy, the report was released on Tuesday 6 July 2020.

As the rest of the world strives to salvage and bounce back to normalcy, still—there are vital aspects at play …

It is now a fact that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a pandemic according to World Health Organization (WHO), and just from that stand-point, the tourism sector is not safe from the pandemic pinch.

The world is on its heels, nations are now rolling a series of aviation restrictions to curb the virus outbreak, limiting numerous economic and societal operations over space and time—which also have ripple effects on the continent’s tourism sphere.

Currently, more than 4,900 people have died and over 132,000 have been infected globally, according to the WHO.

In Africa—the virus has recently brought two death (in Egypt and Algeria) and serious cases in several nations, including Ethiopia, Morocco, Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Africa, Togo, and Kenya.

According to WHO, there are now more than 100 cases recorded in 11 countries in Africa, Egypt having more than half of the …