Africa: Inspite of Shanty Villages Ethiopia powers on with growth and Tourism

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Moved by the plight of the Ethiopian people struggling with famine in 1984, Sir Bob Geldof launched Band Aid and raised millions of pounds in doing so, inspiring many other countries to do the same. More than 30 years on and the lyrics of “Feed the World” have not been forgotten and nor has that picture that was broadcast around […]

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Africa: How hospitality is driving Ethiopia’s Rapid growth in Tourism

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With a population of over 100 million people, Ethiopia is Africa’s second most populous nation. Just like many other countries on the continent, Ethiopia has gone through various economic and social challenges. Ethiopia is one of the countries in Africa that has begun to realize the full value of its economic potential. In the recent years, Ethiopia’s GDP has been […]

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Africa: Why Ethiopia Airlines is Successful

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Ethiopia Airlines possess unique, rare and difficult to imitate attributes that distinguish it from its peers in Africa. The airline is seen as the most successful airline in the continent. For five consecutive years, Ethiopia Airlines has remained the most profitable carrier in the continent and in the foreseeable future, there are indications that it would continue to lead in […]

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Africa: Unravelling the deep Tourism Secrets of Ethiopia

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While Ethiopia, the oldest country in Africa and the country that has never been colonised, shied away for years from exposing the invaluable and priceless legacies that dotted its landscape, economic reality and democracy have aroused the country into opening its history and sites to the curious world. Chinedu Eze who visited the most populous country in the horn of […]

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Africa: ‘Nigeria needs strong national policy on tourism, aviation to edge Ethiopia ’

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Ethiopia and a few other African countries are leveraging on tourism and aviation to grow their economy, while Nigeria, still contributes less than one percent to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In an interview with Ifeoma Okeke in Ethiopia, Ikechi Uko, a travel expert speaks of how best to address this challenge in Nigeria. Excerpts. Ethiopia has lots of huge […]

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Africa: Ethiopia allows $3000 not $10000 for transit passengers, Nigerian Ambassador warns travellers

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Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Bankole Adeoye, has advised Nigerians travelling to that country to adhere to its currency declaration law in order to avoid sanctions. Adeoye, who is also Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU), gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Addis Ababa. “Since my arrival as Nigerian […]

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Africa: Ethiopia Voted the World’s Most Welcoming Country

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The Land of Origins, Ethiopia has been voted the World’s Most Welcoming Country by global followers of Rough Guides; one of the leading travel publishers known for its “tell it like it is” review; providing traveller’s up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing. According to the review, digital followers of Rough Guides were asked to share their experiences of the most […]

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Africa: Calabar Carnival’s year of the acrobats

Calabar Carnival’s year of the acrobats The international band competition at the last edition of Carnival Calabar took a more sterling dimension with acrobatic displays that almost freaked spectators out. The show provided a striking balance to the usual display of bums by taunting Brazilian troupe and the more provocative Zulu dancers whose bare chest left nothing to the imagination […]

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Tourism:Brazil’s Vai Vai Band wins International Carnival Calabar

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Brazil’s Vai Vai Band wins International Carnival Calabar By Friday Nwosu The 2nd edition of the International Carnival Calabar was won by the Tobias Vai Vai band of Brazil. This is just as the Ghanaian and Rwanda dancers came second and third respectively. There were 13 countries participating in the event that started later than usual. The countries participating were all […]

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Aviation: 51 Chinese made aircraft fly in 15 African Countries as China pledges more

China plans to train at least 500 aviation personnel from Africa annually as part of efforts to boost the continent’s fast-growing aviation sector. Shu Limei, the commercial councilor for Asia and Africa in Guangdong Province made the pledge at the China-Africa Aviation Forum held in China’s Zhuhai City. “We will help Africa to deal with challenges such as backward infrastructure […]

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