Aviation: Ethiopian increases flight frequency to Guangzhou

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Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable African airline, has announce that it will add a thrice weekly service, on top of its daily flights, to Guangzhou as of October 8, 2016. Hence forth, the airline will operate eleven weekly flights to/from Guangzhou Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “We are pleased to launch more frequency to […]

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African Trade: Ghana is China’s biggest trading partner in West Africa and Number 5 in Africa

Trade volume between Ghana and China hit $1.8 billion in the first quarter of 2016, ranking Ghana Beijing’s largest trading partner in West Africa and 5th on the continent, the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Sun Boahong has said. In 2015, trade figures with China rose to 6.6 billion, an 18 percent year-on-year growth. “China’s non-financial direct investment inflows into Ghana […]

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China condemns 3 Zim women to death for Drugs

China’s courts are preparing to execute three (3) Zimbabwean women over drug trafficking. The Secretary for Foreign Affairs Mr Joey Bimha was yesterday quoted by the state media saying they have received reports of less than 10 Zimbabweans arrested in China over drug trafficking with about three women on death row in Beijing. Mr Bimha’s assertions put paid to claims […]

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Malaysian Airlines debris planted as a secret military operation says Expert

Three possible pieces of debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 discovered this year on beaches in the west Indian Ocean did not just wash up naturally on the shores — but were “planted” there deliberately by a person or persons unknown as part of “a tightly focused military operation,” a prominent expert on the bizarre case of the […]

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Africa becoming popular destination among Chinese tourists

With the opening of direct flights, relaxation of visa regimes and other incentives, many African countries are expecting the arrival of more Chinese tourists. In 2015, more than 100 million Chinese traveled abroad, making China the world’s top outbound tourist market. As more and more Chinese tourists go abroad, the vast, naturally beautiful and historically rich African continent is increasingly […]

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More Chinese Tourists Traveling to Africa

By Miroslav Atanasov When Chinese-looking persons enter the Nairobi City Market or Massai Market Fair in Kenya’s capital, they are often greeted with “Ni Hao” as they pass shops and stands. Some local shop-keepers have a broader Mandarin vocabulary, which helps them sell African woodcarvings, fabric, or other local souvenirs to Chinese tourists. China has recently become the largest outbound […]

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Six Chinese attributes every Ghanaian must imbibe

Sandra Nyaama Ayarum It was a drizzly afternoon in 2013 and the weather outside the hostel of the Jiangsu University in the Jiangsu Province in China was not friendly; it was extremely cold and unwelcoming for people not in heavy clothes. But unlike me who was shivering under an umbrella, Ding, one of the street workers around my school, was […]

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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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Beijing overtakes New York as new ‘billionaire capital’

Beijing has overtaken New York as the city with the highest number of billionaires for the first time, a new report by China-based firm Hurun says. A total of 100 billionaires are now living in the Chinese capital, compared with 95 in New York, the report says. Shanghai, China’s centre of commerce, comes in fifth place. Hurun, which tracks wealth […]

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Rwanda and Ethiopia the model States of Africa go into partnership

LAST week, Rwanda and Ethiopia inked an aviation deal that on the surface looks routine, but which could be emblematic of a quiet yet significant shift in the nature of the region’s geopolitics, positioning the two states as growing players in a continent currently bereft of a clear strong leader. The agreement, whose biggest takeaway was the fifth freedom rights, […]

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