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Importance of communication in the hospitality and tourism sectors during crises and disasters

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Both the hospitality and tourism sectors are important cogs of a community or nation. However, the unmitigated crises being experienced in the world could hurt these two sectors. With terror activities as well as other crises being witnessed on a larger scale in the globe, both the tourism and hospitality …

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A strong infrastructure base critical to Africa’s economic transformation

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A strong infrastructure base is critical for Africa’s economic transformation, Economic Commission for Africa’s Sylvian Boko said Thursday. Speaking during an ECA-sponsored session at the annual Nigerian Bar Association conference in Lagos, Nigeria, Mr. Boko, the Principal Regional Advisor and Head of Development Planning and Statistics at the ECA, said …

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ECA unveils model law on transboundary infrastructure development in Africa

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The proposed law provides a means of mitigating and managing perceived risks associated transboundary infrastructure development and bridges the gap between social and private benefits of such huge investments The Economic Commission for Africa on Thursday unveiled the Model Law that provides a framework for the harmonization of cross-border rules, …

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AFI comes of age with a strong lineup and new ventures

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African Fashion International’s (AFI) Fashion Weeks have always been known for their world-class fashion events, showcasing designers from all over the continent in Joburg and in Cape Town. This past Fashion Week was significant, for a strong, well-curated lineup and great announcements. It also marked the conclusion of a 6-year …

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Dangote signs $450million jumbo sugar production Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Niger State

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On completion, according to the President of the Group Aliko Dangote, the project will generate over 15,000 jobs in the state In another bold move for self-sufficiency in sugar production through the government’s backward integration policy, the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) today in Minna, Niger State signed a …

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ECA and AUC re-commit to jointly advance Africa’s development Agenda

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“Continued strong cooperation and collaboration between our two institutions is crucial for advancing Africa’s structural transformation and industrialization agenda,” said Ms. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), during her first official meeting with the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on …

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AAA students claim Inaugural Facebook Challenge Student Award at the Lorries

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The award, which aims to celebrate the achievements of future creatives as they redefine creativity in the mobile era, was created in partnership with Facebook and The Nelson Mandela Foundation The Facebook Challenge (www.Facebook.com), an official Loerie Award in the Student category, was won this year by three students from …

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