Africa: Kenya Airlines Protest against Ethiopian Airlines as Civil Aviation Grants ET permit

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Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is on the spot for issuing permit to Ethiopian Airways to operate cargo flights between Nairobi and Europe even after the objection from Kenya Airways and other local freight airlines. Last month, KCAA granted Ethiopian Airlines permission to operate 15 ad-hoc cargo flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Europe, which is a peak […]

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News: The Color of Wealth in Miami: Highlights From William Darity’s New Report On Racial Inequality

To understand how wealth inequality persists, it’s important to study disparities in and across ethnic groups and compare them, says economist William A. “Sandy” Darity. There’s just one problem: there’s not a much data. A leading U.S. economist and expert in wealth inequality, Darity is a professor of public policy, African and African American studies and economics at Duke University. […]

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News: Here’s The State Of African-American Media Today — And Steps To Take Going Forward

“It’s important that we stop thinking of ethnic media as a ‘nice to have,’ as something on the side. It’s a must-have,” Glenn Burkins of Q City Metro, a Charlotte-based African-American news website, said at the Knight Media Forum earlier this week. Discussions about how to better amplify and support diverse media are still a core part of the future […]

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Africa: Anambra’s PPP giant rice mill kicks off with 120,000mt annual production target

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Anambra state is now counting the gains associated with the resuscitation and expansion of a moribund rice mill, under the Public Private Partnership, PPP venture. The mill was established in the state by the Federal Government as a federal project at Umumbo community in Ayamelum Local Government Area of the state, as far back as 1997. Formerly known as Omor […]

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News: How the Akinwumi Adesina-led AfDB is changing the face of Africa and providing answers to the continent’s development needs

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) is proving to be the answer to the continent’s development needs. Led by Nigeria’s former Agriculture Minister, Akinwumi Adesina, the development bank has changed lives and made difference with about 370 transformative projects valued at $11.3 billion in the last seven years. In 2018, AfDB approved 65 projects for 15 countries valued at $2.8 billion. […]

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Tourism: Nigeria, African losing billions of dollars to illegal Wildlife exploitation

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Nigeria joined the global community to mark the World Wildlife Day on Sunday with the theme, ‘Life Below Water: For People and Planet’. The minister of Environment, Hassan Suleiman Zarma, at an event to mark the day in Abuja on Monday, called for more action from Nigerians and other stakeholders to preserve and protect oceans, seas and marines and the […]

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News: Here are the most visited countries on the continent

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United Nations World Tourism Organisation reports that international tourist arrivals in Africa are estimated to have increase by 9% in 2018. Here we highlight the top 5 countries that have drawn the highest number of tourists in recent years. While most of the numbers come from North Africa, countries in sub-Saharan Africa such as Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana have seen […]

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Tourism: A record number of South Africans have applied for a second passport – here’s where they’re going

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There has been a large increase in South Africans applying for a secondary passport. Speaking to BusinessTech, residence and citizenship planning firm, Henley & Partners, said that it had seen a 125% increase in the number of enquiries received in the second half of 2018 compared to the same period last year. This was underpinned by a record number of […]

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