Liberia: Amb. McCarthy Reaffirms United States’ Support to Liberian Government’s Multi-User Rail Policy, Mittal Agrees, but With Conditions

Monrovia — United States Ambassador Michael McCarthy has reiterated that the US supports the Government of Liberia’s decision to set up a National Railway Authority (NRA) to manage the country’s rail network and ensure multiple users of the rail. The debate over who should own the right to operate the rail running up from the … Read more

Tanzania: What Saudi Airline Scheduled Flight to Jnia Means

THE Saudi Arabian carrier, Saudi Airlines on Sunday commenced direct flights from Jeddah to Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar es Salaam. The inaugural flight arrived in Dar es Salaam at 6am and was greeted with a traditional water salute. Saudia airlines will be traveling four times a week. Onboard the 180-seater Airbus A320 … Read more

Nigeria: Headwinds From Trapped Funds, Litigation May Hinder Nigeria Air’s Takeoff

The plan by the federal government to commence the operation of Nigeria Air before the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has received condemnations from stakeholders in the nation’s aviation industry who said the airline may not fly before May 29, 2023, unless certain things are put in place. According to the stakeholders, things … Read more

Tanzania: Kilwa Port Spices Tourism Boom

TANZANIA Ports Authority (TPA) has significantly improved service delivery at Kilwa Masoko Port, which has resulted in increased number of tourists in Southern Tanzania. The refurbished port has been the boon of the southern economy after witnessing an influx of tourists recently, a feat which could be attributed to strategic and deliberate measures by the … Read more

Ghana: Finance Ministry Recommends Fees, Charges for New Road Tolls

The Ministry of Finance has recommended new fees and charges for inputs in the revised Road Tolls Act to enable the restart of the collection of road tolls. A letter dated March 10 by the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta and copied to the Minister of Roads and Highways, said the recommendation commences the … Read more

Malawi: President Chakwera, Polish and Maldives Leaders Discuss Agriculture, Tourism Investment Potential

President Lazarus Chakwera on Sunday held bilateral discussions with fellow world leaders on the sidelines of the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries where they discussed investment opportunities for Malawi in Agriculture and Tourism. First on President Chakwera’s engagement list was President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, with whom they talked about industrialization … Read more

Kenya: KQ Launches Trafficking in Persons Policy, Public Awareness Campaign

Nairobi — National Carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ)on Monday launched its Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Policy and Public Awareness Campaign in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The fully endorsed Trafficking in Persons Policy which came into effect in January 2023, outlines the airlines stand and actions against Human Trafficking. The … Read more

Southern Africa: Return of Zambian Vendors Rattles Merchants in Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwean vendors enjoyed a monopoly during pandemic closures. They see their Zambian competitors a little differently now. While waiting for customers, Sikhulile Ngwenya, a local vendor at the Mkhosana market, carefully loads her stall with cabbages, carrots, avocados, tomatoes and choumolier, a dark green, spinach-like vegetable with slightly crumpled leaves. A … Read more

Zimbabwe: Fastjet Adds New Fleet

Domestic tourism in Zimbabwe will increase as fastjet Zimbabwe welcomed the first of three Embraer 120, a 30-seater aircraft, to its Harare base. The arrival of the first of three Embraer 120 aircraft will be used to operate domestic flights to Kariba and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. fastjet spokesperson Mr Nunurai Ndawana said the … Read more

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