Killer drones and multi-billion dollar deals: Turkey’s rapidly-growing defense industry is boosting its global clout

A Turkish is on view during a presentation at the Lithuanian Air Force Base in Siauliai, Lithuania, on July 6, 2022. Lithuania on July 6, 2022 exhibited a crowdfunded Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 combat military drone that it plans to send to Ukraine to Help the war-torn country fight Russia’s invasion. Petras Malukas | AFP | … Read more

Africa: From the Bed Sheets to the TV Remote, a Microbiologist Reveals the Shocking Truth About Dirt and Germs in Hotel Rooms

For most of us, staying in a hotel room is either something of a necessity – think business travel – or something to look forward to as part of a holiday or wider excursion. But what if I told you there’s a large chance your hotel room, despite how it might appear to the naked … 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

Zimbabwe, Zambia to Sign Ecosystems Deal

Zimbabwe and Zambia are set to conclude an agreement which is expected to foster transnational cooperation in ecosystems management through the establishment, development and management of the Lower Zambezi Mana Pools Transfrontier Conservation Area (LOZAMAP TFCA). The TFCA development plan will be funded by the Global Environmental Facility. Speaking at yesterday’s post-Cabinet briefing, Acting Information, … Read more

Tanzania: What Sustainable Tourism Entails

Arusha — TOURISM stakeholders have expressed mixed views on how to realize the envisioned concept of Sustainable Tourism as Tanzania gears to receive five million tourists, come 2025. The players, who were speaking separately at a Sustainable Tourism Roundtable hosted by the European Union Business Group (EUBG) here midweek, rooted for the protection of wildlife … Read more

Zimbabwe: Airzim Clears IATA Arrears, Eyes London Return

Air Zimbabwe is expecting delivery of a new plane at the end of this month, while plans to resuscitate the London route are already underway following the clearance of the International Air Transport Association debt, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development Felix Mhona told the National Assembly on Wednesday. He was responding to a question … 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

Nigeria: Federal Govt to Investigate Foreign Airlines Over Hike in Airfare

The federal government has disclosed its intention to investigate foreign airlines over closure of lower inventories that have led to astronomical increase in airfare. LEADERSHIP reports that foreign airlines have shut lower inventories against Nigerians over their trapped $550million with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Speaking when the president of the National Association of … Read more

Botswana, Namibia Agree to Abolish Passports for Citizens Crossing Border

Gaborone, Botswana — The leaders of Botswana and Namibia have signed an agreement that will allow their citizens to cross the two countries’ border without passports. Starting immediately, citizens of the two southern African countries will only be required to produce their identity cards at crossing points. Botswana’s president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, and his Namibian counterpart, … Read more

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