[Column] Frida Frans: The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) - A Beacon of Unity Amidst African Challenges
Hats off to the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire for securing the trophy of the 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. What a host! It was a fascinating month as Africans united on the field of play.
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Kenya Airways, the national carrier of Kenya, has inked a short-term lease agreement with Hi Fly, the Lisbon-based lease and charter specialist company.
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Luxury boutique hotel brand Hemingways Collection, has announced plans to expand into new markets and continued investments in existing properties to enhance guest experience.
During the closing session of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Summit in Kigali, Western Australia was announced as the host for 2024, marking the first time the event will visit Oceania.
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Radisson Hotel to introduce its eighth hotel in Morocco with the opening of Radisson Blu Residences, Saidia
Radisson Hotel Group is expanding its presence in Morocco with the opening of Radisson Blu Residences, Saidia, its eighth hotel in the country. Nestled in the heart of one of the most popular seaside destinations in northern Morocco, the new hotel bolsters the Group’s portfolio to three hotels in Saidia.
The Aruba Department of Civil Aviation and the Malawi Department of Civil Aviation have certified ExecuJet MRO Services Africa to do line and heavy maintenance on select aircraft types on those countries’ aircraft registry.
Mobility fintech, Moove, has secured USD $8mn in financing from Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB), bringing its total funding to-date from the bank to USD $28mn.
Radisson Hotel Group announces the signing of Radisson Collection Resort, Marsa Alam Port Phoenice in Egypt.
ExecuJet MRO Services is a leading global multi-OEM MRO company founded in 1991 in South Africa, and then later established MRO businesses in Dubai, Australia, Malaysia, and Belgium as well as a franchise in Tianjin, China.
President William Ruto has announced plans to remove visa requirements for African nationals travelling to Kenya for business as a first major step to remove barriers to intra-Africa trade.
With the end of the first quarter here, Africa Business Communities talks with business owners and CEOs in Nigeria on the effect this year's elections is having on the economy at large.
South African Airways (SAA) Cargo has appointed Menzies Aviation, the world’s largest aviation services company, to provide air cargo services at OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), and Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ).
Joel Daniel is the founder of Solutions Platforms, a company that grooms young people to succeed and have global relevance by leveraging its various programs designed to foster international education.
Gbolahan Tobi Ayediran is a Nigerian entrepreneur and the founder of an NGO dedicated to creating support and opportunities for widows and orphans, while running an agency for travel and tourism.
There is an obvious, increasing amount of technology awareness, and appeals for more extensive technology trainings in Nigeria.
With global inflation spiraling out of control, every country is working harder than ever to welcome new enterprise and business. Nigeria made great progress in this in recent months.
Overcharges, taxation, and accumulation of fees in African air transportation can be a hindrance in achieving and success of African Continental Free Trade Area
With over half a century in business ownership and management, Goodie M. Ibru is the founder of Ikeja Hotel Plc, the founder and Principal Partner of G.M. Ibru & Co. and current Vice President (West Africa) of the African Business Roundtable.
Avec plus d'un demi-siècle d'expérience dans la propriété et la gestion d'entreprises, Goodie M. Ibru est le fondateur de l'Ikeja Hotel Plc, le fondateur et partenaire principal de G.M. Ibru & Co. et l'actuel Vice-Président (Afrique de l'Ouest) de l'African Business Roundtable.
According to the International Monetary Fund, Nigeria is being pushed to the brink by inflation. Banks however, one of the pillars of the economy, have remained in good standing.
The infrastructure of Nigeria is such that for meaningful progress to be made, there must be give-and-take on the parts of the government and the people.
Looking at how a country scores in relation to its tourism sectors helps you to allay misconceptions and make more informed choices.
Given the economic situation spreading across the globe in the last couple of years, it is with some optimism we can take the modest increase in Nigeria’s GDP.
As we have seen over time, when one sectors hits a low point, another is seen hitting high notes. Such is the situation as we’ve seen it lately.
Instant loans, sometimes called digital loans, are gaining speed in the country and the telecom sector took some giant steps forward this week.
The Nigerian stock market indicators have shown lately a typical pattern in stock markets – investors stay loyal to the resilient stocks.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Experts point toward startup management for local productivity
Nigeria’s crown jewel, oil and gas, has been in a state of mild disrepair for several months now. There’s an ongoing fuel scarcity situation that is intensifying by the day and causing a ripple effect in every aspect of daily life.
The startup movement has picked up pace in Nigeria over the last decade, with the government and responsible agencies ramping up efforts in motivating the burgeoning industry.
While most countries have lifted the restrictions, the ripple effects will continue to be felt for months to come.
BIBOUM Kléber is the current CEO and founder of GO AFRICA Business Sarl created in 2020, with a specialization in the development of the tourism industry in Cameroon.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: A 5G promise looms, global trade predictions show winning numbers
Nigeria’s tactic is one of sharpening the sectors that have shown promise (such as technology, agriculture and banking) while throwing resources at those that have been in a work-in-progress mode for years.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the airline industry will burn through $77 billion in cash during the second half of 2020 (almost $13 billion/month or $300,000 per minute), despite the restart of operations.
