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Airline news Fatoumata Manjang 17 year-old author of The Viviane Diary, which is ‘an intricate literary web of romance, tragic loss, hip hop, superstition, peer pressure and greed’. Fatoumata Manjang is a very self-assured young lady. When we meet at the Brussels Airlines Lounge at Zaventem Airport, she greets me […]

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CONQUERING KILIMANJARO Last October two of Brussels Airlines’ cabin crew members, Thomas Smits and Bernard Padovani, went on a mission to conquer Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) and plant the Brussels Airlines flag at the summit. “Although we are both quite sportive, we are no mountaineers and we did not prepare for […]

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What to See: Our Video Picks Stardust Fantasy/Adventure 119 minsCert PG-13Director Matthew VaughnCast Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer Young villager Tristan hopes to win the heart of a beautiful but aloof girl by retrieving a fallen star. But he must vie with seven princes and an evil queen for the star – […]

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FEATHERED FRIENDS Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary is one of the largest in the world and a favourite winter holiday spot for birds of all kinds, including flamingos, cormorants, white pelicans, purple herons, African spoonbills and great egrets. January and February mark the end of the high season, so this is […]

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10 Ways to Be Comfortable on a Long Flight YOUR PERSONAL WELL-BEING ON BOARD Nowadays, for many passengers, flying regularly is part of everyday life. However, the body is sensitive to change and flying is still unusual in normal daily rhythm. Here are a couple of hints on keeping your […]

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BELGIAN BROWSER For a country of its size, Belgium has a lot to offer in terms of food, drink and culture. Here’s our pick of restaurants, hotels, bars and upcoming events BED DOWN Comfort Art Hotel Siru 1 Place Rogier, BrusselsThis three-star hotel is ideally located just steps from the […]

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African Business Browser Every month we review businesses, products and meet people behind key organisations across the BA network ORGANIZATION TO KNOW The AIDS Support Organization TASO is a community-based initiative offering treatment, care and support to people living with HIV and AIDS in Uganda. Founded by 16 individuals who […]

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ARE WE THERE YET? On the plane you’re part of a migration, of sorts, like the wildebeest on the plains of Africa. Their remarkable journey takes them from the southern Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masaai Mara in Kenya and back again – one of the largest and most spectacular […]

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AFRICAN BROWSER Dates for your diary, technological tourism, music for the masses and the latest luxury eco-lodges NEW OPENINGS Primate Lodge Kibale Kibale Forest National Park, UgandaPrimate Lodge Kibale is geared specifically at nature lovers – in particular, primate fans. The surrounding area is home to 13 species of primates, […]

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BELGIAN BROWSER Belgium’s cities have plenty of attractions for travellers to take in. Here’s our pick of hotels, restaurants and events EATING OUT Brasserie de l’Alliance400 Rue Alphonse Allard, Braine l’Alleud L’Alliance has quickly built a reputation for its robust Belgian-French menu with healthy-sized portions of classic meat, fish and […]

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