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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Aviation: How Africa can dominate its airspace as Tanzania and Rwanda gets new Airplanes

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Tanzania recently acquired two new Bombardier Q 400 planes, bringing joy across the country. Many Tanzanians were of the opinion that this was another opportunity to fly high the wings of Mount Kilimanjaro. A new plane landed at a home airport for the first time and it will be our own, was the feeling. Being married here, I also felt […]

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Aviation: South Africa to Support SAA New Aircraft drive as Aviation grows in Africa

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THE Department of Transport says it is “looking closely” at South African Airways’ (SAA’s) investment in aircraft as it wants African airlines to dominate Africa’s air space. SAA’s procurement of aircraft has been mired in controversy in recent years. In 2105, the Treasury turned down a proposal from the airline’s board to restructure a refleeting transaction with Airbus. The department’s […]

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Tourism: Beyond the symbolism of the African Passport

By AbiyHailu The largest political organization in Africa, the African Union must find a way to do things differently than usual if it has to realize the lofty goals of Agenda 2063. It has to come up with new ideas that can transform the continent and realize continental integration. In fact, according to the AU, ‘Agenda 2063’ is an approach […]

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