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Liberia, Morocco, eSwatini in top 10 tourist destinations

Liberian economy set to receive a new boost from tourism as it has been named in the top 10 tourist destinations in the world and second in Africa behind eSwatini.According to a report from BBC Africa, Liberia is not...

Ethiopian Airline plane makes emergency landing in Senegal

An Ethiopian Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing minutes after taking off in Senegal on Tuesday because an engine caught fire minutes after take off, an airport spokesman told Reuters.The Airlines which was on routine flight...

World oldest travel group collapses, tourists stranded in Africa

British global travel group Thomas Cook has gone into liquidation according BBC report, leaving thousands of tourists in Africa and around the world worried. Reuters reported that some British tourists in Tunisia, were on Saturday night stopped them leaving their...

Six confirmed dead after flash flood at Kenyan Hell’s Gate

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says 6 bodies have been recovered from Hell's Gate National Park in Kenya, after flash floods swept away a tour group, one person is still remains unaccounted for. The group included five Kenyan tourists, a...

Ethiopian Airlines under fire for not flying wheelchair user

A Kenyan wheelchair user has hit out at Ethiopian Airlines, saying he was abandoned by airport staff who refused to help him board a flight leaving the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to the US. In a series of tweets and Facebook...

Victim families, Ethiopian farmers in the dark over Boeing’s aid offer

Affected farmers in Ethiopia, victims’ relatives, Kenyan and Ethiopian governments say they have not heard anything about the $100 million Boeing offered to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Ethiopia...

French woman sues Boeing seeking at least $276m over Ethiopian crash

A French woman whose husband was killed in the March crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner in Ethiopia has filed a U.S. lawsuit against the planemaker seeking at least $276 million in damages, her lawyer...

Boeing says 737 MAX jets simulator software has been corrected

Boeing Co has made corrections to simulator software that mimics the flying experience of its 737 MAX jets, which were involved in two fatal crashes, and the company has provided additional information to device operators, a...

Benin tour guides mourn colleague, express fears for missing French tourists

Benin is reeling over the death of Fiacre Gbédji, a tour guide whose body was discovered Saturday. Gbédji went missing May 1 with two French tourists kidnapped in Pendjari National Park, some 550 km north of...

Tanzania considers cable car for Mt. Kilimanjaro

Tanzania plans to introduce a cable car to take people to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, in a move aimed at boosting the number of tourists who visit Africa's tallest mountain.The authorities...
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Liberia and Ivory Coast sign MOU to promote trade

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Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises of the United Nations High...

1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

About 1,100 undocumented Africans living in the United States were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and...

Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

Elections are less than a week away in Guinea Bissau, where residents are hoping to emerge from years of political stagnation. On November 24,...

U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to...