Seychelles’ New Biometric Passports

Seychelles, an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa, will introduce electronic biometric passports at the end of 2022. According to All Africa, Seychelles signed a contract with the French company IN Groupe, which specializes in producing identity cards and passports. Signed by Errol Fonseka, the Minister for International Affairs,…

Snake Breeding on the Rise in Burundi

To combat economic discrepancies that stem from the coronavirus pandemic, a new business is emerging in the East African country of Burundi—snake breeding. Many Burundians view snakes as a demonic symbol, with only the boldest men daring to attack them. However, breeding has become a viable source of income for those practicing this profession. Deo…

Tanzania Will Protect Local Goods in Trade Agreement with Britain

African countries putting their self-interests first is the Code of Conduct for the future. And there’s a recent article that supports this claim. The following information is from The East African. In a trade negotiation with Britain, Tanzania is planning on protecting its locally-made goods. Stella Manyanya, the Deputy Minister for Trade, and Bernard Haule,…

Rally in Mauritius Over Oil Spill

I saw an interesting article this morning and had to share my findings. The following information is from Africa News. Mauritius, an island nation in East Africa, is experiencing massive protests over the government’s mishandling of an oil spill. This spill was caused by the shipwreck of a Japanese fuel-carrier that took place in July,…