B737-8 for Air Tanzania: Building an Airline a plane at a time the Magufuli style


Air Tanzania (TC, Dar-es-Salaam) will add a maiden B787-8 to its fleet next year Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has announced. Following a meeting with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O’Hare) Director of Sales, Jim Deboo, in Dar es Salaam this week, Magufuli said his government has already made an initial payment for the aircraft, which is expected to be delivered on June […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian to Increase Flight Frequency to Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable African airline, has announced that it will add a 5th weekly flight to Seychelles from 16th December 2016. Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “Air transport being a vital component of the tourist appeal and the driving factor for economic growth in general, we have been serving our beloved continent […]

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Africa: After South Africa and Ghana, Kenya now appoints new CEO for tourism Board

Scanad Managing Director Betty Radier was earlier today appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Kenya Tourism Board, following an extensive selection process. The announcement was made by Board Chairman Mr. Jimmy Kariuki. Acting CEO Ms. Jacinta Nzioka will continue to hold fort until the 01st of December, when Betty will be formally introduced to the KTB staff and […]

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Africa: Ethiopian to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros.


Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest African airline, has announced that it has finalized preparations to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior, as of the 30th of October 2016. Moroni is the largest city, the federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign […]

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Tanzania extends Railways to Burundi and Rwanda

By: James Karuhanga The Dar es Salaam-Isaka-Kigali/Keza-Musongati (DIKKM) standard gauge railway (SGR) project is progressing well, an official said. Eng. Jules Ndenga, the acting special project implementation unit coordinator at the Ministry of Infrastructure, said this following a recent joint technical monitoring committee meeting in Arusha, Tanzania. “Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda are continuing the joint development of the DIKKM railway […]

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Tanzania opens longest cable-stayed bridge in the East Africa


The 680m (2,230 ft) bridge worth $140M links the city centre with southern neighbourhoods across the Indian Ocean and is expected to ease over-crowding on ferries. Tanzania’s leader John Magufuli hailed it as a “liberation” for residents in the city of more than four million. The Chinese firm which built the $140m (£98m) structure says it is East Africa’s longest […]

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Air Mauritius seeks to connect Africa with regional operations

News that Air Mauritius is planning to start a regional airline is great for connectivity across the African continent, but at this stage none of it is 100% confirmed, says Regional Manager for the airline Carla Da Silva. Connectivity across Africa could be vastly improved as per the directive of Yamoussoukro Decision for an Open Skies Africa policy, but this […]

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Tanzania: Zanzibar Shines as Tourism Spot

Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro may be the top three most popular destinations for tourists who come to Tanzania, but when it comes to online searches it is Zanzibar Island which tops the bill. That was revealed during the just launched ‘Hospitality Report,’ for Tanzania as compiled by ‘Jovago,’ which is Africa’s leading hotel online booking platform. […]

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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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223 new malls expected in Africa by 2018 – Report

By 2018, 223 new shopping centres are expected to be opened in Africa, a report from Sagaci Research has revealed. Forty are billed for Egypt, 25 in Nigeria, 20 in Kenya, 15 in Ghana, 14 in Angola and 13 in Morocco, According to the group, a market intelligence firm dedicated to African markets, the total surface area by 2018 would […]

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