Ngabwe Is Zambia’s Top Choice for New Capital City

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Lusaka

Zambia’s Minister of National Planning Lucky Mulusa have identified Ngabwe in Central Province as the new site for the country’s new capital city, according to the Zambia Reports website

When appointed as minister, Mr Mulusa embarked on a strategy to establish future plans that will help decongest Lusaka.

Lusaka has over the years grown with its population increasing at a fast pace over the years. According to the last census, the population in one of southern Africa’s fast growing states was estimated at 1.8 million people.

Experts say the population in Lusaka has grown to over 2.5 million and is soon to breach the 3 million mark, and Mulusa says there was no proper planning for Lusaka to hold its current population.

The Ministry of National Planning is going to present to Cabinet a request to go ahead and do feasibility studies of the new capital city.

Mulusa says his ministry had devised a plan to come up with a new capital city that would be able to compete with other African cities.

“When you look at Lusaka in the next 10 years, the city will not be able to sustain us. The rate at which commerce and industry and official activities are growing cannot be met with Lusaka’s ability to grow its capacity.


 

Mulusa said Ngabwe, west of Kabwe, was an ideal location for the capital city of Zambia because it was more central than Lusaka and it was easier to start building a city from scratch.

News source: www.zambiareports.com – Zambia Reports

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Tsogo Sun opens a second hotel in Maputo, Mozambique

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StayEasy Maputo

Tsogo Sun, a tourist accommodation and hotel facilities in Southern African region, is now expanding its investments in Southern Africa by opening up a new facility in Mozambican capital of Maputo, the eturbonews.com website reported.

Maputo

Based in South Africa, the Tsogo Sun chain has expanded its investment in Mozambique’s capital city with the construction of a brand new R220-million (US dollars 17 million) hotel, the StayEasy Maputo, located just two kilometers from the group’s luxury Southern Sun Maputo Hotel, with a total of 269 rooms.

“Construction of the new 125-room hotel began in mid-April 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by April 2018,” says Mark Boyd, Director of Development for Tsogo Sun Hotels.

“StayEasy Maputo is in a magnificent location, and being part of a mixed use development, will undoubtedly be popular to both business and leisure travelers looking for the best and latest accommodation in the economy branded sector”, Boyd said.

Both Tsogo Sun hotels boast prime locations on the seafront in the Bay of Maputo, just two kilometers apart on the Avenida da Marginal.

The StayEasy Maputo will be built above the new Baia Mall that is currently under construction, and situated on a portion of the old Automoval Touring Clube de Maputo race track.

“The time is right to increase our footprint in this prime tourist destination, which attracts both international and local travelers with its tropical climate, lush scenery, golden beaches, diverse culture, and exquisite cuisine”, Chief Executive Officer  of Tsogo Sun Marcel von Aulock said.

He added that Mozambique’s growing economy contributed to the group’s decision to boost its investment in Maputo.

The developers of the Baia Mall shopping centre are backed by leading growth market investor, Actis, in partnership with a consortium of Mauritian investors and ATCM (Automovel & Touring Clube de Mozambique) as local partner.


 

Travelling to Maputo is increasingly easy from South Africa as flights from Johannesburg and Durban are regular and take about an hour.

Tsogo Sun’s portfolio includes over 100 hotels and 14 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles, and Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.

In Tanzania, Tsogo Sun hotels chain owns and operates the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam hotel, located in the centre of Tanzania’s commercial capital, in a beautiful neighbourhood which also houses the famed Botanical Gardens.

The Southern Sun Hotel in Dar es Salaam offer modern amenities, combined with old-world charm and exotic African appeal.

Conveniently situated close to diplomatic offices and other landmarks in the city, the hotel also offers guests easy access to some of Dar es Salaam’s most popular local attractions, which include the Dar es Salaam Zoo, and the Mbudya and Bongoyo Islands.

See more at Tsogo Sun

News source: www.eturbonews.com

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Denmark closing it’s embassy in Zimbabwe

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Denmark is closing it’s embassy in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, in order to focus on emerging productive markets. Most diplomatic and consular matters will be handled by the Danish embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, starting 1 January 2017.

Visas to Denmark will be handled by the embassy of France in Harare.

Other western embassies, like the Norwegian, have also shut down their operations and moved to neighbouring countries,

Zimbabwe receives substansial aid from Denmark, but there are no signs that this relationship will be ending as well.

