Kenya’s domestic and foreign debt is at a crippling Kshs 50 trillion ($50 billion). To stall the economy’s, decline the country’s government is raising revenue through sale of citizenship, passports, permanent residency and special visa programmes.
The minibus taxis with their trailers filled with goods offer a glimmer of hope for desperate people trying to make a living.
Ever heard of sports tourism? The President of African Sports Tourism Week, Deji Ajomale-McWord will be bringing the Africans Sports Tourism Week to Ghana.
“Dark Tourism” is the travel or patronage of historical and cultural sites that are in some way connected to death or disaster. Dark tourism is said to help alleviate taboos and perceptions associated with morbid locations while educating travelers on their significance.
DJ Zhao travelled to Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya. The following are personal observations and anecdotes, not meant to be definitive of the places described. These are his experiences.
The free movement of people between African countries could facilitate economic development.
Mozambique locals are probably the only people unsurprised by the discovery of a hidden rainforest inside Mount Lico that has remained hidden and protected by the volcano’s high walls. This is the second undisturbed rainforest that scientists have recently found in Mozambique thanks to Google Earth.
Zimbabwe’s government has announced that it has reviewed the country’s visa requirements to elevate 29 Category C countries to category B level which allows visas on arrival. The new travel regime allows visas on arrival for SADC members and several international countries.
Angolan President Joao Lourenco was recently in South Africa for a two-day working visit holding bilateral talks with South African leader Jacob Zuma. Reports say there are plans to scrap visas for passport holders from the two countries.