News: These three Asian countries rank at the tops on the World’s Most Powerful Passports 2019

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In 2015, both the UK and US passports got ranked at numbers one and two. Now, as you can see, both countries have dropped outside the top five! Love to travel? For most travelers, several factors come into play before the opportunity to travel can be considered. Sometimes your passport can be a reason as to why you cannot visit […]

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News: Asian cities are now outranking European and American cities on tourist arrivals

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Asian cities had outnumbered their counterparts in Europe and America in terms of international tourist arrivals in 2017, according to leading data and analytics company a. Asia was represented by seven cities—Bangkok, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen—while Europe, Middle East and America were limited to one city each—with London, Dubai and New York City respectively. Depreciation […]

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Gulf, China Airlines set to take over aviation in Africa

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Africa is tipped to be one of aviation’s hot spots over the next 10-20 years. Growth rates are already strong, as increasing numbers of countries on the continent expand economically and develop a middle class. According to tourismobserverblogspot.com, commercial aviation in Africa is still constrained by a combination of poor infrastructure, restrictive visa regimes and protectionism. Which makes it difficult […]

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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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East Africans may have up to a quarter of Asian and European DNA, says report

People in East Africa have far more Eurasian ancestry than previously thought, owing up to a quarter of their DNA to ancient Asians and Europeans who migrated into the region, according to a study that could reshape the way we interpret human history. The first-ever DNA sequencing of the skull of an ancient African – the 4,500-year old ‘Mota man’ […]

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