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Kenyans to get Visa-on-Arrival in South Africa
May 20, 2018

Kenyans are among citizens from selected African countries that are set to be issued with Visas upon arrival in South Africa as the country revises its immigration policy. The review in visa issuance is aimed at increasing intra-Africa travel and was announced by South Africa’s Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom.

Kenya and South Africa have in the past been embroiled in a visa requirement stalemate that almost resulted in a diplomatic row. Kenya had at one point threatened to introduce a new travel rule making it mandatory for South African passport holders to first apply for a visa before traveling or transiting through the country after the latter refused to reciprocate.

However, speaking on the periphery of the Africa Travel Indaba Conference in Durban, Hanekom said the country was in the process of revising its visa regime.

The Minister said Kenya was among the countries that would benefit from the changes, with those traveling to South Africa being issued with visas on landing.


May 20, 2018

In a corner of his sprawling farm, Milouda Mohammed proudly unveiled his latest venture - a pond full of catfish that could herald a new future for farmers like him on the Sahara desert.

He is hoping to earn extra income from selling fresh, farmed fish from the world's largest and hottest desert and use the water to irrigate his olive and date trees and vegetables.


May 20, 2018

MTN Nigeria has paid a customer USD$1 390,00 Oluwole Aluko, in compliance with a Federal High Court judgment. Aluko, a legal practitioner, sued the telecommunications company in 2016, alleging unlawful deduction of his call credit.

The judge, Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel, of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, had in 2017 entered judgment in favour of the claimant when there was no representation for MTN throughout"...

May 20, 2018

Rating agency Fitch yesterday released a Sovereign Rating report on Nigeria. The agency maintained its Long-Term Foreign Currency Issuer Default Rating at B+.

A sovereign is usually a national government. Sovereign credit ratings are focused on the risk of a sovereign government (Federal Government) defaulting on its debt obligations. On a scale of 0-16, the B+ rating ranks 3.


May 20, 2018

JSW Steel subsidiary JSW Steel Italy has entered into a sale and purchase agreement on Thursday with Cevitaly — a wholly-owned subsidiary of Algerian company Cevital — for acquisition of 100% shares of Aferpi and Piombino Logistics, and 69.27% of the share capital of GSI Lucchini for a cash consideration of 55 million euros on a cash-free, debt-free basis, the company said. FE had reported on March 1, 2018, that JSW Steel was in the final lap for acquiring Italian"...

May 20, 2018

The latest air compressor in Atlas Copco’s smart AIR solutions portfolio, the GA 90+-160 (VSD+) oil-injected screw compressor range is designed for reduced energy consumption and ease of installation and service. It features state-of-the-art compression elements with Smart Injection technology coupled with highly efficient oil-cooled IE4 and IE5 motors that require no service interventions. The new"...

May 20, 2018

DMS, which serves as the official digital arm of Choueiri Group, recently announced its partnership with striveme.com - The region’s first-of-its-kind Arabic online platform, dedicated to premium coverage of Automotive, Luxury & Lifestyle fare.

Striveme.com is a highly diversified online platform that serves automotive enthusiasts and fans with a pinch of style and a-la-mode content. It has"...