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Fifteen persons have been quarantined at the accident and emergency ward of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital after an Ebola Virus Disease scare in the hospital on Wednesday.

Those quarantined included nine nurses, one doctor, four health workers and one patient.

The EVD scare in the UCTH resulted from the death of a patient, who was said to have manifested the symptoms of the killer disease though the hospital authorities said the patient might have died of any Haemorrhagic fever.

The patient’s identity as of Thursday remained unknown.

Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the teaching hospital, Dr. Queeneth Kalu, said the blood sample of the patient had been sent for testing while identified contacts had been quarantined.

At a press briefing in Calabar on Thursday, Kalu said that the National Centre for Disease Control, the Federal Ministry of Health and the Cross River State Government as well as the Department of State Services had been informed of the development.

She said, “On Wednesday October 7, 2015, we managed a patient who presented with symptoms mimicking viral haemorrhagic fever. Due to the remote chance of it being contagious, we have sent the blood samples for testing and quarantined identified contacts.

“Further information will be made available as soon as we receive the results of the samples sent for analysis.”

Also at the briefing, Deputy Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee, Dr. Edet Ikpi, said all necessary precautions as prescribed by the World Health Organisation had been taken to forestall any eventuality. He however said that there was no cause for panic by members of the public.

Ikpi urged the media to be cautious of what was being reported as no case of EVD had been established.

The Federal Government on Thursday confirmed that it had despatch a team of medical experts to the UCTH.

The Director, Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, Prof. Abdulsalami Nasidi, told The PUNCH that the team was already on ground in Calabar.

“The NCDC team is on ground and containment measures are already being put in place. The samples are being tested and we should know by tomorrow (today). The Federal Ministry of Health is sending additional support on Friday (today),” Nasidi said.

Our correspondent, who went round the hospital in Calabar on Thursday, learnt that those quarantined were mainly medical personnel and others within the ward moments before the patient died.

Medical workers at the UCTH, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, alleged that the isolated persons had not been given food to eat almost 24 hours after they were quarantined.

One of the workers said, “Those isolated have not been communicated with in the last 24 hours. The ward is a no go area for us at the moment. The isolated persons are even threatening to set themselves free if nothing was done soon. They are hungry and have not eaten.”

The hospital had on Wednesday shut its accident and emergency ward after the death of the unnamed patient that gave rise to the Ebola scare.

The deceased was said to have been brought to the hospital from the Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State on Tuesday with high body temperature, vomiting, stooling and bleeding from the nose.

A source said the patient died shortly after samples were taken from him for investigation.

The source said, “A patient was brought in on Tuesday vomiting, stooling and bleeding from the nose and mouth. He had a high temperature. It was suspected that he had a haemorrhagic fever but it has not been confirmed. He died around 2pm and his body has been quarantined while the ward was shut down.”

The first Ebola case was reported in Nigeria on July 20, 2014 when the late Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian, flew into Lagos.

Sawyer, who was without Ebola symptoms at the time of his admission at the First Consultants Medical Centre, Lagos, infected two doctors, a nurse and a ward aide.

According to the Federal Ministry of Health, a total of 19 Ebola cases were established in the country –15 in Lagos and four in Port Harcourt. Seven deaths were also recorded while the outbreak lasted. One of the dead was Dr. Stella Adedavoh, a senior consultant, who treated Sawyer. Her death on August 19, 2014 was the fifth.

The World Health Organisation formally certified Nigeria free 42 days after Ebola was reported in the country.

-       The future of television is mobile

-       Afrostream now brings together the best of the mobile internet and the best of African content

-       Afrostream’s unlimited SVOD streaming service is already available on all connected screens in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire

PARIS, France, 6 October 2015/ --  Orange Digital Ventures (http://www.digitalventures.orange.com) announces its participation in the funding of Afrostream, a subscription video on demand service (SVOD) of African, African-American and African-Caribbean films and television series, alongside TheFamily, Cross Culture Ventures I L.P. and ACE & Company. Through its corporate fund, Orange will enable Afrostream to accelerate the development of its original and innovative service in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and South America.

