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SOUTH African airways suffer low Traffic passengers from Nigeria because of xenophobic Attack.

The South African government is considering merger of its South African Airways, low-cost carrier Mango and regional carrier, SA Express, as the country’s biggest carrier battle low passenger traffic from Nigeria, after xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the South African country.

South African Airways, the nation’s international and domestic flag carrier, SA Express, a regional carrier that links remote towns and cities, as well as some international destinations and Mango Airlines, the countries low-cost-carrier are fully independent airlines but funded by the government. The new proposal, prepared by the Department of Public Enterprise, was presented to parliament on Wednesday September 11, according to Business Tech SA.

This is great news for South Africa Airways and SA Express, both of which have received government bailouts in recent months. SA Express ran out of cash in August and was forced to ground its entire fleet until the government provided an additional R300 million ($20.5 million).

Meanwhile, the strained relationship between Nigeria and South Africa over xenophobia has taken a toll on South African Airways.

Amid the drop in passenger traffic to the area, cash strapped SAA is on life support as the country’s government cash injection of 5.5 billion rand ($376 million) approved for the 2019/20 financial year is expected at the end of the month, but it still needs more money, the presentation to lawmakers showed on Wednesday.

South African Airways has a debt of about 12.7 billion rand, consisting of 9.2 billion rand of legacy debt and a 3.5 billion rand working capital facility provided by banks.

The Nigerian route is like life blood to SAA and has done everything to remain very competitive against Nigerian airlines.

A source at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, who is conversant with airlines’ processing of passengers and who pleaded anonymity, said that the surge in passenger traffic to the area from Lagos had seriously dwindled, adding that travellers are refusing to travel to Johannesburg, Pretoria or Durban; three major South African cities or use them as transit point because of fear for their security.

The airline, shortly before the Abuja Airport runway was repaired in April 2019, operated 14 weekly frequencies to Lagos and Abuja. But after the reconstruction, the carrier now flies into Lagos daily on a seven frequencies basis.

“I feel that my safety is not guaranteed in Durban, so I have made up my mind not to attend,” said a Nigerian, Oluyinka Akande, who was due to attend an aviation and allied conference.

“A lot of people would have taken the same decision because nobody wants to go to a country where he or she is not safe,” he added.

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Spanish police prevent IPOB from Beating Nnia Nwodo in pain,watch video

IPOB Members
IPOB Members

Chief John Nnia Nwodo, a former minister for aviation, narrowly escaped being beaten by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) while in Spain recently.

It took the intervention of the Spanish police to rescue him from the claws of the Biafran agitators after they caught up with him.

In the video, the 66-year-old politician was then whisked away from the scene by the Spanish police authority.

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Chief John Nnia Nwodo, a seasoned politician, was the 9th President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

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Super Eagles of Nigeria comes 12th position in New FIFA Ranking

The Super Eagles are now the third-best country in African football.

Super Eagles of Nigeria jumped 12 places to 33rd position in world football (EPA)
Super Eagles of Nigeria jumped 12 places to 33rd position in world football (EPA)

The new ranking was released on Thursday, July 25 just a week after the Super Eagles of Nigeria won the bronze medal of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to confirm their place as the third-best team in African football.

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Super Eagles of Nigeria won bronze at ACON 2019 (CAF)

Nigeria’s performance at AFCON 2019 is however not the reason for the jump as ranking is not based solely on current results. Older results also have an impact on recent scores.

In the new ranking, the Super Eagles are third in Africa below Senegal who are in 20th place and Tunisia who are the 29th country in world football.

Nigeria are above newly crowned African champions Algeria who jumped 28 places and Morocco who are 41st.

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Algeria won a first Africa Cup of Nations title since 1990

Egypt (49), Ghana (50), Cameroon (53), Congo DR (56) and Côte d’Ivoire (57) complete the top 10.

Belgium remain the number one country in world football with Brazil in the second position after moving up one place and followed by France, England and Uruguay.

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Belgium remain the best football country in the world (BelRedDevils/Twitter)

Portugal, Croatia, Colombia, Spain and Argentina complete the top 10.

African Ranking

(1) Senegal (2)Tunisia (3) Nigeria (4) Algeria (5) Morocco (6) Egypt (7) Ghana (8) Cameroon (9) Congo DR (10) Cote d’Ivoire

World Ranking

(1) Belgium, (2) Brazil, (3) France (4) England (5) Uruguay (6) Portugal (7) Croatia (8) Colombia (9) Spain (10) Argentina

Somizi banned in zambia,gays against our moral

Somizi

Minister of Guidance and Religious Affairs Reverend Godfridah Sumaili says South Africa’s gay media personality Somizi Mhlongo will not be allowed to make an appearance at this year’s Lusaka July show.

Event Organisers, PR Girl Media, announced this week that Somizi had been invited as their special guest at this year’s Lusaka July.
“It’s not a secret anymore, an invitation has been sent out to fashion icon Somizi to attend the Lusaka July 2019. We are just as anxious as you are for a YES!,” PR Girl said in a Facebook post.

Somizi

The 46-year-old is famous as a choreographer, actor, socialite and Idols South Africa judge.

He got engaged to his boyfriend Mohale Tebogo Motaung in France last year.

Somizi is one of the most high-profile gay celebrities in South Africa.

Somizi and Mohale

But Rev Sumaili says Somizi won’t be allowed in the country because he “promotes homosexuality and immoral behaviour”

“When people come from outside to show their gifting, it has to benefit it us. So in this case, to begin with Zambia is a Christian nation and even in the constitution, homosexuality is a crime. So you have to look at it from that, we will not allow [just] anything to come. It will not be allowed,” said Rev Sumaili in an interview.

“So we shall not allow such a thing to happen, there has been an outcry from people and that is why we have been meeting with National Arts Council that whenever they want to permit someone to come here and grace an event, they are screened. We shall not allow such an individual (Somizi Mhlongo) because homosexuality is a crime.”

In March 2018, the Immigration Department deported South African entertainer Zodwa Wabantu after Rev Sumaili declared that she would not be allowed to perform in Zambia because she would corrupt people’s morals.

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Junior de Rocka

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Pic of Thando Thabete and thiery henry causes stir on social media

Thierry Henry and Thando Thabethe

Thando Thabethe and the Thabooty Drive welcomed the soccer star, Thierry Henry, to the studio and had a cool interview with him. Thando later shared a snap of them together and had Mzansi gushing. Thando Thabethe gets to interview many awesome celebs on her radio show, the Thabooty Drive, but there’s one that we’re sure stand out for her. She recently got to talk to French professional soccer coach and former player, Thierry Henry.

Thando Thabethe

Thierry is considered a living legend in the soccer world. Thando proudly shared a snap on social media of herself with the man and judging by the comments, Mzansi was impressed. Thierry came to Mzansi to share the experience of the UEFA Champions League with SA fans. He is here for the Heineken #unmissable moments campaign – its 10th #unmissable moment. According to EWN, there will be a viewing experience at Kyalami Race Track on 1 June, where fans will get to see the legend in person.

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Local TV personality Somizi Mhlongo and his fiancé, Mohale Motaung, are inseparable and we just love seeing them together.

Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung

The couple loves spoiling each other and aren’t shy to flaunt their love all over our timeline…

Source:cadilblog 

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