Ethiopia has started issuing visa online for all tourists and other visitors from across the world effective June 1. The Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, Fitsum Arega said “A relaxed visa regime will enhance both #Ethiopia’s openness and will allow the country to harness the significant stopover transit traffic of @flyethiopian”.
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has revealed that the country will “very soon” follow Rwanda’s example allowing all Africans to travel to the country without visas. The policy will open up the east African country to African visitors, and it will undoubtedly ease the free movement of African nationals and boost tourism.
Ethiopian Airlines has received its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787-900, the first for an African airline to operate 100 aircraft fleet in the history of the continent.
Rwanda has scored a first, becoming Arsenal’s first official sleeve partner as part of the country’s drive to become a leading global tourist destination. The English Premier League football club will have all their teams wear the kit with ‘Visit Rwanda’ logo on the sleeves.
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A five-year-old girl with albinism Djeneba Diarra was beheaded in a suspected ritual murder for her body parts in Mali. Her murder has caused an outrage in her home village and on social media. Prominent campaigner on albinism, Malian musician Salif Keita has commented on the murder of Djeneba, and pledged to fight for her justice.
Ethiopian Airlines keeps soaring, recently signing a purchase agreement with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft for 10 firm Q400 aircraft valued at $332 million. The order also includes purchase rights for five additional Q400 aircraft, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft said.
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline group in Africa has recorded yet another remarkable feat, being named by TripAdvisor as “The Best Business Class in Africa and Indian Ocean”.