Ghanaian town invaded by snakes

KWASO AND the nearby communities of Essienimpong and Piase in the Ejisu/Juaben municipality of the Ashanti Region virtually became a ghost town as fear-stricken residents fled the area on Wednesday evening to avert being bitten by strange snakes that invaded those areas. Different species of the dangerous reptiles, including mambas, black cobras, vipers and pythons, reportedly invaded Kwaso and the […]

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Nigeria to contribute over 25% to Africa’s GDP by 2020

Africa’s biggest economy, Nigeria, is to contribute over 25 per cent to the continent’s economic growth in the next four years. According to a new report, the country’s contribution is benchmarked at an average rate of 4.8 per cent yearly leading to year 2020. The document, which was made available yesterday to The Guardian by the Institute of Chartered Accountants […]

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Africa needs to trade with itself

Trade not aid. It’s an idea we hear quite a bit in reference to Africa. Last summer, when Barack Obama addressed the African Union – the first US president to do so – he made sure to bring it up: “So many Africans have told me, we don’t want just aid, we want trade that fuels progress.” And yet, while […]

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Tourism rebounds in South Africa

Notwithstanding the rising inflation and slow economic growth, overall business performance levels in South Africa’s travel and tourism sector have remained steady in the first quarter of 2016. This is highlighted in the latest results of the TBCSA Tourism Business Index (“TBI”), published today by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (“TBCSA”). The report shows that businesses in the […]

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Biafra Independence to Feature in Ghana Conference

By EmekaOkonkwo THE Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has called for unity among all the organisations advocating for the independence of the region. The call comes ahead of the All Biafra Conference initiated by the Organisation of Emerging African States, scheduled for Ghana on May 27. Aghaulor Godspower, Public Relations Officer of BNYL, confirmed they had received an invitation and […]

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Kenya’s tourism indices dips despite Obama, Pope’s visit.

Despite the visit of the United States President, Barak Obama and Pope Francis, last 2015, Kenya’s tourism industry is still struggling to attract tourists to the country. With the visit of the two prominent leaders, the east African country failed to jumpstart the number of tourists choosing Kenya as a destination and tourism numbers are likely to remain subdued in […]

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Nigerian-British Boxer, Emerges IBF Heavyweight Champion of the world

Nigerian-British boxer Anthony Joshua won the IBF world heavyweight title on Saturday with a sensational second round knockout of American rival, Charles Martin. Taking to his twitter account after the victory, the new champion wrote: “An unforgettable night”. Olympic champion Joshua, 26, had Martin on the canvas twice in the second round to record his 16th knockout in all 16 […]

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Akwaaba pays courtesy visit to Lagos Ministry of tourism

Picture caption: Special Adviser, Arts and Culture, Honourable Adebimpe Akinsola (4th left); Permanent Secretary, Mr. Ashimi Jamiu Adewale (3rd left); Organizer, Akwaaba African Travel Market, Mrs. Rita Ikechi-Uko, (4th right); Director, Lagos Council for Arts and Culture, Mrs. Olaitan Otulana (2nd right); Director of Tourism, Mrs. Johnson Anthonia Mosunmola; Tourism Officer, Adamma F. Oni; Head, atqnews.com, Renn Offor (1st right) and […]

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Ghanaian Monarch who is a mechanic in Germany

This is the African King who rules his people via skype. Togbe Ngoryifia Céphas Kosi Bansah was born on April 22, 1948. He is simply known as Cephas Bansah. Cephas was born into a Ghanaian royal family. He is the developmental, superior and spiritual chief of Gbi area of Hohoe, in Eastern Ghana. Funny enough, the African leader is a […]

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Tourism becomes Number one foreign exchange earner for Rwanda

Rwanda’s tourism sector continues to grow positioning itself as the leading foreign earner for the country. During the financial year 2013/14, the sector registered a three per cent increase in the number of visitors to Rwanda, growing from 1.14 million visitors to 1.2 million visitors. This accounted for an increase in revenue to $303 million in 2014 from $293.4 million […]

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