African Union to welcome Haiti as First Diaspora full member in June

Haiti will officially become a member of the African Union at the next summit of the regional organization in June. According to this famous journalist from Benin, it was high time that African states make a strong gesture towards the first black republic. The news is almost unnoticed. Until then simple “observer”, Haiti, the first black republic in history, became, […]

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I recorded 90% of my album during pregnancy – Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage has never hidden how proud she is to have her baby, Jamal. The talented singer, in this interview with OLUSHOLA RICKETTS, speaks about her child, the chemistry she shares with Dr. SID and how she intends to remain relevant despite motherhood. How has it been since releasing your album, R.E.D? I have been going to a lot of […]

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TEWOLDE GEBREMARIAM – It’s national duty to keep Ethiopian Airlines as an icon

Tewolde GebreMariam signed up with Ethiopian Airlines in 1985 as a transport agent, rising through the ranks to be appointed the chief executive officer in January 2011 having held various managerial positions. As the airline marks 70 years this month, he speaks on the various strides of the airlines, painting a glorious future ahead. Tell us what this anniversary means […]

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Consumer spending in African countries to hit $2.4 trn in 2020

By Eromosele Abiodun McKinsey and Company has projected that consumer spending in Nigeria and other major economies on the African continent will increase from $1.8 trillion (N358.2 trillion) in 2013 to $2.4 trillion (N477.6 trillion) in 2020. McKinsey is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non- governmental organisations, and not-for-profits. McKinsey in a study entitled, ‘Africa: […]

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Emirates scrambles for African travellers with 46kg increased baggage

The announcement by Emirates that it would increase the baggage allowance for passengers on its African routes is perhaps the clearest indication that airline competition across the continent is heating up. This month the airline said economy-class customers would get a new baggage allowance of two bags weighing up to 23 kilograms each. This would take the current weight allowance […]

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African aviation growing at 4.7% says IATA


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that African aviation has supported 6.9 million jobs and generated over USD80 billion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Africa’s aviation sector has also carried over 70 million passengers, and is predicted to grow 4.7% per year. However, IATA has stated that for Africa to realise its full economic potential, commercial air travel […]

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