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  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • The red snapper, a popular food on the islands, featured in the carnival, Seychelles

    SEYCHELLES, 2015/05/03 Downtown in the capital Victoria, traffic was bumper-to-bumper, with the major roads blocked off for the carnival parade. April and May are the warmest months of the year, so with temperatures nearing 42C, the weather and humidity were oppressive. But it didn't matter. We were in paradise and our initial appointment was at National Home, official residence of the president. The home is a mixture of old colonial charm, with modern-day features. We were ushered into the sitting room, lined with wood panels and parquet floors. The room was filled with history, reflected through the portraits of former governors and national heroes hanging off the walls. It felt additional like a museum than a residence.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • Culture and Miss Seychelles 2014 top Seychelles tourism promotion

    SEYCHELLES, 2014/02/17 The twelve finalists for the “Miss Seychelles… an extra world” beauty pageant have been announced by Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board. Seychelles moved from just promoting itself as a sun, sea, and sand tourism destination at the same time as President James Michel, who was again personally holding the portfolio for tourism, moved to put the people of the islands at the center of tourism development of the Seychelles and to make the mid-ocean islands an events-based destination. The Tourism Board has since again taken on the new approach. "In placing our people in the center of our tourism development, we presently have a incomparable marketing base with our very own DNA, and this is our culture," said a representative of the Tourism Board.
  • Inequality rises in resource rich countries in Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/21 Despite catalysing strong economic increase, the revenues taken from resources are widening the gap between rich and poor in a lot of African nations, the Africa Evolution Panel says.  While the continent’s 20 resource rich nations account for almost 80 % of its gross domestic product and per capita incomes have generally increased, these nations’ records on poverty reduction and human development are chequered, the APP says in its Africa Evolution Statement 2013. “Africa’s increase figures are real and there is nothing wrong with resource based increase in terms of taking off, but increase has got to be equitable,” Strive Masiyiwa, a member of the Panel and founder of Econet Wireless said.
  • Seychelles: 'Invest in the People,' Says President

    SEYCHELLES, 2012/11/24