Afrostream’s unlimited SVOD streaming service is already available on all connected screens in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire (www.afrostream.tv). It features programming for the entire family and includes cartoons, concerts and documentaries, in addition to films and TV series.

Taking advantage of its presence in Africa as well as in European countries with large African diaspora populations, Orange (http://www.orange.com) wishes to collaborate with the start-up to facilitate Afrostream’s development by providing its expertise in networks, distribution and payment.

Afrostream has been supported by Orange Fab France and Y Combinator, a seed accelerator based in Silicon Valley. The investment illustrates Orange’s support to talented entrepreneurs through a combination of measures made available to start-ups, from the acceleration program to early stage financing.

Pierre Louette, Deputy CEO of Orange and President of Orange Digital Ventures, said “This investment is part of ODV’s ambition to finance services that are able to address different geographical areas in which Orange is present. It will enable us to develop the video-on-demand market, particularly in Africa. It will also enable us to enrich the content we already offer to our customers in France, as Afrostream should be launched on Orange TV by next summer.”

Tonjé Bakang, CEO of Afrostream, commented that “The future of television is mobile. With this strategic investment by Orange, Afrostream now brings together the best of the mobile internet and the best of African content. This new alliance will enable us to revolutionize the entertainment industry and to reach all audiences.”


Fashola, Fayemi, Amaechi

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday announced the 21 ministerial nominees contained in the list sent to him by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday,  September 30.

Saraki, who read the list around 10:45am  after opening the sealed envelope, said the list contained the first batch of nominees and that the subsequent names, according to the president, would come shortly.

The nominees include Abubakar Malami (SAN),  Abdurahman Bello Dambazzau, Aisha Jumai Al Hassan,  Alhaji Lai Mohammed,  Babatunde Raji Fashola, Adebayo Shittu,  Solomon Dalong, Senator Chris Ngige,  Rotimi Amaechi, and  Chief Audu Ogbeh.

Others are Mrs. Amina Ibrahim, Dr. Osagie  Ehaneri, Emmanuel Kachukwu,  Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Eng. Suleiman Adamu, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun,  Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu,  Hon. Ahmed Musa


It is estimated that only around 1% of the world’s population have two or more passports, making dual citizenship an exclusive privilege

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 5 October 2015/ --  “No man is an island” is the theme of this year’s upcoming Investment Agenda, being held in Johannesburg on the 20th of October. Leading investors, asset managers and industry experts will assemble to examine the prevailing economic and political environment in Africa and its impact on investment strategy in 2016.

In light of this conference, Monarch&Co International (http://www.monarchandco.com) emphasizes the value of dual citizenship, especially for African’s wishing to take advantage of opportunities within the continent and abroad. Holding the passport of another country can open opportunities for business, education, healthcare and visa-free travel for investors and their families.

Monarch&Co International are specialists in residency and citizenship by investment programmes and currently have a wide portfolio of countries around the world for investors to choose from. Among the countries that offer the best benefits are, Antigua & Barbuda, Cyprus (EU), Grenada, Malta (EU), Mauritius, Portugal (EU), St Kitts & Nevis, the UK (EU) and the USA.

According to statistics, it is estimated that only around 1% of the world’s population have two or more passports, making dual citizenship an exclusive privilege. While in the past it was only possible for people to attain dual citizenship through their ancestry or emigration, many countries have now made it possible for applicants to gain residency or citizenship through various investment programmes without ever having to emigrate.

By making a substantial investment into either a business venture or the purchase of real estate, investors can apply for residency and / or citizenship in a foreign country. James Bowling, CEO of Monarch&Co, says that investors are particularly interested in obtaining citizenship in countries that are members of the European Union (EU). This is largely due to the benefits afforded to EU citizens including right of free movement, settlement and employment across all EU member states. Whilst Bowling agrees that the EU offers unparalleled opportunity, other countries can offer similar and / or different benefits that may better suit other investor requirements. These countries can include the USA, Grenada and Antigua & Barbuda. Therefore, the choice of country really concerns the primary reason for investment, explains Bowling.

Bowling highlights five advantages of gaining dual residency and / or citizenship:

A Lifestyle Hedge

The lifestyle benefits that investors could reap include access to better basic services such as healthcare, education, security and transport.

