Africa: AFRAA receives Safarilink, Air Djibouti, Air Senegal, Uganda Airlines as members

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The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has welcomed four new member airlines – Safarilink, a safari airline from Kenya; Air Djibouti, Djibouti; Air Senegal, Senegal; and Uganda National Airlines Company Ltd from Uganda. AFRAA’s membership comprises of all the major intercontinental African operators with the association’s members representing over 85 percent of total international traffic carried by all African airlines. Currently, […]

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Tourism: Is Djibouti the most beautiful place in Africa? So thinks Lonely Planet. Shshss….It has the highest female to Male ratio?

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Lonely Planet has come out with its top 10 places to visit in 2018. New Zealand is in fifth place – a pretty good showing. Topping the list is Chile, with South Korea second, and current European hotspot Portugal third. Then it’s Djibouti. Wait … what? The tiny African country has beaten some tourism heavyweights, and Lonely Planet says: “This […]

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Aviation: Ethiopia in talks with its African Neighbour to partner Air Djibouti

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Ethiopian Airlines has initiated talks with the government of Djibouti, Ethiopia’s key conduit to the Red Sea, over a possible partnership with Air Djibouti. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tewolde Gebremariam told The Reporter that talks have focussed on developing a joint-venture between the sides with the Port of Djibouti, a major freight hub for the Horn of Africa, also of […]

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Africa: Djibouti is “DJIBEAUTY”, Where Women Outnumber Men and drink more tea than UK

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What, where, why and who? Well indeed. Djibouti – it is surely fair to say – is one of the least known portions of the African continent. But the following words may offer a little enlightenment. 1. It has a great tourism slogan Few travellers reach this little African nation, but tourist chiefs hope their brilliant slogan – “Djibeauty” – […]

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NEWS: China-AU signs papers to connect all Africa capital cities with high speed rail

Chinese government has signed an agreement with African Union Commission for the construction of high speed rail system connecting African capital cities. China recently built the first modern electrified railway linking Ethiopia and Djibouti’s capitals, reducing the journey time from seven days by road to 10 hours. The signing ceremony by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. […]

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African Aviation: COMESA plans open Skies and common use facilities for the region

Liberalisation of airspace in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) should expedited to boost regional trade and promote air travel. According to Dr Abu sufian Dafalla, the COMESA director for infrastructure and logistics, aviation is an essential life-line to intra-African trade and sustainable economic development in the trade bloc, and the continent generally. “It is therefore imperative […]

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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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Turkeys Burgeoning ties with Africa, a common future ?

Turkey’s relationship with the African continent dates back to the ninth century. Over the years, Turkish people always saw their African brothers and sisters as their equals and built bridges on the basis of mutual respect and appreciation. Turkey, unlike colonial powers, has a history in Africa with no dark chapters. We might speak different languages, come from different ethnic […]

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Meet Ogo Sow Mr Africa in America

Ogo Sow, a native of Senegal is a broadcast journalist and host of the first African émigré and expatriate radio program in the United States. Sow’s radio show, “Mr Africa Live,” features news, in-depth interviews, and African music and can be listened to in English, French, Creole and Wolof. Affectionately known in America as “Mr. Africa,” Sow is also a senior […]

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