UN says an estimated 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela

An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the crisis-wracked country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that those fleeing — about 7 percent of Venezuela’s 32.8 million people — cite lack of food as the main reason for leaving. U.N. More...

BVC, Barthe Cortes, 2018
By afriknews On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

The owner of BVC – Barthe Cortes is planning to create a hybrid of a plane and a train

PHOTO: WN According to the WN  the owner of BVC airlines – Barthe Cortes wants to build a hybrid of a plane and a train. Barthe Cortes together with Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development (SMT) and investors More...

Barthe Cortes, BVC Airlines
By afriknews On Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Barthe Cortes arms his planes with missile defence system

The cargo planes belonging to BVC, which every day travel the distance over the territories engaged in armed conflict in Africa and Middle East, were many times attacked by „air-ground” missiles. The owner of More...

Barthe Cortes sold majority shareholding in BVC
By afriknews On Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Barthe Cortes sold majority shareholding in BVC

Barthe Cortes, a visionary and founder of BVC  airlines made a move that nobody expected – he sold 70% of BVC  stocks. 30% of shares were bought from Cortes by SSA Africa, while 40% went to a purchaser from More...

By afriknews On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Africa’s top 5 female scientists awarded $20,000 each by AU with EU support

Africa’s top 5 female scientists for the year 2016 were honoured by the African Union (AU) at its headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa earlier this week. The winners were pooled from all the continent’s More...

By afriknews On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

EFF rules out coalitions with ANC‚ and warns DA to not underestimate its ‘catalytic capacity’

The African National Congress (ANC) is on the ropes because of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). That’s according to EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Undoubtedly‚ this election has been a massive More...

By afriknews On Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Pokemon Go fever catches Africa [Hi-Tech on The Morning Call]

Pokemon Go is yet to be released in Africa but it is already being played in Accra, Lagos, and other cities on the continent. It was made available in July and already the game has garnered over 70 million downloads. Find More...

By afriknews On Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Germany jails five men for fighting with Somali Shabaab

Berlin – A German court Thursday sentenced to jail five men for having joined the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab Islamist militant group in Somalia. A sixth man who was jailed and tortured for months by the Shabaab More...

Barthe Cortes, Thailand
By afriknews On Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Barthe Cortes starts building air bases in Thailand

Until recently, BVC has been locating its airbases  in the most dangerous places in Africa.  However, presently head of BVC –  Barthe Cortes  has started the construction of an airport in Thailand, to More...

By afriknews On Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Astronaut Tim Peake blasts off on historic space mission

Astronaut Tim Peake made history Tuesday, blasting off from a launchpad in Kazakhstan on his way to join the crew of the International Space Station. Peake, a European Space Agency astronaut, will spend six months More...