African: Airbus 320neo New orders from Air Cote D’Ivoire

At the opening of the Farnborough Air Show, held in the United Kingdom from July 11th to 17th, Air Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast’s national airline based in Abidjan, signed a firm order for the purchase of an additional A320neo to complete its fleet. Air Côte d’Ivoire already distinguished itself in the spring by becoming the first African airline to order […]

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Africa, where even Dangote needs a Visa to visit

Americans and the west find it much easier to travel around the continent; not so if you are an African. ALIKO DANGOTE could be forgiven for hoping that his status as one of the continent’s more recognisable faces could buy him some extra minutes to locate a missing passport, but an anecdote he narrated recently in Ivory Coast suggests that […]

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AfDB Launches First Africa Visa Openness Index

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By chike onwuegbuchi The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the first Africa Visa Openness Index, which shows how Africa remains largely closed off to African travellers. On average Africans need visas to travel to 55% of other African countries, can get visas on arrival in only 25% of other countries and don’t need a visa to travel to just […]

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U.S. Restricts Unofficial Military Travel To Ghana, 4 Other W. African Countries

By Dana Sanchez The Pentagon is stepping up vigilance in West Africa after 19 people died Sunday in an al Qaeda-claimed attack at Grand Bassam, an Ivory Coast beach resort. U.S. military personnel are restricted from traveling to five West African countries following recent militant attacks in the region, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday, according to a Reuters report. The […]

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Nigerian Navy in the first successful rescue of a hijacked ship by an Africa country

It was supposed to be a U.S.-led naval training maneuver off the coast of West Africa when real-life drama intervened, with pirates taking over an oil tanker and turning the exercise into a rescue mission. Navies from the United States, Ghana, Togo and Nigeria tracked the hijacked tanker through waters off five countries before Nigerian naval forces stormed aboard on […]

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Arik Air increases frequency on Lagos-Dakar, Lagos-Banjul routes

Arik Air on Tuesday announced an increase in its frequency on the Lagos-Dakar (Senegal) route to a daily service, up from six weekly flights. This was contained in a statement signed by the Communications Manager of the airline, Mr Adebanji Ola, a copy of which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. According to the statement, […]

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