News: France is responsible for the Poverty in Africa through the manipulation of the CFA says Italian Deputy PM

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France has summoned Italy’s ambassador after the Italian deputy prime minister accused the French of exploiting Africa and fuelling migration. On Sunday, Luigi di Maio called on the European Union to impose sanctions on France for its policies in Africa. He said France had “never stopped colonising tens of African states”. Italy’s populist leadership has repeatedly clashed with France in […]

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Aviation: Air France, Air Senegal In Commercial Partnership Talks

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Air France and Air Senegal are discussing a possible commercial partnership, an Air France-KLM group EVP told Aviation Daily. “Air Senegal is starting flying again within Africa and beyond, and we are ready to work with them. We are holding talks with them, which are going well, to see if we can set up a commercial partnership,” Patrick Alexandre, EVP […]

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Aviation: Air France officially welcomed back to Seychelles

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The official welcome of Air France JOON on Tuesday the 15th May at Seychelles International Airport was led by Minister Didier Dogley, Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, which was followed the same evening by a cocktail at the French Ambassador’s Residence where three successive Tourism and Civil Aviation Ministers (Didier Dogley, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne & Alain St.Ange) […]

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Africa: Seychelles to welcome Air France back in 2018

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Air France has announced that it will be operating scheduled flights to Seychelles from the Paris Charles Gaulle airport as from May 5, 2018, using its new sister airline ‘Joon.’ The new airline, which is targeting a younger clientele, was formally launched on Monday September 25, 2017, when details of the flight schedules were revealed to the press in Paris. […]

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Inspite of Terrorists Attacks France is number 1 for Tourism with 82m visitors as Britain and North Africa falls.

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France retained its position as the world’s favorite tourism destination in 2016, the U.N.’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) says, defying concerns over terror attacks. The United States came second followed closely by Spain, according to annual figures that the Madrid-based UNWTO normally announces in January, but which were delayed this year. But although France stayed on top by welcoming 82.6 […]

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Africa: Like Rwanda, France set to ban Plastic bags, plates and cutleries

France has apparently become the first country in the world to ban plastic plates, cups and utensils, passing a law that will go into effect in 2020. Exceptions will be allowed for items made of compostable, biosourced materials. The new law is a part of the country’s Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, the same legislation that also outlawed plastic […]

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Kenya’s tourism indices dips despite Obama, Pope’s visit.

Despite the visit of the United States President, Barak Obama and Pope Francis, last 2015, Kenya’s tourism industry is still struggling to attract tourists to the country. With the visit of the two prominent leaders, the east African country failed to jumpstart the number of tourists choosing Kenya as a destination and tourism numbers are likely to remain subdued in […]

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Morocco, most visited Tourist Destination in Africa in 2015

Morocco was the most visited country in Africa in 2015 ahead of South Africa and Egypt, Director General of the Moroccan National Tourist Office Abderrafie Zouiten said. This performance is the result of a tourism policy based on the diversification of source markets, he explained in an interview with French radio RFI and weekly magazine “Jeune Afrique”, adding that the […]

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Amid dwindling resources, tourism is road less travelled

By Femi Oni THE Nigerian government has certainly been feeling the pinch since the oil price slide began to hammer public finances. Whether the dwindling oil revenue is as a result of drastic reduction in the demand for the nation’s light crude oils or as a result of the fall in the price of crude oils (light or heavy), the […]

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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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