Africa: Akwaaba helps Grow Air Arrival For Gambia By 39%

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West Africa’s biggest tourism expo, Akwaaba, African Travel Market has continued to be a melting point for tourism destination marketers, as new figures released by the Gambian Tourism Board revealed that air arrival from Nigeria increased by 39 per cent compared with previous years. Adama Njie, Director of Marketing, Gambia, affirmed that African Travel Market (AFTM) popularly known as Akwaaba, […]

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Africa: First Female Aircraft Marshal Awarded “Most Inspiring Woman in Aviation”

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Felicia positions herself at the Airside of the airport and waves her pair of bats during the day or wangs at night to signal pilots to park. This, she does, in her reflective jacket, safety boot and ear defenders to marshal aircrafts to the bay. That is the work of the passionate Ms Felicia Edem Attipoe, an Aircraft Marshaller at […]

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Tourism: Discover the Pearl of Africa At Akwaaba As Uganda Showcase Top Tourist Attractions

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Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) in collaboration with Ugandan Tour Operators will be presenting the country’s top tourist attractions to Nigerian travel agencies and travelers at the 15th Akwaaba, African Travel Market 2019. The country with a rich cultural and historical African heritage has lined up tourism experts from the tourism board and tour operators to expose more of the tourism […]

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Africa: Air Namibia appoints Escher Luanda as chairperson

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Air Namibia has appointed Escher Luanda as the chairperson of Air Namibia board of directors recently. On September 5, Air Namibia has announced the resignations of the chairperson Dee Sauls- Deckenbrock and vice-chairperson Nangula Kauluma from its board of directors. Luanda is a seasoned governance and ethics practitioner. He holds a B.Juris as well as an LLB degree, a postgraduate […]

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News: Malawi decries cross-border trade woes over SA xenophobic violence

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South Africa’s xenophobic violence has negatively affected trading activities between Malawi and her more developed neighbour South Africa, an official confirmed in Lilongwe on Monday.Land-locked Malawi imports 60 percent of its goods from South Africa annually. According to Trade, Industry and Tourism Ministry spokesperson Meyaso Msokera, the deadly violence has led to fears that the bilateral trade between Lilongwe and […]

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Africa: Remembering President Jawara

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Sadness fell upon me late August when I heard of the death of Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, former President of The Gambia. The Daily Observer’s article breaking the news in Liberia and narrating the recollections of Kenneth Y. Best refreshed my memory of this soft-spoken man who made invaluable contributions to the peace process in Liberia and whose standard of […]

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News: Living together peacefully and unleashing the potentials of Africa

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Africa’s population – a continent that is home to 54 countries – is about 1.3 billion people and Black Africans constitute about 80% of the population. Frequently described as the world’s poorest continent, financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank are keen to see Africa rise and unleash its potentials in the age of […]

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Africa: We Must All Embrace Nationalism- Onyema

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The Chairman/CEO of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema, in this interview, said the decision to deploy his aircraft to evacuate Nigerians in South Africa was driven by nationalism. He spoke to journalists when the first batch of returnees. Chinedu Eze who was there brings the excerpts: What prompted Air Peace to undertake the voluntary evacuation of Nigerians free of charge? […]

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Xenophobia: President Ramaphosa’s Special Envoy arrives Abuja

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Following the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa, the Special Envoy of President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has arrived Nigeria. The envoy, according to the Acting South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, will deliver a special message to President Buhari. “The SA (South Africa) special envoy has arrived and will meet with Mr […]

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Aviation: Making African Airlines Competitive

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Despite the introduction and ratification of the Single African Air Transport Market in January 2018, African airlines are yet to take advantage of the treaty, writes Chinedu Eze. For over 20 years, international carriers from Europe and Asia have dominated the Africa airspace. It started when national carriers in Africa began to die. Such carriers like the Nigeria Airways, Air […]

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