Africa: “An inspirational story”: Rwanda’s Travel & Tourism economy up 14% in 2018

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The Travel & Tourism economy of Rwanda grew by 13.8% last year – one of the fastest rates in the world, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector released today. In 2018, Travel & Tourism contributed RWF1.3 trillion (US$1.4 billion) to the country’s economy, an increase […]

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Aviation: Boeing’s woes fuel Washington’s fears of the age of the made-in-China plane

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Boeing’s crisis over the global grounding of its 737 MAX 8 jet, following plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia , has set the scene for the next dreadful twist of the United States’ trade war with China, and worsened the almost-existential threat Washington feels from Beijing’s “Made in China 2025” strategy. At a point when the dispute over Chinese tech […]

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News: At Havana’s Diaspora Sol Conference, Bridges Built Between Black Americans and Afro-Cubans

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Last month’s Diaspora Sol conference brought together artists and activists of African descent living in the United States and Cuba to discuss race, racism, empowerment and building solidarity. With panels on activism, natural hair and organizing, as well as three hip-hop concertsfeaturing Black Cuban and American artists, Diaspora Sol was the first event of its kind in recent years. The […]

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Africa: President of Ghana signs Civil Aviation Bill into Law Preparatory for Category One Classification

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President Nana Addo has assented to the Ghana Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill to become Act 985 (2019). The Amendment of the Ghana Civil Aviation Act 906 (2016) is to address the various deficiencies raised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) with respect to the Aviation sector. The New Act thus empowers GCAA to continue with the provision of Air […]

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Africa: Tasila Strikes Mentorship Deal with Nigeria’s D’Banji

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President Edgar Lungu’s daughter, Tasila, has struck a partnership with top Nigerian artiste D’banji to collaborate with some Zambian youths. Tasila, the Nkoloma Ward 1 councillor, said she had a fruitful meeting with the top Nigerian artiste who has agreed to mentor some Zambian artistes. “My team with D’Banji and his team just had a meeting to discuss possible collaboration […]

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News: Africa Can Achieve Economic Independence Through Tourism – Abeiku Santana

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Ace broadcaster and Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) of Kaya Tours, Gilbert Aggrey, affectionately called Abeiku Santana has called on African leaders to use tourism as a means to achieve economic freedom for the continent. According to him, tourism is a socio-economic activity which generates a lot of revenue and has the tendency to liberate the continent financially, to fulfil the […]

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Africa: Former employees skeptical on success of revived Uganda Airlines

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Former employees of the Uganda Airlines have warned that the airline will not survive if factors that led to its collapse and cancellation of its Air Operating Certificate are not addressed before its relaunch this year. Several Ugandan former employees are still skeptical about the planned revival of Uganda Airlines, and its impact on the aviation industry in the region. […]

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