Aviation :US imposes tariff on Bombardier to defend B737 against Bombardier C series

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The US just slapped an astronomical 220 percent tariff on a new line of Bombardier jets after Boeing accused the Canadian company of receiving unfair government subsidies. It’s an incredibly harsh penalty that has angered two of America’s closest allies, Canada and the United Kingdom (where Bombardier manufactures this line of jets’ wings and provides thousands of jobs). Those countries […]

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African Economy: US-Ghana bilateral trade to hit US$2.4bn end-2019

The United States of America(USA) is hopeful of doubling its bilateral trade with the country from the current US$1.2billion within the next three years as it seeks to push job-creation as well as unearth global trade potentials. “Last year the bilateral trade was about US$1.2billion,and I would like to see that double; I believe that it is doable. Ghanaian companies […]

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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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Morocco, most visited Tourist Destination in Africa in 2015

Morocco was the most visited country in Africa in 2015 ahead of South Africa and Egypt, Director General of the Moroccan National Tourist Office Abderrafie Zouiten said. This performance is the result of a tourism policy based on the diversification of source markets, he explained in an interview with French radio RFI and weekly magazine “Jeune Afrique”, adding that the […]

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We Want To be the biggest Airline that fly to Nigeria and Africa – Turkish Airline

Experts say that the higher the growth of the aviation industry, the higher a country’s GDP. The economic benefits of aviation are very important. Globally, it is 3.4 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The vice president, Sub-Saharan Africa, Turkish Airlines, Mr Said Samil Karakas in an interview with WINIFRED OGBEBO, who was in Istanbul recently, said it’s important […]

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Kenyan Cleric struggles for ‘Miracle’ in Nigeria

  By Vanessa Obioha A near mishap at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos would have further soiled the already grubby image of a Kenyan preacher who made a great effort to establish legitimacy in Nigeria. Many Nigerians surged at him as he stepped out of the arrival hall of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, accompanied by Senator Helen […]

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2nd Kenya Airways B777 sold

Cabot Aviation, a division of Air Partner plc and an aircraft remarketing agent, announced that the second former Kenya Airways B777-200ER has been delivered to Omni Air International, a US based airline providing global passenger ACMI, wet lease and charter programmes. The aircraft, MSN 33681, was originally delivered to Kenya Airways in 2004 and was operated by the airline on […]

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Morocco targets 160, 000 West Africans travellers in 2016

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Morocco is seeking to attract more visitors from Russia, China and West Africa, as instability in nearby countries deters tourists from traditional European markets. Plans to open new air routes are in motion, Minister of Tourism Lahcen Haddad said in an interview in Rabat following a visit by King Mohammed VI to Russia. “Russia offers us a big opportunity,” he […]

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The Nigeria Economy may shrink to 2014 standards in 4 years time

The promise of Africa’s biggest economy has turned to peril. Companies drawn to Nigeria by the prospect of a population bigger than Germany and Turkey’s combined are retreating; those staying have publicly criticized the president, a military strongman in the 1980s who came back to power via an election last year; and foreign investors are pulling their money out. Share […]

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Ghanaian ISIS Commander Unmasked

By William Yaw Owusu It is turning out that a British citizen of Ghanaian descent is a leading member of the dreaded terrorist group, Islamic State (IS), which stock in trade is beheading people. Leading United Kingdom newspaper, The Guardian, published at the weekend that Alexanda Kotey, a 32-year-old Londoner, was among the terrorists that oversaw the detention and beheading […]

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