Tourism: Namibia growing as an exotic destination for African travellers

Africa’s business and leisure travellers are searching for local travel, meetings, and conference options with expensive travel visas and fears of terrorism across Europe and the East. Exotic destinations are becoming a stretch on the purse-strings and looking for local destinations are fast becoming a major trend. Namibia is such a destination, with the country becoming an appealing option for […]

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Africa: How Can African MROs Break Out Of The Malaise and Survive Competition?

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The liberalization of African skies is often presented as a panacea to the continent’s many aviation problems (as observed last week at the African Airlines Association’s general assembly in Zimbabwe). But a look at the financial forecast provides sober reading. According to IATA, African airlines made a loss of $700 million in 2015, a record which is expected to be […]

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African Taiwan: Nnewi and the industrialisation of Nigeria

Prof. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu Moghalu, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and a Professor of International Business and Public Policy, Tufts University, USA writes on the place of Nnewi, the commercial nerve centre of Anambra State. I am a proud indigene of Nnewi, an ancient town in Anambra State populated by industrious and resourceful men, women and children, […]

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Aviation: How Aero got into Trouble and how it can be saved

Nigeria’s foremost indigenous carrier, Aero Contractors is in danger of extinction. Only urgent injection of funds can save the ailing airline, writes Chinedu Eze Nigeria promising and oldest indigenous carrier, Aero Contractors has paid the price of a selfish decision taken against it some years ago, when its stakeholders shortchanged the airline and gained at its expense. The consequence is […]

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Ethiopian to Start Flights to Durban, 3rd destination in South Africa

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fast growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has finalized all the preparations to start flights to Durban, the 3rd destination in South Africa in addition to Johannesburg and Cape Town, as of mid-December 2015 as per the below schedule. Durban is the second largest metropolitan city and the second […]

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