Ethiopian Business Review

Based on analysis of the peak summer flight season starting in July 23, 2019, Turkish Airlines remains the airline with the most destinations of all airlines, with 121 destinations, according to the OAG Schedules Analyzer, which set out the airlines with the most places reached. While the top two airlines with the most destinations remain unchanged, Ethiopian Airlines was the most improved, jumping from seventh to fourth. Ethiopian and its subsidiaries or partner carriers plan to serve nine new destinations during this year’s peak season. This will result in a 13Pct increase in the airline’s international markets.

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Just like any part of the world, women comprise half of the population in Africa. Although this means they ought to make up half of all structures responsible for making decisions on behalf of societies, this has been more a dream than a reality in the past. However, this trend has been changing in recent years, as the information obtained from the Inter-Parliamentary Union, a global organization of national parliaments, reveals.

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Fuelled partly by exchange rate depreciations and widening fiscal deficits, average inflation across Africa stood at 7.2Pct in 2017, increasing from 5.6Pct in 2016, according to the African Trade Report published by the African Export-Import Bank  in July 2018. However, there was wide variation across countries. For instance, inflation remained high in several economic giants such as Egypt, Nigeria and Angola. On the other hand, countries like Swaziland, Mali and Cameroon exhibited the lowest inflation rates in 2017.

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