A Financial Hedge

A hard currency investment is a good currency hedge. “Many are looking for investment options that allow them to financially hedge against future economic uncertainty in their home country. Some of the programmes offer investors returns of up to 6.5% as well as buy-back guarantees once they qualify for citizenship – allowing investors to earn returns in foreign currency - these countries include Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda.

Unrestricted Travel

Freedom of travel is one of the major benefits of these programmes. “Many of our clients incur huge travel inconveniences when travelling abroad owing to the conditions set on them by virtue of the passport that they carry.  Visa applications are both costly and time consuming and generally an irritating nuisance. Through residency and citizenship programmes, investors can gain travel benefits through obtaining another citizenship that has fewer travel restrictions and visa requirements,” says Bowling.

Tax Breaks

Bowling points out that by gaining a second citizenship, investors are also able to enjoy tax breaks as well as the possibility of improved personal and corporate tax exposure. “The extent of these benefits would depend on the new jurisdiction’s offering and incentives as well as where the client makes their primary tax residence.”

Family Security

Investors who are looking for better schooling opportunities for their children, a safe environment in which to raise their families, or just a better quality of life, are attracted by the benefits of dual citizenship.

“There are many reasons why dual residency and citizenship appeals to many investors, but mostly it revolves around the second passport, which is their key to a world of free movement, greater flexibility, and legal tax reduction,” Bowling concludes. 


The meetings in Milan were arranged by the Italian Embassy in Nigeria and the Nigerian Mission in Italy. The Italian Embassy had been very helpful in contacting and arranging meetings with Italian companies who are interested in doing business in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Mission in Italy under the able leadership of Ambassador Martine arranged meetings with the NASCO Group who were magnanimous enough to lend its hotel meeting room for the use of the Commission. The Nasco Group Chairman Mr Attia Nasreddin and his Son, Mr. Hussain and daughter Ms. Yesmeen were on hand to welcome the NIPC team and the Nigerian Embassy and also provided meals and refreshment to the delegation and for the meetings.

The NIPC met with six companies in Milan individually and discussed with each extensively on their investment proposal and the role of the NIPC in making the business a reality and successful. The NIPC CEO clearly informed the companies that:

i.    The NIPC is the Nigerian Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) empowered by to facilitate, encourage, coordinate and sustain (through aftercare) all investments into Nigeria.
ii.    All business/investment entry into Nigeria must be registered with the Commission to benefit from the services of the Commission, enjoy incentives and aftercare.
iii.    The government of President Mohammadu Buhari insists that all investments (local and foreign) must come through the Commission.
iv.    The Government is determined to renew investor’s confidence in Nigeria.
v.    The NIPC administers tax and other incentives and advocates for policy change or concessions where necessary.
vi.    Market information on the various sectors is still being compiled in collaboration with various MDA’s and would be made available to all present respectively.
vii.    Nigeria has vibrant free trade zones with special incentives and facilities which investors can take advantage of to grow.
viii.    The Return on Investment in Nigeria is between 35-40% - one of the best in the world
ix.    Nigeria is the largest market in Africa and also the gateway to West African Nations in the ECOWAS region.
x.    Stressed the need for all the companies to formally send investment proposals to the CEO to enable the Commission facilitate their entry into the Nigerian market.

The Companies include:
1.    Mr. Pierandelo Decisi- CEO, SOAG Europe SA: Automobile and Renewable Energy
2.    Mr. Valerio Verderio-CEO Kinexia SpA: Renewable Energy, Waste Management
3.    Mr.Emanuele  Gianmaria Fusi -CEO  General Strade: Road Construction(Bitumen ) and Automobile
4.    Mr. Alberto Landini-  CEO  General Strade: Road Construction(Bitumen ) and Automobile
5.    Mr. Attia Nasreddin- Chairman NASCO Group- Real Estate/Industrial Park
6.    Mr. Renzo Modenese- CEO, Modenese Gastone- Furniture factory


The multiple bomb blasts on Friday night in Nyanya and Kuje, two suburbs of the Nigerian capital, Abuja killed 15 persons and injured 39

Mr Ishaya Chonoko, Coordinator of NEMA Abuja operations, who confirmed the figures, said two persons were killed in Nyanyaand 19 were injured, one of them critically.

