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SAA Cargo uses passenger aircraft to transport essential cargo during lockdown in South Africa
09-04-2020 | 07:16:19
The Cargo division of South African Airways, SAA Cargo, has for the first time in its history operated a passenger aircraft for a pure cargo uplift.
SAA to operate charter flights for governments, repatriate foreign nationals from South Africa
02-04-2020 | 12:40:00
Following the national lockdown in South Africa, representatives of several governments have engaged with the joint BRPs of SAA to consider having the national carrier provide safe passage of their citizens to their home countries.
South African Airways Acting CEO retires early
27-03-2020 | 08:18:58
The Board of Directors at the South African Airways (SAA) announced it has accepted the request from Ms Zuks Ramasia, SAA Acting CEO, for early retirement with her last date of employ being14 April 2020.
Air Seychelles receives new A320neo aircraft to boost operations
26-03-2020 | 14:20:00
Air Seychelles has announced that the airline has taken delivery of its new A320neo aircraft registered as ‘S7-PTI’.
IATA urges African and Middle Eastern governments to give airlines emergency support
26-03-2020 | 09:25:00
The International Air Transport Association is appealing to governments in Africa and the Middle East to provide emergency support to airlines as they fight for survival as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Ford temporarily suspends production in South Africa in response to coronavirus
26-03-2020 | 09:23:00
Ford Motor Company is temporarily suspending vehicle and engine production at its International Markets Group (IMG) manufacturing sites in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus.
South African Airways suspends all domestic flights, supports national lockdown to fight Coronavirus
26-03-2020 | 08:55:00
South African Airways announced its decision to suspend all its domestic flights with effect from Friday, 27 March until 16 April 2020.
Public transport workers in North Africa unite under Our Public Transport programme
24-03-2020 | 08:57:00
Unions for urban transport workers in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia have joined forces at a workshop in Tunis to discuss how to working together under the Our Public Transport programme.
South African Airways suspends all international flights until end of May 2020
23-03-2020 | 10:53:46
South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it will immediately suspend all international operations until 31 May 2020 in response to a government travel ban aimed at stopping the transmission of the Coronavirus.
South African Airways scales down capacity due to travel disruptions, restrictions caused by Coronavirus
19-03-2020 | 10:19:00
South African Airways (SAA) has scaled down capacity in response to the low demand for air travel.
[South Africa] Government issues travel advisory following State of National Disaster declaration due to COVID-19
18-03-2020 | 08:54:00
The Minister for International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa has issued a Travel Advisory in light of the announcement by the Government declaring a State of National Disaster due to COVID-19 pandemic.
[South Africa] Coronavirus delays mail to and from the far East
11-03-2020 | 08:59:39
The South African Post Office has advised its clients that it cannot accept mail destined to China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and South Korea.
Ethiopian operates 6th consecutive all-women functioned flight
11-03-2020 | 05:38:00
Ethiopian Airlines operated an all-women functioned flight to Washington DC.
South African Airways extends sale offering of up to 20% discount across the route network
04-03-2020 | 07:40:00
South African Airways (SAA) has extended its sale, offering discounts of up to 20% to major destinations across its route network.
South African Airways business rescue practitioners receive approval to extend publication of Business Rescue Plan
02-03-2020 | 08:10:14
The South African Airways Business Rescue Practitioners confirm that a further extension for publication of the Plan from 28 February to 31 March 2020 has been approved by the requisite majority of creditors.
[South Africa] Travel Insurance Consultants reinstates SAA insolvency cover
18-02-2020 | 11:48:00
The Travel Insurance Consultants (TIC) has reinstated the travel supplier insolvency cover on the South African Airways.
Accor set for expansion in Ethiopia
13-02-2020 | 09:41:00
Accor, a leading augmented hospitality group, is expanding its presence in Ethiopia after signing a management agreement to open a new property under its design-led economy brand, Ibis Styles.
