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Dubai Tourism kicks off West Africa multi-city roadshow in Lagos

All is set as the Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) prepares to kick off its annual roadshow across key cities in Ghana and Nigeria to further increase its promotional efforts of the city’s ever-evolving tourism proposition to African tourists. Having experienced strong growth in tourism numbers from Africa in 2019, Dubai Tourism is …

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Nigeria Eyes $92.84 Billion Global Palm Oil Market

By 2021, the Global Palm Oil Market Worth Is Expected to Hit 92.84 Billion Us Dollars (N33 Trillion), Amounting to Four Times the Nation’s Budget Size of N8 Trillion. According to a Zion Market Research’s new report titled, “Palm Oil Market Analysis by Derivative (palm oil, palm kernel oil, palm kernel cake, and others), and …

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African Airlines Spend about $3.5bn Yearly Overseas on Maintenance

Investigations reveal that expenditure by airlines for maintenance, training of personnel and funds repatriated by foreign airlines yearly has been put at $3.5 billion,  The expenditure also included the cost of reinsurance with international companies and purchase of aircraft spare parts. The figures were compiled from data made available by the International Air Transport Association …

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Chimamanda Adichie Named ‘Woman of the Decade’

Celebrated Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has been named ‘Woman of the Decade’ Editor’s Choice by ThisDay Newspaper. She was given the recognition by ThisDay Newspapers in celebration of their silver jubilee which recently held at the Eko Hotels Convention Centre, VI, Lagos. Ms Adichie was unable to attend the event. She was, however, presented …

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West Africa: ECOWAS Countries Require $50m to Battle Coronavirus

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) last week said that about $50 million is required by West African countries to tackle Coronavirus. It said that amount will be used to create an ecosystem and put in place, critical personal protection equipment, laboratory supplies, communication and coordination strategies towards Coronavirus response. The Director-General of WAHO, Prof. …

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Ethiopian Airlines remains top in Africa, Services 129 destinations in 75 countries

Africa’s largest carrier, Ethiopian Airlines has continued to consolidate its leading control of the continent’s airspace as it has increased its route network to serve 129 destinations across 75 countries. According to anna. aero, China is its leading country by total seats, as a result of the estimated 2.5 million passengers between China and Africa. …

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Rwanda, Tunisia Sign Bilateral Aviation partnership

Rwanda and Tunisia recently signed two milestone agreements on civil aviation, marking an important step to upgrade the rules and standards for flights between the two countries. According to journalducameroun.com, the pact was signed on the sidelines of African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by the Tunisian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs …

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Qatar Airways acquires 49 per cent stake in Rwanda’s national carrier

Gulf carrier, Qatar Airways recently acquired 49% stake in Rwanda’s national carrier, Rwand Air as it prepares to deepen its African operation in the aviation industry. The move might is the fruition of bilateral talks held between both countries’ leaders last year in Kigali. According to atqnews.com, the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani …

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Poor weather disrupts flight operations across West Africa

Due to extremely poor visibility conditions throughout the West African region, a large number of flights are experiencing significant disruptions, including delays, cancellations and diversions. International airlines operating along the West Coast are having a hard time operating due to the weather and are either asking passengers to be patient for improved weather conditions or …

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Nigeria’s relationship with Ethiopia is the key to African integration- Buhari

It’s no longer news that the relationship between Nigeria and Ethiopia is getting stronger by the day. What’s news is that the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has tipped this blossoming bilateral bond as the catalyst towards achieving African integration. According to him, the relationship would concretize the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This …

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