Tourism: A tourist’s amazing road trip experience through West Africa

A tourist’s amazing road trip experience through West Africa By Renn Offor Travelling by air sure is the fastest way to move from one place to another. As great as that is, it has a great deal of limitations for a curious tourist who hankers to explore, experience and relate with the people, cultures and other abundance of attractions that […]

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Africa: Photos of how Chinese fishing fleets are dominating and potentially depleting West Africa’s sea

Fishermen in the Chinese fleets that ply the waters off the coast of West Africa spend between 20 and 30 days aboard a boat, where their biggest concerns are typhoons, getting caught in the machinery and ropes used to pull hauls of fish in, and boredom that they try to alleviate by sleeping, smoking, and reading between shifts. That’s the […]

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Travel Business: Travelstart appoints CM for Nigeria, seeks increased market share in West Africa

By Renn Offor Travelstart, the online travel booking portal has, in what could be seen as a strategic move to ease its operations just announced the appointment of a new country manager for Nigeria. In the statement released by Russell Jarvis, Head of Communications, Travelstart, it says that, ‘Travelstart is pleased to announce that we have hired Philip Åkesson as […]

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Nigeria to launch National Carrier and MRO centre says Minister

The Minister of State, Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, has said that the Federal Government will soon appoint the Transition Adviser that will develop the process for the establishment of a new national carrier. Sirika, while addressing Aviation Stakeholders Forum in Abuja on Monday, said that the government would establish a national carrier that would be private sector driven. He said […]

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‘Glo Ghana can take 20m data subscribers’

The new Head of Business of the newly upgraded Glo Mobile Ghana network, Mr. Augustine Mamuro, has said the telco can cater to over 20 million data subscribers. He explained that the company has overhauled the network and positioned it to significantly improve the network experience of its subscribers. With the upgrade of Glo Mobile High Speed Packet Access Plus […]

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Russians are interested in West Africa tourism but fears remain

West Africa tourism destinations remain largely untapped for the huge number of potential Russian tourists whose incomes have steadily grown over the past few years and have shown high interest in touring different parts of the world. In terms of tourism, the region still remains relatively unknown, primarily due to inadequate information and lack of publicity. Some say the media […]

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Nigeria records first baby from frozen egg

By Sola Ogundipe Nigeria has recorded the first successful birth of a baby conceived from frozen egg of a 44-year-old woman, who had suffered infertility for eight years, making it the first in the country and West Africa. The birth and conception of the baby, named Tiwatope, which is the 5001st in the world, were carried out by Nigerian fertility […]

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African States Consider Common Passport by 2018

By Theresia Tjihenuna NAMIBIA and other African states are considering the possibility of a common passport for the continent by 2018. This is one of the decisions deliberated by senior officials at the recently-ended four-day Ministerial Conference on Aviation Security and Facilitation held in Windhoek last week. The permanent secretary in the ministry of works and transport Willem Goeieman said […]

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New President for ECOWAS commission

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Outgoing President of the ECOWAS Commission, Amb. Kadré Ouedraogo, has officially handed over to his successor, Mr Marcel Alain de Souza of Republic of Benin following the completion of his four-year tenure. This formed part of activities of a handover ceremony for the incoming president and commissioners at the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja on Friday. Share our story:

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Common External Tariff to harmonise ECOWAS tax regime

Mr. George Blankson, Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority says the Common External Tariff (CET) which became operational in the country on 1st February 2016, is expected to bring Ghana in harmony with other ECOWAS countries in the imposition of tariffs among traders. The implementation of the CET is expected to be an effective instrument for harmonising the import policies […]

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