Happy Valentine Day

Happy Valentine Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Prayer Partners for Africa.


Here are 10 beautiful destinations to spend valentine day , either renewing your vows or simply saying I LOVE YOU.

AFRICA the land of the rising sun

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(Travel destination originally sourced by aluxurytravelblog.com Paul Johnson Feb 2013)

There are few places more romantic than Africa… why not forget Paris and escape to somewhere a little more exciting this Valentine’s Day. Here we present to you 10 wonderful – yet exceptionally varied – ideas that will give you a Valentine’s break you’re sure to remember for years to come…


AHIC Djibouti hotel

Kempinski Hotel Djibouti is located in the Horn of Africa, situated at the crossroads between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. Discover the beauty of Djibouti both on land and underwater. Dive in the Red Sea to explore the amazing underwater sea life or throw yourself into an active workout in the on-site fully equipped fitness centre. The two fantastic infinity pools set against the turquoise blue of the Red Sea will invite you to enjoy the beautiful and breath-taking views under the sun of Djibouti.




AHIC DE VERDWAALDE hotel South Africa


De Verdwaalde Boer Cape Town South Africa can be found between bustling Cape Town and the peace and solitude of Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, offering a perfect location for Valentine’s couples looking for an urban escape. If you’re looking for a romantic break that’s peaceful but ‘happening’ at the same time, then this could be just the place for you.




Elsa’s Kopje Meru National Park Kenya tucked away in the wilds of Meru National Park in Kenya, the luxurious Elsa’s Kopje is the very essence of romance. The camp takes its name from Elsa, the lioness made famous by the biographical film ‘Born Free’, made by conservationists George and Joy Adamson. The camp’s exclusive nature owes to its elegant furnishings and sweeping vistas. From the stunning cottages you can enjoy open fronts with incredible views of the park while Elsa’s private house provides polished African décor and a private swimming pool, providing guests with accommodation that is a unique blend of opulence and privacy and a perfect place for romance to blossom.



AHIC DE JAGUAR hotel Morocco

Dar Jaguar , Marrakesh, Morocco.  Enjoy a stay in Marrakesh that includes lots of romantic extras. The ancient riad of Dar Jaguar has been lovingly restored as a breathtakingly beautiful private guesthouse. It is situated in the heart of the old Medina in Marrakesh, neighbouring the exotic Place des Epices (Spice Market) and less than five minutes’ walk from the world-renowned Jemaa el Fna Square. Designed and owned by Lucia Silver of London’s The State of Grace couture fashion and styling house, Dar Jaguar brings together an exquisite blend of traditional Moorish and Oriental architecture with an elegant European romanticism. Valentine’s packages include chilled Champagne and strawberries upon arrival, a one-hour full body massage for each of you, an exotic excursion beyond Marrakesh to the waterfalls of Ouzoud or another similarly breath-taking trip, a cooking lesson followed by a three course romantic candlelit dinner on the terrace overlooking the fabulous Medina, and a private professional guided tour of the souk and/or religious and historical sites.



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The exquisite Royal Zambezi Lodge in Zambia provides the perfect bush get away for couples looking for an extra special experience. Not only do they offer firm favourites such as indulgent dining, couple’s spa pampering and game adventures, Royal Zambezi Lodge goes above and beyond expectations to ensure couples enjoy a truly magical and unforgettable break.  Together, couples can experience the wonders of the Zambezi while drifting down the river in a canoe, picnicking on a private island or simply by watching the elephants and hippos pass by from their veranda whilst sipping a G+T. Royal Zambezi Lodge is world famous for its fishing, with guides on hand to help couples test their skills at catching the elusive tiger fish.   Should you need a night to never forget, the team at Royal Zambezi Lodge can even organise private bush dinners on a secluded private island in the middle of the Zambezi River. Guests dine on the delicious local food whilst listening to the sounds of the African night and watching the pods of hippos pass by. Alternatively guests can have dinner served on their private deck or dine under the stars by a romantic roaring fire.



