Africa: Equatorial Guinea struggles for a place in world tourism

Guinea

Sipopo, Equatorial Guinea — Gleaming but eerily empty, the luxurious Sipopo resort with its five-star hotel and exclusive facilities rises from a tropical beach, symbolising the dilemma of Equatorial Guinea, a notoriously closed country that has turned to tourism to help fill its coffers. The purpose-built town was carved out of an ancient forest in 2011 at a cost of […]

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Aviation: Guinea Airlines signs up Ethiopian Airlines as Partner joining Togo, Malawi and Zambia in Africa

Ethiopian Guinea

Guinea Airlines has revised its choice of technical partner ahead of a proposed June 2018 launch. According to Guinée news, the start-up carrier, owned by businessman Mamadou Antonio Souaré, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ethiopian Airlines on January 30 in Addis Ababa. The MOU pertains to a strategic partnership agreement concerning the provision of commercial management, maintenance, and technology […]

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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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Nigerian Navy in the first successful rescue of a hijacked ship by an Africa country

It was supposed to be a U.S.-led naval training maneuver off the coast of West Africa when real-life drama intervened, with pirates taking over an oil tanker and turning the exercise into a rescue mission. Navies from the United States, Ghana, Togo and Nigeria tracked the hijacked tanker through waters off five countries before Nigerian naval forces stormed aboard on […]

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Zimbabwe targets and relaxes visa controls for Chinese tourists

The Zimbabwean government on Thursday announced a new visa regime that relaxes visa controls or tourists travelling in groups from China and 36 other countries who can now obtain visa on arrival. The new visa regime comes into force with immediate effect, Zimbabwean immigration officials said. China has been on category C of Zimbabwe’s visa regime, which requires foreign nationals […]

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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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