[Column] Jiten Vyas: Why E-Visas are emerging as a smarter choice for the global traveller
12-02-2020 | 10:45:53
As overseas travellers continue to grow by leaps and bounds each year, in the present digital era, technology plays a major role in determining the way travel is planned and decisions are made.
[Column] Tabassum Qadir: South African Airways ship is sinking, but there is a life raft
11-02-2020 | 09:10:00
The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called for workers' rights to be fully protected while at the same time pursuing the turnaround of SAA.
[South Africa] Ramasela Ganda gets appointed CEO, Avis Budget Rent-a-Car
10-02-2020 | 09:44:00
Barloworld Automotive & Logistics Division has appointed Ramasela Ganda to the position of Chief Executive, Avis Budget Rent-a-Car with effect from 01 May 2020.
South African Airways moves forward with restructuring plans
07-02-2020 | 06:22:48
The joint Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) of South African Airways (SAA) announced further initiatives to support the airline’s transformation into a sustainable and profitable business.
[Equatorial Guinea] Centurion Law leads market entry for Turkish Airlines
30-01-2020 | 14:34:00
Represented by the pan-African law firm Centurion Law Group in its entry into Central Africa, Turkish Airlines has added Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to its route network.
South African Airways conserves cash, scrutinises financial, commercial efficiencies
30-01-2020 | 13:34:00
South African Airways (SAA) business rescue practitioners secured further post commencement funding (PCF) of R3.5 billion from the Development Bank of Southern Africa.
[South Africa] IHG debuts voco in Africa with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa
30-01-2020 | 09:05:00
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed voco™ The Bank, Rosebank in South Africa in partnership with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa.
South African Airways reports successful finalization of post commencement funding
29-01-2020 | 07:09:36
The business rescue practitioners of South African Airways supported by the Departments of Public Enterprises and National Treasury have been successful in obtaining the balance of the post commencement funding.
Ugu South Coast Tourism unveils app targeting holidaymakers and locals
27-01-2020 | 12:30:00
Ugu South Coast Tourism has launched its free, user-friendly app, Explore KZN South Coast, which features more than 200 KwaZulu-Natal South Coast tourism products.
South African Airways new A350 operates first international flight to and from New York
22-01-2020 | 08:38:00
South African Airways (SAA) new Airbus A350-900 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International (ORTIA) airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport.
[Kenya] Timbu launches new fund to invest in travel startups
22-01-2020 | 05:27:00
Timbu, a Mauritian based online travel agency has launched an investment arm to fund and invest in Kenyan travel and hospitality startups.
SAA consolidates selected domestic flights and international service to Munich
21-01-2020 | 11:53:00
South African Airways is in the process of consolidating selected domestic flights between the airline’s main hub, Oliver Tambo International Airport Johannesburg and Cape Town, as well as between Johannesburg and Durban’s King Shaka airports.
South Africans to pay more for Schengen Visa
17-01-2020 | 14:23:44
South Africans will as from next month pay a fee of €80 instead of €60 when applying for a Schengen Visa from South Africa.
South African Airways sells nine aircraft to accommodate new fleet
17-01-2020 | 06:25:00
South African Airways (SAA) has put some of its aircraft up for sale to accommodate the new Airbus A350-900s the airline recently added to its fleet.
Online bus ticketing system QuickBus launches operations in Kenya
16-01-2020 | 07:52:08
Online Bus ticketing system, QuickBus has entered the Kenyan market.
Hilton signs partnership with Groupe Alliance in Tunis
27-12-2019 | 09:43:00
Hilton will once again be welcoming guests to the Tunisian capital city of Tunis from after a landmark deal was signed with the Groupe Alliance.
[Egypt] Marriott International signs agreement with Landmark Sabbour to open W Hotel in Cairo
16-12-2019 | 13:46:00
Marriott International has today announced it has entered into an agreement with Landmark Sabbour to bring the W Brand’s bold design and innovative programming to Cairo.
[Kenya] Aleph Hospitality opens Best Western Plus Westlands in Nairobi
16-12-2019 | 08:30:00
Dubai-based independent hotel management company Aleph Hospitality has opened the Best Western Plus Westlands hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.
