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Archive for June, 2010
Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang used his keynote speech at the Fortune/Time/CNN Global Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, to announce a new era in his country’s history. President Obiang announced a new five-point comprehensive reform and transparency program which he hopes will help his country in “turning the page” in its history.
I confess. I am not a soccer fan. My enjoyment of the sport is primarily limited to watching my buddy’s daughter dominate the midfield in her youth soccer league games. Yes, this month South Africa is the epicenter of “football” mania and millions are crowded around television sets to view the World Cup.
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is proud of the Obama Administration’s level of engagement with the African continent. In response to a question about U.S. trade barriers to Africa products, however, the Secretary of State delivered a strong critique of trade polices between African states.
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The Evolution of the Missing Middle Landscape: Broadening the Finance Options for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Emerging Markets
By J. Skyler Fernandes and Lena Sene
Financing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets like those in Africa has historically been branded as a social mission, largely served by social capital such as grants from foundations. However, investors have begun to take notice of a new trend.
I recently came across a wonderful quote by British author Bill Bryson that summed up the difference between travel and a GOOD travel experience: “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.”
My Immersion Journeys staff and I have shared this quote to all our travelers, hoping that their interpretation of travel aligns with what we strive for. Beyond fond memories, travel should ensure a unique experience and foster global citizenship, but above all, travel should enable everyone to be an “explorer” and not merely a tourist.