AHIC Maasai Mara camp

Naibor  Camp Maasai Mara Game Reserve  Kenya   is a stylish and contemporary tented camp located in an ideal location in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, only minutes away from the world famous wildebeest crossing site. As romance is in the air, start a hot-air balloon safari at 6am, and you will be in the air as the sun rises, and the morning will be spent floating in total silence over the plains, face-to-face with the eagles which float on the warm morning thermals.

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If you can pull your eyes away from the spectacular sun-rise, and look down over the edge of your wicker basket, you will see the whole of the Mara laid out below you, complete with stampeding herds of buffaloes, elephants and wildebeest, and if you look hard enough you may even make out a pride of golden-brown lions camouflaged against the straw-coloured grass. The trip is rounded off with a delicate landing in the middle of the plains, and lavishly consolidated with a Champagne breakfast.



AHICCoral Hotel Mozambique

Coral Lodge Mozambique.  Couples won’t fail to be intoxicated by the new two day dhow romantic escapade set in a pristine, unexplored, private nature reserve in Northern Mozambique.

Coral Lodge is the perfect starting point for a luxury castaway adventure aboard a traditional sailing dhow, complete with desert island campsite and five-star service.  The adventure includes sailing by dhow to one of the region’s deserted islands for snorkelling, fishing and swimming, followed by a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilha de Mozambique, former Portuguese trading capital and treasure trove of gold and spices.



AHIC North Island Seychelles

Seychelles, North Island.   If it was good enough for the Duke and Duchess of York’s Royal honeymoon in 2011, you can rest assured that the private island sanctuary of North Island is a great location to spend Valentine’s. The Seychelles are in fact no stranger to high profile romantic stays. Actress Salma Hayek and husband Francois-Henri Pinault honeymooned at North Island in 2009. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, Paul McCartney and Heather Mills and Liz Hurley and Arun Nayer all spent their honeymoons on the private Frégate Island, also in the Seychelles.



AHIC King Mo the 6 Morocco

King Mohammed VI’s first hotel – Royal Mansour  in Morocco took over 1,000 craftsmen and artisans 3 years to complete, so no expense has been spared in ensuring no expense spared in ensuring you’ll have an enjoyable Valentine’s stay. setting a new standard for luxury hotels around the world. Situated in over 8 acres of luxurious gardens, the hotel offers Michelin star dining and an excellent spa.



AHIC Wolwedan hotel Namibia

If it’s tranquility and seclusion that you’re after this Valentine’s Day, then you’ll find it at Wolwedans Private Camp in NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia . It’s a 2-hour flight and 6-hour drive from Cape Town so you’ll be assured complete peace and solitude once you get there! It’s the perfect getaway for couples in love.  Why not try their ‘Star Beds’ which are specially designed raised beds that allow you to sleep out on the sand dunes with the open sky as your roof. Heavenly!


AFRICA at it’s most exotic and beautiful welcomes you.


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New Year 2016 wishes for Africa’s Economies

New Year 2016 wishes for Africa’s Economies

Welcome Prayer Partners,

To our January Newsletter

Happy New Year  Prayer Warriors.


In this edition we are asking all Prayer Warriors to pray for the economies of African countries. For prosperity, wealth generation, equal distribution, prioritizing infra structure and trade enhancement and the plight of the poorest within our continent, for genuine assistant from our brothers and sisters in other continents. For God’s  favor and blessing on all the efforts of those genuinely trying to help and for our political and church leaders to rise up and do the best they can with the opportunity our Lord Jesus has given them.  We also pray for peace especially in South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. For our Lord to intervene and disrupt the plans of IS in Africa especially in Nigeria, Kenya, Somali, Chad, Cameroon  and  Niger .

