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Asian and African airlines ground Boeing 737 Max 8s after deadly crashes

Boeing 737 Max 8s

China has grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8s on its civil aircraft register after one of the US-made airliners crashed this March 10, near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Operators in other countries, including South Africa and Thailand, have followed suit. A four-month-old 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Air came down on Sunday shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 people aboard. …

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Ghana Allows Visa-free Travel for Africans

Ghana has commenced the rolling out of the visa-on-arrival policy effective Friday, July 1, 2016. It follows President Mahama’s announcement early this year of the country’s preparedness to implement the program to allow AU citizens visiting the country to secure visas for up to about thirty days upon arriving in the country. This also falls in line with the resolution …

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Koby Maxwell launches album and celebrates African women

Koby Maxwell officially launched his latest studio album which is titled ‘The Album’ on the night of March 12, 2016, at the Friendship Center in Maryland USA. He was also joined by friends from the entertainment industry to celebrate the 59th independence of his nation Ghana while honoring women of African descent in the American Diaspora. The well-attended event offered …

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South African Air improves connectivity to Africa

South African Airways (SAA) said it plans to focus on growing its African network and improving interconnectivity on the continent. “Our goal is to increase our revenue in the region by 30% in the next twelve months,” CEO Nico Bezuidenhout told attendees at the IATA Annual General Meeting in Miami. “Africa is a huge potential market for aviation, and as …

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First Space Dialogue hosted by South Africa

Building partnerships that benefit the country and the African continent were top of the agenda at the first “Space meets Industry” Business Breakfast hosted by the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) at the CSIR Convention Center on Wednesday. Over 80 delegates attended the event including various industry leaders, local scientists, government officials and decision makers from National Treasury, Department …

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Africa World Airlines seeks to take over the Ghanaian Skies

Africa World Airlines (AWA) is a privately owned airline incorporated on the 15th of November 2010 in Ghana. It commenced its first revenue flight on the 21st of September 2012. The airline has consistently seen growth in both frequencies of flights and route network making it profitable. This is a great achievement for an airline that has been operating for …

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Covid-19 pandemic costs Africa travel, tourism almost $55 bln

African countries have lost almost $55 billion in travel and tourism revenues in three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the African Union (AU) commissioner for infrastructure and energy said on Thursday. Amani Abou-Zeid told a news conference the economic impact of lockdowns and border closures to curb the spread of the virus would be severe, with the continent’s air industry hit …

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Heroes of COVID-19: Peter Yeboah the Respiratory Therapist

On April 12 of 2020, I started the Heroes of COVID-19 publication in partnership with website. The first publication on that website by Oral Ofori featured Dr. Michael McCarthy of Sinel Specialist Hospital. This second publication will be on Peter Yeboah who is a respiratory therapist. As the world faces this dark period with the mysterious COVID-19 illness ravaging the …

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Bishop Adonteng Boateng’s ‘Faithful Servants Awards’ honors US Police

'Faithful Servants Awards'

“This day has especially been chosen by Divine Word International Ministries (DWIM) and the Faith community that is here… [because] we see the great work that the police service do in our community. The sacrifices they make is why we find safety and peace in the community…” With these words, Bishop Dr. Kofi Adonteng Boateng officially set the ball rolling …

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Washington DC poised to attract more Ghana visitors

Washington DC

Accra, Oct. 03, Ghana News Agency  (GNA) – Washington DC, the American Capitol, which hosts the second largest population of Ghanaians outside Ghana is poised to attract more visitors especially from West Africa from its partnership with South African Airways. The partnership to promote Destination DC, is an effort to showcase the many attractions that Washington has to offer visitors. Mr …

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