ONOMO hotels acquires 60 per cent stake in BON Hotels
12-12-2019 | 12:07:00
With the announcement of the acquisition of BON Hotels by ONOMO Hotels, the hospitality industry on the African continent is set for a major shake-up. ONOMO Hotels has acquired a 60, 1% controlling stake in BON Hotels.
OPEC Fund approves $310m to finance new development projects across the globe
12-12-2019 | 07:05:00
The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) has approved US$310 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.
Travelstart to power Jumia Travel’s pan African online travel booking portal
10-12-2019 | 13:08:00
Travelstart has entered into a distribution and commercial agreement with Jumia Travel to power the latter’s pan-African online travel booking portal.
South African Airways adopts to enter into business rescue
05-12-2019 | 07:01:00
South African Airways (SAA) announces that its Board of Directors have adopted a resolution to place the company into business rescue at the earliest opportunity.
[South Africa] Club Travel Group appoints Gary Mulder as CEO
04-12-2019 | 06:44:00
Club Travel Group has appointed Gary Mulder as CEO effective 13 December 2019.
South African Airways welcomes the scaling up of sustainable local fuel supply
03-12-2019 | 05:55:00
SAA has launched project Reya Fofa, a follow up to project Solaris which made SAA and Mango Airlines be the first airlines in Africa to operate commercial flights, powered by sustainable aviation fuel produced from nicotine-free tobacco plant.
Tunisia, UK launch Sustainable Tourism Charter in Hammamet
27-11-2019 | 09:30:00
The British Embassy in Tunisia announced a UK/Tunisia Sustainable Tourism Charter launched in Hammamet, one of the most popular tourism resorts for British visitors to Tunisia.
[Morocco] Royal Air Maroc awarded for its operational and financial performance
26-11-2019 | 14:16:00
Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) won two prizes as the best company in the categories "Global Operations" and "Best improved financial results" awarded by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).
IFC, SOFID join forces to support tourism, growth and job creation in Lusophone Africa
26-11-2019 | 06:33:00
IFC and SOFID, the Portuguese development finance institution, have agreed to work together to support sustainable tourism investments in emerging markets as an engine for growth and job creation.
GreenTec Capital invests into Nigerian logistics and ride-matching app, Drivers NG
21-11-2019 | 10:32:00
GreenTec Capital announces an investment into Nigeria-based transportation and logistics app, Drivers NG, which provides on-demand drivers and mobility solutions for Nigeria and the African market.
South African Airways reinstates flights to Cape Town, Durban and Victoria Falls
21-11-2019 | 07:07:00
South African Airways (SAA) announces its intention to resume selected flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban and Victoria Falls, with effect from Thursday, 21 November 2019.
[South Africa] Travelstart launches online bus booking platform
20-11-2019 | 13:37:00
Travelstart has launched a new online bus booking platform. The platform, available at bus.travelstart.co.za, will help customers save time and money by comparing bus tickets from competing companies.
Namibia to implement Blue Economy governance and management system by 2022
20-11-2019 | 09:31:00
Namibia is in the process of finalising a blue economy national policy as outlined in its 5th National Development Plan (NDP5).
African Development Bank supports access to finance for SMEs in Tunisia
20-11-2019 | 07:52:00
The African Development Bank launched the "Investia Enterprise" program to strengthen the dynamics of financial inclusion for Tunisian small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
World Bank support Madagascar improve transport connectivity, access to social and economic opportunities
20-11-2019 | 07:16:00
The World Bank approved $140 million in support of Madagascar’s efforts to enhance transport connectivity in selected rural areas and to improve access to social and economic opportunities of communities.
South African Airways reinstates flights to six destinations in Africa
19-11-2019 | 06:36:19
South African Airways (SAA) announces its intention to resume flights to six destinations on the African continent, namely Accra, Lagos, Lusaka, Maputo, Windhoek and Harare, with effect from Tuesday, 19 November 2019.
