Africa: Nigeria leads South Africa, others in online shopping

Nigeria leads South Africa, others in online shopping A recent survey has shown that Nigerians shop more online than other sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. According to GeoPoll, which conducted the survey on five African countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya and Ghana, said though there have been significant growth in online shopping on the continent, but SSA still don’t […]

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Aviation: Uganda Leading Africa in Liberalising Airspace

Uganda Leading Africa in Liberalising Airspace Uganda has been commended for implementing liberal aviation policies and asked the country to spear head processes for other African countries to fully open up their airspace. Speaking at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) silver jubilee stakeholders’ dinner at Kampala Serena Hotel last week, African Airlines Association secretary general, Mr Elijah Chingosho, said it […]

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AU: Algeria responds to Morocco Charm offensive by Hosting Africa

Kenya is lobbying to have African countries adopt a border-less continent in a bid to foster inter-Africa trade development in the region. Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed said in a press statement, having friendly policies on African borderlines would increase movement of people and goods, thereby improve economic growth among the concerned nations. “We must deepen our own integration and […]

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AU Membership: Why Africa must stop taking insults from Morocco

Cooperation between Africa and the Arab countries falls within an inter-continental partnership framework. The Fourth Afro-Arab Summit was held on Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in Africa. The foundations of the summit were laid in 1977 when the first summit took place in Cairo, Egypt. In March 1977, a political declaration detailing the modalities for cooperation was […]

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Africa: 40,000 Nigerians visited India in 2015 mostly for medical tourism

Nagged by a sharp back pain three years ago, Abidemi Ogbonna from Lagos, Nigeria, decided to visit a nearby hospital called Apollo. Thinking it was just a minor problem, she was shocked when her physician informed her that she urgently needed a kidney transplant. The procedure could not be performed locally, her doctor told her. Flying to India was her […]

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Aviation: 51 Chinese made aircraft fly in 15 African Countries as China pledges more

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China plans to train at least 500 aviation personnel from Africa annually as part of efforts to boost the continent’s fast-growing aviation sector. Shu Limei, the commercial councilor for Asia and Africa in Guangdong Province made the pledge at the China-Africa Aviation Forum held in China’s Zhuhai City. “We will help Africa to deal with challenges such as backward infrastructure […]

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African Trade: China battles Japan for investment in Africa

China-Africa trade in 2015 amounted to about $180 billion, which was nearly 7.5 times more than Japan-Africa trade. If these numbers grow because of the “race to Africa,” Africa will benefit. The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) was hosted in Nairobi, Kenya in August. There is some strong symbolism in its presence in Kenya, as it was […]

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BA, KTB, TBI reward participants At Akwaaba

By Friday Nwosu British Airways, one of the world’s most recognised aviation brand, Kenya Tourism Board and Tour Brokers International have rewarded participants at the 12th Akwaaba Travel and Tourism Conference with various prizes for participating at the annual event. The event which had 15 participating countries with over 2,000 visitors in attendance came to a close with eight people […]

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Tourism: How to unlock huge tourism potentials in Africa

by Memory Dube Tuesday, September 27, 2016 marks World Tourism Day, organized by the World Tourism Organization which is a special United Nations agency dedicated to the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. World Tourism Day 2016 was celebrated under the theme, “Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility”. The theme for this year could not have been more […]

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Tourism: What do tourists to Africa Want? An easy Visa Process

South Africa, Ghana and Senegal rake in cash from their tourism industries, but not Africa’s second-largest economy, Nigeria. A report released this week suggests tourists may pick where to visit based on how easily they can get visas. Ghana and Nigeria are often seen as sister countries in West Africa. But one way their diverge is in their success at […]

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