Terrorism: Airline operators worry over unnecessary checks for Mogadishu-Nairobi flights

Airline operators worry over unnecessary checks for Mogadishu-Nairobi flights There are no plans to withdraw mandatory security checks on all aircrafts from Mogadishu to Nairobi, a top government official has said. This is despite criticism from airline operators flying between the two cities, who termed the checks as unnecessary. Currently, all flights leaving the Somalia capital for Kenya must stop […]

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Tourism: Tourists flock to Somalia to see War Ruins

By Abdi Latif Dahir For a trip to the Puntland region in northeastern Somalia, Christian Matzenauer didn’t know what to expect. After traveling from Dusseldorf, Germany to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia he flew to the Somali city of Bosaso in January, drove along the coast to the towns of Alula and Bareeda, before finally arriving at Tohen. There, at the […]

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Africa: Why Somalia banned Kenya’s Miraa (Khat) Planes

Somalia temporarily banned Kenya’s miraa planes from its airspace after intelligence reports that al Shabaab terrorists were likely to attack its busiest airport. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) conference is set to take place in the capital Mogadishu next Saturday. Heads of State and Foreign Affairs ministers from member countries are expected to attend the meeting, ranked highly among […]

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Kenya’s tourism indices dips despite Obama, Pope’s visit.

Despite the visit of the United States President, Barak Obama and Pope Francis, last 2015, Kenya’s tourism industry is still struggling to attract tourists to the country. With the visit of the two prominent leaders, the east African country failed to jumpstart the number of tourists choosing Kenya as a destination and tourism numbers are likely to remain subdued in […]

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Kenyan Terror survivor marries Soldier who saved her 4months after

A former Garissa University student married a soldier who came to her rescue during the Al Shabaab attack on the campus that killed 148 people. 21-year-old Maureen Mayengo had been hidding in a closet for 12 hours when a contigent of the Kenya Defence Forces troops found her. Among the soldiers was 25-year-old Ivan Okello based at Lanet, who married […]

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40 Years After Entebbe, Israeli PM Is visiting Africa: Bibi Plans First Official Tour

Defeating Islamist extremism is the Israel-Africa bond, says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who plans this year to visit Uganda, Kenya and possibly other African countries on the first official visit by a sitting Israeli head of state since 1987. He plans to time his visit around the 40th anniversary of the Entebbe raid, a counter-terror, hostage-rescue mission that took […]

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Trading with Africa is working for South Africa, Kenya and Uganda

LAST year, to much fanfare, 26 African nations signed off on a free-trade ‘super bloc’ that seeks to improve the absurdly low levels of intra-regional trade on the continent, at the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. In the same city at the Africa 2016 Forum last weekend, African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina painted a picture of just […]

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How Africa May look like in 2020

THERE are many economic, demographic, and technology changes that, after a bit more pain, are set to make Africa richer over the next five years. History teaches us though that there is one thing that can bring all hope tumbling down – politics. In the first part of this article Mail & Guardian Africa looked at how the departure of two long-ruling strongmen, Angola’s […]

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UK tourists more sensitive to travel warnings than Americans

By DOROTHY OTIENO Despite the United Kingdom issuing fewer travel advisories than the US in the last five years, visits to Kenya by British tourists have fallen faster than visits from Americans, an investigation by Nation Newsplex reveals. While it is frequently stated that international visitors intending to come to Kenya get discouraged by travel advisories concerning Kenya or parts […]

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How CIA goofed in its predictions about

By Editorial_Staff AFRICANGLOBE – Every five years, the CIA’s National Intelligence Council meets government officials, scholars, business people and civil society representatives from all around the world, to get a feel of the trends likely to shape the world over the next 15 years. The Global Trends Report 2015, that envisions the world today, was published in 2000. In 2005, another […]

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