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Crowd funding Plane and Food for Somalia- The Love Army for Somalia

What do these people and Turkish Airlines have in common? Left to right: Casey Neistat, You Tuber Ben Stiller, actor Colin Kaepernick, American football quarterback Juanpa Zarita, YouTuber Jerome Jarre, entrepreneur and Social Media Star You may have heard about the fascinating campaign they have all participated in which has raised two million dollars for food for Somalia and organised a plane to get the food there. Somalia has had a civil war running for 26 years. With a per capita GDP sitting at $274, it is one of the poorest and most tragic of failed states. This year the African…

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Kenya Airways Falters

I love Africa. The smells, the vibrancy and the people have captured my heart since I lived there as a child. African aviation, therefore definitely absorbs my interest and attention from the days I used to fly Nigeria Airways (now defunct). Back then East African Airways flew to Uganda and Kenya from many of the airports I travelled through and I wondered at this airline’s livery and slogan: “Fly among friends“. Sadly they collapsed in 1977 with debts of $US120million to be replaced by three airlines; one of which is Kenya Airways. These days that loss would…

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