CNN International Commercial Vice President and Marketing Lead James Hunt discusses strategies the company has put in place while working with brands to remobilize as they adapt to the new world order.
Road and air transport have borne the brunt of the Coronavirus impact as countries put stringent measures to stop the spread of the pandemic.
The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called for workers' rights to be fully protected while at the same time pursuing the turnaround of SAA.
Kobo360 was launched in 2017 by entrepreneurs Obi Ozor and Ife Oyedele II. Kagure Wamunyu is the current CEO, leading the company's expansion and growth in the African region.
[Column] Anne Wambui Gaitha: African Trade Agreement key to Financial Services, Logistics, Tourism industries
I believe that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is a game changer in international trade and will be an amazing opportunity for African brands.
Kenyan entrepreneur, David Kimani, is providing the unique service of vacations and holiday trips on credit - to be paid for at later dates - with his company, Vacay Holiday Deals.
René Stegmann is a South African entrepreneur experienced in the Mobility, Research and Immigration industries, and is currently the Director of Relocation Africa.
Kenya is set to become one of the top five fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a projected rebound in GDP growth to 6% in 2018 and 7% by 2019 according to a Jumia hospitality report.
At first glance, one cannot help but notice that Nigeria is prime ground for investment. Any doubts as to that fact are dissolved when you examine the sheer number of startups being funded, especially in the ICT sector.
Max Donzella is Director of VIP Business Immigration, a firm that consults on and manages investor immigrant programs into Quebec, Canada. The immigration program is currently open all African countries.
Seven out of every ten holiday bookings globally are done online in what points to the unrivaled space of tech in modern day tourism.
African cities must adopt holistic approach to tourism growth, Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index
Tourism has been a catalyst for economic growth in Africa. The sector is especially important now when governments are seeking out ways to drive diversification as part of their growth strategies.
As Director of Namibian German Centre for Logistics (NGCL) here in Namibia, I am tasked with promoting and highlighting the Importance of our sector.
Governments across East Africa are set to change transportation and trade development by investing in the expansion and rehabilitation of existing roads, the creation of new road links between key cities and cross-border connections
Ethiopian Airlines is set to launch a new passenger flight to Copenhagen, Denmark effective 22nd May 2023. The new flight will be operated five times a week except on Tuesdays and Sundays.
In 2022, Radisson Hotel Group continued to drive forward its ambitious expansion plan to be one of the top three hotel groups in the world with its strong portfolio of nine distinct brands and its growing resorts portfolio.
Spotcovery, serving as a bridge between African Americans and Africans, launches optimization tool on site
Spotcovery, the innovative media platform that connects descendants of the African continent while promoting culture, creativity, entrepreneurship and economic growth, has launched the Slickstream optimization tool on its website.
A major new report by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and Trip.com Group, together with Deloitte, reveals a heightened appetite for sustainable tourism amongst consumers, with 69% of travellers actively seeking sustainable travel options.
Radisson Hotel Group to announce the opening of Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort, Zambia and is a key step towards its goal of reaching 150 hotels in operation and under development in Africa by 2025.
Radisson Hotel Group plans to strengthen its already impressive presence in Africa. The Group has ambitious plans to reach 150 hotels and 25,000 rooms within the next five years across the continent, making Africa a key region for growth.
Le groupe hôtelier international Radisson Blu a posé la première pierre de son complexe hôtelier à 56,5 millions $ à Yaoundé, la capitale du Cameroun.
Baptisés « Greenrides », ces véhicules disposant d’une batterie rechargeable sur une borne alimentée à l’énergie solaire, et jouissant d’une autonomie de 250 km une fois chargés à 100%, font essentiellement des courses, dont le prix est identique à celui de la course à bord de véhicules ordinaires, apprend-on.
Sitarail réceptionne nouvelle bourreuse pour la maintenance de la voie ferrée entre Côte d’Ivoire et Burkina Faso
SITARAIL a réceptionné au port d’Abidjan une nouvelle bourreuse – niveleuse – dresseuse d’une valeur de 2 milliards de FCFA (plus de 3 millions d’euros), destinée à l’entretien et à la maintenance du chemin de fer entre la Côte d’Ivoire et le Burkina Faso.
The aim of the MoU is to drive growth of tourism numbers into Kenya by leveraging various Mastercard channels, including its Priceless.com platform.
Radisson Hotel Group announced the opening of its fifth hotel in Morocco, and its second Radisson Blu Resort in Saidia.
Radisson Hotel Group surpasses half-year growth target in Africa with exciting new openings and market entries across both business and leisure destinations
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed the Travel & Tourism sector in Nigeria is expected to create 2.6 million new jobs over the next decade, doubling the number of those employed within the sector by 2032.
Qatar Airways and Airlink signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement to offer travellers more choices, enhanced services and greater connectivity between 45 destinations in 13 countries across southern Africa and the rest of the world.
Mastercard Travel & Lifestyle Services is a travel planning and booking gateway, granting World and World Elite cardholders access to exclusive guarantees, amenities and upgrades, 24/7 concierge and premium offers and entertainment from top travel brands.