South African Airways cancels flights to minimize customers disruption
14-11-2019 | 09:32:00
South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled nearly all its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday, 15 November and Saturday, 16 November 2019.
South African Airways embarks on restructuring, process may lead to job losses
12-11-2019 | 08:50:00
South African Airways has informed all its 5146 employees that it is embarking on a restructuring process which may lead to job losses.
[Angola] IFC opens office to support private sector growth
12-11-2019 | 08:29:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has opened an office in Angola to deepen its support for private sector development and economic diversification the country.
Tourism touted as a priority sector for East African transformation
07-11-2019 | 12:43:00
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Economic Affairs Officer, Geoffrey Manyara says that capitalizing on tourism potential will significantly accelerate Economic Development in the region.
KQ, Safarilink partner to transport passengers to 18 safari destinations across Kenya, Tanzania
06-11-2019 | 12:27:00
National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has signed a one way codeshare agreement with Safarilink Aviation to open up Kenya by connecting domestic scheduled services to all the best safari destinations within Kenya and Tanzania.
South African Airways takes delivery of first new Airbus A350s, announces leasing two more
01-11-2019 | 14:22:00
South African Airways (SAA) took delivery of the first of four new Airbus A350-900s, which improves the airline’s customer offering and commercial prospects.
South African Airways launches codeshare agreement with Africa World Airlines
30-10-2019 | 15:26:00
South African Airways is pleased to announce the launch of a codeshare partnership with Africa World Airlines which will apply between Accra (ACC) – Kumasi (KMS), Accra - Lagos (LOS) and Accra – Abuja (ABV).
South African Airways recalls aircraft to undertake compliance verification
22-10-2019 | 08:00:00
South African Airways advises its customers that it may operate an amended flight schedule following a decision to recall some of its aircraft to undertake compliance verification in line with the South African Civil Aviation Authority requirements.
High Net-Worth Investors drive hospitality sector in Francophone Africa
18-10-2019 | 06:38:00
Francophone Africa’s burgeoning hospitality market continues to be a critical opportunity for “global hospitality brands and investors,” says the host of the second annual bilingual FrancoReal Property Investment Forum, Kfir Rusin.
Bolt appoints Kenneth Micah as Regional Manager for East Africa
15-10-2019 | 15:07:14
On-demand transportation platform Bolt has announced the appointment of Kenneth Micah as the Regional Manager for East Africa.
Radisson Hotel Group announces signing of new hotel in Tunisia
15-10-2019 | 13:14:00
The Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of its first Radisson branded hotel in the city of Tunisia, Radisson Hotel Tunis.
Kenya Airways partners with AccesRail to support its European network expansion
15-10-2019 | 08:39:00
Kenya Airways (KQ) has signed an agreement with train ticketing company, AccesRail, to provide its passengers with connectivity to different destinations in Europe through train transfers from 3 of its 5 European gateways.
[South Africa] Travelstart completes acquisition of Club Travel Group
10-10-2019 | 14:40:00
Travelstart has completed its acquisition of Southern Africa’s Club Travel Group for an undisclosed sum.
Ethiopian awards Gold Status to longtime ShebaMiles members
09-10-2019 | 09:36:49
Ethiopian loyalty program, ShebaMiles, has come up with a special treat to honor its Blue or Silver status members.
[Egypt] Hyatt announces plans to open Hyatt Regency Cairo West in 2020
08-10-2019 | 14:12:00
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with ALDAU Development group for a Hyatt-branded hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
Tourism sector vital in East African Community, EALA calls for embrace of single tourism visa, report
07-10-2019 | 12:32:00
A report of the Assembly on the Oversight activity on the Performance of the Tourism Sector in the region, wants the East African Community (EAC), to fastrack the conclusion of the EAC Protocol on Tourism and Wildlife Management.
South African Airways announces codeshare expansion to New York with Air Seychelles
07-10-2019 | 10:30:00
South African Airways (SAA) has announced the expansion of the codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles (HM) to New York effective 1 November 2019.
