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  • Rail

Rail Ghana Railway Company Ghana 98km Standard Gauge Tema-Mpakadan Line nearing completion

Ghana’s new 98km standard gauge railway line between Tema and Mpakadan is expected to be completed by the end of 2022, the country’s railway development ministry told reporters this week.

Construction of the line, part of a broader plan to link Ghana with Burkina Faso by rail, has suffered repeated delays since it was … read more


  • Flights

Belgium Brussels Airlines Brussels Airlines reopens its routes to Conakry and Ouagadougou

After two years of absence, Brussels Airlines returns to Conakry (the capital of Guinee) and Ouagadougou (the capital of Burkina Faso). Both destinations welcomed a first flight out of Brussels on Saturday 11 June 2022. From now on, the airline will connect Brussels with both capitals three times a week.

“As the Africa expert we are… read more


  • Flights

Cote Divoire Air Cote Divoire Air Côte d'Ivoire opens new route to SA

Air Côte d'Ivoire will be launching a new route between Johannesburg and Abidjan, in Côte d'Ivoire. The Johannesburg-Abidjan via Kinshasa route will launch on 29 June 2022.  The airline will be introducing four flights per week between Johannesburg and Abidjan. Bookings opened on 1 June 2022.

The new route also offers… read more


  • Flights

Burkina Faso Air Burkina Air Burkina (finally) resumes operations with its own fleet

Air Burkina has been without an active aircraft since last month. It has a fleet of two ERJ1195s and one ERJ175, owned by the lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC).

Failures in their maintenance regularly lead to the disruption of operations of the Burkinabe flagship.


  • Flights

Mauritania Bamako reduces the chances of Air Sahel ever taking to the air

Wanted by the five members of the G5 Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad), the project to create the Air Sahel community airline is no longer in a hurry. In the making since 2015, its fate now seems to be in the past. And the recent friction between Bamako and the other members make us fear for its future, which is very sim… read more



  • Flights

UK Sentra Airways UK start-up Sentra Airways makes Accra its first African destination

Sentra Airways has signed a contract with Air Lease Corporation for the lease of an Airbus A330-200. This commercial transaction is part of the future launch of the young British airline's activities.

"From winter 2022 (December), fly direct from Manchester in the UK to Accra in Ghana. That's the gist of the message, which stems … read more


  • Conservation & Wildlife

Democratic-Republic-of-the-Congo Reopening of Rwanda Border puts DRC squarely on EAC horizon

When you’re stuck in the same boat but paddling in opposite directions, chances are the boat is going nowhere. This had been the situation with Rwanda and Uganda since February 2019 until recently when the common border was reopened.

Along with Burundi, Kenya, South Sudan, and Tanzania, both are members of the East African Community (… read more


  • Destinations

Burkina-Faso Burkina Faso flights suspended after Military arrests President

An attempted coup in the West African nation of Burkina Faso has led to the cancelation of flights while the country looks to regain stability. The last flight logged as having departed was on January 24th at 17:25. This saw an Airbus A320 leave for  Abidjan with  Air Cote d’Ivoire. The flight cancelations appear to be continuing throu… read more


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