Tourism: French Travel Advisories have not stopped growth of African Destinations in Europe


The episode of two French tourists kidnapped in Benin and released in Burkina Faso doubled by the polemic about which area in Africa to avoid visiting as published by the French travel advisory Quai d’Orsay, has put Africa under scrutiny. On the one side you say; tourists avoid dangerous areas, and on the other side, tourists are more and more […]

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Africa: French African Countries overtake the English Speaking powerhouses in growth


Sometimes political jokes can reveal a world view.A couple weeks back in the Istanbul airport, a Nigerian inquired about my final destination. Mauritania and Senegal, I responded. In a deep voice, the Nigerian asked, “Have you been to Nigeria? Why would you go anywhere else in West Africa other than Nigeria?” The Nigerian economy contracted nearly 2 percent in 2016 […]

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Sex workers protest as French lawmakers outlaw paying for acts

French lawmakers have passed a law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to €3,750 (£3,027, $4,274) for those buying sexual acts. Those convicted would also have to attend classes to learn about the conditions faced by prostitutes. It has taken more than two years to pass the controversial legislation because of differences between […]

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Nigerian woman makes her mark in Macho World of Diamonds

Nigerian Thelma West is a rare gem in the diamond world as a woman in a male-dominated sector with few Africans, despite the continent being the main source of the precious rocks. The first in her family to work in diamonds, West is used to being an outsider, having been raised in a Jewish family in a country where Jews […]

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U.S. Restricts Unofficial Military Travel To Ghana, 4 Other W. African Countries

By Dana Sanchez The Pentagon is stepping up vigilance in West Africa after 19 people died Sunday in an al Qaeda-claimed attack at Grand Bassam, an Ivory Coast beach resort. U.S. military personnel are restricted from traveling to five West African countries following recent militant attacks in the region, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday, according to a Reuters report. 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, 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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‘I’ve passion to promote artists who are aligned into promoting African culture’- Floxy Bee

Queen of Hikosso music, YeyeAsa, Mother of the culture, Popularly known and called Floxy Bee by contemporaries and friends, in this close up with Head atqnews.comRennOffor, shares her how her father’s love for highlife music rubbed off on her, her passion to promote upcoming artistes who areinterested in promoting African cultures, and her sojourn in the world of music which […]

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