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Africa: Rich Presidents Poor Nations

AFRICANGLOBE - Recently some presidents in Africa have featured in media headlines not for their heroic accomplishments as leaders but for robbing their nations and siphoning their ill-gotten gains to safe havens.

Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery of its Second Dreamliner

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, has taken another leap forward by receiving its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Ethiopian second Dreamliner was...

Ethiopian Airlines Becomes 1st Outside Japan to Fly Dreamliner

Ethiopian Airlines has became the first airline in the world outside Japan to fly paying passengers on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The carrier entered the aviation...

Ethiopian Airlines’ Receives New Dreamliner

Ethiopian Airlines, which will be the first airline in the world outside Japan to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, is pleased to announce rotating...

Kenya’s Tourism Industry Receives Boost from South Korea

Tourist arrivals from Asia are set to increase, following the introduction of direct flights from Seoul, South Korea into the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport...

Ethiopian Airlines to Launch Flights to Toronto, Canada

Ethiopian Airlines, by far the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce new flights from Addis Ababa to Toronto. The first flight...

Jew Arrested for Diamond Smuggling in Zimbabwe

An Israeli pilot, who reportedly sneaked into Zimbabwe masquerading as a South African Airways crew member, was arrested at the Harare International Airport while...

Nigerian ‘Underwear Bomber’ Faces Sentencing in U.S.

Thursday is the D-day for Umar Farouk Abdulmutal-lab, the Nigerian who attempted to detonate an underwear bomb aboard a Detroit-bound American aircraft on Christmas...

South African Airways Makes First Non-Stop Flight to China

South African Airways has made its first non-stop flight to China. An SAA Airbus A340-600, specially branded in honour of the Chinese Year of the Dragon, left Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday, arriving in Beijing on Wednesday morning. SAA - named Africa's best airline for the ninth year running in the 2011 Skytrax World Airline Awards - will operate the Johannesburg-Beijing route non-stop three times a week using its Airbus A340-600 long-haul aircraft.

Kenya Targets U.S. Airlines With Upgrade of Airport Terminals

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi will be upgraded to handle direct flights to the US by August. Transport minister Amos Kimunya on Thursday said he had held talks with a delegation from the US Department of Transport to resolve outstanding issues and ensure JKIA is accorded Category 1 status.

Boost for Kenyan Tourism As SA Firm Unveils Mombasa Flights

South African low-cost airline 1Time will begin flights between Johannesburg and Mombasa in March. The introduction of the new flight is expected to stimulate the tourism market and grow the number of South Africans visiting Kenya and vice versa.

Boeing to Offer Pilot Training Program in Africa

Aviation news reports that Boeing is expanding its partnerships in Africa and announced that it had reached agreement to jointly offer a comprehensive pilot training program with 43 Air School (Pty) Ltd., Africa's largest flight training organization.

Nigerian Govt vs British Airways – PM Cameron Writes President Jonathan

British Airways lobbyists have pressured the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, to intercede on behalf of the airline to save it from losing more than 50 per cent of its flight frequency to Nigeria following the anti-competitive treatment meted out to Nigeria airline, Arik Air, at Heathrow Airport.

International Oil Companies, Contractors Responsible for Nigeria's Capital Flight

Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Resources, has expressed concern that after many decades of oil exploration and production in Nigeria, contractors and multinational oil companies, that had done business worth billions of dollars in Nigeria, had not left appreciable footprint in the petroleum industry.

South African-Built Drone to Fly in 2012

The Seeker 400 prototype, a South African designed and built unmanned arial vehicle (UAV), or drone, is due to make its maiden flight in the first quarter of 2012, South African defence company Denel Dynamics says.

UN Refugee Agency Makes Emergency Aid Flight to Somalia

The flight left from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday morning with 31 metric tons (more than 34 tons) of emergency supplies and arrived in Mogadishu early Monday afternoon, said Andy Needham from the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.