Travel - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Heads of State ask for sanctions against criminals in eastern DRC Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:02:30 +0200 Ojong Debra The Last Straw (Part 2) Sat, 09 Apr 2011 12:11:28 +0200 He's right. I'm not one to keep a stiff upper lip. I can be temperamental, prone to dramatic displays of emotion. Then, too, in stark contrast to my independent, no-nonsense demeanour I can be alarmingly fragile, bursting into tears over seemingly trivial things like, oh, microwaved tuna and missed appointments. Meri Nana-Ama Danquah The Last Straw Sat, 02 Apr 2011 02:12:59 +0200 Everyone knew that it would happen sooner or later, that despite my seemingly unshakeable optimism and avowed faith in Ghana's ability to become an international force to be reckoned with, I would become frustrated. Ghana has real problems, people have been telling me over and over again since my return; the system is broken. “As no doubt you will find out when the sankofa vibe retreats,” a cousin insisted via text. Meri Nana-Ama Danquah The Grass is Always Greener Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:32:03 +0100 Most mornings I pass by the American Embassy on my way to the gym. There is always a long queue of people waiting patiently, expectantly, hopefully, clutching envelops and file folders stuffed with documents, photographs, receipts. Seeing them fills me with a huge sadness. This whole business of applying for travel visas can be remarkably gruelling and, I dare say, downright abusive. Meri Nana-Ama Danquah Zimbabwe: Wives of officials off EU sanctions list Wed, 16 Feb 2011 16:53:53 +0100 Thirty five Zimbabweans, mainly wives of President Robert Mugabe's close associates, who where on European Union travel sanctions have been let off the hook. But the veteran leader and his inner circle are still on the list. Alice Chimora Obama proposes $53 billion high-speed rail plan Wed, 09 Feb 2011 11:30:00 +0100 The Obama administration is proposing to spend $53 billion over the next six years to help promote the construction of a national high-speed, intercity passenger rail network, Vice President Joe Biden announced Tuesday. Google poised to enter travel search industry Tue, 28 Dec 2010 11:41:01 +0100 <p class="spip">Google has a knack for making waves when it pushes into new arenas, and online travel is no exception. Six months ago, Google announced its intention to buy the company that made it easy for travelers to compare airfares, ITA Software, for $700 million.</p> <p class="spip">Since then, the biggest players in online travel have drawn lines, for and against the deal, and regulators have sought more time and information for an antitrust investigation, which continues.</p> Blizzards in US create travel chaos Mon, 27 Dec 2010 13:04:52 +0100 <p class="spip">Blizzards have swept north along the eastern coast of the US, forcing the cancellation of more than 2,000 flights and disrupting rail and road traffic.</p> <p class="spip">The winter storm closed New York airports, stranding thousands of people in a busy post-Christmas travel period.</p> <p class="spip">The New York area was in the bull's eye of the storm, receiving up to 46cm (18in) of snow on Sunday.</p> <p class="spip">Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia declared emergencies.</p> <p class="spip">The southern states of Georgia and South Carolina had their first white Christmas in more than a century.</p> Snow wreaks havoc on European travel Mon, 20 Dec 2010 11:12:12 +0100 <p class="spip">Air and rail passengers across Europe faced huge disruption to their Christmas travel plans at the weekend as snowfalls in the UK, France and Germany caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled and train services to be delayed.</p> <p class="spip">Snow caused transport chaos across the UK, with thousands of air passengers left stranded. Roads were so badly affected that more than half of some regions' salt supplies for the winter has already been used.</p> <p class="spip">The latest freeze is prompting transport operators to rethink their resources, with London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports increasing their investment in clearance equipment. “This is not a one-in-20-years event. It's going to be more frequent than that as the past few weeks have shown,” said a Gatwick spokesperson.</p> Morocco: Heavy rains disrupt transport, leave many dead Thu, 02 Dec 2010 17:09:33 +0100 At least 34 people have been killed and many left wounded and homeless in Morocco after the Northern African country was hit by heavy rains and floods this week. The Moroccan transport sector is so far the hardest hit. Kaci Racelma U.S. - Africa flights "tripled in size in three years" Wed, 06 Oct 2010 20:40:41 +0200 With air traffic between the United States and Africa growing at more than 5 percent annually, the United States air carrier Delta Air Lines is steadily increasing its flights to the continent in response to strong customer demand, says Delta spokesman Kent Landers. Charles W. Corey Crisis hits Air Zimbabwe Thu, 09 Sep 2010 13:33:00 +0200 Zimbabwe's struggling airline, Air Zimbabwe operations have grounded to a halt after 60 pilots embarked on an indefinite work stoppage Wednesday demanding payment of their allowances running into millions of US dollars. Alice Chimora West African Heritage & History Explored on Crystal Voyage Fri, 18 Jun 2010 03:17:52 +0200 As cultural and heritage tours become increasingly popular in West Africa, luxury specialist Crystal Cruises has set more than a dozen shoreside options in Senegal, Ghana, Togo and Principe for Crystal Serenity's "African Adventurer" voyage departing Cape Town April 17, 2011. Royal Invitation Sparks Travcoa African Expedition by Classic DC-3 Airliner Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:34:19 +0200 Building on an invitation from the Zulu royal household, pioneering travel operator Travcoa celebrates its expeditionary roots this September with a 3,500-mile, four nation flying safari to attend the most significant cultural event on the African continent. Zimbabwe: Police embarrass minister ahead of summit Mon, 15 Feb 2010 11:31:57 +0100 Overzealous security agents in Zimbabwe at the weekend nabbed a Mexican journalist in the southern town of Masvingo days before Zimbabwe hosts its first major international tourism summit in Harare. Alice Chimora