African Tourism: SA Tourism Minister Hanekom win Germans highest award

By Friday Nwosu South African Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom has been awarded the Order of Merit by the Federal Republic of Germany, the country’s highest honour. The Order of Merit was conferred on Minister Hanekom by Ambassador Walter Lindner, on behalf of Federal President Joachim Gauck, at a ceremony in Pretoria. The Order of Merit is the highest tribute that […]

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Ghanaian Monarch who is a mechanic in Germany

This is the African King who rules his people via skype. Togbe Ngoryifia Céphas Kosi Bansah was born on April 22, 1948. He is simply known as Cephas Bansah. Cephas was born into a Ghanaian royal family. He is the developmental, superior and spiritual chief of Gbi area of Hohoe, in Eastern Ghana. Funny enough, the African leader is a […]

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Nigerians in Diaspora remit $21 billion

Nigerians in Diaspora had remitted to their country the sum of $21 billion in 2015 according to a report by the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD). Excited by the development, the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Mr. Ekpo Nta congratulated Nigerians in Diaspora (NIDO) by calling on them to collaborate with ICPC […]

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The Nigeria Economy may shrink to 2014 standards in 4 years time

The promise of Africa’s biggest economy has turned to peril. Companies drawn to Nigeria by the prospect of a population bigger than Germany and Turkey’s combined are retreating; those staying have publicly criticized the president, a military strongman in the 1980s who came back to power via an election last year; and foreign investors are pulling their money out. Share […]

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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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Zimbabwe expects 100 000 German tourists

By Pauline Mhuka ZIMBABWE is targeting 100 000 tourists from the German market by 2020 in line with the National Tourism Blueprint which is pushing for a $5 billion sector. Germany is the world’s largest outbound travel market with 76 million travellers each year and over half the German population takes at least one holiday abroad each year. And data […]

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Ghana Missing In Best Countries Ranking

Ghana is missing in the maiden best countries ranking released over the weekend in the United States. The highest ranked country in Africa is South Africa, in 31st position, followed by Morocco in 35th, Egypt in 39th, Tunisia in 47th, Nigeria in 57th and Algeria rounding off the ranking at 60th position. Ghana cannot even be found in the best […]

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UNESCO names 24 new world heritage sites

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee on Thursday, at the conclusion of its annual meeting in Bonn, Germany, inscribed 24 new sites into the World Heritage list. In the past 10 days, over 2,000 delegates from around 160 countries gathered at the western German city of Bonn, examined nominations of new heritage sites and reviewed […]

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Germany, UK and Russia supplies most of the tourists to Europe

Germany confirmed as number one source market for European destinations – Study by the European Travel Commission and shared with ITB Berlin provides information on the most important source markets for tourism to Europe Berlin, 3rd September 2014 – In 2013 international arrivals to Europe grew by 5.4 per cent, which marks a continuation of the positive growth trend of the past four […]

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