NEWS: China-AU signs papers to connect all Africa capital cities with high speed rail

Chinese government has signed an agreement with African Union Commission for the construction of high speed rail system connecting African capital cities. China recently built the first modern electrified railway linking Ethiopia and Djibouti’s capitals, reducing the journey time from seven days by road to 10 hours. The signing ceremony by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. […]

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Africa: Rwanda successfully hosts AU summit, calls for greater African unity

A rousing call for pan-African unity, solidarity and equality rang throughout the 27th African Union (AU) summit, which took place in the Rwandan capital Kigali on July 10-18, 2016, and echoed the shared ambitions of its 54 member states to work together for greater trade, interaction and long-term prosperity in Africa. In her opening speech at the summit, Chairperson of […]

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Tourism: Visa on Arrival for all Africans takes off in Ghana

By Conor Gaffey Ghana has begun offering visas upon arrival to all African nationals, a step towards creating a continent-wide zone of free movement. The West African country rolled out the policy on Friday, allowing citizens of African Union (AU) member states to get visas for up to 30 days upon arriving in the country. Fifty-four African countries are members […]

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AU starts implementation of Yamoussoukro declaration on aviation

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The African Union Commission (AUC) is now promoting and facilitating full implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision on Liberalisation of Air Transport Markets in Africa, which will lead to the establishment of a single African air transport market by 2017, according to AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Share our story:

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Africa for Africans through travel, trade

By Christopher Farai Charamba Richard Mullin once said: “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa . . . for he has so much to look forward to.” Over the past few years the global perception of Africa has been changing. The Africa rising narrative coupled with the positive growth rates in many […]

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