US Student Visa Ban on Nigerians Is Fake News –American Embassy

The United States Mission in Nigeria has dismissed viral news which said the embassy is no longer issuing student visa to Nigerians. Distancing itself from the story it described as “fake news”, the embassy tweeted on its verified Twitter handle, @USEmbassyAbuja, saying, “#FakeNews Alert! Be advised, reports of Student Visa ban for Nigerians is false. If you have seen such […]


Wilderness Safaris welcomes Magashi camp in Rwanda

Wilderness Safaris has opened its new camp, Magashi, overlooking scenic Lake Rwanyakazinga in the north-east of Rwanda’s wildlife-rich Akagera National Park. Launched in partnership with conservation non-profit African Parks and the Rwanda Development Board, both of which manage the national park, Magashi offers journeys to this remarkable location. “We are thrilled with our elegant new camp, which is looking incredible […]


first for Africa: Seychelles seeks proposals for floating utility-scale solar energy system

Seychelles has launched a call for proposals for the installation of Africa’s first utility-scale Floating Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system, an official of the energy commission said. The call was released last week to eight bidders that were selected in the first phase of the project. Proposals will be evaluated against a set of technical and financial criteria and the best-evaluated bidder will […]


Africa will rise again

President Cyril Ramaphosa has encouraged people on the continent to use the Fourth Industrial Revolution to develop Africa and create jobs for the youth and women as the continent commemorates Africa Day. “On this Africa Day, on the day that our nation enters a new era of hope and renewal, we recall and celebrate that Africa is the birthplace of […]

Cape Town

United Airlines to launch Newark-Cape Town connection in December

United Airlines will launch a non-stop route between the United States and South Africa in December, with plans for a flight between Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and Cape Town. Conveniently located right outside of Manhattan and ranked the sixth busiest international airport in the US, Newark International Airport provides fast and simplified access to the cultural and […]


Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa opens in Morocco

Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa has opened its doors, marking the company’s third property in Morocco. With its upscale accommodations, beachfront location and range of leisure facilities, the resort is designed as an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation. The 304-room Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa is located within a protected national park, offering direct access to […]


South Africa companies tap into Brazilian market

The Western Cape’s emerging export companies have identified possible business opportunities in Brazil and the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) which can be explored to grow their businesses. The two businesses – Bayside Marine and Lantern Engineering which boast 100% black ownership- are showcasing their products and services at the Latin American Defence and Security Exhibition (LAAD) underway Rio de Janeiro, […]


South Africa Police probe source of attacks on foreign nationals

International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has told the international community that South Africa’s arms were open to any person who wished to reside in the country. Sisulu made the declaration following a meeting with Ambassadors from across the continent to discuss last week’s attacks on foreign nationals in Durban. Addressing the media on Monday, Sisulu said police had requested additional […]


Morocco, UN, AU urged to fast-track Western Sahara referendum

Western Sahara President Brahim Ghali has urged the African Union, the United Nations and Morocco to fast-track the long delayed referendum on the self-determination of the Arab nation. Until then, he said, the continent will not realise freedom.  Addressing delegates on the second day of the SADC Solidarity Conference in Pretoria, Ghali said the conference was a message to demand the […]


Uganda travel and trafficking

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and chimps rioting in deep forests, the earliest traces of human beings and their works. But according to the World Bank, the region receives a mere 3% of global tourism arrivals. What scares tourists off may have something to do with […]