Africa: “If I go back home it wont be good for South Africa” says Nigerian who suffered Xenophobic attack

“If I go back home it wont be good for South Africa” says Nigerian who suffered Xenophobic attack Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has warned South Africans against further attacks on Nigerians. “There was a standoff between 100 protestors and 100 or so mostly Somali nationals who had come out on to the streets,  saying they would defend themselves, […]

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Africa: Morocco defies geo-political divide, seeks to join ECOWAS

Morocco defies geo-political divide, seeks to join ECOWAS The Kingdom of Morocco, in what is seen as a historic move that defied geopolitical membership of regional groups, has officially requested to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as a full member. The North African country, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, on Friday, issued a statement on […]

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UNWTO election: St Ange of Seychelles accused of Badmouthing Mugabe and Mzembi

St Ange of Seychelles accused of Badmouthing Mugabe and Mzembi Mr St Ange’s remarks in an interview recently with the Voice of America, which beams into Zimbabwe illegally painted a picture that President Mugabe, during his tenure as the African Union chairperson, arm-twisted the continental body to support his countryman. In the interview Mr St Ange said, “When President Mugabe […]

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Africa: AU lacks quality leaders like Mbeki and Obasanjo to drive it

AU lacks quality leaders like Mbeki and Obasanjo to drive it The African Union lacks new Mbekis, Obasanjos and Bouteflikas to drive it, analyst Sibusiso Nkomo from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation has said. “The AU is far from its vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa that is a dynamic force in the global arena,” he said […]

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Africa: How Language and fear cost Kenya AU chair

How Language and fear cost Kenya AU chair “Is my lipstick okay?” Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed whispers to a protocol officer before the cameras are trained on her; focused so tight her every pore visible. It’s a question asked more out of the necessity to display strength and put on a brave face in the face of […]

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Tourism: Racism is behind the candidacy of St. Ange for UNWTO says Mzembi of Zimbabwe

Racism is behind the candidacy of St. Ange for UNWTO says Mzembi of Zimbabwe A bloc of Western countries is sponsoring a Seychelles candidate to rival Zimbabwe’s Dr Walter Mzembi and split the African vote ahead of elections to choose the new secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, it has emerged. Dr Mzembi, who is also the […]

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Africa: East and West Africans want Borderless Africa but North Africans don’t- Study

East and West Africans want Borderless Africa but North Africans don’t- Study If Africa’s 1.26 billion people share a dream, beyond peace and progress on the continent, it would be the ability to move freely across its borders. The one thing a refugee traveling by foot might share with rich businessman flying first class is that both are likely to […]

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Africa: Kenya’s African Union Candidate Promises Visa-Free Travel Across Africa

Kenya’s African Union Candidate Promises Visa-Free Travel Across Africa Kenya’s Foreign Affairs secretary Amina Mohammed and the country’s candidate to the African Union Commission Chairperson position has pledged to abolish travel visa in Africa, reports the Business Daily. “We need to remove bottlenecks such as visas,” said Ms. Mohammed, adding that she would push for free movement of goods and […]

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AU: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma wants Visa on arrival for all Africans

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma wants Visa on arrival for all Africans By Friday Nwosu After the recommendation by TheTeamAfrica (TTA), Pan African Travel Association for the implementation of a visa on arrival for all Africans, it seems the African Union (AU) has taken the advice and has urged all member States to introduce a 30-day visa on arrival policy for all citizens […]

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Tourism:Convention Bureaus Drive Growth in Africa

Convention Bureaus Drive Growth in Africa Bryan Ralph The convention bureau trend is gaining momentum in Africa. One of the key figures in this development is Rick Taylor, a well-known name in the global meetings and event industry. Rick was the strategic architect of the Cape Town Convention Bureau and headed the South African National Convention Bureau. He is CEO of the […]

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