Africa Central Africa World 

DR Congo: 145 passengers missing in boat disaster

At least 145 passengers are reported missing after a boat with goods and animals sank in a river in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Local authorities said that about 55 people survived the disaster which happened on Tuesday night. The boat which was heading for neighbouring Republic of Congo capsized on the Lulonga River near the town of… Read More
Africa China North Africa World 

Morocco bans travellers arriving from China over COVID surge

Morocco has imposed a ban on people arriving from China effective Tuesday, Jan. 3 as it makes effort to prevent a wave of Covid-19 infections. The foreign ministry said all nationalities arriving from China will be hit with this ban. Several countries have imposed restrictions on travellers from China due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Morocco is a top… Read More
Africa World 

African Travel & Tourism Sector’s Climate Footprint Revealed

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Saudi-based Sustainable Tourism Global Center have unveiled revolutionary new data detailing the climate footprint of the Travel & Tourism sector in Africa. According to the new data, between 2010 and 2019, the African Travel & Tourism sector decoupled its economic growth from its greenhouse gas emissions. The data shows the total… Read More
Africa World 

Visa Openness Index: Africa makes visa policy improvements in 2022

– – The 2022 Africa Visa Openness Index (AVOI) report shows African countries making progress in their freedom of travel policies, most of which had been severely curtailed by the Covid-19 crisis. The annual publication, prepared by the African Development Bank Group in collaboration with the African Union Commission, is now in its 7th edition and was launched on Sunday… Read More
Africa Ghana Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

Ghana withdraws travel advisory against Nigerian trips

– – Ghana has made a u-turn about an advisory note it issued to its nationals against travelling to Nigeria. The country’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs earlier cautioned Ghanaians against making non-essential travels to Abuja. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said this was due to high level of terrorism and armed conflict among others. It also attributed the situation… Read More
Africa World 

The African countries facing visa ban from the United Arab Emirates

– – Several African countries are facing visa bans from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with an immediate effect in what is seen as a move to tighten visa requirements. The ban covers applications related to a 30-day visitors visas, according to a notice from the UAE. The visa ban covers Uganda, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Cameroon, Nigeria, Liberia, Burundi,… Read More
Africa Europe World 

Bitcoin Trading Connection with Austria

– – Bitcoin trading is now available in Austria through the Bitcoin Austria exchange. The service offers users the ability to buy and sell bitcoins in Austrian schillings. There is a 0.5% fee for each trade, and the minimum trade size is 10 euros. The service is available to residents of Austria over the age of 18. The quantum ai… Read More
Africa Business Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

Emirates to resume flights to Nigeria after release of funds

– – Emirates has said that it will resume some flights to Nigeria this month after the Central Bank of Nigeria released a portion of funds the Dubai airline had earned in the country. The airline had not been able to repatriate its funds from Nigeria and decided to suspend flights temporarily effective September 1. An airline spokesperson said flights… Read More
Africa Namibia Southern Africa World 

Four German tourists killed in plane crash in Namibia

– – Four German tourists have died in a plane crash in Namibia, police said on Tuesday. The tourists, all from one family died together with and their South African pilot when the plane crashed. According to a police report the plane crashed a few minutes after taking off from an airstrip on Impalila Island along the Zambezi River. The… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Lion kills an intruder at Accra zoo

– – A middle-aged man has been killed by a lion at a zoo in Ghana’s capital Accra. The man is said to have broken into the lions’ cage, after which he was attacked and injured by one of them. He has been confirmed dead after sustaining injuries. Authorities at the zoo do not know the motivation for the man’s… Read More