The European Business Council for Africa

The Week of 28 July – 4 August
Reports: Cameroon, Libya
CrisisWatch: July Edition
Commentary:  Horn of Africa/Gulf, Kenya,
Interviews:  Mali
Upcoming Events: Europe and its Neighbourhood 2017 – Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management in the 21st Century, The Mediterranean: Europe’s Frontline to Africa
Quotes: Kenya,  Libya, Nigeria
Careers: North America, Iran, Gulf, Russia


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In the fiscal year 2016-2017, Ethiopia attracted 886,800 tourists (up from 468,000 in 2010), generating 3.32 billions of dollars in revenues and creating 297,000 jobs in the sector.

Ethiopia has "a very interesting touristic profile" with plenty of historical and natural attractions and nine UNESCO-protected historical sites. The capital city, and its National Museum which exposes Lucy also attract many tourists.

The government wants Ethiopia to become the 5th tourism destination in Africa, but also plans to use the tourism sector to accelerate the development of the economy, along with a rapid industrialization and other fast-growing sectors such as light industry and agro-processing.

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Analysis and News Worth Knowing on Africa from Monday to Friday. 

The site is updated everyday at 7:30am GMT. Depending on news flow stories are occasionally updated during the day.

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17 Aug, 2017 - Nigeria’s railway pipe dreams?

16 Aug, 2017 - Africa’s story will not be told in foreign movies

14 Aug, 2017 - Kenya’s election illustrates Africa’s growing economic resilience

11 Aug, 2017 - Democracy in Africa gets a health check

10 Aug, 2017 - Has Africa underestimated the Fall Armyworm?


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Report: CrisisWatch
Commentaries: Mali
Upcoming Event: Europe and its Neighbourhood 2017 – Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management in the 21st Century
Quotes: Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, Ethiopia, Qatar, Sudan, Lake Chad, Israel/Palestine
Careers: Kiev, Brussels


Briefings: Sudan
Newly Translated Reports: Turkey, Niger
Media Release: Libya
Interviews:  Central African Republic
Quotes: Sahel, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, DR Congo


Conflict and Famine Series: South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria
Quotes: Tunisia, Nigeria
Careers: Asia, Brussels

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