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African tourism to grow 2-3 % in 2009 — UN tourism body

Tourism to Africa will grow by a slower 2-3 per cent in 2009 from around 47 million arrivals last year because the global economic slowdown is making travellers cut costs, a U.N. tourism body said on Tuesday. Tourism has become a key source of foreign exchange for many African nations, and in countries like Mauritius and Seychelles it makes up over 30 per cent of gross domestic product.

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Textile workers raise the alarm over job losses

Textile workers on Mon day in Lagos urged the Federal Government to intervene in the dwindling fortunes of the sector. The workers under aegis of the National Union of Textile and Garment Workers of Nigeria (NUTGWN), expressed worry about imminent job losses in textile industries across the country.Mr Issa Aremu, the union’s General Secretary, told
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