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Ghana, EgyptAir Sign MoU to Establish National Aviation Company

Ghanaian government and Egyptian flag carrier EgyptAir have signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a Ghanaian national aviation company with investments from both countries. The MoU aims to enable the Ghanaian side to benefit from EgyptAir’s vast experience, as Africa’s oldest air carrier that provides its services to more than 80 destinations around the …

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Paystack Founders

PAYSTACK – ONE STEP FOR A NIGERIAN PRODIGY, A GIANT TECH FOR AFRICA

In 2015, Shola Akinlade set out to make software and services needed for merchants in Africa to accept online payments from local and international customers and that adventure is now distinguished as a trailblazer in the African fintech industry. Born in Lagos, Shola Akinlade is a Computer Science graduate of Babcock University, Nigeria. He went …

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Ghana: All scheduled domestic flights cancelled over GCAA strike action

All domestic flights in Ghana have been cancelled, following a strike action by workers of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) over encroachment and perforating of underground cables at its La Wireless Station near the AU Village in Accra.According to the GCAA workers union, the downing of tools, which started at 3pm local time on …

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Nigeria: Petrol price may drop this month, say marketers

The pump price of petrol may reduce marginally this month, going by the fall in global crude oil prices, oil marketers disclosed. Punch reports that according to them, since the cost of petrol has been largely determined by the price of crude oil, the recent marginal plunge in crude oil cost could lead to a …

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Nigeria begins new visa policy, fees

Nigerian government has approved the implementation of a New Visa Policy (NVP) and New Visa Fees, News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Mr Muhammad Babandede disclosed this in a statement by the Service Spokesman, Mr Sunday James on Thursday in Abuja.Babandede said that the implementation of the new visa …

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4.5 Million African Jobs at Risk due to COVID-19 and Travel Restrictions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the damage being done to the African aviation industry and on economies by the shutdown of air traffic owing to the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened.According to new data published by the Air Transport Action Group of which IATA is a member, revealed that 4.5 million African jobs …

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African Airlines’ Traffic Falls By 90% – Report

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said African air travel fell by 90 per cent in August, with a forecasted 66% drop in global travels by 2020 compared to 2019 Daily Trust reports.The previous estimate was for a 63% decline.In its report on Tuesday, it said the 90.1% drop in African air travels was …

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Tech entrepreneur emerges first woman to win the Africa Prize

A 26-year-old Ivorian tech entrepreneur won the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering’s prestigious 2020 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Charlette N’Guessan and her team developed a facial recognition software designed to identify black Africans. Charlette N’Guessan – the CEO of her own company, BACE group, based in Ghana – is the first ever woman to …

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Nigeria’s Hydro Power Station Collapsed

Nigerians may experience a possible power outage, as some part of Hydroelectric Dam in Kainji collapsed. The hydro-power stations caved in after the opening of the four spillway gates to free surplus water caused by heavy rains. According to report, the management, Mainstream Energy Solution Limited, opened the points but discovered that the dam was …

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Tanzania, Uganda Signed $3.5B oil pipeline deal

Tanzania and Uganda signed an agreement to commence construction of a 1,445-kilometre (900 miles) oil pipeline through East Africa that conservation groups say threatens livelihoods and fragile ecosystems. The project focuses on oilfields in landlocked Uganda discovered in 2006 and proposes pumping the crude to the coast via a pipeline across Tanzania at an estimated …

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