Aviation: More Air connectivity will reduce cost of doing business in Africa.

By Friday Nwosu The Director in charge of Benin Air Transport Regulation Civil Aviation, Nathalie Houndeton, has called for more efforts at integrating the continent’s airspace to facilitate trade and movements of persons in Africa. She made the call during the official launch of RwandAir’s flights to Cotonou in Benin on Friday. According to her, the need to improve the […]

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Africa: Tourism Investment in Africa will stem immigration flows-Mzembi tells Italian Minister

“Invest in the development of the tourism industry in Africa, and the current flow of economic migrants from the continent to Europe will become more manageable and, eventually, cease to pose the kind of challenges it does today.” These were the words of Zimbabwean Tourism and Hospitality Minister, Dr. Walter Mzembi, when he met with Dr. Dorina Bianchi, Italian Undersecretary […]

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Africa: Visa on Arrival grew Rwanda arrivals by 22% and 50% for trade with East Africa

The image of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Chadian President Idriss Déby proudly holding the first two copies of the newly launched pan-African passport at the African Union (AU) summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali this month marked the type of historic moment rarely seen at such gatherings, where outcomes are often measured in declarations or resolutions. With the launch […]

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Africa: IATA wonders why Aviation Fuel in Africa is twice the global price,

International Air Transport Association, IATA, vice president, Africa, Raphael Kuuchi said Nigerian government and indeed their counterparts in Africa are killing aviation industry with the very high cost of aviation fuel, otherwise known as Jet A1. He said plans are already in motion to engage the governments to see how aviation could be utilised for economic development. “We are engaging […]

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Why Africa Must Unite

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By Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, the shocking exit of Britain from the European Union has compelled me to choose this important topic today. I had voted on Thursdayin London to keep Britain in the EU but the proponents of Brexit won the day, unfortunately. Prior to that important day in the British calendar, I had listened keenly to both sides […]

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Akinyemi: Blame foreign policy recklessness for Brexit

BolajiAkinyemi is a professor of Political Science and Nigeria’s former minister of External Affairs. Following Thursday’s landmark vote by the British to leave the European Union and the consequent resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron, he told MARCEL MBAMALU, that the calamitous development was caused by immigration crisis that was triggered by UK’s foreign policy recklessness as well as the […]

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Aviation: Africa Union Partners IATA to grow Aviation in Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The African Union Commission (AU) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand strategic cooperation to further the continent’s economic and social development with the benefits of safe, efficient and sustainable air transport in Africa. The MoU was signed by IATA’s director general Tony Tyler and AU infrastructure commissioner Dr Elham Mahmoud […]

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Africa: Mzembi seeks African Union support for top UNWTO job

Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, a cock is seen the day it is hatched. Dr Walter Mzembi, the longest serving Minister of Tourism in the world, this week takes his campaign to clinch the United Nations World Tourism Organisation secretary general’s post to the African Union summit in Kigali, Rwanda. Dr […]

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African Aviation: Open Borders should lead to open skies in Africa

Rwanda is laying the ground for the removal of visa requirements for African nationals ahead of a 2018 deadline set by the African Union. The agency in charge of immigration says a study is ongoing on the modalities of implementing the AU protocol and revising its visa policies. The review is expected to lead to Rwanda, which allowed African nationals […]

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African Community: African Union in Namibia to popularise Agenda 2063

The Director of Information and Research at the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, Bertha Amakali, says the majority of the general public has no basic awareness and understanding of the African Union Agenda 2063 and thereby invites interested parties to attend a workshop on the subject at Parliament Building on Wednesday. Three staff members from the African Union Commission […]

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