Seychelles: Latest News
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.
Julia Austin, 8:03 am AFKI Original
You may need to work up your stamina to eat at one of Nairobi’s top restaurants, The Carnivore. Every type of meat imaginable is served there — from skewered kidneys to crocodile. You can order a la carte for around $40 or choose a set menu, which can cost up to $100. Here’s a look at what you’ll pay for fine dining in some of Africa’s most expensive cities.
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.
Nana Luckham, 8:00 pm
There is nothing quite like a Seychelles honeymoon. The islands’ outstanding natural beauty makes it the perfect place to celebrate the start of married life. If barefoot luxury is your thing you’re in luck; the Seychelles is the perfect place to be shipwrecked in style. Here are some of the most romantic experiences the islands have to offer.
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.
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.
Karen Elowitt, 8:00 pm
One of the only downsides of the Seychelles is that there is very little to see in terms of sightseeing, so you’ll have to find other ways to entertain yourself. Fortunately, there are a few places which offer options for adventure lovers, while not compromising on the luxury people expect from the island’s high-end resorts. Here are the top three luxury adventure resorts in the Seychelles.
Dana Sanchez, 4:34 pm
Good governance is on the decline in Africa, according to latest Ibrahim Index of African Governance. Half the countries that scored in the top 10 show deterioration, and phones have been ringing off the hook at the foundation as countries call up to ask what gives. They are aware that the index is a tool for public policy, and that it’s widely used by investors, said a foundation research head.
Becca Blond, 4:00 am
Almost half the countries in Africa — 26 — have French as a first or second language. Mauritius comes in at No. 2 with 72.7 percent of the population speaking French. The island nation’s Creole is a different dialect than that spoken in West Africa. These are the top French-speaking countries in francophone Africa.
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