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Mercy wins #BBNaija 2019

The 26-year-old video vixen Mercy Eke has emerged as the winner of Big Brother Naija season four. After 99 entertaining days, Mercy was announced as the winner by Ebuka Obi Uchendu during the Live Finale show, which held on Sunday, October 6. Mercy defeated fellow housemates, Mike, Frodd, Omashola and Seyi to emerge the winner of the whooping 60 Million …

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Air Peace permitted to operate regular flights to South Africa

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria has announced that the South African government had granted request for the Nigerian Designated Airline, Air Peace, to commence commercial flights to Johannesburg, South Africa.  While South African Airways operates flights to Nigeria as national carrier, Air Peace can now operate to South Africa as Nigeria’s designated carrier under the principle of reciprocity …

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Nigeria: Air Peace launches Lagos-Warri flights

Nigerian and West African largest carrier, Air Peace, on Friday (27 September 2019) began flight operations from Lagos to Warri, in Delta State. The airline’s inaugural flight which took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos touched down at the Osubi Airport, Warri at 11.15pm. The ERJ 145 aircraft piloted by Capt. Crosby Otobo and Senior First Officer Usman …

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Thomas Cook Germany files for insolvency

Thomas Cook travel companies in Germany have filed for insolvency, as the group tries to limit the fallout from its UK parent’s liquidation and attract investment. Initially, insolvency applications will be made for Thomas Cook Germany, Thomas Cook Touristik and Bucher Reisen, and Öger Tours. Other companies in the German group may also be affected. A company statement said all …

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Brussels Airlines presents its ’boutique hotel in the sky’ in Berlin

Belgium’s flag carrier has launched new cabin seats to give its passengers more comfort. Brussels Airlines presented the new seats to the public on Thursday at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Berlin, at a ceremony attended by diplomats, corporate managers, travel agents and journalists. The overhauling of the cabin arrangement aboard the airlines planes, so that “it …

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Ethiopian Airlines launches on-board broadband internet access

Africa’s biggest national carrier, Ethiopia Airlines, has announced its launch of on-board broadband internet service on its A350 fleets. “With the state-of-the-art broadband satellite technology, passengers can now enjoy reliable connectivity while flying over the clouds,” the airline said. It did not specify whether the service will be free or at a cost. The airline currently flies to over 50 …

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British Airways cancels almost all flights as pilots strike

Almost all flights by British Airways, totalling hundreds of departures, were cancelled on Monday as pilots launched a 48-hour strike in a dispute over pay. British Airways The airline estimated that the two-day strike will affect 195,000 customers. Most of British Airway’s 850 scheduled flights per day would be cancelled, with passengers being offered a refund or a later flight. …

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British Airways pilots set for strike

A two day strike by British Airways pilots looks set to go ahead next week, with airline and union positions as far apart as ever. The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) said it could call off the strike planned for September 9 and 10 if the airline agrees to restart negotiations. BALPA said it has put a new proposal to …

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Uganda relaunches its national airlines after 18 years

After being grounded for 18 years, Uganda Airlines has taken to the skies again, restoring its status as the country’s national carrier Uganda Airlines launched its maiden flight on Tuesday (27 August) after eighteen years in the doldrums. The airline thus becomes the fifth national carrier in the region. Uganda Airlines will initially fly to seven destinations in Kenya, Tanzania, …

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PROJECT: Promoting Safe Migration in Africa

The suffering of young Africans in the process of irregular migration has been of deep concern to African Courier Media for many years and the flagship of the company, The African Courier, has been reporting on the plight of these migrants for nearly two decades. Migrants and refugees are often unaware and without defences in the face of false information …

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Nigeria warns citizens travelling through Ethiopia with cash

Nigeria’s foreign ministry has warned the country’s citizens that if they’re travelling through Ethiopia with undeclared cash in excess of 3,000 US dollars, they could have the cash seized. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform all Nigerian travellers that the Ethiopian Customs and Revenue Authority (ECRA) has recently stepped up seizure of foreign currencies and valuables in excess …

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About ǀ The African Courier

The African Courier is published in Germany to report on Africa and the Diaspora African experience. The first issue of the bimonthly magazine appeared on the newsstands on 15 February 1998. The African Courier is a communication forum for European-African political, economic and cultural exchanges, and a voice for Africa in Europe. With too many negative representations of Africa entrenched …

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Flight operations commence at Abuja airport’s new terminal

The newly inaugurated international terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has officially been opened for operations as Asky Airlines began operations at the terminal on Sunday (6 January). Asky Airlines’ B737-700 aircraft with flight number ET-AVP, which landed at the airport at 3:30 pm from Lomé in Togo, had 91 persons on board comprising 85 passengers and six …

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First Nigerian Appointed Lufthansa’s General Manager

Lufthansa Group has appointed Adenike Macaulay as the General Manager, Sales for Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. In a statement by the airline, Macaulay would oversee all the commercial and sales activities of Lufthansa Group Airlines in Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea from 1 January 2019. It noted that she was the first female and Nigerian to take the position. Macaulay started …

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New international terminal at Abuja airport opens

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the newly-built international terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The terminal is said to be the biggest in West Africa and it has the capacity to process at least 15 million passengers annually. While commissioning the facility on Thursday, the President said the federal government was committed to making Nigeria an aviation …

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Ghana to start new national airline with Ethiopian support

Ethiopian Airlines will be Ghana’s strategic partner as the West African country looks to set up a new national airline. Ghana’s aviation minister Joseph Adda and Ethiopian’s chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the partnership, with a final agreement to be signed before year’s end. Ghana is not expected to retain more than 10 percent …

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