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An Investment Banker’s 54 Christmas Wishes For African Economies

By Kurt Davis Jr. AFKI Original Published: December 7, 2015, 8:00 am

– See more at: http://afkinsider.com/107942/54-christmas-wishes-for-african-economies/?utm_source=AFKInsider+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0a9df1113e-AFKInsider_Newsletter_12_8_1512_8_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0aff70cb26-0a9df1113e-177128477#sthash.8Fo7bFBJ.44fRehce.dpuf



If I could be Santa and give gifts to each of my African friends, here’s what I’d wish for each African country in 2016:

  1. Algeria – continued success in economic diversification.
  2. Angola – a tremendous bump in the oil price.
  3. Benin – an easy process to coalition-building before the presidential election in 2016.
  4. Botswana – true recognition of the need to forge a plan that utilizes mining surpluses to diversify the economy and create employment opportunities.
  5. Burkina Faso – a bump in gold and cotton prices.
  6. Burundi – a calm in the aftermath of Pierre Nkurunziza’s July 2015 presidential election.
  7. Cameroon – continued international support in fighting Boko Haram. Cameroon is sometimes forgotten in the Boko Haram terrorism discussion.
  8. Cape Verde – a pat on the back for truly pushing to the finish line on hitting the Millennium Development Goals by end of 2015. The country has the highest life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa.
  9. Central African Republic – less violence. 2016 should be an opportunity to hit the restart button with a new president.
  10. Chad – debt relief for Chad in 2015 and new economic beginnings in 2016.
  11. Comoros – a boost in the supply of electricity. Right now the capital gets a few hours of electricity per day.
  12. Congo Brazzaville – investment partners in the infrastructure space.
  13. Congo (Kinshasa) – a successful and peaceful series of elections in 2016, including the presidential election.
  14. Cote d’Ivoire – a successful Africa CEO Forum. Cote d’Ivoire is economically strong but the even greater economic upside is not always palpable until you are on the ground
  15. Djibouti – continued stability for a country that hosts numerous military bases for different countries in a very volatile part of the world
  16. Egypt – greater success in integrating the Sinai Peninsula into the larger economy. Creating jobs is part of the process in combating terrorism.
  17. Equatorial Guinea – success in its spatial development program — a program that exploits the complementary economic strengths of different growth hubs throughout the country. Can it be a success story for other African countries?
  18. Eritrea – better relations with the world and greater incorporation into the global economy.
  19. Ethiopia – Happy 2009! Better luck for you than me in 2009. The Ethiopian New Year for 2009 comes in September 2016 on the Gregorian calendar. Ethiopian legal documents use the Ethiopian calendar and the dates associated with that calendar, which are seven-to-eight years behind the Western calendar. It gets confusing.
  20. Gabon – economic diversification because $100 oil is not coming back in the near term.
  21. Gambia – a bonding retreat with the IMF. Jokes aside, both sides hopefully will get on the same page.
  22. Ghana – the completion of the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) field by Tullow — Ghana’s second major oil development.
  23. Guinea-Bissau – political agreement and forward movement. It is a time of opportunity for Guinea-Bissau.
  24. Kenya – fewer traffic jams.
  25. Lesotho – rain and more rain to end one of the worst droughts in 30 years.
  26. Liberia – a short memory on the Ebola epidemic.
  27. Libya – a transitional government that unites the differing factions in Tobruk, Tripoli, and Benghazi.
  28. Madagascar – a bump in private investment, particularly with a new mining and petroleum code in 2016.
  29. Malawi – a better balance of rain. A combination of droughts and floods have hurt agriculture in 2015.
  30. Mali – the return of the Festival au Desert, currently in exile. Read more about this celebration, considered one of Africa’s premier festivals for music, dance and cultural exchange, atAFKInsider.
  31. Mauritania – buoyancy with the iron price as economic diversification continues.
  32. Mauritius – more tourism packages for those visiting from the U.S.
  33. Morocco – greater support in its ambition to be a financial capital in Africa. There is a strong argument for it in terms of the country’s location, stability, and relationship with Europe.
  34. Mozambique – a “go” on the liquefied natural gas facilities in northern Mozambique. Yes there is the concern of oversupply but I like the symbolism in a “go” for Mozambique.
  35. Namibia – ongoing success in boosting education to support a strong mining economy.
  36. Niger – a boom in infrastructure support to the uranium industry in Niger’s vast desert. Niger is home to the fifth largest recoverable uranium reserves.
  37. Nigeria – a renewed Nigerian image on the international stage under the Buhari administration.
  38. Rwanda – more success for the Tour of Rwanda as it tries to advance cycling popularity on the African continent.
  39. Sao Tome and Principe – a smooth introduction into the oil-producing world.
  40. Senegal – more infrastructure dollars from private investors.
  41. Seychelles – more global weddings and consequently more honeymoon travellers to the country.
  42. Sierra Leone – a headliner year in 2016 for entrepreneurship. The Global Entrepreneurship Index ranks Sierra Leone 128th out of 132 countries surveyed for entrepreneurship. The country is better than that.
  43. Somalia – a change on the outlook of elections for the near term, maybe an end-of-year 2016 election.
  44. South Africa – a GDP bump. The economy must take a turn for the positive.
  45. South Sudan – peace and open, affordable oil pipelines.
  46. Sudan – an international image beyond civil conflict. There is an opportunity for investment in the country.
  47. Swaziland – a let-up in the tension between locals and foreign business owners.
  48. Tanzania – John Magufuli delivers the goods in 2016.
  49. Togo – ease and cooperation in the government decentralization process.
  50. Tunisia – resilience in the fight for democracy and peace. Tunisia can still be a model for democracy in Northern Africa.
  51. Uganda – renewed efforts and success in restoring primary school education. Recent numbers suggest that hidden costs in schooling are reversing the country’s high performance in ensuring all children complete primary school.
  52. Western Sahara – some momentum in providing a solution to ongoing conflict over its self-governing and territorial independence.
  53. Zambia – a reverse on the currency tide with a bonus — that copper prices rebound in 2016.
  54. Zimbabwe – a recovery on the South African rand. Zimbabweans have benefited from a bump in the dollar but suffered on the rand. Both the dollar and rand operate as functional currencies in the country.

