Tourism and Conservation

28 Jul 2021

Radisson debuts in Djibouti

28 July 2021 – The Radisson Hotel Group has made its debut in a new African market with the signing of Radisson Hotel Djibouti, in partnership with Salaam Properties.   […]
18 Jul 2021

Calls to remove Selous Game Reserve from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites

Calls to remove Selous Game Reserve from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 18 July 2021 – The development of the Rufiji […]
15 Jul 2021

Why wild African fruits can supplement low protein staple foods

By the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Research 15 July 2021 – Research by the University of Johannesburg has found that wild fruits from Southern Africa show good potential to supplement […]
27 Jun 2021

Nature based tourism could be a money spinner for Africa

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 26 June 2021 – Africa is well known for its wildlife and exceptional natural beauty. Nature-based tourism could be a money spinner […]
21 Jun 2021

Economic returns of investing in protected areas and nature-based tourism are significant says World Bank

 21 June 2021 – A new World Bank report released last week shows that for every dollar governments invest in protected areas and support for nature-based tourism, the economic rate […]
14 Jun 2021

Water risk uncertainty necessitates predictions, but also flexibility

15 June 2021 – Managing water risks exacerbated by climate change makes predictive modelling vital, but at the same time more difficult – Africa’s response therefore needs to embrace flexible […]
14 Jun 2021

Unpacking exploration in Africa’s sensitive ecosystems

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 15 June 2021 – ReconAfrica’s oil and gas exploration in the Kavango Basin of Namibia has placed a renewed focus on exploration […]
7 Jun 2021

DRC lost more than 5% of primary forest between 2002 and 2020

By Morgan Erickson-Davis for Mongabay https://news.mongabay.com/ 07 June 2021 – According to University of Maryland data, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) lost more than 5% of its primary […]
30 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Rwanda

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 30 May 2021 – French executives accompanying President Macron on his two-day visit to Rwanda, have identified the country as one of […]
22 May 2021

Marriott Hotels announces its debut in Nigeria.

22 May 2021 – Marriott Hotels (www.Marriott.com) this week announced its debut in Nigeria with the opening of the Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja. The hotel reflects the newest global design […]
16 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on ReconAfrica in the Kavango Basin

16 May 2021 – ReconAfrica’s oil exploration project in the Kavango Basin of Namibia and Botswana is an important case study of how African governments will manage the development versus […]
18 Apr 2021

Botswana is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw founder of WhyAfrica   18 April 2021 – New mining projects, unsurpassed tourism and agricultural potential, and a robust and diversified economy makes Botswana WhyAfrica’s Pick of […]
27 Mar 2021

Ugandan elephants migrate to DRC.

By Ronald Musoke – this article was published by the Independent and somervillesustainableconservation   23 March 2021 – Ugandan elephants are migrating to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). […]
17 Mar 2021

Air Charter Service sees charter flight bookings soar for mining operations.

17 March 2021 – Air Charter Services has seen charter flight bookings soar for mining operations. Aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service (ACS), reports that the company has seen a […]
27 Feb 2021

African Parks and Zambian government vow to protect Kafue.

27 February 2021 – Non-Profit Organisation African Parks and the Zambian government has vowed to protect Kafue, one of Zambia’s prime national parks. A recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will […]
18 Feb 2021

The fisherwomen of Uganda

18 February 2021 – There is a fish farmer in Wakawaka in Uganda. Her name is Everline Auma.  Every day at 7:30am she signs in at work before launching a […]
9 Feb 2021

Gorongosa National Park joins Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity

09 February 2021 – The Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique represents exceptional biological richness that must be protected at all costs. Gorongosa has joined the Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity, thereby becoming […]
7 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye firmly on the African tourism sector.

By L.M. Louw 11 February 2021 – Although there is the proverbial mountain to climb, WhyAfrica’s Hawks eye will be firmly on the African tourism sector. In the thaw of […]
6 Feb 2021

Mozambique can become a regional tourism leader.

By Charné Hundermark 06 February 2021 – In the aftermath of Covid-19 the tourism industry will once again become the backbone of African countries looking to diversify their economies. In […]
26 Jan 2021

Fencing-in could have killed 350 elephants in Botswana.

26 January 2021 – A UPled study by the University of Pretoria in South Africa has revealed that the fencing-in of Botswana elephants could explain why 350 elephants died in […]
2 Jan 2021

Funds approved for Uganda roads upgrade

02 January 2020 – The African Development Fund has approved funds worth USD71.5-million to upgrade roads in Uganda. These projects are expected to benefit close to one million people in […]
25 Dec 2020

Funds help promote ecotourism in Congo Brazzavile

25 December 2020 – Congo Brazzaville’s Congo Conservation Company (CCC) recently signed a USD14-million funding agreement to implement an ecotourism development project in the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the north […]
5 Dec 2020

Why you should invest in Africa?

05 December 2020 – After a year dominated by Covid-19, WhyAfrica believes that there are still many reasons why companies should invest in Africa. As the curtains come down on […]
25 Nov 2020

An impact catalyst in SA’s Limpopo province

25 November – The Impact Catalyst recently hosted a virtual workshop on the Limpopo Development Plan 2020-2025 in South Africa to discuss opportunities for the private sector. The virtual workshop […]
27 Oct 2020

Tropical forests could solve climate change questions

By Inès Magoum   27 October 2020 – Tropical forests in the Congo Basin serve as carbon sinks and could solve climate change questions. Forests and climate change. What is the […]
25 Oct 2020

Kazungula bridge will boost trade

By LM Louw 25 October 2020 – The completion of the Kazungula bridge between Botswana and Zambia will not only boost bilateral trade but will also deepen regional co-operation in […]
20 Oct 2020

Global warming affects elephants in Gabon

By Boris Ngounou The article was first published by Afrik21 and somervillesustainableconservation 20 October 2020 – Climate change has a detrimental affect on the elephant population in the Lopé National […]
9 Oct 2020

Private sector to bolster conservation in Rwanda

04 October 2020 – In a significant move the Rwandan government has approved a draft for a new law that will enable private companies to venture into wildlife conservation for […]
29 Sep 2020

Tourism could kickstart Liberia’s economy

29 September 2020 – Nestled in nicely between Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire on the lush west coast of Africa, Liberia should be a top tourism destination in Africa. In […]
27 Sep 2020

The business of SDGs

Nyon, Switzerland, Sept. 23, 2020 – Just 10 years are left to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and as one of the few sectors with links […]