South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa, has appointed Discover the World, a global player in tourism and airline representation, as its general sales agent (GSA) in the United Kingdom (UK).
After a turbulent two years, new research from the Mastercard Economics Institute reveals that global leisure and business flight bookings have surpassed pre-pandemic levels, while spending on cruise lines, buses and trains saw sharp improvements this year.
The growth of the global travel insurance market is driven by factors such as rising tourism demands post the pandemic are boosting the growth of the travel insurance market.
Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce its entry into its fourth South African city, Durban, with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga.
South African airline Comair announced it is obliged to suspend all British Airways and kulula.com flights, pending successfully securing additional funding.
thiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading carrier, commenced thrice-weekly passenger service to Washington DC via Lomé, Togo as of 01 June 2022.
Emirates signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), to promote tourism to Mauritius from key markets across the Emirates network
Ethiopian Airlines, UTD Aviation Solutions and the African Airlines Association have signed a tripartite MoU to work together on Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services.
Ethiopian, UTD Aviation Solutions and AFRAA sign MoU to re-establish African aviation renaissance in MRO services
Ethiopian Airlines MRO, UTD Aviation Solutions and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), signed a tripartite MoU to work together on Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services in pursuance to the The Brown Condor Initiative (BCI).
Uber has suspended its operations in Tanzania, citing a tough regulatory environment that has made it difficult for the ride-hailing company to continue running in the East African country.
Radisson Hotel Group has announced its first Radisson Individuals property in Ghana in partnership with Belfast City Management.
Emirates will be operating twice daily flights on its flagship A380 aircraft to Mauritius from 1 July 2022 to meet the increase in demand for travel to the island nation.
The National Aviation Services (NAS), the aviation services provider in the emerging markets, has renewed its IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) accreditation for Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam airports in Tanzania.
Total international air traffic for Ghana through the Kotoka International Airport will exceed 2.1 million people by the end of 2022 as a result of the latest easing of measures announced at the airport by President Akufo-Addo.
Marriott International signs agreement with Baraka Lodges to open first luxury Safari Lodge in Africa
Marriott International announced it has signed an agreement with Baraka Lodges LTD. to enter the safari segment in Africa.
South Africa's aviation regulator has indefinitely grounded a fleet owned by Comair, a British Airways franchise, following a series of safety incidents.
Ethiopian Airlines has signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly commence sea-air multimodal transportation with International Djibouti Industrial Park Operation (IDIPO) and Air Djibouti for an expeditious transportation of goods to Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines and its longstanding partner Boeing, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the intent to purchase five 777-8 Freighters.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the establishment of a new Sector Skills Council (SSC) in Egypt, a platform aiming at fostering more resilient and inclusive human capital in the hospitality and tourism.
The World Bank has injected GH¢28 million grants into the operations of 400 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to support their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
[South Africa] Airlink, Legacy Lifestyle partner to launch cashback loyalty programme for passengers
Southern Africa’s Airlink has partnered with Legacy Lifestyle to offer passengers the ability to earn CashBack rewards when they fly on all Airlink flights, irrespective of the type of ticket or the class booked.
Dublin Airport announced that EGYPTAIR will launch a new year-round direct Dublin-Cairo services this summer, commencing on June 2, to operate four times per week and will be Ireland’s first scheduled air service to and from Egypt.
Pamela Djamson-Tettey has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company.
Morocco has been featured in fifth place on Business Insider’s list of the top best investment destinations in 2022. Morocco’s resilient economy and positive growth prospects all contribute to the country’s strong position as a regional investment hub.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IGOM Portal, a major support tool for the efficient implementation of the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM).
Emirates announced a full return of passenger services to and from Casablanca in Morocco, marking a full restoration of Emirates’ pre-pandemic African network including 21 cities spread across the continent.
[Zambia] NAS launches Pearl Lounge at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in partnership with NAC2000
The National Aviation Services (NAS), has partnered with NAC2000 Corporation, to launch the Pearl Lounge at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) in Lusaka, Zambia.
Emirates resumed its passenger operations between Dubai and five African countries, offering customers more choice, superior value and enhanced connectivity to and through Dubai.
The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities launched the Esna Tourism Promotion Campaign in Luxor Governorate, Egypt.
Homes & Villas by Marriott International announced that almost 300 exclusive Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban homes have been added to the platform.
National Aviation Services (NAS), the aviation services provider in emerging markets, successfully renewed its IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire for the third time.
DHL Express, le leader mondial du transport express international, a été une nouvelle fois désigné « Top Employer » du continent africain par le Top Employer Institute.
South African Airways (SAA) is to resume flights to Durban with three times daily return service effective 4th March 2022.
Added boost for SADC export infrastructure as DHL Global Forwarding expands its presence in Zimbabwe
DHL Global Forwarding has launched in Zimbabwe to extend its presence across Africa.
Senegal has officially launched the commercial operation of the Regional Express Train which will link Dakar, the country's capital, to Diamniadio, the new town currently under development.
Egyptian ride-hailing startup Swvl will offer 35 percent of its shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange through a merger with US SPAC Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital.