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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 14, 2019 By Staff Writer
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 24, 2018 By Staff Writer
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 11, 2017 By Staff Writer 3
Nigeria’s leading airline could soon be under new management.
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.
August 29, 2017 By Staff Writer 3
When it comes to domestic air travel in Africa, Kenya’s capital Nairobi is king.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 5, 2016 By Staff Writer 2
Some of Africa’s first commercial drone startups are generating clients and income.