Mauritius: Latest News
Joe Kennedy, 9:37 am
Mauritius is one of the most popular island destinations in Africa, and arguably, the world. With sultry beaches, beautiful plant life, abundant wildlife and a captivating culture, it’s easy to understand why. These 10 #Instagram photos from Mauritius capture the incomparable essence of the island in a way that will make you wish you were there.
Julia Austin, 2:03 am AFKI Original
You may have read about a lot of tech companies building things like mobile pharmacy apps and virtual classrooms, but do you ever wonder where they get the capital? There is a good chance they went to one of these investors, who are putting a lot of money into the technology landscape in Africa.
Julia Austin, 9:22 am AFKI Original
Economic analysts say that if African countries spend $1 billion a year on malaria prevention and treatment, they could see a GDP rise of anywhere from $3 billion to $12 billion per year. Malaria has devastating social and economic effects, and whoever finds a way to rid the world of the disease will be a hero. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about the fight against malaria in Africa.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:10 am AFKI Original
Tourism is an important industry within many African countries, and technology is helping to contribute positively to the growth and sustainability of tourism across the continent. Despite challenges, tourism is booming and growing in Africa, thanks to a resurgent economy and a more digitally connected world, along with the opportunities that this world now provides.
Julia Austin, 10:04 am AFKI Original
Transportation of product is one of the top logistical issues facing the pharmaceutical industry in Africa. Many pharmaceutical companies will open branches in African cities, and eventually rural areas, say analysts at logistics company DHL. Global pharmaceutical companies are looking to Africa for growth opportunities. Here are some trends to look out for in the African pharmaceutical industry.
Dana Sanchez, 2:10 pm
This new strategic relationship will create a property powerhouse on the African continent. The deal will give a much-needed boost to Delta Africa, which has struggled to secure large deals to grow its portfolio. Mara Group and Kenyan developer Carlisle Property Holdings have been appointed to find development opportunities and investment sources across Africa for Mara Delta as part of the agreement.
Dana Sanchez, 9:07 am AFKI Original
Many Africans do business in the informal economy, free from some of the regulations, taxes and protections governing the formal economy. How easy is it for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with regulations? Here are 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa where it’s easiest to do business in the formal economy. Nigeria and Angola are not on this list.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:16 am AFKI Original
The 2018 FIFA World Cup which is set to take place in Russia is one step closer for a selection of African countries which emerged victorious in a two-legged tie played over the last few days. The results below come from the second leg matches, and after this stage the teams that remain will be drawn into groups to determine the five African representatives that will travel to Russia in 2018.
Julia Austin, 8:42 am AFKI Original
Events and festivals dedicated to African fashion are popping up all over the world and they’re well attended. All Things Ankara Fashion Week showcases Ankara print fashion and integrates it in international markets. Ankara is African wax print featuring vibrant patterns, a staple of African traditional clothing. The event has over 23,000 followers on Instagram. Here are 12 African fashion events that attract big business.
Staff, 12:01 am
Indian investment flow in Africa is significant, at $50 billion in 2014, although the vast majority of that goes to the tax haven Mauritius. Indian investments are mostly concentrated in seven African countries, but more and more Indian companies are investing in West and North Africa. Indian investments are mostly concentrated in these countries due to the early historical ties and significant populations of Indian origin, more and more Indian companies are investing in West and North Africa. In 2014, China’s trade with Africa was at $200 billion.
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