7th Anniversary of THE TIMES OF AFRICA

Grab the Prodigious Packages on the 7th Anniversary of THE TIMES OF AFRICA!!

The Building Boom

Infrastructure is more vital and potentially transformational in sub-Saharan Africa.

Nature at its Best

Welcome to South Africa, a country so rich in beauty that we want to share them all with you.

Face of African Fashion

It's an exhilarating time for investors to invest in the African fashion Industry.

Unearthing Opportunities

Digging deep the mines for favourable results.

Cultivating Future

The road to diminish poverty and undernourishment in Africa.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Fewer children recruited to fight in Sudan, yet children suffer grave violations, UN reports

It was a bag of mixed news for Sudan, as children were being inflicted with violence and sexual harassment in the country, even though the number of children conscripted to fight in the Sudan conflict decreased, according to a United Nations report released recently.
“Boys and girls continued to be victims of grave violations committed by all parties to the conflict, including killing and maiming, sexual violence and attacks on schools and hospitals,” said Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.
“In most cases, children were raped during attacks on their villages or while getting wood or water in the vicinity of camps for displaced people,” the report authors wrote.

Kenyan military killed 31 al shabaab fighters during raids on two commands and logistics bases.

According to Colonel Joseph Owuoth, the spokesperson of Kenya Defence Forces, the operation was executed by the soldiers operating under the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on ground as well as on air.
Two vehicles were destroyed and the item such as 11AK-47 rifles, 4 improvised explosive devices, 2 PKMs, communication equipment, eatables, uniforms, detonating cables and 643 rounds of ammunition were confiscated during the raid.

South Sudanese rebel group Sudan People’s Liberation Movement In-Opposition accuses government forces of killing aid workers

South Sudanese rebel group Sudan People’s Liberation Movement In-Opposition (SPLM-IO), led by former Vice President Riek Machar has accused government forces of killing six aid workers on Saturday.
Paul Gabriel Lam, the authorized media spokesperson of the military wing told to local media that the attack was unintentional and unfortunate one and an investigation should be launched to investigate regarding this attack.
On Sunday, The United Nations announced regarding the incident, saying that the six aid workers were killed in an ambush while traveling from the capital Juba to the town of Pibor.
Till the date, more than 79 aid workers have been killed since the country’s civil war began in December 2013. At least 12 have died and at least eight humanitarian convoys have been attacked this year.

Zimbabwe’s Tobacco output expected to increase

Output on Tobacco is expected to increase this year. The estimated increase is from 202 million kilograms last year to 205 million kilogram this year. This is a result of more number of farmers growing this crop lately.
The estimated increase in tobacco output is being considered as a favorable change for the economy as tobacco sales could ease the shortage of cash in the country. According to the sources, the increased output is a result of high domestic as well as international demand for the commodity.
 Tobacco is the leading export commodity, followed by platinum and gold.

Monday, 27 March 2017

South African tourism witnesses growth rate of 3.9% in 2016, thanks to digital technology

Planning a holiday? Pick your smartphone and book one for yourself. Yes, that is how digital technology has facilitated the travel and tourism industry by bringing all the facilities on our fingertips, literally.
Thanks to digital technology, the tourism industry of South Africa has witnessed a growth rate of 3.9% in 2016 with an estimated 1.1 million new international tourists and a total of 10 million visitors in 2016, a clear indication of the potential that this sector has contributed towards job creation.
Wiza Nyondo, Head of Tourism at FNB Business said, “Technology has made the hospitality, transport and tour operator sectors more efficient and competitive. These sectors have gained an international reach, with a consumer that now has a multitude of options globally for a holiday destination, literally at their fingertips”.