The corpses of the two dead persons and one critically injured person were taken to the Asokoro General Hospital, he said.

He said the 18 other injured persons were receiving treatment at the Nyanya General Hospital.

“We have confirmed that 18 persons, who sustained injuries, are receiving treatment at the Nyanya General hospital.

“Two persons that were confirmed dead were taken to the Asokoro General Hospital,” he said.

Chonoko said that another blast, that earlier took place in Kuje Area council of the Federal Capital City , also recorded 13 dead and 20 injured. Blasts were reported at the police station and the town’s main market.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Wilson Inalegwu also confirmed the bomb blasts.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the bomb blasts yet, but they bore the imprimatur of the blood thirsty Boko Haram militants, targeting innocent Nigerians.



Daniella de Pauw returns to DHL to helm the Sub-Saharan Africa region effective from 19 August 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 2 October 2015/ --  DHL Global Forwarding (http://www.dpdhl.com), leading provider of air, sea and road freight services in Europe and Asia, has appointed Daniella de Pauw as Chief Executive Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa, with effect from 19 August 2015.  In her new role, Daniella is based in Johannesburg and will be responsible for driving growth in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Daniella currently reports to Thomas Nieszner, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Europe.

“Daniella’s strong background in Africa's unique logistics climate has made her well-equipped to scale our operational and reputational footprint to the next level,” said Thomas Nieszner, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Europe. “With her great experience as a Forwarder and her vast network and knowledge in the Africa region, her return to DHL will strongly support our efforts to strengthen our market position in the Sub-Saharan Africa region and our rapidly expanding presence in Africa will benefit from her steadfast leadership.”

“With a compound annual 4% growth rate that shows no signs of slowing(1), Africa is one of our network’s fastest growing markets. But while capital investment continues to hit higher and higher levels – reaching US$128 billion(2) (€113 billion) in 2014 – Africa still needs increasingly robust infrastructure networks to harness it to its full potential: infrastructure investment in the continent still experiences an annual deficit of US$50(3) billion. For example, while 31 percent of business leaders expect agriculture to drive growth in Africa(4), this will only be possible if supported by highly reliable and versatile freight channels connecting producers with both regional and global demand,” said Daniella. “Having served businesses in the region for over 35 years, we continue to ensure that the markets have access to our logistics solutions for their everyday needs. I look forward to working with our first-rate team again to continue going the extra mile in fulfilling our customers’ needs with excellence.”

In her previous role with DHL Global Forwarding, Daniella was Managing Director for South Africa and Regional Director for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean. Prior to that, she was appointed as Vice President, Danzas Africa in 2001 and held several management positions within DHL Global Forwarding Africa region. Daniella first joined the DPDHL Group as a Managing Director with Profreight Aircargo (Pty) Ltd in Johannesburg in 1987. She has led the organization through a number of significant changes during her career and the company has received a number of external awards and accolades under Daniella’s leadership.




Investors who attended and the persons in charge of Bloomberg L.P. showed significant interest for Africa and for the WAEMU in particular

NEW YORK, United States of America, 30 September 2015/ --  Under the High Patronage of His Excellency Dr. Thomas Boni YAYI, President of the Republic of Benin, the third edition of the "BRVM Investment Days" (http://www.brvminvestmentdays.org) took place on September 23rd 2015 in New York at Bloomberg L.P., the headquarters of the world leader of broadcasting of financial information.

This edition was highlighted by the presence of high-ranking personalities of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) in particular the Prime Minister of Benin, Mr. Lionel ZINSOU; the Minister of State/ Minister of Foreign Affairs of Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Charles Koffi DIBY, representing the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire; the Representative of Mr. Christian ADOVELANDE, President of the West African Development Bank (BOAD); the President of the Boards of Directors of the BRVM and the DC/BR, Mr. Pierre Atépa GOUDIABY and the CEO of both central structures of the Regional Financial Market of the WAEMU, Mr. Edoh Kossi AMENOUNVE.

The President of Bloomberg, Mr. Peter GRAUER honored the WAEMU and the BRVM with his presence at the opening ceremony of the Conference.

