Africa: #accraweizo Famtrip lands the slave castle, relieve trauma of slave trade

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Traumatic memories of the transatlantic slave trade that ravaged West Africa became the soft spot that took the gay spirit and merriment away from members of the Accra Weizo famtrip and leaving them at the verge of tears as they relieved gory memories of the terrible and dehumanizing transatlantic slave trade which ravaged the whole of West Africa as they […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Tourism treats Journalists to a warm reception with city Tour of Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Tourism Organisation (ETO), as parts of activities lined up to showcase the country’s vast potentials in the industry gave a warm reception to 12 Journalists with a city tour of some of the historic sites in Addis Ababa. The Journalists drawn from Indonesia, France, Italy, Canada, US and Nigeria were amazed with the rich historical culture of the Ethiopian […]

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INDABA, touring SA and the tourism conversations for Africa

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Until two days ago, when we returned to Ghana, we had a great time at this year’s INDABA and the post INDABA hosting by South African Tourism (SAT). I was on the team with blogger Ameyaw Debrah, President of Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA), Mrs. Nancy Sam Quartey and Treasurer of TOUGHA Mrs. Alisa Osei Asamoah. Last year was […]

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Aviation: New Airline Fly Africa to resume operations in Zimbabwe

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Fly Africa Zimbabwe (Fly Africa) will resume operations next month after 18-months hiatus following its acquisition by a local company, Mugwagwa Resources, the businesdaily has learnt. The airline’s executive chairperson Cassidy Mugwagwa said his company had far invested $6.6 million into the carrier’s operations. “We are taking to the skies next week… The issue has been Reserve Bank remitting payments, […]

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Africa: Tourism devt in Nigeria must be on state basis- SAMUEL ALABI

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Samuel Alabi is the secretary/legal adviser of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos and chairman of the board of trustees of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), he speaks with ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA on his strides as a hotelier, developments within Nigeria tourism and FTAN, among others. Background Samuel Alabi is a man of many parts with […]

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Africa: How militant Soboma George was killed

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The name, Soboma George, wouldn’t be forgotten in a hurry by many Nigerians, especially citizens of Rivers State. He was murdered in August 2010. He was a militant in both the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta and The Outlaws. In August 2009, Soboma accepted an amnesty offer made by the Nigerian government, under President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. […]

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Aviation: In West Africa it is easier to connect Capital cities from Europe than from Africa

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Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC’s Umaru Fofana found out, because of the region’s poor air connections, it can be quicker and easier to fly via Morocco or Belgium, although that could take a day, or even three. I recently had to travel to The Gambia on […]

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Africa: Seychelles promotes eco-culture tourism with Indonesia

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Seychelles Tourism Consultant recently organized the visit of 15 youths and students from eight countries to Kutai Kartanegara in East Kalimantan as part of its effort to help promote compassionate destinations of eco-culture in Indonesia Seychelles Special Envoy for ASEAN, Mr. Nico Barito said the youth and students came from France, Netherlands, Japan, Liberia, Madagascar, Belgium, Dominican Republic, and Italy. […]

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Travel: America deports 544000 Visa over stayers in less than a year

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Fearing violence in Mexico linked to political turbulence in the early 1990s, Maru Mora Villalpando came to the United States on a tourist visa. “I used to go back and forth with a tourist visa,” Villalpando said. “Since I was going back and forth from Seattle (Washington) to Mexico, my idea was to stay in Mexico, but only because of […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines wants to help Ghana build an Aviation Hub for West Africa.

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The Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde Gabrielmariam was today received in Accra, Ghana by the Minister of Aviation Honourable Cecilia Abena Dapaah at her office. Mr Tewolde who came in company of the Executive of the Chartered institute of Logistics and Transport was happy to meet the Minister. Mr. Tewolde told the Minister that he was in Ghana to […]

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