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Lufthansa Launches FrankfurtAgadir Direct Flight

According to a Lufthansa communique, an Airbus A320 will offer two weekly flights, Mondays and Saturdays, between Agadir and Frankfurt. An Airbus A319 will provide another direct flight between Agadir and Munich every Sunday starting November 4.The two new routes will provide Agadir with access to 239 destinations in approximately 88 countries, the communique boasted.“Morocco will continue to be an important market for the Lufthansa group, and we are so happy to announce our two new lines linking Agadir to the main hubs in Germany. This is our third Moroccan destination, and we can’t wait to help travelers move to Agadir and other destination via our network,” said Nils Reichardt, the general director of the Lufthansa Group for Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya. The Souss Massa Regional Council governing the region around Agadir has been working hard to win collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism to increase tourism infrastructure and attract more investors and visitors. The new direct flights to Germany may add value to their endeavors.Lufthansa already operates flights between Germany and Marrakech through its low cost affiliate Germanwings. The company has regular flights between Casablanca and Frankfurt, Cologne, and Bonn and other flights to Tangier. read more

Winnie Mandelas former bodyguard jailed for threatening bouncer with meat cleaver

Winnie Mandela’s former bodyguard has been jailed after he brandished a meat cleaver at a bouncer in Portsmouth, as a court heard he had become traumatised by his memories of life in South Africa.Katiza Cebekhulu, 49, was part of the notorious Mandela United Football Club which guarded the anti-apartheid leader during the 1980s while her husband Nelson Mandela was in prison.Cebekhulu vanished a day before he was due to give evidence at Winnie’s 1991 trial for the kidnapping and beating of four youths – the youngest of whom, 14-year-old Stompie Moeketsi, was later found with his throat slit.Winnie was convicted of kidnapping and being an accessory to assault, and Cebekhulu became known as the ‘missing witness’.He came to Britain in 1999 after former MP Emma Nicholson, now Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, fought for his release from a Zambian prison.But now he has been jailed after brandishing a meat cleaver at doormen during a drunken altercation at a bar in Portsmouth. Nelson Mandela with his wife Winnie after his release from prison in 1990Credit:Alexander Joe/AFP Nelson Mandela with his wife Winnie after his release from prison in 1990 “It is very easy for us to judge him on the values of this country we live in today and not that of 1980s South Africa. If you live in a certain culture, then you become a certain way.”  Prosecutor James Kellam told Portsmouth Crown Court: “It was substantial, a proper meat cleaver that was about seven inches long and three inches deep.”He was brandishing it at door staff. They courageously took it off him before he made off.”Cebekhulu, who lives in Portsmouth, admitted two charges of possessing an offensive weapon.Judge Michael Bowes QC branded him “dangerous” and sentenced him to 18 months in prison last week. Howard Barrington-Clark, representing Cebekhulu, said his client drinks to forget his troubled past and “dampen the pain” of the “unbelievable violence” he had witnessed.The solicitor added: “He has kept his nose clean for 15 years and then this happens. He has all the symptoms of someone with post traumatic stress disorder. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more