News: Who is the new Minister of Tourism in South Africa, Nkhensani Kubayi-Nguban?

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has named Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane as the new minister of tourism to replace Derek Hanekom. Until her appointment, Ms Mmamoloko “Nkhensani” Kubayi-Ngubane was the Minister of Science and Technology from 27 February 2018. She was the Minister of Communications from 17 October 2017 to 26 February 2018. She is a Member of Parliament of the African […]

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Tourism: African countries target tourists from the UAE

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Dubai is no doubt one of the world’s top tourism destinations, a city of luxury and culture. But how are African countries strategizing to entice the Emiratis to also explore their tourism havens? The United Arab Emirates experience a surge in temperatures between May and October, soaring to over 40°C. The heat and humidity drive the residents in search of […]

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News: Ethiopian Airlines Academy, bridging manpower gap in African Aviation

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently projected that the African continent will become one of the fastest-growing aviation regions within the next 20 years, with an average annual expansion rate of almost 5%. With the attendant growth in the aviation industry in the continent, the demand for more skilled aviation professionals will surge requiring about 29,000 pilots to operate […]

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News: African Union wants more Countries to sign the Aviation Open Skies SAATM agreement

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Three countries have signed the Single African Air Transport Market committing to end barriers to air transport. However, 14 more countries including Kenya are yet to sign the Single African Air Transport Market agreement that seeks to liberalize the continent’s airspace. The African Union Director of Air Transport Ngoe Ndoh says the 14 members who are yet to sign the […]

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Tourism: At this St. Lucian festival, Creoles celebrate age-old African culture that survived slavery and colonisation

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Known as the only country in the world to be named after a historical female figure, St Lucia’s population is about 90 per cent African and mixed African with the rest of the 10 per cent being of British, West Indian and French origin. Like many other Islands in the Caribbean, the island had many enslaved Africans working in harsh […]

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Aviation: Creating Wider Market for African Airlines

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Last week at the 14th Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos, aviation experts x-rayed the opportunities offered by the Single African Air Transport Market for Nigerian and other African airlines in the continent. Chinedu Eze writes that Nigerian carriers can take advantage of open sky for Africa to explore more routes in the region. Aviation and tourism practitioners last week […]

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News: 5 Young African Millionaires To Watch

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Meet 5 remarkable African entrepreneurs, all aged 45 and under, who have built 8 and 9-figure fortunes. Mohammed Hamid, Ugandan One of Uganda’s most successful young entrepreneurs, Mohammed Hamid, 42, is the founder of the Aya Group, a $650 million (annual revenues) conglomerate with interests in mining, milling, food manufacturing, commodity trading, transportation, agriculture, biscuits manufacturing, bakeries, and luxury real […]

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News: Study Shows African Migrants are Better Educated Than US Citizens

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I’ll never forget my sister’s experience in undergrad with a Nigerian classmate that she says had an attitude with her since she stepped foot inside their medical ethics class. My sister would come home saying the classmate often threw labels at her and her friend like “ghetto” and “entitled” and my sister could never quite understand the aggression that came […]

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Africa: IATA outlines the benefits of African Aviation Open Sky in New document

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Amidst call by Nigerian airline operators to the federal government not to follow through with the implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has outlined the benefits of the new document to the aviation industry in Africa and to the continent. The African Union formally established and launched the Single African Air […]

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Aviation: Board members query African Dev. Bank loan of $296 million to Air Cote d’Ivoire to purchase Airbus A320

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The African Development Bank is expected on Wednesday to decide the fate of a $296 million financing package for Ivory Coast national airline Air Cote d‘Ivoire’s purchase of five new Airbus A320s, a bank document seen by Reuters showed. While the Abidjan, Ivory Coast-based lender has participated in loan packages to commercial airlines in the past, some board members have […]

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