News: 33 African countries are more peaceful than the United States according to the 2019 Global Peace Index rankings

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According to the 2019 Global Peace Index rankings, 33 African countries are more peaceful than the United States. Media bias against Africa Africa is often depicted in the media as a conflict-ridden continent. The media loves news that shows depressing stories and just misery towards the continent. This media depiction of Africa by journalists satisfies the schadenfreude urge of their […]

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Tourism: These are the most visited countries in Africa

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Africa nations attracted 67 million international tourists in 2018, according to data from the World Tourism Organization (UNTWO). That’s a 7 percent increase amounting to 4 million visits more than the previous year, significantly higher than the 4.3 percent growth over the past decade. With more travellers turning their attention to Africa, tourism numbers are set to increase even further. […]

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Tourism: SA places a lowly 6th on best wildlife countries to visit in Africa

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Botswana and Tanzania beat South Africa hands down for wildlife safari tourism. This is according to a study by SafariBookings.com of more than 4,000 reviews written by tourists and Africa safari experts. Botswana has been crowned Africa’s best safari country for the second year in a row. “The diversity and concentration of wildlife in Botswana is found in few other […]

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Tourism: E. Africa rides high in 2019 Africa visa openness survey

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As African countries continue to open their borders to allow free movement of people across the continent, the East African region emerged top in visa openness among all regions. The 2019 Visa openness report, published by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Union (AU), indicates that reciprocity of visa openness in East Africa is 60 per cent, behind […]

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Aviation: Africa World Airlines will be West Africa’s leading carrier

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Africa World is fully about being profitable,” said Sean Mendis, COO Africa World. Mendis and Richard Kyereh, Head of Commercial, met up with James Pearson, anna.aero’s Chief Analyst, in London. “We have been profitable for four years,” added Mendis. The airline is privately owned and carries about 560,000 passengers. Africa World’s West Africa ambition “We will be the number-one regional […]

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News: China wants state media to peddle its “soft power” in Africa, but tech platforms are a better bet

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China’s increasing state-backed media presence in Africa has stoked fears among Western observers. But current evidence shows the plan to increase Chinese soft power through official outlets who portray the Asian giant in a positive light has had limited impact. Instead, it is Africa’s rapidly evolving landscape of digital technology that offers Chinese media influence the most room for growth. […]

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News: South Africa Tourism Host Five-city West African Roadshow

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In order to strengthen relationships with travel agents and tour operators, to boost West African arrivals to South Africa as part of the 2019 marketing strategy, South Africa Tourism recently organized a five-city roadshow in Kumasi, Accra, Port-Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos all in the West African region. Activities kicked off in Kumasi, the event saw a total of 53 Delegates […]

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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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