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RyanAir’s Afrikaans test policy for South African nationals sparks anger

– – There is public outrage after the Dublin-based carrier – RyanAir – imposed new rules on South African nationals. The airline has said South African customers will have to take an Afrikaans test to prove their nationality before boarding flights. The test will cover questions about who is the president of the country, what the capital city is and… Read More
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Travel & Tourism in Africa to create 14 million new jobs in 10 years

– – The World Travel & Tourism Council’s latest Economic Impact Report (EIR) has revealed that the African Travel & Tourism sector is expected to create almost 14 million new jobs over the next decade. The positive forecast from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which shows an average of 1.4 million new jobs every year, also reveals the… Read More
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Zimbabwe: Elephants kill 60 people in five months

– – At least 60 people have been killed by elephants in Zimbabwe this year. Government spokesperson Nick Mangwana who took to twitter to make an announcement described the incident as sad topic. “The issue of Human/Wildlife Conflict has become quite emotive. This year alone 60 Zimbabweans have lost their lives to elephants and 50 injured. In 2021, 72 lost their… Read More
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British Airways flight enroute to Ghana stopped from using Malian airspace

– – An Accra-bound British Airways flight was prevented from using the Malian airspace on Friday. The Military rulers in the West African state reportedly refused to allow the British Airways flight BA081, to pass through the Malian airspace. The flight carrying about 200 passengers was forced to return to London. According to a passenger, an attempt by the flight… Read More
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Covid-19: South Africa, Nigeria end PCR test for vaccinated travelers

– – South Africa and Nigeria have announced their decision to relax Covid-19 PCR test for vaccinated travellers. On Monday the Nigerian government announced that fully vaccinated travellers coming into the country will no longer be required to take a pre-departure PCR Covid-19 test. The chairman of the Presidential Covid Response Team, Boss Mustapha, said this change would come into… Read More
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European Union lifts flight suspension to Southern Africa

– – The European Union has announced the lifting of suspension on flights to and from Southern Africa, a restriction that was put in place amid the outbreak of the omicron variant. When the restriction was imposed last year, the African Union and United Nations strongly criticized it. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Nigerian counterpart asked the EU… Read More
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Ghana probes suspected bomb scare at major airport

– – Ghanaian officials have said that the country’s army is investigating a suspected bomb scare at the Kotoka International Airport in the capital Accra. There was a discovery of an unattended to bag at the arrival hall of the airport’s Terminal 3 on Tuesday evening. A viral video showed an individual in an Explosive Ordnance Disposal outfit working in an… Read More
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UNESCO names Ghana’s Accra as World Book Capital for 2023

– – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named Ghana’s capital, Accra as its World Book Capital for 2023. The West African nation will host the World Book Capital after Mexico’s Guadalajara in 2022. In a statement UNESCO said “the city of Accra was selected for its strong focus on young people and their potential to… Read More
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Ghana investigates bird strike that disrupted a KLM flight

– – Ghana’s aviation authorities say they have commenced investigations into a bird-strike that disrupted a KLM flight at a major airport in the capital, Accra. The incident occurred last Friday evening preventing the KLM flight from taking off at the Kotoka International Airport. The Ghana Airports Company Limited said in a statement on Saturday that investigations have already started… Read More
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Sport has the power to boost conservation efforts in Kenya

– – Kenya’s wildlife is amongst the richest and most diverse on the African continent. Each year, the country’s national parks attract millions of domestic and international tourists. Kenya is home to not only Africa’s big five, which includes lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, and black rhino but also to thousands of other species. The country is also where the world’s… Read More