Rwanda Development Board partners with Mastercard Foundation to connect youth to tourism jobs
01-10-2019 | 07:39:00
Rwanda Development Board has announced a strategic partnership with the Mastercard Foundation under the Hanga Ahazaza initiative at a World Tourism Day event.
IHG Group signs 10-property deal with Aleph Hospitality to expand presence across Africa
26-09-2019 | 08:03:00
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a Master Development Agreement with Aleph Hospitality to develop ten franchise hotels across IHG’s portfolio of brands in midscale and upscale segments.
Accor signs 3-property deal to introduce Novotel brand in the DRC
26-09-2019 | 07:48:00
Accor, a leading augmented hospitality group, has announced the debut of its successful midscale brand Novotel in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
InterContinental Hotels Group signs agreement with Aleph Hospitality to expand its presence across Africa
26-09-2019 | 06:39:38
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with Aleph Hospitality to develop ten franchise hotels across IHG’s portfolio of brands in midscale and upscale segments.
Radisson Hotel Group boosts its African development with the signing of 11 new hotels
25-09-2019 | 07:37:40
Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest hotel groups has announced the signing of 11 new hotels in Africa within the first nine months of 2019, accelerating its expansion across the continent.
Africa is the second fastest growing tourism region globally, Jumia Hospitality Africa report
24-09-2019 | 08:57:00
Travel and tourism remained one of the key growth drivers of Africa's economy, contributing 8.5% of the GDP in 2018; equivalent to $194.2 billion.
[South Africa] Durban Aerotropolis to turn King Shaka International Airport into a smart city
17-09-2019 | 07:06:00
The Department of Trade and Industry announces that a 50-year Durban Aerotropolis master plan has been unveiled and the plan will set in motion ground-breaking initiatives with regard to the development of Durban Aerotropolis.
Ethiopian Airlines to launch flights to Houston
16-09-2019 | 07:49:00
Ethiopian Airlines has finalized all preparations to launch a thrice weekly flights to Houston, Texas as of December 16, 2019.
Angola presents a wealth of business opportunities for the South African private sector, Commerce Minister
12-09-2019 | 06:37:00
Angola Commerce Minister Dr Joffre Van-Dunem Junior said that Angola is a trade and investment destination for the South African companies keen on investing and doing business in the country.
Aleph Hospitality signs franchise agreement for new Protea Hotel by Marriott in Kenya
10-09-2019 | 13:21:00
Hotel management company Aleph Hospitality has signed a franchise agreement with global hotelier Marriott International for a new Protea Hotels by Marriott hotel in Kisumu, Kenya.
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with Travelport to allow travel agents to directly bill and invoice with M-PESA
09-09-2019 | 17:59:32
Safaricom has partnered with Travelport, a leading travel reservation provider, to enable travel consultants and agents to directly bill and invoice with M-PESA.
Qatar Airways to launch direct flights to Luanda, Angola
09-09-2019 | 12:05:00
Qatar Airways will commence a new five-times weekly service to Luanda, Angola, starting 29 March 2020, to be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Morocco signs agreement with Ctrip to attract Chinese tourists
09-09-2019 | 11:47:00
Morocco’s tourism ministry has signed a “co-marketing partnership” agreement with Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency, to promote Chinese tourism in Morocco.
[Interview] Kagure Wamunyu, CEO, Kobo360, Kenya
05-09-2019 | 05:47:00
Kobo360 was launched in 2017 by entrepreneurs Obi Ozor and Ife Oyedele II. Kagure Wamunyu is the current CEO, leading the company's expansion and growth in the African region.
South Africa and Tunisia commit to strengthen economic ties
22-08-2019 | 07:56:10
The South African Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry and the Tunisian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs have committed to strengthen bilateral economic relations between the two countries in order to increase trade and investment.
