Africa: Why Ethiopians believe their new prime minister is a prophet

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At 6 am when Gutama Habro arrived at the Target Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the line for tickets already snaked around the block. Within hours, 20,000 fans had packed the venue. “People around me were crying,” says Gutama, a 28-year-old medical laboratory scientist. “Seeing this was a dream come true.” Gutama wasn’t at a pop concert. This was the final […]

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Africa: Ghanaian President appoints new Aviation Minister

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Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has reshuffled the portfolios of the ministers in his cabinet appointing a new aviation minister for the industry. Former ministers Aviation, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, is now the minister for Sanitation and Water Resources. She is being replaced by Hon. Kofi Adda, a member of parliament for Navrongo constituency and former minister for sanitation and water resources. […]

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Africa: Ghana Aviation Minister Receives Humanity Award

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The Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater Project has presented the Humanity Award to Aviation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah. Pamela Bridgewater, who served as US Ambassador to Ghana from June 2005 to July 2008, is currently spearheading a project in the country to lessen the plight of female head porters, commonly known as ‘Kayayei.’ The award, which forms part of the Project’s Humanity […]

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Africa: Seychelles appoints a new Minister of Tourism in Cabinet reshuffle

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Seychelles President Denny Faure announced yesterday a Cabinet reshuffle in the Indian Ocean Republic involving a reduction in the size of the Cabinet which now has ten ministers in addition to the President and the Vice President. President Denny Faure will retain all his portfolios which include the Department of Defence, Legal Affairs, and Public Administration. The Vice President will […]

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Africa: Minister of Tourism cancels Hotel Grading results in Tanzania

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THE Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Hamis Kigwangalla, has nullified all results from recent hotel grading, citing complaints that the entire exercise was dubious. Addressing stakeholders in travel, tourism, conservation and hospitality industries at the climax of his weeklong tour of Arusha Region, the minister said the ‘hotel grading exercise,’ whose second instalment results were announced about two […]

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Africa: How Minister Mzembi plans to solve the king-size tourism problem of Zimbabwe

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When he bounced back as Tourism Minister in September 2013, the country had just successfully hosted the United Nations World Tourism Organization General Assembly. Mzembi’s re-appointment was on the back of the role he personally played in the successful organization of this World Cup of tourism which Zimbabwe hosted in the country’s premier tourist resort, Victoria Falls. The minister spoke […]

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Africa: Ghana Tourism Minister denies the Seizure of Kintampo Waterfalls by Invisible Forces

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The Minister of Tourism, Catherine Afeku, has denied the seizure of the Kintampo Waterfalls by the Pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group, Invisible Forces, in the moments leading to the tragedy that claimed some 20 lives in March, 2017. The Chief of Kyeremankoma, had alleged that tour guides at the waterfall were sacked by some supporters of the New Patriotic […]

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Zuma’s visit to Nigeria: resolving discontent, to strengthen relations

-as President Buhari slams MTN as aiding B/Haram -Zuma promises to refund seized $15million arms deal RennOffor As has been speculated to be a strategic move to clear the increasing bubbles that may hinder businesses between two of Africa’s lion States, President Jacob Zuma’s visit to Nigeria with a large business delegation, coupled with the granting of 10 year multiple […]

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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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