Kurt Davis Jr. is an investment banker focusing on the natural resources and energy sectors, with private equity experience in emerging economies. He earned a law degree in tax and commercial law at the University of Virginia’s School of Law and a master’s of business administration in finance, entrepreneurship and operations from the University of Chicago. He can be reached at kurt.davis.jr@gmail.com.

January  Prayer points requests

  • For peace in South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo  and Central African Republic and for the disruption of IS plans for Africa
  • For economic prosperity and the intelligent use of Africa’s God given natural resources for the economic improvement of ALL Africans



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Merry Christmas from AHIC

Merry Christmas from AHIC

Welcome Prayer Partners,

To our December Newsletter

Merry Christmas Prayer Warriors.

In this edition we explore putting the Christ back into Christmas. And I will like to share a sermon titled  “You’re In Christ”  by my pastor,  Pastor Pearline Bent  of  Threshing Floor Ministries  sent to me via text.   She says:


The Lord Sits On The Topmost Seat Of Power


“For by Him (Christ) all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him, and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things exists. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead , that in all things  He may have the pre-eminence”

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“Honey, welcome home, what happened in school today?”

“I was embarrassed today Mum” Marcia replied, obviously upset

“Come here, my dear; tell me about it,” her Mum said consolingly

“Well, in history class, the teacher asked what we thought was the highest position of authority in the world.  Jack said “the Head of the UN”, Sophie said, “the US President,” while Felicia said, it belonged to the richest person in the world.  I raised my hand and said it was Christ, and everyone burst into laughter,”

“Oh no, dear. Don’t be embarrassed, You‘re actually right, and you should be elated. Christ is the highest authority, and you’re seated in power with Him.”


