14-Nov-2019 to 15:04

Botswana tourism: Qatar Airways comes to the party

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — As part of efforts to boost the tourism industry, the state-owned Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) has revealed that Qatar Airways will next month commence direct flights to the southern African country, APA learnt here Thursday.

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14-Nov-2019 to 14:18

S/African Airways strike: Political vultures jump on

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The ongoing problems at South Africa’s troubled national carrier have become more than just the plight of the more than 1,000 employees facing retrenchments – it has provided a healthy dose of fodder for opposition players seeking to gain cheap political capital.

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14-Nov-2019 to 13:39

Strike grounds S/African Airways’ flights

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Workers for South African Airways (SAA) embarked on a strike on Thursday, forcing the cash-strapped flag carrier to cancel nearly all of its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

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12-Nov-2019 to 13:15

S/African Airways using ‘scare tactics’ to stop workers demanding wages – Unions

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Workers’ unions for the cash-strapped South African Airways on Tuesday dismissed the flag carrier’s intention to fire 1,000 staffers from its payroll as “a veiled threat” to stop them from making demands for a better wage package.

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08-Nov-2019 to 16:01

Morocco: Congolese footballer arrested over attempted child smuggling

APA-Rabat (Morocco) — The Congolese striker of Moroccan club side Ittihad of Tangier, Mukoko Batezadio was arrested last Sunday at Mohammed V airport, where he was trying to smuggle his daughter out of the kingdom to Rome, Italy.

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01-Nov-2019 to 12:16

S/African Airways acquires new Airbus planes

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South African Airways (SAA) has acquired four new Airbus A350-900s aircraft as part of efforts by the award-winning airline to improve its passenger and cargo services, APA learnt on Friday.

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31-Oct-2019 to 10:38

Amnesty Int’l blames S/Africa’s red tape for plight of refugees

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa's broken asylum system is to blame for leaving thousands of foreign nationals undocumented, resulting in tensions to mount between refugees and local citizens, APA learnt on Thursday.

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