News: African integration a necessity for continent’s development

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Integration is a necessity for the development of Africa, the acting head of the African Union’s private sector development, investment and resource mobilisation, Islam Swaleh, has said. Speaking to senior journalists at media awareness workshop on Africa industrialisation frameworks hosted by the AU Commission’s Trade and Industry in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last week, Swaleh said in recent years, many actions […]

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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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News: No artiste should go to South Africa until they come to their senses –Kunle Afolayan

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Nollywood actor and producer, Kunle Afolayan, has cancelled his planned visit to Durban, South Africa. He was scheduled to visit the country along with some other partners on a fun tour. The Nollywood actor said that he cancelled his visit because of the current Xenophobic attacks on foreigners. Afolayan, while speaking in a video he made to apologise for the […]

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Aviation: New call to cut air travel costs across East Africa

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In the event of intensified competition in the air transportation business in East Africa’s airspace, aviation experts and other stakeholders say the time could be ripe for localising flights across the region. Generally, domestication of flights in this context means that a flight from any of the six-member nations of the East African Community (EAC) would not be considered as […]

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News: #VisaFreeAfrica Initiative Announces Winners of 55 Voices for Africa Competition

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With over 185 entries from over 33 countries, Shareefa Youshna Jewan from Mauritius emerged as the winner of the 55 Voices for Africa (55Voices4Africa) writing competition conducted under the #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA) initiative. She is closely followed by Priscilla Takondwa Semphere and Olewuenyi Chioma Catherine as the first and second runners up. The 55Voices4Africa competition invited youth from across Africa to […]

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Tourism: Millions of people choose Africa as their vacation destination yearly – Why?

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More than 1.3 billion tourists are on the move right now, it’s the world’s highest growth in international tourism. And the World Tourism Organisation states that Africa is the continent with the highest growth compared with the other areas of the world. Statistics show that tourism boosted with around 8,6%. This means that the continent seen around 63 million tourists […]

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News: How American Companies can understand the African Market as African immigrants generates over $40billion annually

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Bringing Africa Into the Fold We talk about the United Kingdom. We talk about Canada. We talk about Singapore, Sweden, Australia, and Germany. In fact, when it comes to international expansion, there’s a buzz in just about every corner of the globe, but we rarely discuss the exciting progress taking place in several countries that make up the African continent. […]

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Aviation: With 2616 flights a year (Ethiopian Airlines controlling 50%)China- Africa flights have seen a 630% increase in 10 years

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Massive Chinese investment pouring into Africa has led to the rapid expansion of air traffic between the east Asian country and the continent. There are currently eight direct flights operating on an average day between China and African nations. That is a huge increase from less than a decade ago when airlines averaged less than one flight a day. At […]

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Aviation: Selected National Carriers round the World and why Africa has failed to build Success stories

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Governments from Kenya to South Africa are struggling to turn around loss-making state-owned airlines through restructuring or by bringing on board private partners. Ethiopian Airlines has bucked the trend, providing a model that Kenya hopes to emulate by renationalising its flag carrier. Following is a summary of the financial position of major African airlines and selected nationalised carriers globally: AIR […]

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Aviation: ‘Africa is an enigma’, The challenges the continent poses for UAE carriers

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Africa is an important market for Gulf airlines, but they face some security, safety and infrastructure challenges. Earlier this month, a delegation from the Arab Civil Aviation Organisation (ACAO) met with their African counterparts from the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) during a meeting in Abu Dhabi. The gathering was attended by Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the UAE […]

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