Tired of getting bored on a plane? Board Rwanda Air. With Rwanda Air’s new airbus A330, you can use the internet and make phone calls. How amazing is that? This is a first of its kind experience in Eastern Africa. Wi-fi is everywhere, from cafes to schools to loos to airports. It’s a service that people on the go value highly. Unfortunately, the WiFi craze hasn’t reached its fullest potential on the skies yet. Fortunately, a few airlines like Rwanda Air are changing that. Interiors of ...
A charity rescue boat’s discovery of five corpses and two sinking rubber dinghies 15 miles from the Libyan coast has raised fears that more than 250 African migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean, Thursday. Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, who operated the rescue boat, said that the two partially submerged dinghies it discovered near the corpses were the kind usually used by people traffickers, Agence France-Presse reports. They would typically carry 120-140 migrants each a spoke...
In 2004, 2Face blessed us with African Queen from his Face to Face Album. The album spread across Nigeria and went farther to countries in West Africa, South Africa, and even Europe, all thanks to his ‘African Queen’ song. Now, 2Face has made a remix to the song all by himself and we’re shocked because we never saw it coming. Image: Giphy   This new remix is the soundtrack to AY’s new movie ’10 Days In Sun City’ which stars AY, Adesua Etomi, Richard-Mofe ...
SINOPEC will pay almost US$1 billion for a 75 percent stake in Chevron Corp’s South African assets and its subsidiary in Botswana to secure its first major refinery in Africa, the companies said yesterday. China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, better known as Sinopec, said the assets include a 100,000-barrel-per-day oil refinery in Cape Town, a lubricants plant in Durban as well as 820 petrol stations and other oil storage facilities. Chevron Global Energy Inc said in a statement that Si...
25 people have a billion dollars or more in Africa according to this list by Forbes. The list has Aliko Dangote of Nigeria leading with 12.2 billion dollars with Nicky Oppenheimer and Mike Adenuga in second and third positions. Here are all the billionaires in Africa in the year 2017. 1. Aliko Dangote, Nigerian. Net Worth: $12.2 billion Source Of Wealth: Cement, Flour, Sugar, Salt. Image: CNBC   2. Nicky Oppenheimer, South African. Net Worth: $7 billion Source Of Wealth: Diamonds  ...
Everyone dreams of attending and graduating from an ivy league school like Yale and Harvard. Our very own Lupita graduated with a Masters in Acting from America’s prestigious Yale university and well…you can see where that got her…to the Hollywood hall of fame. The Central Bank Of Kenya Governor Patrick Njoroge is also another Yale alumnus, having graduated from the institution with a PhD in Economics. Wowzers! Image: courtesy For many parents, sending their kids to a reputable...
In the west, myths and misconceptions about Africa are commonplace. Throughout history, Africa has been poorly understood and today the continent is subjected to a plethora of misconceptions from outside onlookers. Most Westerners, even those who majored in Geography still believe that Africa is kinda backward. In fact, here are the most common non-factual bits of information that a good number of westerners believe about Africa. 1. Africans live in mud huts. Image: Pinterest: Africa Classic ...
THE history of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), which runs African football and in particular the African Cup of Nations, reads like the history of many African nations since independence 60-odd years ago. Its outgoing president, Issa Hayatou, a Cameroonian, finally bowed out following a shock defeat in a vote in the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa on March 16th. He had clung to power for almost three decades. This is nearly as long as Paul Biya, a friend of the Hayatou family and ...
The Trump administration confirmed Tuesday it is imposing new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming to the United States from 10 airports mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terror threats. The Department of Homeland Security will require passengers coming to the United States from airports in Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Morocco and Qatar to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone such as ...
The new electronics ban instituted by the Department of Homeland Security will affect 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa. In this file photo, an Etihad Airways plane prepares to land at the Abu Dhabi airport in the United Arab Emirates. Kamran Jebrelli / Associated PressSkift Take: This electronic ban will make life inconvenient for travelers on long-haul flights to the U.S. It's hard not to wonder, however, about the refusal of the U.S. government to detail any specific threat that...
