Rwanda Gorilla Permit Increment Bites Hard Its Economy

On 6th May 2017, all tour operators, accommodation owners and stakeholders in tourism business in East Africa heard shocking news of immediate proposal and implementation of the hiking of Rwanda Gorilla permit fees from US$ 750 to US$ 1500 each. “At first we thought it was a joke but after reading the information on the… Continue reading Rwanda Gorilla Permit Increment Bites Hard Its Economy

Why Rwanda is Targeting Chinese Tourists

With everyone still left in wonders about Rwanda’s recent deal with Arsenal, shortly after this tremendous partnership, this Africa’s landlocked country has also embarked on aggressive marketing of its natural wonders to China a move that is expected to attract many Chinese tourists in the nearby future. The recent focus on this particular tourism market… Continue reading Why Rwanda is Targeting Chinese Tourists

How I became I Millionaire With Just a Laptop and Facebook Account

Gloria Otieno, a former Kenya airways employee quit her lucrative career to go home with only a laptop and a facebook page! This although seems to be unwise decision for most people, to her it was the beginning of a journey to making it big and reaping from her passion. As an employee at Kenya… Continue reading How I became I Millionaire With Just a Laptop and Facebook Account

Rwanda Doubles the Price of Gorilla Permits

Rwanda has doubled the price of gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park starting from May 6th 2017. According to the Press Release from the Rwanda Development Board, the prices of a gorilla permit have been increased from USD750 to USD1500 per person, per trek. This change became effective “with immediate effect” as per the RDB… Continue reading Rwanda Doubles the Price of Gorilla Permits

Kenyans, Ugandan & Tanzanian youth compete for US$100,000

South Africa, African Leadership Academy in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, have released the Africa’s top youth entrepreneur finalists for the sixth annual Anzisha Prize. This year, the prize celebrates increased presence in Northern African markets such as Morocco and Egypt, and francophone countries such as Madagascar and Niger, and increased diversity in the business… Continue reading Kenyans, Ugandan & Tanzanian youth compete for US$100,000

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EALA Wants Work Permits Abolished

If one evaluates the revenue generated from work and resident permits and compares it with that earned from taxes, one wonders which of the two generates higher revenue? That question must have lingered in the minds of the members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) members when Mr Chris Opoka (Uganda) made his contribution… Continue reading EALA Wants Work Permits Abolished

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Why EAC Leads other Regional Economic Communities

The East African Community has made the most progress on integration and is the most ambitious of all regional economic communities (RECs) in Africa. According to the latest report on regional integration by the African Development Bank, the EAC is top on the list of RECs in Africa. “The EAC has developed a fully functional… Continue reading Why EAC Leads other Regional Economic Communities

New Opportunities – Kenya Among Business ‘Rising Stars’

A meeting in Nairobi recently organised by GIBS and African Management Services Company (AMSCO) sought to explore developments across Africa and discover challenges and opportunities that businesses face. EDGAR NYANDONG reports. Kenya has been listed among seven countries identified as ‘rising stars’ in business growth by a prestigious business science institution. The Gordon Institute of… Continue reading New Opportunities – Kenya Among Business ‘Rising Stars’

East Africa’s Largest Mall to Bring an International Taste to Nairobi

Kenyans have a keen taste of for foreign stuff. It’s no wonder the East African nation of about 40 million people will host the region’s largest shopping mall in October. The “Two-Rivers” shopping mall, an investment of listed financial firm Centum, will be looking to tap into a growing middle class in the region and… Continue reading East Africa’s Largest Mall to Bring an International Taste to Nairobi