[South Africa] SANSA space operations tracks Chandrayaan 2 to the Moon
15-08-2019 | 11:44:29
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) facility in Hartebeesthoek is part of various international ground stations that are tracking Chandrayaan 2 and ensuring that it will land safely on the Moon.
The expanded Walvis Bay Port to net more tourists in Namibia
15-08-2019 | 09:44:13
With its sand dunes and abundant birdlife, Walvis Bay is already an important centre of tourism activity in Namibia.
Mazda launches 3 new models in the Kenyan market
13-08-2019 | 07:38:31
CMC Motors Group, a leading car dealer in Kenya, has launched three new Mazda car models in the market.
South African Airways strengthens its Ghana presence
13-08-2019 | 07:21:00
South African Airways is further strengthening its presence in Ghana by increasing weekly frequencies from 9 to 10 flights between Johannesburg and Accra, and by launching a daily service between Accra and Washington DC.
Accor to raise first MGallery flag in Nairobi as East Africa expansion plans gain momentum
13-08-2019 | 05:42:47
Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, is building out its presence in East Africa having signed an agreement to manage its first MGallery Hotel Collection property in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ethiopian Airlines to launch flights to Beira, Mozambique
12-08-2019 | 05:43:00
Ethiopian Airlines will launch thrice weekly service to the city of Beira in central Mozambique via Malawi effective September 3, 2019.
[Ethiopia] Addis Ababa leads Africa in hotel room rates
08-08-2019 | 07:22:34
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, posted Africa’s highest average daily rate (ADR), according to the most recent 12-month data from STR.
Ethiopian expands its services in India, adds Bengaluru to its network
01-08-2019 | 08:53:00
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified four star global airline, is pleased to announce that it will start passenger flights to Bengaluru, India as of 27th October 2019.
[Column] Anne Wambui Gaitha: African Trade Agreement key to Financial Services, Logistics, Tourism industries
30-07-2019 | 08:04:00
I believe that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is a game changer in international trade and will be an amazing opportunity for African brands.
IFC partners with Protea Hotels to develop tourism sector in Zambia
23-07-2019 | 12:21:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a loan to Protea Hotels Zambia, a subsidiary of conglomerate Union Gold Zambia, to build and operate a hotel and conference center in the outskirts of Lusaka.
Gozem launches mobile-enabled auto-rickshaw service in Lomé and Cotonou
17-07-2019 | 09:17:16
Users of the Gozem app can now order auto-rickshaws from their smartphones in Lomé in Togo and Cotonou in Benin.
Ethiopian connects Chongqing with freight corridors of the world
12-07-2019 | 08:23:41
Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, the largest cargo operator in Africa, has connected Chongqing, the largest municipality in Southwest China with Africa and South America with a weekly cargo flight.
Singapore’s ride-hailing firm Gozem launches in Benin,
10-07-2019 | 09:30:44
Motorcycle taxi-hailing firm Gozem has launched its operations in Cotonou, Benin. The firm which is currently on pan-African expansion move also plans to expand to additional African markets.
Online ride-hailing service inDriver launches in Uganda
10-07-2019 | 07:03:25
inDriver, an international online ride-hailing service has launched in Uganda. Uganda becomes its fourth African market after launching in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.
South African Airways announces codeshare and frequent flyer agreements with Gol Linhas Aéreas
08-07-2019 | 11:08:15
South African Airways (SAA) has signed codeshare and Frequent Flyer agreements with Brazilian airline Gol - Linhas Aéreas (GOL).
South African Airways introduces new state of the art aircraft in its fleet
02-07-2019 | 06:22:02
South African Airways (SAA) is introducing the latest technology, available in ultra-long-haul aircraft, hailing exciting news for customers travelling nonstop between Johannesburg and New York JFK.
Etihad Airways prepares to launch seasonal flights to Alexandria, Egypt
27-06-2019 | 08:10:00
Etihad Airways is preparing to launch seasonal summer flights from Abu Dhabi to the beautiful and historic Egyptian city of Alexandria, one of oldest continuously-inhabited locations in the world.