Daily Archives: August 28, 2018

International tourism arrivals hit record high in 2017, UN agency reports

The number of people travelling abroad has hit its highest level since 2010, according to data from the Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.
The latest edition of its Tourism Highlights, …

The African Development Bank and FAO target agriculture investments to end hunger and create wealth in Africa

Rome – The African Development Bank (AfDB) and FAO today agreed to boost joint efforts aimed at catalysing agriculture sector investments in Africa to end hunger and malnutrition and increase prosperity throughout the continent. In …

Outbreak of African swine fever threatens to spread from China to other Asian countries

Rome/Bangkok – The rapid onset of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China, and its detection in areas more than one thousand kilometres apart within the country, could mean the deadly pig virus may spread to …

Deadly swine fever threatens Asia, UN agriculture agency warns, urging regional collaboration

The rapid onset of the deadly African Swine Fever (ASF) in China has been detected in areas a thousand kilometres apart – posing an imminent threat to other Asian countries, the United Nations Food and …

SOUTH AFRICA: NEW ENERGY PLAN ABANDONS DEAL TO BUILD NUCLEAR PLANTS

CAPE TOWN — The South African government released a draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) that abandons a previous deal to build costly nuclear plants by 2030.

The draft plan confirms that the deal to build …