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Kenya Ecotourism

Image - Kenya Ecotourism Kuku Field Studies Centre The Kuku Field Studies Centre is located 225 km south of Nairobi midway between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks and neighbours the Kimana Wildlife Sanctuary. It was established to offer cultural and environmental education opportunities to students of all ages and nationalities. All revenues generated through the centre...

Kenya Economy - Employment Earnings & Consumer, Money Banking & Finance

Employment Earnings & Consumer By the year 1992, an estimated 2.1 million people were employed outside rural small-scale agriculture. A total of 91,000 jobs were created. Growth in employed persons declined in the years 1990 to 1992. Total employed persons by 1992 were 1,462,600. Due to the government’s effort to reduce wage bills and achieve...

Ghana Ecotourism

Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary About 100km north of Kumasi and 22km north of Nkoransa off the Wa road, is the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary -a remarkably successful experiment in community conservation. The villagers of Boabeng and Fiema have a traditional veneration for the large numbers of monkeys living in the small patch of forest nearby. The...

Kenya Economy - Summary and Outlook, Domestic economy developments

Summary and Outlook Kenya is endowed with a rich heritage of plant and animal, which allow for a wide range of economic activities. Kenya is strategically located within easy reach of export markets in the region, Middle East, Europe and Asia. Political stability coupled with modern infrastructure that has been developed over the years has made...

Tanzania - Tingatinga Arts Exhibitions

Tingatinga arts have participated in many exhibitions and festivals in the country like those organized by The village Museum, National Museum of Tanzania, Mwalimu Nyerere arts and Crafts Centre, Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair and Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre in Arusha. This was before and after being recognized in 1971 by The National...

Tanzania - Tingatinga Arts Achievement

Acknowledgement Our special thanks goes to the Tanzania-Swiss Trust Fund, the Swiss Foundation for Culture PRO HELVETIA and SWISSAIR for their funding. Many more institutions and people have contributed to the promotion of Tingatinga Art leading to the publication of the book titled “Tingatinga Cooperative Society”. We wish to pay a special...

Zimbabwe Economic Policy

Zimbabwe Government Policy Framework for Indigenisation of the Economy The Meaning of Indigenisation of the Economy Indigenisation of the economy is the deliberate economic empowerment of indigenous Zimbabweans mainly through economic expansion. This is a long-term programme for laying a strong foundation for the development of a fully fledged...

Tanzania Art 2000 - Forword

At the present time, the art in Tanzania is like the blood in your body, you do not see it and pay no attention to it, but it makes you alive and bursts in your veins whenever you become emotional. Actually, and to your own dismay, you only notice it when you happen to bleed, ¦that is, when another artist dies. Societies willingly modern tend to...

Art and Artists in Tanzania

Tanzania is known world-wide for unique arts especially the Tingatinga paintings and Makonde wood carvings. Art works define social relations between people and are used for various cultural activities. Masks for example are used during initiation ceremonies for youth in some ethnic groups in Tanzania. They are also used as visual teaching aids to...

Tanzania Debt Buy Back operation

This is to remind the General Public and International Community at large that the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania launched the external commercial debt reduction operation of the United Republic of Tanzania, also called the Debt Buy Bank operation, on October 25th 1999. The launching of this operation was made possible following the...

Art in Tanzania 2000

Art is absurd - Art is apostasy - Art is heresy - Art is sedition: the razor s edge: the cutting apart of truth from illusion, of justice from hypocrisy, of courage from servitude. We are now living in the post-colonial, post-modernist era of the new millennium. The era of reality of the “Son of man” so to speak and the tragedy of the past...

Beaches in Zambia

Zambia is described as the real Africa and it is easy to see why. The country is famed for its huge protected wilderness areas. It has many lakes with beaches, ideal for those who wish to swim, sunbathe and enjoy water sports in uncrowded surroundings. It is also criss crossed by numerous rivers providing the opportunity for canoeing, rafting, and...

Beaches in Mozambique

Image - Beaches in Mozambique Beaches in Mozambique Until the fighting put Mozambique out of bounds, the country's superb beaches were well-known holiday playgrounds. Following the peace, visitors are once again flocking to the country, so encouraging the building of more resort properties and lodges. The country is politically stable having had two peaceful elections, and...

Beaches in Seychelles

Image - Cousine Island Beaches in Seychelles There are 68 white sandy beaches, the most popular of which is Beau Vallon Beach, a 2 mile (3 km) crescent shaped beach on the north west coast. Gran d'Anse is a good beach for surfing. Anse Royale is a 2 mile (3 km) beach protected by coral reef and located on the southeast coast of the island. There is a better opportunity...

Beaches in Morocco

Beaches in Morocco Casablanca's beaches are west of town along Blvd la Corniche, at the end of which begins the affluent beachside suburb of Ain Diab. It's a trendy area, lined with four-star hotels, upmarket restaurants, bars, coffee shops and nightclubs. Tanger Beach The beach here and the clubs alongside it were previously known as an...