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Lupita Nyong'o

February 25, 2020   By Staff Writer 3

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o already had frequent traveler cred before achieving global acclaim. Having spent her childhood in Mexico, the United States and her family’s native Kenya, the actress had seen her share of exotic destinations before finding stardom with films.

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Qatar Airways to Buy Rwandair 49% Stake to Gain African Foothold

February 11, 2020   By Staff Writer 3

Qatar Airways plans to purchase a 49% stake in Rwanda’s national carrier, stepping up its presence in the market weeks after taking a majority holding in the African country’s new airport.

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Ethiopian Airlines

January 20, 2020   By Staff Writer 3

Ethiopia plans to start building Africa’s largest airport at $5 billion within six months and continue the ascendancy of its national carrier, the most profitable on the continent.

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The Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra

December 16, 2019   By Staff Writer 3

An offer of coffee or warm water is usually as far as most artists go when hosting curious visitors to their creative lair.

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A South African Airways (SAA) aircraft is seen parked on the tarmac at Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town, South Africa. Credit: Reuters/Sumaya Hisham

December 6, 2019   By Staff Writer 3

South Africa’s finance minister Tito Mboweni has repeated his call for South African Airways (SAA) to be shut down. The reality is that the country can’t afford to let its flagship fail.

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Peter Ndegwa, incoming CEO, Safaricom

October 30, 2019   By Staff Writer 3

Safaricom PLC Thursday named Peter Ndegwa, Diageo PLC’s Managing Director, its Chief Executive Officer effective April 2020.

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Ethiopian Airlines will weigh stake in South African Airways

October 10, 2019   By Staff Writer 3

Ethiopian Airlines Group would consider buying a stake in South African Airways — should South Africa decide to sell equity in the struggling state carrier.

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Allen Onyema: The Airline Boss

September 14, 2019   By Staff Writer

Check out 6 things you didn’t know about the Air Peace Boss Allen Onyema.

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South African Airways to reorganize into three separate units

February 20, 2019   By Staff Writer 3

South Africa’s struggling state-owned airline will reorganise into three business units as part of a revamp plan that could also involve the partial sale of its catering unit.

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OR Tambo International Airport

February 11, 2019   By Staff Writer 3

In its pursuit to become Africa’s gateway into the world, Ethiopia earlier this year achieved a new milestone.

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Obinna Ekezie, Co-Founder and CEO, Wakanow. Credit: Ndani TV

February 9, 2019   By Staff Writer 3

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) in late December announced that it has agreed to invest $40 million in Wakanow.com Limited (Wakanow).

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Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

January 7, 2019   By Staff Writer 3

Tewolde GebreMariam, Chief executive officer, Ethiopian Airlines, talks to The Africa Report about Ethiopian’s new stakes in African transport companies across the continent and the challenges of planning for the long term.

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Ethiopia Overtakes Dubai as Top Feeder of Air Traffic to Africa

December 3, 2018   By Staff Writer 3

Ethiopia has overtaken Dubai as a conduit for long-haul passengers to Africa, highlighting the success of the state airline’s expansion drive and the reforms of its new prime minister.

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Ethiopian Airlines steps up hunt for African connections

December 3, 2018   By Staff Writer 3

Ethiopian Airlines is accelerating its strategy of weaving a patchwork of new African routes to soak up traffic on the continent and fly customers towards its more lucrative flights to rapidly expanding Asian markets.

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Planes parked on the tarmac at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

October 17, 2018   By Staff Writer 3

Ethiopia is taking the dream of free movement in Africa one step further. The country will soon allow African citizens to enter without obtaining visas in advance.

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Ethiopian Airlines CEO says African nations should take a stake in the carrier

August 24, 2018   By Staff Writer 3

Ethiopian Airlines is undisputedly Africa’s largest airline by revenue and profit. Yet the state-owned carrier just doesn’t want to dominate the continent’s skies.

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Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Credit: Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Image/Bloomberg

August 13, 2018   By Staff Writer 3

Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise is emerging as the flag bearer of plans by Africa’s fastest-growing economy to open up to foreign investors after decades as a closed shop.

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Ethiopia will be opening up its highly profitable national flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, to private investors

July 9, 2018   By Staff Writer 3

Ethiopia said last month it would open its state-run telecoms monopoly and state-owned Ethiopian Airlines to private domestic and foreign investment, a major policy shift that will loosen the state’s grip on the economy.

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Etihad Airways

June 24, 2018   By Staff Writer

This is an exciting role where the successful candidate will manage the delivery of sales plans and programs in Kenya to ensure consistent growth and achievement of the revenue targets.

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Ethiopian Airlines

June 18, 2018   By Staff Writer 3

In Africa’s battle for the skies, an east African carrier is stepping up its game in an effort to dominate the market.

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An Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner jet

June 13, 2018   By Staff Writer 3

Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise plans to establish half a dozen international offshoots before the end of the year as Africa’s biggest carrier steps up efforts to dominate markets across the continent.

