Africa: Direct flight to Kismayu sparks another Somalia-Kenya row

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Somalia has protested what it said is the violation of its airspace by Kenya after an aircraft flew from Nairobi directly to Kismayu instead of first landing in the capital Mogadishu. The Somalia Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) filed the complaint against Kenya to the UN agency International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO), Somali online platform Hiraan said quoting unnamed officials. On […]

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Africa: Somalia minister, lawmakers denied entry into Kenya

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Three senior Somalia government officials were refused entry at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya for lacking visas. The officials were part of a government delegation scheduled to attend the launch of an European Union-sponsored cross-border conflict management programme on Tuesday. Those denied entry are junior Minister of Water and Energy Osman Libah and legislators Ilyas Ali Hassan […]

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Africa: Somalia rescinds decision banning Antonov aircraft

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Somali Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has rescinded earlier decision which banned one type of Antonov aircrafts from flying in its airspace. SCAA has extended AN-26’s permission for over-flight and landing for four months as ban on AN-12, AN-24 and AN-32 remains in place, according to VOA journalist Harun Macruf. He says the SCAA originally gave four types of Antonovs (AN-24, […]

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Africa: UNWTO to admit Somalia as it seeks to develop Tourism Masterplan

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Despite security challenges in the country with frequent terror attacks on restaurants and hotels, Somalia says it is in the mid of process of a master plan to revive the country’s tourism industry, according to the Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism Abdirahman Omar Osman (alias Yarisow). Duringa visit to Madrid, Spain, last week the Somali minister met with the […]

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Africa: Somalia to print first banknotes in 25 years with the help of IMF

Somalia to print first banknotes in 25 years with the help of IMF Following the change of currency notes, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is backing Somalia’s plans to replace its tattered currency notes that were printed before the Horn of Africa nation went into civil war almost three decades ago. “About 98 percent of the currency circulating in the […]

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African News: US and UK issue terror alert on SA, as France launches alert App

By Friday Nwosu The British government has warned that there is a “high threat” terrorists could carry out “indiscriminate” attacks on British people in South African shopping areas. According to mirror.co.uk, the targeted areas are believed to be in Johannesburg and Cape Town where there is a high expat and tourist population. The warning comes just days after the United […]

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Waivers and subsidies are bringing Tourists back to Mombassa in Kenya

Kenya will soon begin to reap the positive effects of its aggressive tourism recovery campaign. From July, a weekly European charter plane will be flying tourists to the coastal region. A charter plane run by TUI Poland with a capacity of 180 passengers will from this [2016] summer begin weekly direct flights to Mombasa’s Moi International Airport. However, Tui Germany […]

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South Africa Named The Worst Country To Raise Your Kids In – Worse Than Somalia

The United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) recently revealed that South Africa is now rated as the worst country in the world to raise your children in. In yet another shocking example of how much South Africa has fallen under Jacob Zuma, it was revealed that 77 of every 100 000 children die at school in South Africa. The highest in […]

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Rwanda and Ethiopia the model States of Africa go into partnership

LAST week, Rwanda and Ethiopia inked an aviation deal that on the surface looks routine, but which could be emblematic of a quiet yet significant shift in the nature of the region’s geopolitics, positioning the two states as growing players in a continent currently bereft of a clear strong leader. The agreement, whose biggest takeaway was the fifth freedom rights, […]

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Turkeys Burgeoning ties with Africa, a common future ?

Turkey’s relationship with the African continent dates back to the ninth century. Over the years, Turkish people always saw their African brothers and sisters as their equals and built bridges on the basis of mutual respect and appreciation. Turkey, unlike colonial powers, has a history in Africa with no dark chapters. We might speak different languages, come from different ethnic […]

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