Royal Jordanian Airlines won't allow mobile phones, tablets, and laptops in economy class for U.S.-bound flights, according to published reports. Royal Jordanian AirlinesSkift Take: This new policy on electronic devices, unless there is an imminent threat, seems like an overreach in terms of passengers' safety and security. The complete lack of information provided to travelers so far by airlines and authorities only creates confusion for international travelers. — Andrew SheivachmanSever...
For #InternationalDayOfHappiness, the United Nations released its annual ranking of happiest nations in the world. Our darling beloved Nigeria is at number 95 this year, which means we’re quite happy people (I mean, we were number 103 when the list dropped last year) Despite the economic recession which led to prices of things sky-rocketing in markets, it is really excellent to see that Nigerians are still happy according to this report. Norway is at the top spot this year, then Denmark an...
Boomplay, formerly known as Boom Player has finally released its greatly anticipated version 3.0 and it is everything any music lover would love. The new version also features a ‘Buzz’ section where users can catch up with what’s trending in the entertainment world, keeping them up-to-date with happenings in the industry. Boomplay Music app is available in  Google Play store for all android device users.   Boomplay updated and optimized several features in this latest version, which...
Looking to go to Africa this year? You and Airbnb both. On Friday, the vacation rental company's CEO Brian Chesky talked of his plans to bank on the accelerated growth and popularity on Africa. The post Airbnb has high hopes for Africa in 2017, seeking to double its customer base appeared first on Digital Trends.
Airbnb expects to maintain its rapid growth in Africa this year and double its customer numbers to 1.5 million, its Chief Executive Brian Chesky and regional head told Reuters on Friday. The number of people using the online room rental service on the continent rose by 143 percent to about 765,000 guests in 2016 from the year before, said Nicola D’Elia, the firm’s Africa and Middle East chief. “If you just look at 2017, it’s going to double, you will have 1.5 million peop...
HOOPS of razor wire overlooked by guard towers mark the border between order and chaos in Kaga-Bandoro, a market town in the middle of the Central African Republic (CAR). On one side are the ordered rows of white tents and shelters of the UN’s “Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic” (MINUSCA), a 13,000-strong peacekeeping force. On the other, huddling under the guns of the Pakistani battalion billeted here, are the tarpaulins that shelter some 12...
VLADIMIR PUTIN may frighten some countries, but Russia gives many South Africans a warm and fuzzy feeling. They remember support in decades past: during apartheid the Soviet Union provided military training and arms to the African National Congress (ANC), as well as to other liberation movements on the continent. Some surprisingly common South African first names—such as Soviet, Moscow and Lenin—are living tributes to these old ties. Sputnik Ratau, born shortly after the first satellite’s ...
The First Lady of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo is known for her African print style. She has gorgeously made the headlines with her sense of style supporting Ghana’s president, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Here are 13 very nice photos of Rebecca Akufo-Addo in African print that will inspire you to have a new style goal now. 1. "We are responsible for what we do and for what we do not do. A conscious effort to move this country forward is what we must do. Moving Ghan...
This is Issa Hayatou, former president of Confederation of African Football (CAF).   Issa Hayatou had been the president of the federation for 29 years. Image: Cameroon Weekly   On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar kicked him out in an election held during the CAF General Assembly.   Ahmad Ahmad won the election with 34 votes to Issa Hayatou’s 20 votes. Image: King Fut   Ahmad Ahmad is now the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). ...
South African Sports minister Mbalula Filike has ‘kinda’ angered Kenyans by using a picture of deputy President William Ruto as a meme. This isn’t the first time the minister has been at loggerheads with Kenyans. A few years ago, he triggered a #SomeoneTellSouthAfricans trend after he made disrespectful comments about Kenyan sportsmen. The minister had said that there was no reason for South Africa to field both black and white sportsmen just for the sake of denouncing racis...