Denmark may set up a honorary consulate in Harare in the future,

News source: zimnews.net

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Air Zimbabwe opens Harare – Dar es Salaam route

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Air Zimbabwe will be spreading its route network starting this month by flying from the capital Harare to Dar es Salaam, the commercial and administrative capital (Dodoma being the legislative capital) of Tanzania, twice a week as the national carrier seeks to tap into the growing trade between the two countries, the NewsDay newspaper in Harare reported.

The development comes hard-on-the-heels of the airline increasing its frequencies to two on the Harare to Johannesburg in South Africa on selected days.

Air Zimbabwe spokesperson Shingai Dhliwayo confirmed the opening of the new route.

“We will start flying into Dar es Salaam on May 14 as we want to help cross-border traders and business travellers flying between the two countries,” she said.

Dhliwayo added: “The airline has a generous baggage limit of 40 kilogrammes per passenger and this should come in handy for the flying public.”

The return trip fare would be starting from US $400 per person, with flights every Tuesday and Saturday.

The new route will put Air Zimbabwe in direct competition with budget airline FastJet that also plies the route, but charges passengers according to the baggage they are carrying.

Dar es Salaam will become the third regional destination that Air Zimbabwe has scheduled flights to after Johannesburg and Lusaka, capital of Zambia.

Shingay Dhliwayo said the airline was consolidating its position on the regional routes as it aims to start flying long haul flights to Europe and Far East.

“The airline remains determined to re-open its direct flights to London and China in the near future as resources become available and when an agreement with a strategic partner is concluded,” she said.

Read the full story here: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2016/05/02/air-zim-opens-dar-es-salaam-route/

News source: www.newsday.co.zw

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Norway closes its embassy in Zambia

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Norway has closed its embassy in Lusaka, Zambia, saying it was pointless to keep funding a country which did not show commitment to improving its own management, News24.com can report.

According to The Post, the Ambassador of Norway Mr.Arve Ofstad cited corruption as one of the reasons why his country was moving out of Zambia.

“There was a feeling that the anti-corruption fight has been going very much up and down and we feel that when a country doesn’t make enough use of its own resources. It’s not doing well enough in terms of public resource management, in terms of its distributional policies, then we should leave,” the ambassador was quoted as saying.  

Ofstad said that remaining in Zambia was not viable due to the lack of accountability and progress, Lusaka Times reported.

“As of today- we found that it was more necessary to keep our embassies elsewhere. Sorry, but that’s reality,” Ambassador Ofstad said. 

Reacting to the development, opposition Rainbow Party national youth chairperson McDonald Mulongoti, said this was a clear indication that Zambian President Edgar Lungu had failed the country. 

The embassy formally closed on 7 April.

Norway will also close down its embassies in Harare in Zimbabwe, Sofia in Bulgaria, and Astana in Kazakhstan.

Norwegian Foreign Ministry, Oslo.

Press release from the Norwegian Embassy in Lusaka / Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.norway.org.zm/

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Harare dirtiest city in southern Africa, Zimbabwes’s tourism CEO claims

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Harare

Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, is the dirtiest capital city in southern Africa and the city fathers are anti-tourism, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke told the independent Harare-based Daily News newspaper this week.

Mr Kaseke said coupled with the dirt, most roads leading to high density areas from the city centre are potholed to an extent that motorists cannot negotiate their way.

He said coupled with the dirt, most roads leading to high density areas from the city centre are potholed to an extent that motorists cannot negotiate their way.

“All sides of roads in Harare have been buried in tall grass and you wonder what kind of a council you have that cannot even cut grass along the roads.”

The ZTA chief who was recently awarded the Mega Fest CEO of the Year award had no kind words for the city fathers whom he said have also neglected the newly-commissioned Airport Road in Harare.

He added that the city fathers are always in other countries on business visits but they do not learn anything while there.

“They have been to Singapore which is by far the cleanest but they do not learn. Cities in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Malawi are so clean that you are amazed at the glitz. Kigali for instance is the Singapore of Africa.”

Mr Kaseke said Harare, known as Salisbury until 1980, was once a model city, hence the name Sunshine City.

“In the 1980s Harare used to be clean until 1985 when standards began to fall and in 2000 we had lost it completely.”

Read more here: https://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2016/04/14/harare-dirtiest-city-in-southern-africa-kaseke

Source: www.dailynews.co.zw

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ANGOLAS HOVEDSTAD LUANDA DRUKNER I SØPPEL

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I Angolas hovedstad Luanda vokser bergene av stinkende søppel. Nå truer søppelkrisen helsen til innbyggerne byen, skriver nrk.no.

