‘Glo Ghana can take 20m data subscribers’

The new Head of Business of the newly upgraded Glo Mobile Ghana network, Mr. Augustine Mamuro, has said the telco can cater to over 20 million data subscribers. He explained that the company has overhauled the network and positioned it to significantly improve the network experience of its subscribers. With the upgrade of Glo Mobile High Speed Packet Access Plus […]

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600 Africans stranded after travelling to South America

More than 600 people from several African countries are stranded after crossing the Atlantic by boat to Brazil and then passing through Colombia and Panama before getting stuck in Costa Rica en route to the United States. With more arriving every day – so far from seven countries on the continent – to the small border town of Paso Canoas, […]

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Emirates scrambles for African travellers with 46kg increased baggage

The announcement by Emirates that it would increase the baggage allowance for passengers on its African routes is perhaps the clearest indication that airline competition across the continent is heating up. This month the airline said economy-class customers would get a new baggage allowance of two bags weighing up to 23 kilograms each. This would take the current weight allowance […]

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Africa needs to trade with itself

Trade not aid. It’s an idea we hear quite a bit in reference to Africa. Last summer, when Barack Obama addressed the African Union – the first US president to do so – he made sure to bring it up: “So many Africans have told me, we don’t want just aid, we want trade that fuels progress.” And yet, while […]

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African airlines record highest passenger traffic growth – IATA

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says African airlines posted the strongest demand growth globally with February traffic up by 12.7 per cent compared to same month in 2015. This is contained in IATA’s global passenger traffic results for February which was issued by its Director General, Mr Tony Tyler, and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on […]

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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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Namibia to benefit from increased German travels to Africa

At the start of March 2016, Forwardkeys released their data on the trends in the German outbound travel market and the bookings that have been made for the year ahead. The data shows a number of interesting trends throughout the four key regions – Europe, the Americas, Africa & Middle East and Asia Pacific. While some of the regions continue […]

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How Asky became profitable

ASKY Airlines – headquartered in Lomé, Togo – was founded in November 2007 as an initiative of West African governments after the former multinational airline serving the region, Air Afrique, went bankrupt in 2002 and left a gap in the market. The airline commenced operations in January 2010 and today covers 22 destinations in 20 countries across West and Central […]

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2nd Kenya Airways B777 sold

Cabot Aviation, a division of Air Partner plc and an aircraft remarketing agent, announced that the second former Kenya Airways B777-200ER has been delivered to Omni Air International, a US based airline providing global passenger ACMI, wet lease and charter programmes. The aircraft, MSN 33681, was originally delivered to Kenya Airways in 2004 and was operated by the airline on […]

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Africa for Africans through travel, trade

By Christopher Farai Charamba Richard Mullin once said: “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa . . . for he has so much to look forward to.” Over the past few years the global perception of Africa has been changing. The Africa rising narrative coupled with the positive growth rates in many […]

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