Africa: Angola Online Portal For Tourism Visa Applications Now Open


The immigration authority in Angola has opened the online portal for foreign nationals to submit Tourism Visa applications, following the recent replacement of the Ordinary Visa with the Tourism Visa for business and tourist trips. The online system is expected to streamline the visa application process by removing the need to apply at an Angolan consular post prior to travel. […]

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Africa: Angola Airlines strengthens fleet with six new aircraft

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Angola Airlines, as part of the process of renewing its fleet of aircraft, has acquired six new Dash8-400s, from the Canadian company “De Havilland of Canada Limited”. According to a press release from the national flag company, the announcement was made on the sidelines of the 53rd conference of the Paris International Air Show (Paris Air Show), in the presence […]

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Aviation: Rwanda adds Angola to its growing list of Africa Air Partners

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Following the successful signing of a Bilateral Air Service Agreement with Ghana, Rwanda on Wednesday signed an agreement with Angola, granting both national airlines fifth freedom right to fly at each other’s airports without limitations. According to, Angola’s TAAG Airlines will be free to pick passengers from Rwanda to any destination while RwandAir can as well freely fly to […]

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Africa Indaba: Angola and South African Tourism Ministers moves to strengthen Bilateral Cooperation


Angola and South African governments have taken steps to strengthen and re-enforce bilateral relations between both countries. The Angolan minister of Hotels and Tourism, Angela Bragança, had a discussion with her South African counterpart, Derek Hanekou, in Durban, on ways of reinforcing the bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of training, infrastructure creation and construction of resorts. According to report […]

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While East Africa grows, East Africa eases Up

Central banks across Sub-Saharan Africa tightened in 2015 to cope with a strengthening U.S. dollar and the associated upward pressure on import prices. This year, policy makers in the east are heading the other way. While higher interest rates are adding to the headwinds facing the struggling economies of Angola, Ghana and Nigeria, subsiding inflationary risks have given central banks […]

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Namibia to benefit from Indonesia’s visa-free trial programme

Namibia is among 78 countries set to benefit from Indonesia a 30-day visa-free entry into the Southeast Asian country. In a statement on Friday, the Embassy of Indonesia in Windhoek said the new regulations took effect on March 22, after Indonesian President Joko Widodo signed them into law on March 2. Other African countries to benefit from the gesture are […]

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Utomi: Raised by Books

From becoming one of Nigeria’s top managers in manufacturing before his 33rd birthday, reaching a Presidential Advisory position at 27, earning two Master Degrees and a PhD at 26, plus a professorship and global acknowledgement as a leading scholar in business, political economy and media studies in his 40s, Professor Pat Utomi, at 60, has risen to become, perhaps, Nigeria’s […]

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Air Mauritius seeks to connect Africa with regional operations

News that Air Mauritius is planning to start a regional airline is great for connectivity across the African continent, but at this stage none of it is 100% confirmed, says Regional Manager for the airline Carla Da Silva. Connectivity across Africa could be vastly improved as per the directive of Yamoussoukro Decision for an Open Skies Africa policy, but this […]

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Africa for Africans through travel, trade

By Christopher Farai Charamba Richard Mullin once said: “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa . . . for he has so much to look forward to.” Over the past few years the global perception of Africa has been changing. The Africa rising narrative coupled with the positive growth rates in many […]

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Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week Attracts 44,000 in 120 Venues on 4 Continents. 8,418 Girls Fly.

120 venues in Africa, America, Europe, and Oceania hosted activities aimed at advancing gender balance in the air and space industry during the 6thannual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, a global aviation awareness week for girls of any age, founded and managed by the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW). 44,000 participated. Share our story:

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