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Cyril Ramaphosa, President, South Africa

March 30, 2018   By Staff Writer 3

South Africa will consider partially privatising struggling state-owned companies as part of wide-ranging reforms set in motion by President Cyril Ramaphosa since he came to power last month.

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Localizing passenger experiences: Mondo Ride

March 8, 2018   By Staff Writer 3

More than two years after it launched in Kenya, the ride-hailing app Mondo Ride has closed a second financing round of $2 million, bringing its total seed investment to $5 million.

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Ethiopian Airlines

February 6, 2018   By Staff Writer 3

With a mix of strategic investments and partnerships, airline acquisitions, and efficient service delivery, Ethiopian Airlines hopes to take over Africa’s skies and change air travel on the continent.

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Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

December 14, 2017   By Staff Writer 3

Ahead of elections planned for August, President Kagame talks about his political longevity, relations with France and plans for reform at the African Union.

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Arik Air has endured a series of crises but could soon be under new management.

September 11, 2017   By Staff Writer 3

Nigeria’s leading airline could soon be under new management.

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OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa

September 1, 2017   By Staff Writer 3

Market Research Company Euromonitor International revealed earlier this week the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Kenya Airways planes at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

August 29, 2017   By Staff Writer 3

When it comes to domestic air travel in Africa, Kenya’s capital Nairobi is king.

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Kenya to convert $243M debt in Kenya Airways into equity

June 19, 2017   By Staff Writer 3

Kenya will convert its $243 million in loans to Kenya Airways into equity, the government has said, as part of a broader restructuring to nurse the ailing airline back to financial health.

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Hadi Sirika, Nigeria's Minister of State on Aviation

May 14, 2017   By Staff Writer 3

Nigeria has appointed advisers to help it set up a national airline and develop its aviation infrastructure — currently seen as a barrier to economic growth — to create a hub for West Africa, junior aviation minister Hadi Sirika said earlier this month.

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An Ethiopian Airlines plane arriving in the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Tuesday, the first flight after rehabilitation of the runway. Credit: Albert Otu/ICE/NAN/premiumtimesng.com

April 19, 2017   By Staff Writer 3

Nigeria’s international airport in the capital, Abuja, has formally reopened after six weeks of urgent repairs to its runway.

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Nigeria's leading hotel booking company Hotels.ng launches flight bookings

March 6, 2017   By Staff Writer 3

Hotels.ng, Nigeria’s leading hotel booking company has rolled out a new service – online flight bookings – on its website.

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Nigeria's largest airline Arik air to double fleet by buying mostly Boeing planes

November 2, 2016   By Staff Writer 3

Nigeria’s largest airline Arik Air plans to nearly double its fleet to 52 planes within 10 years and has already ordered some of them from Boeing, a source at the company said on Monday.

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Nigeria's largest airline Arik plans $1B share offer & possible London Stock Exchange listing

October 29, 2016   By Staff Writer

Nigeria‘s largest airline Arik Air plans to raise as much as $1bn through a private share placement next year and then a possible initial public offering (IPO) in Lagos and London, its managing director said.

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Kenya Airways in talks with 3-4 parties on stake sale, says CEO Ngunze

October 2, 2016   By Staff Writer

Kenya Airways is talking to “about three or four” foreign institutional investors and airlines about buying a stake to raise cash for the carrier, its CEO said last month.

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Bugesera International Airport (Illustration)

September 5, 2016   By Staff Writer 2

Rwanda has signed a deal with the African division of Portuguese construction firm Mota-Engil to build an international airport at a cost of $818 million, the company and government officials said.

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Ethiopian Airlines

July 10, 2016   By Staff Writer

Africa is “the next and last frontier in globalization,” according to Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, who says that developing the aviation industry will be vital.

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Nico Bezuidenhout, incoming CEO, FastJet

June 18, 2016   By Staff Writer 2

FastJet has hired Nico Bezuidenhout, CEO of Mango Airlines, South African Airways’ low cost unit, as CEO to help revive the U.K. discount airline following a plunge in its share price and an escalating spat with a top investor.

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Fly540

May 29, 2016   By Staff Writer

The future looks bright for air travel across Africa. It’s predicted that by 2034, 190 million more flights segments will be flown across the continent.

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Flight attendants serve beverages aboard an Ethiopian Airlines 787 Dreamliner on a flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

March 21, 2016   By Staff Writer 2

Intra-African travel — which is critical to unlocking the region’s tourism potential — is set to become easier, safer and more open.

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Jay Ireland, President, GE Africa

March 14, 2016   By Staff Writer 2

General Electric Co. sees the potential to double its African revenue and employees as the company expands in countries including Ethiopia and Mozambique, GE Africa President Jay Ireland said.

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Africa’s commercial drones take off. Credit: Aero Shutter Ghana

March 5, 2016   By Staff Writer 2

Some of Africa’s first commercial drone startups are generating clients and income.

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