Some people, like Marcia’s classmates, may be ignorant of the awesome power and authority that the Lord Jesus Christ has and wields.  God  the Father  didn’t just set Him above , but far above all principalities, powers, thrones, dominions and every name that is named. Every situation bows to the Name of Jesus, because  He has all power and authority. He’s far above all kings, presidents and governments!  Ephesians 1:15-23,   1Timothy 6:15

When God set Him at this high place of glory, He also put all things under His feet, and legally  declared Him Head over all things for the benefit of the church (His body) – that’s you and me! It doesn’t matter what part of His Body you are, you’re still above all things!  You’re seated at the right hand of God in Christ Jesus, in the highest place of divine authority and power! Satan, sickness, poverty and death are all under your feet. Therefore, reign in life and rule over circumstances;  exercise the dominion of the Spirit, Hallelujah!


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Ephesians 2:5-6   1 John 5:4



Dear Father, I thank You for making me sit together with Christ, far above all principality and power, and might and dominion and every name that  is named, not only in this world , but also in that which is to come! I rejoice at this awesome blessing as I exercise my dominion in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen


Use the Name of Jesus today: Command difficult situations to comply with your words in the Name of Jesus


Well after reading that I was inspired, refreshed, uplifted and I hope you were too. But soon after that, whilst listening to PREMIER Christian radio news,  I heard that a number of people are taking the Department of Education in the UK to court citing that, it was negligent in protecting the right to opt out of school assemblies . Whilst I agree that everyone should have free choice as to whether to believe in Christ or not. The aim of these people was to make school assemblies a thing of the past and thus deprive a whole generation the free choice of accepting our Lord as their personal saviour.  And I believe this attack is happening all over the western world. However it is clear to me that without Christ moral decay is inevitable as we can all clearly see in the tv, film industry, newspapers, advertising world  and town centres in the west. Although there are a few genuinely moral humanist, the vast majority of society without Christ heads for disaster. And I know that some Christians have behaved badly but if you pattern yourself on Christ and not his imperfect followers, believe with all your heart in His sovereignty , mercy and grace and do your best to follow Him on a day to day basis, your life will be worthwhile and full of joy, there will still be trouble and pain for we live in a fallen world but I guarantee that He will walk with you , guiding , comforting and enabling you to overcome your hurdles and society will be better for it as more and more people get to know His saving grace and  do their part in Christ whilst within this world.


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A Coptic Christian  Christmas Service in Africa


I received this letter into my inbox  and was very concerned and will like to share it with you all:


Dear Yma,

According to a recent survey commissioned by Premier and conducted by ComRes, 67% of people across the UK do not believe that the birth of Jesus Christ is the main reason for celebrating Christmas, and 52% do not feel the religious aspect of Christmas is important to them.   There must be something we can do as Christians to reverse this and to remind people of the true and joyous meaning of Christmas.

The ‘Christmas Starts with Christ’ campaign aims to spread the key message “Christmas Starts with Christ” through resources such as posters across neighbourhoods and parishes, as well as across social media.


Premier radio has created a number of FREE resources for you to use in support of the campaign and we encourage you to let your friends and local church know about the campaign as their participation will further strengthen our purpose and mission.

Please get involved and secure the welfare of the next generation and our world .  http://www.premier.org.uk/Projects/Christmas-Starts-with-Christ/How-do-I-get-involved-as-an-individual


December Prayer points requests

·         For the Christmas starts with Christ campaign to take off within the UK and possibly world wide

·         For the love of Christ to comfort the broken-hearted in Paris, Mali, Beirut, Baghdad and Northern Nigeria, Chad , Cameroon, Kenya and Somalia where Islamist militants full of hate inflict their evil on the population

·         For wisdom for the G20 countries and the UN in combating this new terror (Militant extreme Islamist)

·         For the preservation and protection of Israel and fairness for the Palestinians and for both sides to acknowledge and come to know the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour , without whom life is worthless, a mere existence

·         For courage, boldness, wisdom  and determined love for enemies by the persecuted church worldwide, especially in the Middle East and Africa

·         For the prosperity and re-evangelisation of Africa , the Name of Christ lifted high and Christian values practised on a daily basis, for faith without works is nothing but hypocrisy

·         For a better, stronger, prosperous, peaceful  and more positive 2016 worldwide




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Merry Christmas


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GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.


If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved