Africa: Why Ghana is a better travel destination than Nigeria – Alexander Oladele

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US-based Nigerian travel expert and founder of JetBlack Travel Group, Alexander Oladele, who has curated trips to African countries like Ghana and South Africa but never to Nigeria despite the fact that he’s a Nigerian by birth explains why in an interview. “I think there are logistical things that travelers have to be mindful of when traveling to Nigeria as […]

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Africa: Ghana signs air services agreements with five countries

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Ghana has entered into a Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASA) with five countries. The countries are Saudi Arabia, Finland, Mozambique, Colombia and Mauritius. The agreements were signed on the sidelines of International Civil Aviation Negotiation (ICAN) in Aqaba, Jordan. The agreements seek to liberalize and facilitate passenger and cargo movements from one country to another. It will also improve air […]

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Africa: Is it Time to Go Home?

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They say that the best journey takes you home. The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” was an initiative of the Government of Ghana, a birth-right journey that invited the African Diaspora to return to Ghana, marking 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia. The initiative was designed to encourage Blacks to realize Ghana as […]

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Africa: How a black female fashion designer laid the groundwork for Ghana’s ‘Year of Return’

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Much has been made in the United States about the 400th anniversary of enslaved African people arriving in Jamestown, Va. On the other side of the Atlantic, the Ghanaian Tourism Authority also marked the anniversary — by inviting Americans to take a vacation. The West African nation launched a major marketing campaign, called the “Year of Return,” to boost tourist […]

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Africa: No diplomatic row with Ghana – FG

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There is no diplomatic row with Ghana, the federal government has stated. It also denied media reports that the country’s High Commission in Ghana has been evicted. The property located at No.10 Barnes Road, Accra was recently reallocated to Amaco Microfinance by Ghana’s Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources with the consent of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration […]

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Africa: Hollywood star Lupita Nyong’o and ‘Blacklist’ TV series’ Dembe tour Ghana in Year of Return

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It’s crunch time in Ghana regarding the Year of Return activities targeted at those of African heritage in the diaspora to make a return home to the ‘Gateway to Africa.’ Heeding the call by Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo for those making a return to explore Ghana’s tourism and heritage sites with a view of future investment is Hollywood star Lupita […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s loss is Ghana’s gain

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By positioning itself as open for business and diaspora, Ghana is seizing the opportunities that Nigeria is missing. December is a busy month for airlines flying between London and West Africa. Many first and second-generation West Africans, living in Europe or elsewhere, will fly home to celebrate the holidays with their extended families. Airlines, like British Airways (BA), will make […]

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Africa: How To Spark A Global Movement, as Ghana’s ‘Year Of Return’ Welcomes 1M Visitors

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Tourism is big business. Globally, it accounts for more than 10% of GDP. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, 1 out of 5 of all jobs created in the last 5 years was in tourism. But on the African continent, it accounts for only 3.6% of GDP. With its massive growth and job creating potential, it’s no wonder […]

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Africa: FG condemns attack on Nigerians in Ghana

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The Federal Government has condemned the renewed attacks on Nigerian traders in Ghana, describing it as uncalled for. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa in a statement made available by the Commission’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said the reported cases of attacks on Nigerians’ shops and traders by Ghanaians were […]

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Africa: Ghana and Benin sign Bilateral Air Services Agreement in Cotonou

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Ghana and Benin signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement in Cotonou on the 21st of November 2019. The Deputy Minister of Aviation, Yaw Afful, signed the agreement on behalf of Ghana. According to the Deputy Minister of Aviation, “there is an existing arrangement for air transport among our two countries” but there was a need to review the contracts which […]

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