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World Bank President calls for urgent action to fight global warming

(eTN) - Regular food shortages in sub-Saharan Africa, shifting rain patterns in South Asia leaving some parts under water and others without enough water for power generation, irrigation or drinking

The Asia Pacific tourism decade

Teaching tourism the University of Technology-Sydney, it may come as a surprise to many eTN readers that the majority of my post-graduate students are not Australian but Chinese and my experience is c

Kenya Tourist Board Chairman calls it quits

(eTN) - Michael Joseph, appointed less than 9 months ago as Chairman of the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB), was yesterday reported to have quit his job for greener pastures.

World Bank to finance Mombasa Airport and South Sudan road work

(eTN) - Information was received over the Easter weekend that the World Bank has reportedly agreed with the Kenya government to extend a soft loan of up to 25 billion Kenya shillings (US$297.6 million

Kigali conference on Doing Business in Africa opens

(eTN) - The World Bank and Regional Centre for Excellence supported the second "Doing Business in Africa" Conference which opened yesterday in Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali with over 100 participa

World Bank: Singapore best place for business

Washington - Singapore is the best country to do business, according to the World Bank's latest ranking released Thursday.

Uganda aviators reject World Bank suggestions

UGANDA (eTN) - Regular aviation sources in Uganda and also from Nairobi have largely dismissed the core message of a World Bank study, which blamed the generally lower standards of aviation safety to

Rift Valley Railways back on course

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - The management at Rift Valley Railways, led by well-respected businessman Brown Ondego as executive chairman, moved swiftly since their installation to show both the Kenyan and

World Bank to help Mozambique win tourism investment

MAPUTO - The World Bank's private sector lending arm will help Mozambique secure an estimated $3.1 billion worth of investments in tourism projects, Tourism Minister Fernando Sumbana said on Thursday.

Wildlife experts decry low game numbers

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - A recent safari experience to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) by renowned wildlife experts, one resident in Uganda and one on a repeat visit to Uganda from Germany was described as “less than satisfactory” upon their return to Kampala from a safari through some of the key national parks.