TimeLine Layout

June, 2016

  • 15 June

    Accra’s Kotoka International Airport becoming a regional hub for air travel

    Situated 10 kilometres from the centre of Accra, Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is the first point of call for businesspeople as well as tourists visiting the country. KIA, the only international airport in Ghana, is fast becoming the regional hub for air travel in West Africa. Thanks to Ghana’s increasing profile as a preferred business hub and tourist destination, KIA …

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  • 9 June

    Social media campaign launched to promote tourism in Ghana

    Africa’s leading hotel booking website, Jovago, has launched its #MyGhana social media campaign promoting tourism in the country worldwide. The campaign runs on Facebook and Twitter. To take part in the campaign, social media users are required to take beautiful pictures of any eye-catching monument, landscape or landmark; post them on social media using the hashtag #MyGhana, tag five friends …

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  • 9 June

    What Stephen Keshi will most importantly be remembered for in Africa

    How former Nigeria’s national trainer, who suddenly died on 8 June, defeated prejudice against African coaches in Africa Tragedy struck African football in the early hours of 8 June when Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, former coach of Nigeria’s national team, the Super Eagles, suddenly died at 54 in Benin City. The former international football player and coach had lost his wife …

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  • 9 June

    Rupert Neudeck’s last message to the world about Africa

    Famous German humanitarian Rupert Neudeck, who died on 31 May 2016 at 77, points out what he considers the major impediments to African development in his book The strength of Africans and he explains why Western development agencies cannot be helpful to a continent that is so rich in natural resources. In his book Die Kraft Afrikas – Warum der …

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  • 9 June

    “Never forget where you come from,” Beatrice Onyele

    “Never forget where you come from,” advises Frankfurt-based retired nurse (aged 75), Mrs Beatrice Onyele, as she goes down memory lane and talks about her experiences in Germany since arriving 50 years ago.

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  • 9 June

    Meet the next reggae superstar!

    If music journalists from Europe or North America lack the words to express how much they love the music of an African reggae artist they have just stumbled upon, they are quick to talk about “Africa’s Bob Marley”. Lucky Dube, Alpha Blondy, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Rocky Dawuni and many others have been compared to the first superstar of the “Third …

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  • 9 June

    Ethiopia rebrands despite drought fears

    The Ethiopian government is promoting the country as a favourite tourism destination despite fears of famine due to an ongoing drought. Ethiopia’s Tourism Minister Aisha Mohammed Mussa proudly presented the country’s new tourism slogan: ‘Ethiopia – Land of Origins’ at the International Tourism Bourse recently, in a new campaign to rebrand the country.  The country is proud of many unique …

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  • 9 June

    So much more to Discover on a trip to Cape Verde

    Literally translated, Boa Vista, the easternmost island of Cape Verde, means “beautiful view” and it lives up to its name, surprising visitors with stunning views. But there is so much more to Boa Vista than spectacular landscapes and observation points, as our Associate publisher Bugs Steffen discovered when he went to explore.  I was asked how I came up with …

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  • 4 June

    Brussels Airlines opens new lounge at Kinshasa Airport

    Brussels Airlines has opened a state-of-the-art lounge for its Business Class passengers at the N’Djili International Airport in Kinshasa, the capital of DR Congo. “With the opening of our very first own lounge in Africa, we further strengthen our footprint in Africa and confirm our commitment to the continent,” said the airline in a statement. The lounge, called THE SUITE, …

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  • 3 June

    Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam 2016 – Register Now!

    This year’s Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam (AFWA) will take place from 25 to 27 August at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, organisers have announced. Emerging fashion designers from 24 countries will take part in the three-day event celebrating African and African-inspired fashion, art and cultural heritage. AFWA 2016 kicks off with a press conference on 24 August, providing an …

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