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7 - Days Tour to Dankile Depression, Afdera, Erta ale Volcano & Dallol

Posted by FANOS Ethiopia Tours on March 28, 2014 at 1:10pm 0 Comments

Summary: The Danakil Depression, also called Dallol Depression, is a desert with some areas that are more than 100 meters below sea level. This is special because it is one of the lowest points on earth not covered by water. There are hot yellow sulfur fields among the sparkling white salt beds. Heat isn't the only thing people feel in the Dallol Depression. Alarming earth tremors are frequently felt. There are also several active volcanoes. So just how hot is it at the…

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African Royalty Reigns on a New York Runway

Posted by Urban Fashion Network on March 5, 2014 at 12:00am 0 Comments

Each season fashion week in New York offers emerging fashion designers who take a unique approach to conceptualizing apparel. Concepts can range from colors, shape texture and a combination of everything that the creative mind can conceive. This season TeKay Designs, a couture studio based in Houston Texas, presented Queen of the Brides, a collection of gowns with accessories that are historic and have a cultural significance.…

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Tours of Ethiopia at Dorze Village Night Life

Posted by FANOS Ethiopia Tours on January 28, 2014 at 4:13pm 0 Comments

Dorze village the accommodations are very basic no hot water but the night is fantastic where the local community shows you traditional music & dance at night with campfire. The elders tales you legend, history & anecdotes of the Dorze people while you eat local Dorze stable food Kocho (so called enset or false Banana). The youngest invites you to sing their original music & to dance together.…

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Zimbabwe imposes mobile money tax

Posted by Linda Larbie on January 9, 2014 at 8:42pm 1 Comment

Zimbabwe has started levying a tax on mobile money transactions after intense lobbying from the Bankers Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) for the Zimbabwean central bank to regulate mobile money services “to create a level playing field” in the financial services sector.



The banks had been involved in a…

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TANESCO, EWURA, Millennium Challenge Corporation, OPIC and IFC to address the future of Tanzania’s power sector

Posted by Linda Larbie on January 9, 2014 at 8:36pm 0 Comments

“With such a focused group of industry shapers participating at the Powering Africa: Tanzania meeting from the 29-31 January, we can’t help but be buoyed by the possible outcomes of the debate.” Simon Gosling, EnergyNet.



As the World Bank agrees to support Tanzania to strengthen the country’s business…

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KENYA:Mobile money agents in await huge commissions after Christmas boom

Posted by Linda Larbie on January 9, 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

If there are businesspersons in Kenya who wish Christmas and New Year holidays would come more than once a year, it is mobile money agents.



The agents are happy as they are awaiting huge commissions from the telecom companies that have contracted them.



Several mobile money agents acknowledged that…

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5 East African countries roll-out single customs territory Wednesday

Posted by Linda Larbie on January 6, 2014 at 6:51pm 0 Comments

Countries in the East African Community are Wednesday expected to roll out the Single Customs Territory in a plan that could potentially cut down the cost of doing business in the region.

Under the Single Customs Territory (SCT), each of the five countries will deploy customs officials to all…

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Emirates circled globe over 18,000 times in 2013

Posted by Linda Larbie on January 6, 2014 at 6:44pm 0 Comments

Emirates’ aircraft flew around the world more than 18,000 times in 2013, underlining its position as a global connector of people and places.



Figures show the airline’s fleet travelled more than 751 million kilometres throughout the year. Taking the earth’s circumference at the equator as 40,075 kilometres,…

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East Africa News

Ethiopia: Ethiopians Hope Start-U.S Turn Into Business Success

[VOA]Young Ethiopians are eager to benefit from the economic growth of the last few years. And since the market has so many opportunities, everyone seems to be working on a start-up idea in the hopes of "making it."

Uganda: Capital City Official Unhappy With Prolonged Court Battle

[VOA]The Lord Mayor of Uganda's capital, Kampala, says the prolonged litigation battle with President Yoweri Museveni's government over his controversial impeachment has taken a negative toll on his finances, his family's health and plunged his political future into disarray.

