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  • Air Mauritius Launches Nonstop To Singapore, Plans Increased African Air Connectivity

    Air Mauritius Launches Nonstop To Singapore By Dana Sanchez, 2:01 pm

    Mauritius wants Singapore to use the island as its regional headquarters to invest in Africa. Air Mauritius this week launched its first non-stop flight to Singapore and plans to build connectivity in Africa in May. “The potential between these two hubs is enormous,” a stakeholder said. The country’s low corporate tax rate of 3 percent makes Mauritius attractive to foreign investors. In 2015, the African Union warned that Mauritius was exposing other African countries to illegal financial flows by its financially secretive operations.

  • You’re Gonna Love These 10 Delicious Dishes From Mauritius

    By Joe Kennedy, 6:30 pm

    The food of Mauritius is some of the most diverse in Africa and is heavily influenced by the cuisines of China, France and India. This distinct combination gives it flavor profiles that are unlike anything you will find in Sub-Saharan Africa. From spicy curries, to crunchy snacks , to creamy drinks, here are 10 delicious dishes from Mauritius!

  • 8 Giant Telecoms Companies Connecting Africa

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:01 am AFKI Original

    Africa is a continent that has embraced telecoms technology and mobile on a wide scale, with numerous telecommunication corporations based in and out of Africa providing millions of African subscribers with a variety of mobile-based services. We take a closer look at 8 of the African continent’s biggest telecoms companies.

  • 8 Most Loved Sports In Africa

    Most loved sports - World Cup Qualifying Draw By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:42 am AFKI Original

    Africa is a sport mad part of the world, with the people of the African continent enjoying a variety of sports to watch or participate in, whether they are team sports or those practised by individuals. The love of fans on the continent for sports is clear in the passion that they exude when supporting their sports heroes or favourite teams. With this in mind, we take a look at the 8 most loved sports in Africa.

  • Undercounting Africa, And Why Egypt’s Economy Could Be Larger Than Nigeria’s

    By Dana Sanchez, 12:01 am

    The dire outlook painted for the continent is nowhere as bad as persistently advanced. There’s compelling data for how Afrcan economies may have been undercounted. If most African countries updated their base years to 2013 the way Nigeria did, it would shift the economic order. Egypt would become Africa’s biggest economy, pushing Nigeria into second place. Sudan would streak past Angola. Tanzania would also beat Kenya as East Africa’s largest economy.

  • My Favorite Vegetarian Dishes And Restaurants In Five African Countries

    By Sarah Duff, 7:00 am

    Travelling as a vegetarian can be challenging, depending on where you go in the world. Vegetarian food experiences range from the sublime in places like India where incredible meat-free food abounds, to the challenging – in China, where the concept of vegetarianism is extremely hard to explain and “vegetarian” dishes comes with pork flecks. I’ve had some truly memorable vegetarian meals while travelling in Africa – sometimes in the most unexpected places, like from the back of a motorbike in Mauritius or on the side of the road in Uganda. Here are my favourite veggie places and stand out dishes.

  • 8 Etsy Shops Selling Fair Trade And African Products

    By Julia AustinAFKI Original

    DarajaImports has a fusion of African designs, employing African artists that include widows, the physically disabled and young adults orphaned by genocide. Products are made from materials that are sustainable and often recycled. The shop owners work closely with the artists. Etsy is a platform for retailers who make and sell products for a cause. Check out 8 Etsy shops selling fair trade and African products.

  • U.K.’s Wealthiest Landlord, Duke Of Westminster Invests In African Malls

    By Dana Sanchez, 6:12 pm

    He’s the U.K.’s richest landlord and now he has his sights set on Africa. Led by the Gerald Grosvenor, Sixth Duke of Westminster, the Grosvenor Group owns real estate on five continents and reports almost $20 billion in assets under management. They’re investing in RMB Westport, a real estate development firm with offices in six African countries that’s targeting Nigeria, Ghana, Angola and the Ivory Coast.

  • South Africans Spend 24.7% Of Income On Mobile Services

    By Dana Sanchez, 2:47 pm

    It’s worse in Malawi, where citizens spend more than $12 a month on average for mobile phones — that’s more than 50 percent of what an ordinary Malawian earns in a month. South Africa’s Western Cape province plans to spend more than $125 million on a broadband roll-out project, but Internet is still too high, said its minister of economic opportunities. How much do Africans spend on mobile as a percentage of their income? Check out the cheapest and most expensive ones here.

  • Why U.S. Investor Michael Milken Is Bullish On Sub-Saharan Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:26 pm

    Milken speaks highly of immigrants; 50 percent of the scientists and engineers in Silicon Valley are first-generation immigrants, he told a crowd of 600-plus at the Tiger 21 conference. Members of the North American Tiger 21 network are high-net-worth investors who collectively manage $35 billion in investable assets. Miliken has done a lot to restore his image since being banned for life from the securities industry. He has an institute named for him and he’s full of optimism for Africa.

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