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

Ghana: Solicit Migration Counseling Before Traveling – Ntarmah

Head of Education of the Migrants Labor General Workers Union International (MLGWUI), Mr Justice Baako Ntarmah, has advised Ghanaians who seek to travel outside the country for greener pastures to solicit migration counseling before embarking on their journey. According to him, there were many dubious travel agents out there who lured their victims into accepting … 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

Ghana: ‘Consistent Media Highlights Will Increase Domestic, International Tourism in Ghana’

The President of the Ghana India Trade Advisory Chamber (GITAC), Mr Dominic Oduro-Antwi, has urged the media to intensify promotion of the Ghanaian culture and heritage for socio-economic development. According to him, the media had a crucial role to play in putting tourist destinations in Ghana and Africa on the global map through positive projections … 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

Liberia: A Potential Tourist Site Lies in Ruins – Liberia’s First President’s Grave Abandoned By Govt.

Monrovia — In other countries, the gravesites of their first Presidents are historical sites, and tourists come from all parts of the world to see them. However, this is not the case in Liberia as the first President of Liberia, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, and his entire family’s graves are abandoned by the government and are … Read more

Cameroon to Revamp Wildlife Reserve Hit By Terrorism, Poaching, Deforestation

Yaounde, Cameroon — Tourism officials in Cameroon are meeting to revamp the country’s most important wildlife reserve, Waza National Park, which has suffered from terrorism, poaching, and deforestation. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Cameroon’s northern border with Chad and Nigeria that used to attract thousands of visitors per year. Officials say … 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

Nigeria: US Extends Tourist Visa Validity to 5 Years for Nigerians

The United States of America has announced that with effect from March 1, 2023, it will increase visitor visa validity from 24 months to 60 for Nigerians who want to enter the country temporarily for business and/or tourism. This was contained in a statement by the US Consulate General released to the public yesterday. The … Read more

Liberian Passport Regulations Under Scrutiny to Suit Dual Citizenship, Others

The Government of Liberia (GOL), through the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dee Maxwell Kemayah has announced the revision of its national passports in keeping with the dual citizenship law passed in the country. It can be recalled that President George Manneh Weah signed into law the Alien and Nationality Law relating to Citizenship and Restoring … Read more

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