KQ To Become First East African Airline With Non-Stop Flight to New York

Kenya Airways today marks a great milestone with the launch of a non-stop flight from Nairobi to New York. The carrier ticket sells have commenced for the inaugural flight which is scheduled for October 28th this year. Kenya Airways will offer its customers a unique travel experience between two great gateways. It will be the fastest connection from East Africa to New York, with a 15 hours duration eastbound and 14 hours westbound. The ultra-long-haul flight, unique to Kenya Airways network, will require 4 Pilots and 12 Flight attendants as…

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Opera Launches News App Inline With its’ USD 100Mln Africa First Strategy

Opera Software, has announced the official launch of Opera News, a new AI-powered app which enables people to access news articles and videos. The release of the new app follows Opera’s recent announcement that its AI-powered news service inside Opera Mini grew to more than 100 million active users in less than a year, showing an incredible interest in news globally. Opera News is a news app with a powerful recommendation engine designed to keep you on top of all the things you love to read and watch. Opera News…

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Aminex Confirms ongoing Discussions with Tanzanian Govt

Irish oil and gas exploration company Aminex has announced that its discussions with the Tanzanian authorities and engineering firms with respect to the management and drilling of the Ntorya-3 well are on-going. A tender process is in progress for a rig to drill Ntorya-3, as well as for other exploration and development drilling in the Ntorya gas field, and potentially other assets which the company operates in Tanzania, Aminex said in a statement availed to DailyPulse24. The company also advised that total gross production from the Kiliwani North-1 well in…

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Qatar Airways Starts 2018 With a Bang for its Customers

Qatar Airways has unveiled its first global sales campaign of the year, the popular‘Global Travel Boutique,’offering passengers amazing discounts across all of the award-winning airline’s cabin classes. The Global Travel Boutique is back with an exclusive selection of savings and offers to memorable places around the world in Economy, Business Class and First Class. Passengers are invited to plan their next trip with Qatar Airways and take advantage of 35%discounts on fares, as well as the airline’s special ‘Companion Offer’ in Business and First Class. Families with children can also…

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Huawei Partners with Xpress Money in Bold Expansion Strategy in Africa

ICT solutions provider, Huawei, has now entered a partnership with Xpress Money, a money transfer platform in its freshest bid yet to drive mobile money services to unbanked population, with a focus placed on the African market. The partnership will give the remittance firm access to Huawei’s mobile money service platform, which has over 100 million mobile money accounts globally. Huawei’s mobile money services platform delivers basic banking transactions to both smartphones and basic handsets in developing countries. “We want to bring the best remittance services to our network partners…

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Flydubai Further Expands Network in Africa, Adds Direct Flights to Kilimanjaro

Dubai-based flydubai’ has announced offering six flights a week to Kilimanjaro, three of which are via a stop in the capital, Dar es Salaam in its freshest bid to target more passengers headed to Dubai for the holiday season. The airline’s total number of flights to Tanzania will now be 14 flights a week and further expanding its network in Africa to twelve destinations.As part of the inaugural programme, flydubai showcased its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which it unveiled for the first time at the Dubai Airshow in…

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Tanzanian Wins Top African Entrepreneurship Award

Tanzanian Social Entrepreneur and Environmental Activist, Allen Kimambo has emerged as a one of the winners of the third edition of African Entrepreneurship Award. (www.African-Award.com). He is now among 12 winners from 9 African countries shared an envelope of 1 million dollars. Allen will get a whooping $100,000 prize money as he emerged top start up in the environment category for his Paper collection and recycling to protect the environment project. He is the founder of Zaidi Enterprises Company which deals with collection of cardboard paper waste from streets, markets,…

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IATA: Global Air Transport Set For a Rosy Outlook in 2018

Despite entering what is typically considered the downturn year of a cyclical period in air travel, the aviation industry is expected to continue its strong growth in 2018, fueled by strong global economic growth. According to International Air Transport Association (Iata) chief economist Brian Pearce…while the past three cycles in air travel lasted around eight years before ending in a downturn, strong global gross domestic product (GDP) growth extended the current air travel cycle.“We see no reason for this cycle to end at the moment. After growth of 7.5% in…

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CEO Urges more Investment into African Ports

The head of South Africa’s State-owned transport company Transnet has called for greater integration, deregulation and investment into Africa’s port capacity, to reduce costs and increase turnaround times. Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama told the African Terminal Operators’ Conference in Durban that ports on the continent suffered from years of under-investment and were therefore underdeveloped compared with others around the world. Focused Port and corridor expansion will not only aid in creating new business opportunities for port city development across the sub-Saharan region but is also vital opening up new access…

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WorldRemit Raises $40m to Target 5 Million Customers in Africa

Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $40m to drive its next phase of global growth, aiming to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets. Half of these customers will be in Africa. As part of the expansion, WorldRemit will enable customers in Africa to transfer money to 148 countries as easily as sending an instant message, using the WorldRemit app. Countries in Africa which now receive remittances through WorldRemit, will become send countries. Most importantly, the new service will make sending money within Africa faster, easier and…

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