Why Coastal Countries Should Adopt the Blue Economy Strategy

Around 40% of the global population lives along with coastal areas, of which a significant proportion rely on ocean resources for their livelihoods and business. The sector is estimated to contribute USD 2.5 trillion annually to the global output but its contribution to individual economies varies widely. For example, ocean-based activities contribute around 4.1% of […]

CLIMATE CHANGE: How 1.3 Billion Africans Cause Least But Suffer Most

ENVIRONMENT: While Africa reportedly causes just 4 percent of global emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) —an acidic colourless gas with a density about 53% higher than that of dry air, causing climate change—, this vast continent, home to over 1.300 billion inhabitants in 52 countries, bears the heaviest brunt of 80 percent of the climate […]

Zanzibar economy grows by 2.2 per cent in 2021 first quarter

ECONOMY: Zanzibar’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 2.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2021, the Zanzibar Office of Chief Government Statistician (OCGS) has reported. The quarterly economic highlight report said the growth was buoyed by public administration, manufacturing, finance and insurance industries, adding, the slight growth in the tourism industry has influenced […]