Africa: Air Mauritius, Kenya Airways, Rwandair, SAA eye alliance

Mauritius

Air Mauritius (MK, Mauritius) says it is in talks with several African carriers over the formation of a new regional alliance. The Indian Ocean-based airline said in a statement marking its AGM that it was currently in consultations with South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo), Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta), and RwandAir (WB, Kigali) over the alliance which, […]

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AFRICAN LEADERSHIP: Educating Future Leaders, the African Leadership University example

Good leaders do not fall from the sky. The experience of successful nations, the world over, emphatically points to the centrality of strong education institutions, and particularly robust higher education systems in deliberately training the leaders who take societies to great heights. In the best of these institutions, leaders are not only imparted with the hard skills of leadership, but […]

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9 most globalized countries in Africa

Morocco is the most globalized country in Africa, according to Swiss Economic Institute KOF Index of Globalization 2016. Released last Friday, the report ranked Morocco 57th out of 207 countries, followed by Mauritius 58th, South Africa 61st, Egypt 66th, Tunisia 81st, Seychelles 82nd, Namibia 98th, Senegal 99th, and Nigeria 103rd. According to the index, the Netherlands topped the list, ahead […]

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More Chinese Tourists Traveling to Africa

By Miroslav Atanasov When Chinese-looking persons enter the Nairobi City Market or Massai Market Fair in Kenya’s capital, they are often greeted with “Ni Hao” as they pass shops and stands. Some local shop-keepers have a broader Mandarin vocabulary, which helps them sell African woodcarvings, fabric, or other local souvenirs to Chinese tourists. China has recently become the largest outbound […]

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Africa, where even Dangote needs a Visa to visit

Americans and the west find it much easier to travel around the continent; not so if you are an African. ALIKO DANGOTE could be forgiven for hoping that his status as one of the continent’s more recognisable faces could buy him some extra minutes to locate a missing passport, but an anecdote he narrated recently in Ivory Coast suggests that […]

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AfDB Launches First Africa Visa Openness Index

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By chike onwuegbuchi The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the first Africa Visa Openness Index, which shows how Africa remains largely closed off to African travellers. On average Africans need visas to travel to 55% of other African countries, can get visas on arrival in only 25% of other countries and don’t need a visa to travel to just […]

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Comair partners with Qatar as it starts flight to St Helena

Antoinette Slabbert Comair on Monday announced the imminent arrival of a new R900 million Boeing 737-800 as the latest addition to its British Airways fleet. According to moneyweb.co.za, the aircraft is one of eight in Comair’s R3.5 billion fleet renewal programme and will service the airline’s new route, the first-ever air service to the remote Atlantic ocean island of St […]

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Air Mauritius to develop island into key Africa-Asia gateway

Air Mauritius (MK, Mauritius) is planning to develop the island of Mauritius into a key conduit for passenger and cargo traffic between Africa and Asia Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth has said. To that end, he said, the Indian Ocean-based airline has signed an agreement with Singapore Changi Airport to develop an air corridor between the two airports with Singapore […]

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We must open up Africa to Africans if we really want to boost growth

The African Development Bank just launched the Africa Visa Openness Report 2016, and it highlights a huge problem: as Africans, we cannot move easily between our countries. According to qz.com, on average, Africans need visas to travel to 55% of other African countries and can only get visas on arrival in 25% of other countries. This means they can only […]

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Radisson Blu: Why we decided to set up in Kenya

Global hotel chain Radisson Blu officially opened the doors to its first East African establishment last month. This has set into motion the hotel’s advance across the region. The hotel is managed by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which already has 31 hotels across the continent, and is planning on doubling this number. At least three of these are set […]

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