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Why A Global Private Airline Should Be The Next Step In African Aviation

Travelers to and throughout Africa have long grumbled about airline connectivity, but things have changed and perhaps it is time that African aviation had its own global private airline. Years ago the complaints ranged from the long layovers in Paris when flying from one Francophone West African country to the next Francophone West African country […]

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New Chairman for UNWTO Commission for Africa

Kenya’s Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala, has been elected Chairman of the UN World Tourism Organisation Commission for Africa from 2017-2019, at a UNWTO general assembly in Chengdu, China. Balala confirmed that his first assignment would be to lobby for the establishment of an Africa Tourism Organisation to help improve tourism on the continent. “The Commission […]

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Chimps beat up, murder and then cannibalise their former tyrant

It was a gruesome scene. The body had severe wounds and was still bleeding despite having been lying for a few hours in the hot Senegalese savanna. The murder victim, a West African chimpanzee called Foudouko, had been beaten with rocks and sticks, stomped on and then cannibalised by his own community. This is one […]

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TUI develops City Break Destinations packages

The travel giant is considering top selling city break destinations like Dubai, Paris and New York. Managing director Nick Longman would not be drawn on a launch date but said the operator was currently working through the technology that will be used. “It will be fairly soon,” he said. “I’m not keen on ideas taking […]

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Africa tourism set for sustained growth

The hotel and tourism industry in Africa is beginning a period of sustained growth, according to the sector’s leading experts gathered at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa. The conference heard that inward international flights were recovering after being hit by the ebola outbreak. And the hotel sector reported significant expansion, as well […]

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‘Rhino walk’ for conservation

With news still reverberating of the poached rhino tally in South Africa standing at 749 on August 29, a large-scale initiative to boost community conservation and rhino protection in KwaZulu-Natal has been welcomed. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority, Department of Environmental Affairs, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Wildlands, Project Rhino KZN, Wildlife ACT, African Conservation Trust, Peace […]

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New airline FlyAfrica.com takes off

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba has announced the launch of pan-African low-cost airline Gabon FlyAfrica.com. The new airline is aimed at enhancing air connectivity across Africa and reducing the cost of doing business in Africa, Bongo said. The announcement was made on the second day of the New York Forum Africa – one of the […]

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Tortoise, 90, gets wheels for legs after rat attack

A 90-year-old tortoise is going twice its normal speed after being fitted with a set of wheels. The animal, called Mrs T, was facing a grim future after a rat chewed off her two front legs while she was hibernating, but her owners glued the wheels from a model aircraft onto her shell. “It was […]

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U.S. plane with sick passenger makes emergency landing

A U.S. plane heading for Connecticut was forced to make an emergency landing in Upstate New York Wednesday, after a passenger lost consciousness. SkyWest Flight 5622, operating as United Express from Chicago, diverted to Buffalo, New York after a passenger lost consciousness. The plane had been headed to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut […]

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Two killed by elephants in Zimbabwe

Two people were killed by elephants in Zimbabwe this month while there was a near attack on a child by a leopard, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said Wednesday. The two adult men were killed by the jumbos in separate incidents, highlighting the existence of human-wildlife conflict in the country. One of the […]

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Judge rules that chimpanzees have human rights

In a decision that seems to recognize chimpanzees as legal persons for the first time, a New York judge on Wednesday granted a pair of Stony Brook University lab animals the right to have their day in court. The ruling marks the first time in U.S. history that an animal has been covered by a […]

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Senegal Scraps Visas for Tourists and Cuts Tax On Air Fares

Senegal has scrapped visa requirements for foreign visitors, and will slash taxes on air fares as it seeks to revive a tourism sector crippled by high costs and a regional Ebola outbreak. The cost and administrative hassle of visas, coupled with taxes on air tickets, led to a fall in the number of visitors to […]

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