I slummen, langs motorveiene, i gatekryss og på fortauene er det avfall. Søppelbergene er trolig et resultat av den økonomiske krisen, ifølge NTB.

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EMIRATES ØKER KAPASITETEN PÅ AFRIKA – SETTER INN STØRRE FLY PÅ RUTEN TIL ZAMBIA OG ZIMBABWE

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Flyselskapet Emirates, med hovedbase i Dubai, styrker Afrika-trafikken, og øker kapasiteten ved å sette inn et større fly på ruten til Lusaka i Zambia og Harare i Zimbabwe.

Oppgraderingen til en Boeing 777-300ER gir 97 flere seter per flyvning. Flyet vil i tillegg ha åtte private suiter på første klasse og 42 romslige seter i business. Totalt er det 310 seter på økonomiklasse, skriver travelnews.no

– Med oppgraderingen til Boeing 777-300ER på Lusaka-Harare-ruten kan vi tilby flere og romsligere seter på vårt daglige tilbud til Zambia og Zimbabwe, sier norgessjef i Emirates, Terje Grue til nettstedet.

Emirates fortsetter satsingen mot Afrika og afrikanske destinasjoner. Nordmenn som reiser fra Gardermoen er nå én mellomlanding i Dubai fra flere afrikanske byer.

– Vi vil fortsette å bygge og styrke handel og turisme mellom Zimbabwe, Zambia og resten av Emirates’  globale nettverk gjennom knutepunktet vårt i Dubai, sier Grue videre.

Selv om trafikken mot Norge ikke er den største tror Terje Grue dette kan ta seg opp med bedre tilbud mellom Dubai og de afrikanske landene.

Flyet fra Dubai til Zambia og Zimbabwe har avreise daglig klokken 9.25 fra Dubai, og vil lande i Lusaka 14.40. Deretter vil det fly videre til Harare 16.10 og lande 17.15. Returflygningen går fra Harare 18.50, og fra Lusaka 21.40.

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COST OF DOING BUSINESS IN SWAZILAND’S CAPITAL CITY OF MBABANE SHOOTS UP

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Mbabane

The Municipal Council of Mbabane, Swaziland’s capital city, is releasing Service Charges Bye Laws to increase cost of doing business while other countries are striving to keep the costs of doing business as low as possible so to attract investors, en.starafrica.com / APA reports on Monday.

Service charge increments that will affect almost all businesses operating from the city are trading license inspection fees, building application fees and advertising fees as some of the service charges have been increased by a whopping 100 per cent.

Businesspeople under the informal sector will now pay $11.5 for the council to do inspection, in order to be awarded a trading license. This reflects an increase by 28.20 per cent from the current $9.

The businesspeople who will be hit by this cost hike are food vendors, street photographers, barbers, street vendors with stalls, hawkers, shoe repairs, clobbers, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and motor vehicle attendants.

See the article at www.en.starafrica.com/news/swaziland-cost-of-doing-business-in-capital-city-shoots-up.html

Source: www.en.starafrica.com

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BOTSWANA HETESTE LAND I 2016

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Mashatu Game Reserve er blant grunnene til at Lonely Planet plasserer Botswana øverst på sin liste over neste års heteste reisemål.

Botswana ligger på toppen av lista når det internasjonale reisemagasinet Lonely Planet kårer sine heteste reisemål for 2016, skriver travelnews.no

Botswanas hovedstad Gaborone.

Republikken i det sørlige Afrika feirer sine 50 år som selvstendig nasjon i september neste år. Botswana, tidligere Bechuanaland, var en tidligere britisk koloni, og er kjent både for sine mange naturreservater med et rikt dyreliv, og ørkenområder som Kalahari.

På andreplass ligger Japan, som inneværende år har hatt besøk av rundt 15 millioner turister. Det regner man med vil øke neste år, men det blir likevel bare en forsmak på begivenhetene sommeren 2020. Da arrangerer nemlig Japan og hovedstaden Tokyo sommer-OL.

Grunnen til at USA rager så høyt som på tredjeplass skyldes at de føderale myndighetene med ansvar for nasjonalparkene feirer 100 år i 2016.

1. Botswana

2. Japan

3. USA

4. Palau

5. Estland

6. Australia

7. Polen

8. Uruguay

9. Grønland

10. Fiji

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