Tourism:Brazil’s Vai Vai Band wins International Carnival Calabar

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Brazil’s Vai Vai Band wins International Carnival Calabar By Friday Nwosu The 2nd edition of the International Carnival Calabar was won by the Tobias Vai Vai band of Brazil. This is just as the Ghanaian and Rwanda dancers came second and third respectively. There were 13 countries participating in the event that started later than usual. The countries participating were all […]

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Africa: Beware, Turkey is terrorizing Nigerians because of failed coup

THE federal government of Nigeria believes that the Nigerian students recently arrested and detained in Turkey, was vendetta for the Nigeria’s perceived sin. Sola Enikanolaye, an ambassador and permanent secretary, ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the Nigerian students who were arrested in Turkey could have been paying for the refusal of the Nigerian government to shut down some Turkish […]

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African Tourism: Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey suffer Tourism backlash

The world is a scary place… and many countries have become too frightening for tourists. Millions of travelers have been nixing their dreams of visiting places like the pyramids in Egypt and the Tunisian coast due to heightened terrorism concerns. Here are the countries that are among the worst hit: Egypt he prospects for Egypt’s vital tourism industry are looking […]

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Kenya Tourist Arrivals growing at 33% targeting 1.6million this year

By Caroline Njoroge The Kenyan tourism sector is expected to continue its rebound this year with the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) projecting it will grow at a rate of 33 per cent to record 1.6 million tourist arrivals. “We expect the number of arrivals to grow by 400,000 to 1.6 million at the close of the year compared to 1.18 […]

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The Nigeria Economy may shrink to 2014 standards in 4 years time

The promise of Africa’s biggest economy has turned to peril. Companies drawn to Nigeria by the prospect of a population bigger than Germany and Turkey’s combined are retreating; those staying have publicly criticized the president, a military strongman in the 1980s who came back to power via an election last year; and foreign investors are pulling their money out. Share […]

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Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week Attracts 44,000 in 120 Venues on 4 Continents. 8,418 Girls Fly.

120 venues in Africa, America, Europe, and Oceania hosted activities aimed at advancing gender balance in the air and space industry during the 6thannual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, a global aviation awareness week for girls of any age, founded and managed by the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW). 44,000 participated. Share our story:

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Zimbabwe targets and relaxes visa controls for Chinese tourists

The Zimbabwean government on Thursday announced a new visa regime that relaxes visa controls or tourists travelling in groups from China and 36 other countries who can now obtain visa on arrival. The new visa regime comes into force with immediate effect, Zimbabwean immigration officials said. China has been on category C of Zimbabwe’s visa regime, which requires foreign nationals […]

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Turkeys Burgeoning ties with Africa, a common future ?

Turkey’s relationship with the African continent dates back to the ninth century. Over the years, Turkish people always saw their African brothers and sisters as their equals and built bridges on the basis of mutual respect and appreciation. Turkey, unlike colonial powers, has a history in Africa with no dark chapters. We might speak different languages, come from different ethnic […]

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Ghana, Turkey eye $1bn Trade Volume

Turkey and Ghana have indicated commitment to increase bilateral trade  from $500 million to $1 billion. Aydin Nurham, the outgoing Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, disclosed this when he paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s president John Mahama in Accra yesterday. President Mahama on his part indicated that Ghana and Turkey were halfway through in achieving the $1 billion trade portfolio, […]

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