Africa

Nigerian make history by winning seats in Manitoba Legislature

Until Tuesday’s vote, no black person had ever been elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 150-year history of this province. Now there are three. Uzoma Asagwara won the Union Station seat for the NDP, Jamie Moses took the St. Vital seat for the party and Audrey Gordon won Southdale for the Progressive Conservatives. None of the political scientists the CBC contacted, nor the […]

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WEFA opportunity for economic growth engagement

This week’s World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) is an opportunity for government leaders to engage on the state of global, African and South African economies, says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. WEFA will take place in Cape Town from Wednesday until Friday, this week, under the theme of ‘shaping inclusive growth and shared futures in the fourth industrial revolution’. “It […]

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MSC Cruises to base two ships in South Africa for 2020 season

MSC Cruises has announced it will bring two ships to South Africa’s shores for the 2020/2021 cruise season. This will mark the first time that two different classes of MSC Cruises’ ships will be deployed in South Africa, MSC Opera (Lirica Class) and MSC Musica (Musica Class). Ross Volk, managing director for MSC Cruises South Africa, commented: “The deployment for […]

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China-Africa air traffic soared 630% in last ten years

Air traffic between China and African continent has expanded rapidly over the last decade, due to a massive investment pouring into Africa from the east Asian country. There are currently eight direct flights operating on an average day between China and African nations. That is a huge increase from less than a decade ago when airlines averaged less than one flight a day. At […]

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North West accelerates plans to grow economy

The North West Provincial Government has committed to regularly engaging with business and social partners to promote integrated economic planning in the province. An amount of R986.4 million has been allocated to the North West Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism to accelerate transformational, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in that province. MEC Kenetswe Mosenogi revealed this when […]

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dusitD2 Nairobi reopens following terror attack

dusitD2 Nairobi will reopen today following six months of renovation. The hotel was closed following a terror attack in January which left more than a dozen people dead. Highlighting the company’s commitment to supporting the local community, the upscale deluxe hotel will return to its prime location within the 14 Riverside complex. The complex itself is now fully operational following the January […]

women
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Women empowerment key to breaking abuse of cycle

The Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, says every effort must be made to empower women economically as part of ending abuse and gender inequality. At the launch of Women’s Month in Tshwane on Wednesday, the Minister stressed the need for cross-sectoral cooperation between government and its development partners. “Government cannot do it […]

Iyoha John Darlington
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#Edo2020: Nigeria, My Native Land

Two great rivers namely Niger and Benue traversing  a vast densely wooded space  lies my native land which  empty into the blue waters of the  Atlantic. I am patriotic to the roots of my hair and so good  it is to be  home after ages of  wandering in the foreign strand. As the huge metal bird on which I flew  […]

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West African nations adopt single currency named Eco

ECOWAS, the Economic Community for West African States have adopted a single currency named Eco, which it plans to launch by 2020. Eco was adopted on Saturday in Abuja in a meeting of the 15 member-country regional bloc. Discussed for thirty years, this single currency between the 15 countries that make up the ECOWAS – eight of which use the CFA franc, pegged to […]

Tourism
Africa

African Tourism Board: The Need for Greater Industry Synergy in West Africa

The 2019 IATA’s Regional Aviation Forum is being held at the Marriott Hotel in Accra, Ghana. On Tuesday Alain St.Ange, President of the African Tourism Board and the former Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine Minister of Seychelles will be moderating a session titled “West and Central Africa as Preferred Tourism Destination: The Need for Greater Industry Synergy”. Participants at the  African […]