Daily Archives: November 19, 2019

Republic of Ghana Intends to Order GEnx Engines for Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

The Republic of Ghana announced its intent to purchase GEnx-1B engines for its three Boeing 787 Dreamliners that will be used to re-launch an airline in the African nation. The engine order is svalued at more than $150 million list price. GE Aviation…

Calls emerge for privatizing South African national carrier amid intensified strike

CAPE TOWN, Calls emerged for privatizing debt-ridden South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier being hard hit by a strike.The airline must be placed under business rescue in order to mitigate any further loss of revenue and to ensure that …

Ethiopia’s Sidama Vote on Autonomy in Latest Test for Restive Regions

HAWASSA, ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s Sidama people vote on self-determination in a referendum Wednesday closely watched by other restive ethnic groups also seeking more autonomy since reforms by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shook up the national power balance.T…

Two African Airlines Threaten to Terminate Service to Juba

JUBA – Ethiopian Airlines and Kenyan Airlines are threatening to halt service to Juba International Airport because too many customers’ bags are being stolen.After a Friday council of ministers meeting, South Sudan government spokesperson Michael Makue…

Two African Airlines Threaten to Terminate Service to Juba

JUBA – Ethiopian Airlines and Kenyan Airlines are threatening to halt service to Juba International Airport because too many customers’ bags are being stolen.After a Friday council of ministers meeting, South Sudan government spokesperson Michael Makue…

Nigerian Authorities Launch Campaign Against Open Defecation

ABUJA – Baba Awolu reports for work at 5 a.m. each day at a local toilet and washroom facility he owns in the Jahi district of Abuja. The facility, known in the native Hausa language as “Gidan Wanka,” was built to serve poor people without access to ba…

Nigerian Authorities Launch Campaign Against Open Defecation

ABUJA – Baba Awolu reports for work at 5 a.m. each day at a local toilet and washroom facility he owns in the Jahi district of Abuja. The facility, known in the native Hausa language as “Gidan Wanka,” was built to serve poor people without access to ba…

Ghana’s Innovation and Startup Culture Thriving

ACCRA – Ghana is regarded as a West African hub of invention, with growing numbers of young people looking at local solutions to local problems. In December, Ghana is hosting two conferences on innovation and technology.Alhassan Baba Muniru, co-founde…

Ghana’s Innovation and Startup Culture Thriving

ACCRA – Ghana is regarded as a West African hub of invention, with growing numbers of young people looking at local solutions to local problems. In December, Ghana is hosting two conferences on innovation and technology.Alhassan Baba Muniru, co-founde…