Tourism: Africa Showcase 2019 event includes Toronto date

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The Africa Showcase, the largest travel trade show in U.S. and Canada that focuses exclusively on promoting tourism to Africa, is coming to Toronto this fall. A Toronto show will take place Sept. 3, kicking off a schedule that includes three U.S. cities as well (Stamfort, CT on Sept. 5; Ft. Lauderdale on Sept. 9 and Denver on Sept. 11). […]

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News: Consulate to protests the death of over 130 Nigerians in South Africa in the last one year

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The Consul-General of the Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg, Mr Godwin Adama, says the mission is to protest killings and high-handedness of the South African police against Nigerians. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the planned protest follows the recurring killing of Nigerians resident in the former apartheid enclave, where some 130 Nigerians were murdered in 30 months up […]

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News: London teens sent to Africa to escape knife crime

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Hundreds of British teenagers are being sent by their parents to East Africa to avoid knife crime in the UK, representatives of the Somali community say. Why are they taking this drastic choice? “In those few years I was doing my A-levels it was tough. Just seeing people being dropped every other day, being stabbed,” Yusuf tells the Victoria Derbyshire […]

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Aviation: Africa World Airlines will fly ten times to Abuja effective 11th June

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Africa World Airlines will now fly 10 times per week each way between Accra and Abuja, starting from 11th June 2019. They will operate daily at 9:40am from Accra and 1:10pm from Abuja, as well as a new evening departure from Accra on Tue/Fri/Sun at 640pm, and from Abuja on Mon/Wed/Sat at 8am. The airline also have flight operations to […]

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Aviation: Are these the Top10 African Airlines by fleet size?

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In recent years, African governments led by the Ethiopian government have allocated millions of dollars to purchase new and modern airplanes as they move to become the leader in the African aviation space. Africa currently has 690 aircraft which makes up 4.4% of the total global fleet, according to the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) annual report, 2018. AFRAA airlines in […]

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Africa: Adetunji, At The Forefront Of Promoting Africa Industrial Legacy

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Hon. Ambassador Tunde Adetunji, no doubt, has remained at the forefront of promoting African industrial growth, and has on that note been seen as a lone voice that has been making countries that made up the continent proud. Recently, Africa Heritage Foundation which he founded made the city of Atlanta/Marietta and Africa proud again at the United nations SDG7 Conference […]

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Aviation: South African Airways Nears Debt Rollover Agreement of $642 million With Lenders

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South African Airways is moving closer to an agreement with lenders to extend 9.2 billion rand ($642 million) of debt, a deal that would buy the unprofitable state airline more time to restore its battered finances. An agreement has been reached “in principle” to roll over the borrowings, “but of course there are certain conditions that need to come through,” […]

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News: Top 20 Richest Countries In Africa – IMF & World Bank Latest Data

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Africa is the second largest continent and the one with the highest number of countries in the world. Let’s take a look at the richest countries in Africa according to their GDP. The GDP figures are that of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook as of the fourth (4th) quarter of 2018 and projections made by World Bank […]

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Aviation: Better air links needed to unlock Africa’s potential – Wesgro CEO

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Better air connectivity within Africa is vital to unlock the continent’s economic potential, according to Tim Harris, CEO of the Western Cape’s investment and trade promotion agency Wesgro. Harris was one of the opening speakers at the 4th AviaDev aviation development conference in Cape Town. “Last year this time Cape Town was in a drought, and tourism growth took a […]

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Tourism: Marriott sees Strong growth in Africa with South Africa and Egypt leading

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Despite a challenging economic climate and a looming general election, major global entities in the hospitality industry still see South Africa as a big market with strong investment opportunities. Arne Sorenson, chief executive officer of Marriott International, the US multi-national hospitality giant which recently launched its first AC brand hotel in Cape Town said there were quite a number of […]

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