News: How a Wave of Honest History Museums Is Changing Black Tourism

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When we lingered after the tour to ask our guide why he chose that word, we were disappointed—but not surprised—by his explanation that he shied away from the word slavefor fear of offending tour group members. Through years of tours of historic colonial sites, antebellum-era plantation houses, and more, we’ve been that black couple in the background raising our eyebrows […]

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Africa: Stakeholders Want Nigeria’s Govt. To Resuscitate Nation’s Museums

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Some stakeholders in Tourism and Culture on Saturday called on the Federal Government to resuscitate the nation’s museums across the 34 states of the Federation to keep pace with their international counterparts. The stakeholders told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in Lagos that museums across the world are the first point of call for every tourist […]

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Africa: Stakeholders want attractive museums for tourists in Nigeria

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Some stakeholders in the arts sector on Friday advised the Federal Government to establish museums fitted with modern facilities around the country for the benefit of local and international tourists. The enthusiasts told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos in separate interviews that the national museums in the 34 states of the country were in deplorable conditions. According […]

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Cry Against Digitisaton of Museums

By Solomon Elusoji The recent call by the Artefacts Rescuers Association of Nigeria to discourage the proposed digitisation of museums in the country might be misplaced and displays a measure of ignorance about the workings of modern culture. In July 2013, the Imperial War Museum, London closed its doors to update its collections. Signs were put outside the building, notifying […]

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‘Fulani Women More Beautiful Than Ghanaian Women’

  By Charles Takyi-Boadu It’s amazing what supposed security expert Irbard Ibrahim thinks of Ghanaian women. The young man whose very credentials in the field of security have been questioned says “Fulani women are more beautiful than Ghanaian women.” He said this when the issue of the security situation in Asante Akim Agogo came up for discussion on Accra-based Class […]

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Airline chiefs to press for cuts in air traffic control and airport charges

By Barry O’Halloran Airline chiefs such as Michael O’Leary and Willie Walsh are putting aside their rivalries to campaign for cuts in airport and air traffic control charges. A new organisation, Airlines for Europe (A4E), made up of Ryanair, Aer Lingus parent IAG, Air France-KLM, Easyjet and Lufthansa, launched in Amsterdam yesterday with a call for lower costs and more efficiency […]

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Why Rwanda keeps attracting foreign investment

By: Tendai Dube. Despite a mild ranking decline for ease of doing business, Rwanda is still making notable strides and attracting more and more foreign direct investors because of how easy one can start a business in the country. In the World Bank Group report, Doing Business 2016, Rwanda ranked 62 out of 189 economies in ease of doing business […]

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France passes bill banning “excessively Thin models”

French MPs have adopted a bill aimed at banning the use of fashion models deemed to be “excessively thin”. Models will need a doctor’s certificate that their health is “compatible with the practise of the profession”. Employers who break the law could face up to six months in jail and a €75,000 fine (£54,000, $81,000). A previous version of the […]

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S.A is now Africa’s third largest economy – CNBC Africa

(Renaissance Capital) A couple of years ago – I did a summer mash-up comparing continental, country and US state GDP.  I argued that even with a US recession in 2016, still Russia’s GDP would not exceed California’s until 2029.  This is a very preliminary update on how the EM and Frontier worlds stack up against each other and the US after […]

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Gov’t to construction Terminal 3 at Kotoka International Airport Ghana

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Construction work on the new terminal three at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana set to begin by April this year. The project is scheduled for completion by December 2016. The new terminal will be situated at the round airside stretching to the Old Fire Service area, to the Hanger area of KIA according to sources, and will have a […]

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