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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

South Sudan: South Sudan - Ethnic Killings Spiraling - UN Security Council Should Impose Sanctions, Boost Civilian Protection

[HRW]Nairobi -The United Nations Security Council should react to horrific attacks on civilians in the South Sudan towns of Bor and Bentiu by requesting an urgent UN fact-finding mission. The Security Council should impose sanctions on individuals in both government and opposition forces who are responsible for grave abuses.

Chad: IKEA Campaign Millions to Brighten the Lives of Refugees

[UNHCR]London, United Kingdom -IKEA customers and staff around the world have helped raise Є7.7 million to provide funding and energy for hundreds of thousands of refugees under a two-month campaign launched in February.

South Sudan: AU Deeply Concerned At the Prevailing Situation in South Sudan

[African Union]The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is deeply concerned at the continued deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in South Sudan.

Kenya: Weak Laws and Capitalist Economy Deplete Kenya's Natural Wealth

[IPS]Nairobi -Each season Peter Gichangi, a vegetable and arrowroot commercial farmer who owns four hectares of land in Nyeri County, Kenya's Central Province, cultivates his crops near the Nduyi River.

Burundi: Ignoring the Problem Won't Make It Go Away

[ISS]In what looks like a classic case for the African Union's (AU's) early-warning mechanisms, alarm bells are growing louder over the political tensions in Burundi. Detentions, human rights violations and political strife are increasing in the country in the run-up to presidential elections in 2015.

South Sudan: Unicef - Desperate Water Shortages Facing Children in Bentiu

[Unicef]Juba -Tens of thousands of people who fled targeted ethnic violence in Bentiu last week are receiving just one litre of safe drinking water per day in the desperately overcrowded UN base, UNICEF said today.

South Sudan: Warning - Respond to Humanitarian Crisis Now or Face a Larger Catastrophe Later

[Oxfam]The safety of seven million people in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating. Oxfam says the Government of South Sudan and parties to the conflict must immediately agree to a ceasefire.

Madagascar: Madagascar Appoints Cabinet

[New Era]Windhoek -Namibia has congratulated the new Prime Minister of the Republic of Madagascar, Christopher Roger Kolo, for the appointment of a new cabinet that was announced on April 16. President Hery Rajaonarimampianina elected Kolo as PM on April 11.

Burundi: World Bank to Finance New Hydropower Development

[World Bank]Washington -The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$100 million grant to the Republic of Burundi to finance the Jiji and Mulembwe hydropower project.

Kenya: False Bomb Alert Halts Cases in Nyahururu Court

[The Star]Police said family members of people with cases spotted two objects and a letter that indicated they were bombs set to explode and kill people at the courts.

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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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