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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released its World Economic Outlook Database for October 2021 that features the organisation’s projected gross domestic product (GDP) growth for countries across the world. Here is how African economies are expected to perform over the coming two years, ranked according to anticipated growth in 2022… read more
After a long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mardi Gras has finally been christened in Port Canaveral, just a few months after she began carrying passengers for the first time. Mardi Gras was delivered to Carnival Cruise Line back in 2020, but she wasn’t able to enter service until July this year, and wasn’t able to be christen… read more
There are no two ways about it: the Airbus A330-800 is not a popular aircraft. Just 15 examples have been delivered or ordered across four airlines, while Airbus has one demo aircraft. Currently, only four aircraft are in commercial operation. With 11 routes until the year-end, the routes on which the A330-800 is used are far shorter on a… read more
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has one of the worst performing civil aviation systems in Africa.
All airlines registered in the DRC are banned from entering the European Union. In recent years, the country has made considerable efforts to overcome several shortcomings.
TAAG Angola Airlines p lans to re-launch all its pre-pandemic regional services by the end of the year. A gamble that almost paid off.
On Thursday 21 October, at around 2pm, the Dash 8-400 of TAAG Angola Airlines, coming from Luanda with 64 passengers, touched down at the Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek. This was t… read more
Tanzania's Serengeti National Park is yet again on Cloud 9 after it was named best national park in Africa, beating six other national parks from the continent in the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2021.
Famed for the Wildebeest migration and a vast plain that accommodates millions of wildlife including the Big 5, Serengeti was named Afr… read more
The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority has announced that train movements between New Kapiri-Mposhi and Kasama in Zambia will be temporarily disrupted to allow for repairs on the Chambeshi Bridge, which suffered major damages from a goods train accident that occurred on 13 May 2021.
The section of the track between Chambeshi and Kasa… read more
Lemala Authentic Camps and Lodges announce the reopening of Uganda’s premier private island resort as Lemala Wildwaters Lodge after an extensive refurbishment in May 2021. Nestled on Kalangala Island in a rainforest reserve on 16 protected acres, Lemala Wildwaters Lodge is an adventure seeker’s paradise. Accessible only by boat and… read more
National carrier South African Airways (SAA) has elected not to resume normal operations to the UK. According to The South African, the removal of South Africa from the … read more
The flag carrier of Australia, Qantas, has announced that it will bring forward the restart of more international flights to popular destinations from … read more