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December, 2016

  • 17 December

    The Most Dangerous Countries to Travel to

    From the terror attacks in Nice, France to the ongoing spread of the Zika virus, the past year has been a dizzying one in terms of violence and disease outbreaks throughout the world. These factors, among others, increase the likelihood travelers will be required to stay up to date on travel safety advisories. Using 2016 data from the Canadian government …

March, 2016

  • 23 March

    Ghana’s US Embassy to issue Travel Cert instead of Visas

    The Ghana Embassy in the United States has directed individuals wishing to travel to the West African country to apply for Travel Certificates instead of Visas as they work to resolve the passport-printing crisis that has bedeviled the outfit.The embassy has been unable to print passports for a long while causing massive discomfort to Ghanaians and other travelers seeking to …

September, 2015

  • 4 September

    Africa’s Highest Hotel Price Point is Addis

    A survey of prices of international grade hotels in selected major African cities has revealed that Addis Ababa is the most expensive place for a good night’s sleep ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, September 4, 2015/ — A survey of prices of international grade hotels in selected major African cities, produced by hospitality research firm STR Global (https://www.strglobal.com), ahead of the Africa …

April, 2015

  • 24 April

    Win the APO Energy Media Awards and travel to Dubai to attend the Africa Energy Forum

    DAKAR, Senegal, April 22, 2015/ — APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release wire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, announced today that entry is now open for the 2015 APO Energy Media Awards (#APOEnergyMediaAward). APO will offer transport, accommodation and perdiem for the first-place winner to attend the Africa Energy Forum …

  • 24 April

    South Africa’s Johannesburg marches against xenophobia

    About 30,000 people are marching through South Africa’s main city, Johannesburg, to demand an end to a recent wave of xenophobic attacks. Both locals and immigrants are taking part, with placards saying “Africa Unite” and “Welcome foreigners”. An anti-xenophobic protest is also taking place in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth. South Africa’s army was deployed to flashpoints on Monday …

  • 17 April

    Ghanaian murdered as South Africa’s xenophobic attacks intensify

    hanaian Emmanuel Kwesi Quaison has been killed in Durban by local gangs as xenophobic attacks in South Africa intensify. Details of how he was killed are yet to be confirmed but the attacks have sent several African nationals living in that country into hiding. Emmanuel’s killing brings to six, the number of Africans killed in two weeks for earning a …

  • 17 April

    Brand South Africa joins the rest of the country in condemning the acts of violence

    JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, April 17, 2015/ — Brand South Africa (http://www.southafrica.info) joins the rest of the country in condemning the acts of violence that have been levelled against some foreign national residing in some of the nine provinces of South Africa. We assure all our partners in the continent that South Africa stands firmly against all intolerances such as racism, xenophobia, …

  • 17 April

    We want to come home; Stranded Ghanaians in SA tell government

    Some forty Ghanaians living in Johannesberg, South Africa say they want to return home following waves of xenophobic attacks which have claimed one Ghanaian life and hundreds of other Africans. Speaking to Joy News, a Ghanaian resident said they are currently seeking refuge in a police station where some foreigners have been killed by angry South African groups demanding that foreigners depart the country. …

  • 14 April

    Big Brother South Africa housemate raped on show, two expelled

    There is a huge public uproar in South Africa after a female housemate was raped on live TV in the ongoing Big Brother South Africa (Big Brother Mzansi) reality show. The incident has forced the organizers of the show, produced by Endemol SA for Mzansi Magic on DStv, to expel the male housemate, Siyanda Ngwenya (Adam), who committed the offence …

  • 14 April

    LRA victim: ‘I cannot forget and forgive’

    Following recent comments from Lord’s Resistance Army rebel leader Joseph Kony in which he denied committing atrocities, Ugandan John Ochola, 25, responds by telling his story. He was abducted by rebels from his village, Namkora in northern Uganda, which was attacked in February 2002. During the attack 50 people were axed to death and he was one of 35 abductees. …