More than a hundred participants, among whom several actors of the Regional Financial Market of the WAEMU, the “Agence UMOA-Titres”, companies listed on the BRVM, Investment Banks and International brokers based in New York, took part in the Meeting.

The Prime Minister of Benin, Mr. Lionel ZINSOU, a renowned African economist, the Minister of State/ Minister of Foreign Affairs of Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Charles Koffi DIBY and representative of the West African Development Bank (BOAD), presented a forward-looking vision of Africa emphasizing the economic performances of the Union and perspectives for its future growth, as well as the potential for investments in the public and private sector to encourage the interest of American investors.

The Managers of the BRVM and the DC / BR took this opportunity to present the implementation status of their new growth strategy and the results obtained during the last three years (doubling of the capitalization of the market and the daily value of the transactions, new Initial Public Offerings operations etc.), as well as the goals of the stock market looking ahead to 2020, in particular the integration of the stock exchanges of the ECOWAS region (BRVM, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cape Verde).

The current operational structure, as well as expected innovations in the sovereign-debt market of the WAEMU, were also presented and explain by “Agence UMOA-Titres” and the national treasury departments of current member states present at the event. The performances of listed companies were presented and topics of common interest such as notation, the future of the CFA franc, the effects of political crises in Africa, were discussed.

Investors who attended and the persons in charge of Bloomberg L.P. showed significant interest for Africa and for the WAEMU in particular, because of the potential growth of this economic zone. They wished to have more regular information on both states and private sector, and in particular listed companies. BRVM will have to rely on Bloomberg to inform investors in this area in the future.

This "Operation de Seduction” of investors and the African Diaspora in the United States, thus, has kept its promise. The next rendezvous will be in February 2016 in Dubai and Abu-Dhabi. The 4th edition of “BRVM Investment Days” will target investors from the Middle-East.


As the 8th Senate, on Tuesday, resumed from its 4th recess in 110 days, no fewer than 83 Senators passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the embattled Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, amidst rowdy session.

Despite Saraki’s trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over alleged corrupt practices and false declaration of assets, he initially got the backing of 84 of his colleagues. But as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Business and Rules, Babajide Omowarare (APC-Osun East), backed out, 83 Senators threw their weight behind Saraki.

The proposal titled: “Vote of Confidence on Principal Officers of the Senate,” in pursuant to Orders 42 and 52 of the Senate Standing Order 2015, had the names of 48 Senators from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 35 from the majority All Progressives Congress (APC).

Senator David Umaru (APC-Niger East), was the one who read the Vote Of Confidence motion on the floor of the Red Chamber.

See the full list:

1. Sen. David Umaru

2. Sen. Mohammed A. Ndume

3. Sen. Godswill Akpabio

4. Sen. Biodun Olujimi

5. Sen. Malam A. Wakil

6. Sen. Isah Hamma Misau

7. Sen. Emmanuel I. Paulker

8. Sen. Ogola Foster

9. Sen. Gershom H. Bassey

10. Sen. James Manager

11. Sen. Babajide Omowarare (Backed out)

12. Sen. Ahmadu Abubakar M.

13. Sen. Joshua M. Lidani

14. Sen. Achonu A. Nneji

15. Sen. Shehu Sanni

16. Sen. Salihu H. Egye

17. Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa

18. Sen. Mohammed S. Ohiare

19. Sen. Philip Aruwa Gyunka

20. Sen. Abdullahi Adamu

21. Sen. Samuel N. Anyanwu

22. Sen. George T. Sekibo

23. Sen. Monsurat J.A. Sunmonu

24. Sen. Jeremiah T. Useni

25. Sen. Ogba Joseph Obinna

26. Sen. Aliyu S. Abdullahi

27. Sen. Sunny Ogbuoji

28. Sen. Gilbert Nnaji

29. Sen. Bala IBN Na’allah

30. Sen. Philip Tanimu Aduda

31. Sen. Duro Samuel Faseyi

32. Sen. Kabiru Gaya

33. Sen. Muhammad Aliero

34. Sen. Bukar A. Ibrahim, CON

35. Sen. Abubakar Kyari

36. Sen. Rose Okoji Oko

37. Sen. Osinachukwu I. Ideozu

38. Sen. Matthew A. Urhoghide

39. Sen. Fatimat O Raji-Rasaki

40. Sen. Tijani Yahaya Kaura

41. Sen. Sabo Mohammed

42. Sen. Danjuma Laáh

43. Sen. Mohammed S. Lafiagi

44. Sen. Dino Melaye

45. Sen. Abdulrahman Abubakar

46. Sen. Bassey A. Akpan

47. Sen. Olanrewaju A. Tejuoso

48. Sen. Buruji Kashamu

49. Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe

50. Sen. Samuel O. Egwu

51. Sen. David A.B. Mark\

52. Sen. Aliyu M. Wamakko.

53. Sen. Marafa Bachir Abba

54. Sen. Mohammed Hassan

55. Sen. Utazi G. Chukwuka

56. Sen. Francis Alimikhena

57. Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha

58. Sen. Joshua Chibi Dariye

59. Sen. Uche L. Ekwunife

60. Sen. Murray-Bruce Ben

61. Sen. Binta Masi Garba

62. Sen. Jang Jonah David

63. Sen. Ighoyota Amori

64. Sen. Ibrahim A. Gobir

65. Sen. Mohammed Goje, CON

66. Sen. Ahmed Rufa’i Sani

67. Sen. Ibrahim Abdullahi

68. Sen. Muhammad U. Shitu

69. Sen. Andy E. Ubah

70. Sen. Nelson A. Effiong

71. Sen. Rafiu Adedayo Ibrahim

72. Sen. Abdul A.M. Nyako

73. Sen. Theodore A. Orji

74. Sen. Olaka Johnson Nwogu

75. Sen. Abubakar S. Danladi

76. Sen. Yele Omogunwa

77. Sen. Stella Adaeze Oduah

78. Sen. Hope O. Uzodinma

79. Sen. John Owah Enoh

80. Sen. Peter Nwaboshi

81. Sen. Clifford A. Ordia

82. Sen. Donald Alasoadura

83. Sen. Mustapha Sani

84. Sen. Gbolahan Dada


LONDON, United Kingdom, September 21, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ -- 

For too long has African tourism narrative been restricted to a few destinations, and Safaris. A new online platform presents Africa to global travelers like they’ve never seen it before.

Hip Africa (hipafrica.com) the first and only definitive guide to the best spots to eat, sleep and play in Africa’s most sought after destinations, launched last week with 5 initial key cities: Lagos, Accra, Nairobi, Dakar and Johannesburg.

Hip Africa is set to take off as the go-to brand for high end travel in Africa, which transcends the old safari narrative, offering up the continent as a viable place for city breaks, great restaurants, arts and culture, and a swathe of boutique and luxury hotels.

Africa has emerged in recent years as one of the fastest growing regions for hotel development, with 50,000 hotels in the pipeline: a topic will be the subject of panel discussions, networking and deal making at the high profile Africa Hotel Investment Forum taking place in Addis Ababa 30th September – 1st October.

This activity is reflective of a wider trend: Africa’s emergence as the last tourism frontier, with a growing number of internationals visiting the continent year on year, and the upsurge of intra-Africa travel.

Global travel accounts for almost 10% of global GDP, and is an industry that enjoys year on year uninterrupted growth.  Africa’s tourism take off is inevitable.

Hip Africa speaks to a sophisticated audience from Europe to the US, Asia, and most importantly across Africa itself – both business and leisure travelers.

Hip Africa showcases a carefully selected list of hotels and ‘hip spots’  - including restaurants, art galleries, museums, shopping spots and escapes - with high quality photography and editorially independent reviews.

It is London based, however its content is provided by a team of journalists, photographers, and movers and shakers on the ground across Africa, keeping readers in the know and up to date.

“We aim to inform our readers, and give them the practical tools for visiting and moving around what is arguably the most exciting continent in the world,” says Ruby Audi, the Ghanaian/British founder.

Hip Africa will soon be unveiling a number of new cities, on every corner of the continent, and will eventually cover over 30 destinations in 20 countries.

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