Africa: Ghana appoints new CEO for tourism board

Ace broadcaster, Gideon Aryeequaye has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority. The Deputy Managing Director of the Ghana Tourist Development Company (GTDC) and former TV3 news anchor takes over from the current CEO, Mr Charles Osei Bonsu who ended his tenure in September. Mr. Aryeequaye worked many years as a broadcast journalist before going […]

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Africa: Ethiopia gets 10 years master Tourism plan developed by Economic Commission of Africa

ECA’s deputy executive secretary, Giovanie Biha, handed over Ethiopia’s Tourism Master Plan to the country’s minister of tourism and culture, Mrs. Aisha Mohammed Mussa. The master plan, which is meant to guide tourism activities in Ethiopia for the next ten years, was developed by ECA in collaboration with Ethiopia’s ministry of tourism and culture. Speaking at the event, Mrs. Biha […]

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Africa: How Bianca Ojukwu’s mom was buried

The remains of the wife of the former governor of old Anambra State, Christian Onoh, Chief Caroline Onoh, was yesterday buried at Ngwo in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State. Speaking during the church service, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi described the late Onoh as a virtuous woman of exemplary character who inspired many with her selflessness, humility, simplicity and sincerity. […]

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Africa: Couple grabbed for selling “wee” light soup

A dawn swoop by the Ashaiman Divisional Police Command on Friday led to the arrest of a couple accused of using cannabis (wee) in the preparation of light soup in their chop bar. The couple who operate a drinking spot at New York in the Kpone Katamanso District were arrested for allegedly selling narcotic drugs to the public. Their soup […]

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Tourism: 13% increase in Travels to Sub Sahara Africa as North Africa suffers drop

Destinations worldwide welcomed 5.3 per cent more international tourists during the first four months of the year than for the same period last year. This is according to the UN’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in its World Tourism Barometer. A total of 348 million international tourists made trips during this time. There is no sign of a crisis in the […]

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Africa: LASU graduate emerges Oxford best prize student in Corporate Finance Law

When a Nigerian, Mr. Chinedu Ihenetu-Geoffrey, enrolled to study Law at the Lagos State University Laws (LASULAWS), little did he realise that “academic fortune” was about smiling on him. This is because Ihenetu- Geoffrey, unlike other students who had graduated from the same discipline, never envisaged that his chosen career would elevate him and Nigeria in the comity of nations […]

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ACCRA WEIZO 2016: Leads the way to seamless travels in West Africa

ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA who was at the recently held Accra Weizo 2016, a travel trade conference and exhibition designed to promote travel business in West Africa, writes on the event. July 15 marked the second edition of the Accra Weizo, a travel and tourism trade conference and exhibition designed to boost tourism business and the economy of West Africa countries. […]

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African Economy: African Time Syndrome is coordination failure and kills industrialization

The Vice-President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, Japan, Professor Tetsushi Sonobe, has described the lack of time management in Ghana as a “coordination failure”. Responding to questions after delivering a lecture on critical national economic issues at a policy discussion at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Prof. Sonobe said: “Unless we change African time, […]

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Africa: Why FG should strongly protest against the killing of a Nigerian businessman in South Africa

The Nigerian government needs to show strong disapproval of the latest extrajudicial killing of its citizen in South Africa, writes Vincent Obia. For the past week, the story about the tragic fate of a Nigerian businessman at the hands of some South Africans has dominated reports coming out from that country. Ikejiaku Chinedu, 35, was, allegedly, beaten to death on […]

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Aviation: Nigeria to repair Abuja Airport Runway readies it for concessioning

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FOURTEEN years after the Abuja Airport Runway was due for reconstruction, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the interim repair of the runway and a major reconstruction of it. Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, at a press briefing after an inspection tour of the runway, told Journalists that the federal government cannot continue to fund the nation’s airports including […]

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