Kenya: Bomb Blast Leaves Four Dead

[VOA]Kenyan officials say a bomb attack outside a police station in Nairobi late Wednesday killed four people, including two police officers. The incident came in the midst of a countrywide security crackdown against illegal immigrants and terror suspects.

South Sudan: UN - South Sudan Violence Must Stop - Sanctions Possible

[VOA]The U.N.'s peacekeeping chief has urged "serious consequences" for spoilers to the peace process in South Sudan, saying that without action, civilians will continue to suffer. Security Council members discussed the possibility of imposing sanctions on South Sudan following an escalation in deadly violence.

South Sudan: Aid Agencies Scramble to Avert Health Disaster in Bentiu Town

[VOA]Humanitarian agencies are scrambling to provide services to thousands of new arrivals at the United Nations base in Bentiu, where the number of people seeking refuge has risen more than six-fold since opposition forces overran the town 10 days ago.

Somalia: Teen Stowaway's Father Says Allah Protected Son

[VOA]The father of a teen stowaway who survived a five-and-a-half hour flight to Hawaii this week hidden in a jetliner's wheel well said Allah saved him from the dangers and extreme temperatures.

South Sudan: Salva Kiir Slams 'Irresponsible' Attack On UN Base

[VOA]South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has condemned last week's attack on the United Nations base in Bor, in which nearly 60 people were killed, most of them civilians who had sought shelter inside the U.N. compound from four months of fighting.

East Africa: Region Moves Closer to Forming Standby Force

[New Times]A regional body consisting of ten countries has reiterated that a standby force will be ready by December this year to tackle threats of terrorism facing the region.

Kenya: Uhuru Wants Out in Barasa's Anti-ICC Case

[Capital FM]Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has filed an application in which he wants journalist Walter Barasa to stop dragging his name in a petition seeking to halt the Kenyan cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC). In the application filed on Wednesday by his lawyer Kennedy Ogeto, Kenyatta complains that his name is improperly enjoined in the petition.

Kenya: Nairobi Blast Leaves Four Dead

[Capital FM]Nairobi -Two policemen were among four people killed on Wednesday night in Nairobi after a suspicious car that they had intercepted exploded as it was being taken to the Pangani Police Station.

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Developing nations should boost economic defences: IMF

The director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde urged developing countries on Monday to shore up their defences, especially foreign exchange reserves, against a possible European recession next year.
Lagarde was speaking during a visit to Nigeria in which she met President Goodluck Jonathan and Finance Minister Ngosi Okonjo-Iwaela and praised their planned economic reforms.

European finance ministers were discussing ways of boosting IMF resources to build a better firewall against the debt

Ghana cocoa purchases hit 448,528 T by Dec. 8

Cocoa purchases declared to Ghana's Cocobod reached 448,528 tonnes by Dec. 8 since the start of the season on Oct. 14, data from the industry regulator showed on Tuesday.

The figures compare with 421,711 tonnes of official purchases recorded during the corresponding eight weeks of the previous season, which ran from Oct. 1 to Nov. 25, according to the data seen by Reuters.

Total purchases for the week ending Dec. 8 were 36,822

 
 
 

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FANOS Ethiopia Tours posted a blog post

7 - Days Tour to Dankile Depression, Afdera, Erta ale Volcano & Dallol

Summary: The Danakil Depression, also called Dallol Depression, is a desert with some areas that are more than 100 meters below sea level. This is special because it is one of the lowest points on earth not covered by water. There are hot yellow sulfur fields among the sparkling white salt beds. Heat isn't the only thing people feel in the Dallol Depression. Alarming earth tremors are frequently felt. There are also several active volcanoes. So just how hot is it at the Dallol Depression. The…See More
Mar 28
FANOS Ethiopia Tours posted a blog post

Tours of Ethiopia at Dorze Village Night Life

Dorze village the accommodations are very basic no hot water but the night is fantastic where the local community shows you traditional music & dance at night with campfire. The elders tales you legend, history & anecdotes of the Dorze people while you eat local Dorze stable food Kocho (so called enset or false Banana). The youngest invites you to sing their original music & to dance together.…See More
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