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Despite Pandemic, Hotel Chains Grow in Africa

Global chains snap up distressed independent properties in bid to expand footprints   JOHANNESBURG—Africa’s tourism sector has cratered in the face of the coronavirus, but the world’s biggest hotel chains remain committed to the continent. Major hotel chains, from Marriott International MAR -1.66% to Radisson Hotel Group and Paris-based Accor, AC -2.39% Europe’s largest hotel company, say their African businesses are not only holding up, they are determined to stay on track with, if not grow, their footprints. The companies see sub-Saharan Africa as underserved and underdeveloped in terms of hotels and predict that demand for both business…

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"We are committed to sourcing materials now from all over the world, other institutions that may have duplicates, looking for things in alternative formats so we can rebuild this collection," Satgood said. News 

The Cape Town Fire Library Destruction Is a Devastating Loss for South African Cultural Heritage

  Ujala Satgoor stood frozen, watching in horror as one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of African history and scholarship went up in flames this weekend. The Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town in South Africa — home to priceless rare films, books and manuscripts — was badly damaged in a wildfire that raged through campus and the surrounding areas. “The immediate reaction was one of dumbfounded horror at the spectacle that confronted me. And as I just stood there, I became even more numb,” Satgoor, the…

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