Africa: Reduce Number Of Nigerians You Give Visa, FG Begs EU

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Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has appealed for support from the European Union (EU), Mission in reducing the spate of youths’ migration to the union’s member countries. Ogbeh gave the appeal in an interview with newsmen at the end of the monthly meeting of Heads of Missions of European Union member countries in Abuja on […]

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News: EU Aviation releases Blacklist of 178 Airlines not allowed into Europe including some from Africa


The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of non-European airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The EU Air Safety List seeks to ensure the highest level of air safety for European citizens, which is a top priority of the […]

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Africa seeks Integration as Britain set to leave EU. Any Lessons?

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On May 29th, the United Kingdom triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, moving a step closer with its plans to exit from the EU. In the wake of this, African leaders are forging ahead with their resolve to create a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA). Guided by the African Union (AU), all 54 countries are negotiating to eliminate tariffs […]

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Africa: Photos of how Chinese fishing fleets are dominating and potentially depleting West Africa’s sea

Fishermen in the Chinese fleets that ply the waters off the coast of West Africa spend between 20 and 30 days aboard a boat, where their biggest concerns are typhoons, getting caught in the machinery and ropes used to pull hauls of fish in, and boredom that they try to alleviate by sleeping, smoking, and reading between shifts. That’s the […]

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Akwaaba: How Governments hinder Airlines and Aviation in Africa


Chinedu Eze writes that most African airlines are financially weak and cannot play in the big league of international carriers owing to poor policy implementation by governments One of the things people took away from this year’s Akwaaba African travel market was the exposition and insight given about African airlines and why it lags behind other regions in the world. […]

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Uko: Nigerian Airlines Need Govt Support

Travel expert and organiser of Akwaaba Africa Travel Market, Ikechi Uko said government should support Nigerian airlines to be able to compete favourably with their foreign counterparts. He spoke to Chinedu Eze. Excerpts: Most of the airlines in Ghana are targeting Nigerian market, what is the enormity of what we are losing? The normal thing is that every country should […]

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Zimbabwe cancelled 30 conferences at Victoria Falls due to Ebola fears in 2015

UNITED Nations resident coordinator Bishow Parajuli bagged the 2016 diplomat-of-the-year award at a colourful ceremony held on Friday night. BY BLESSED MHLANGA Parajuli won the award at the fifth edition of the Diplomat of the Year Awards, which were this year hosted under the theme, Tourism: driver of economic development and diplomacy. Tourism and Hospitality minister, Walter Mzembi, who delivered […]

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Airline chiefs to press for cuts in air traffic control and airport charges

By Barry O’Halloran Airline chiefs such as Michael O’Leary and Willie Walsh are putting aside their rivalries to campaign for cuts in airport and air traffic control charges. A new organisation, Airlines for Europe (A4E), made up of Ryanair, Aer Lingus parent IAG, Air France-KLM, Easyjet and Lufthansa, launched in Amsterdam yesterday with a call for lower costs and more efficiency […]

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Sky-high taxes will down African aviation

The African Airlines’ Association says the continent’s airlines are struggling with high taxes and charges, particularly levies on fuel. This has made it difficult for African carriers to charge cheaper fares. Instead, Gulf, European and Middle Eastern carriers have moved into the breach, taking the lion’s share of Africa’s air traffic business. AFRAA says the foreign carriers have subsidised fares, […]

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