Africa: In Senegal Wrestling is more popular than Football

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The crowd is buzzing as the unforgiving Dakar sun beats down and the stadium fills past capacity. The air is thick with tension — one fears to step on anyone’s toes. The drums pound louder in anticipation of the historic match that is about to begin. Two loincloth-clad wrestlers prepare in an expansive ring, their feet deep in the sand. […]

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Senegal creates new National Airline

Senegal has created Air Senegal, a new national airline intended to replace the nation’s defunct and heavily indebted carrier Senegal Airlines. The country’s minister of tourism and air transport, Maimouna Ndoye Seck, during the announcement, said the new company was established with a capital of 40 billion CFA francs ($69 million), CNBC reports. She noted that government is aimed at […]

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Presidential jets tales in Africa from South Africa to Senegal

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Presidential planes are one of the perks of holding a country’s top post. In Africa, the relationship between some leaders and their aerial fleets can serve as a manual on how power is wielded – and often abused. The US president has “Air Force One” – or more specifically, two customised Boeing 747-200B aircraft fitted with secure communications equipment, a […]

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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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How my song made a fan mother: Ire D Stage Devi (Nigerian Artiste)

Adeola Itandire Adebo aka Ire D Stage Devi is a budding musician destined for great things and one of the few promoting African culture through her music. In this interview with OLUSHOLA RICKETTS, she speaks on challenges, her new single and future plans. When did you start music professionally? I started music 10 years ago. Music for me is inborn; […]

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Air Mauritius seeks to connect Africa with regional operations

News that Air Mauritius is planning to start a regional airline is great for connectivity across the African continent, but at this stage none of it is 100% confirmed, says Regional Manager for the airline Carla Da Silva. Connectivity across Africa could be vastly improved as per the directive of Yamoussoukro Decision for an Open Skies Africa policy, but this […]

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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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NLC president Wabba refused entry into Togo

Soji-Eze Fagbemi- Abuja IN what looks like a further dent on the image of Nigeria and disrespect for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and its 16-member states, the Togolese government, on Monday, refused the president of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, entrance into Togo. Besides, the government of Togo rejected the valid ECOWAS travel certificate, which allowed any […]

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Arik Air increases frequency on Lagos-Dakar, Lagos-Banjul routes

Arik Air on Tuesday announced an increase in its frequency on the Lagos-Dakar (Senegal) route to a daily service, up from six weekly flights. This was contained in a statement signed by the Communications Manager of the airline, Mr Adebanji Ola, a copy of which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. According to the statement, […]

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Tourism in Senegal Contributes 300 Billion Francs to the Economy

A recent report by the hotel association Jovago estimated that tourism in Senegal contributes to the local economy 300 billion CFA francs (EUR 453.5 million), according to its authors, an indication of the sector’s improving condition. Tourism in Senegal is doing well according to the figures in the report, said Guillaume Pepin the general manager of the association. The objective […]

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