Africa: Government urged to allocate more resources to promoting tourism


Government has been urged to allocate more resources and efforts into promoting tourism as the only sure means of reviving Uganda’s economy. Mr Amos Wekesa, the CEO Great Lakes Safaris said Uganda’s tourism has the potential to create more meaningful opportunities than any other sector if the government and Ugandans invest more in the sector. He revealed that research on […]

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Africa: Nigerian Government commends Governor Ayade for SDGs implementation

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The Federal Government has lauded Cross River State Government for demonstrating a strong commitment to the implementation of the goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Commending the state governor, Senator Ben Ayade, during a courtesy call along with her team, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope Adefulire, was full of […]

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Africa: How Nigerian Government can Support Local Airlines

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As Air Peace expands its operation, Chinedu Eze writes on how government can support local carriers to grow and improve capacity. There are three key things that make commercial flight operation in Nigeria expensive. One is that major aircraft maintenance is conducted overseas; two is that aviation fuel is, relatively, expensive in Nigeria, and three is multiple taxation of airlines. […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe Government clip Wings of Civil Aviation Authority Clipped

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Zimbabwean Government has gazetted the Civil Aviation Authority Amendment Bill that seeks to restrict CAAZ’s powers and functions to those of a regulator. It also intends to create a separate entity to oversee the operations of airports and aerodromes. In particular, Clause 3 of the Bill seeks to limit the scope of the CAAZ’s mandate to civil aviation safety and […]

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Africa: Another Controversy looms as Nigerian Government to Review Aviation Concession Agreements

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The Nigerian government has ordered the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to review some of the major concession agreements in the aviation sector, SaharaReporters learned on Monday. The government, through the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, in a meeting with the Managing Director of FAAN, Saleh Dunoma, and union leaders in the industry, emphasized that most […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Government forms new Aviation Group to enhance customer experience

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Ethiopian Airlines Group has informed that the Ethiopian Government has decided to establish a new Aviation Holding Group with various diversified aviation strategic business units like: Ethiopian Airports Enterprises, Passenger Airline, Cargo Airline and Logistics Company, Ethiopian Aviation Academy, Ethiopian Inflight Catering Services, Ethiopian MRO Services, Ethiopian Hotel and Tourism Services etc. Accordingly, the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise has joined the […]

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AirZim works on paying London $3million debt

AIR Zimbabwe is still negotiating with a London navigation agency to clear its $3 million debt to enable it to resume flights on the Harare-London route, a Cabinet minister said. Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joram Gumbo said in an interview that negotiations were underway with the debtor to enable Air Zim to resume flights to British capital. “Our aim […]

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Turkeys Burgeoning ties with Africa, a common future ?

Turkey’s relationship with the African continent dates back to the ninth century. Over the years, Turkish people always saw their African brothers and sisters as their equals and built bridges on the basis of mutual respect and appreciation. Turkey, unlike colonial powers, has a history in Africa with no dark chapters. We might speak different languages, come from different ethnic […]

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