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  • Destinations

Tourism & Hospitality in Uganda

Uganda offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from breathtaking landscape and cultural diversity to varied ecosystems. Uganda is off the beaten path. The fauna and flora is outstanding. For adventurers, a safari in Uganda is highly rewarding. Every corner of the country has a lot to offer. In the East, the Mountain Elgon with one… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Democratic Republic of Congo apples to join East African Community

The DRC is widely considered to be the richest country in the world by its natural resources, tourism standing as a major resource that has remained underdeveloped. The East African Business Council conducted a study and found out that there was a huge benefit in having DRC as the seventh member of EAC. Common tourism products with DRC’s neighbo… read more

  • Flights

DRC: first commercial flights for flyCAA's A330-200

Received last month, flyCAA's A330-200 (msn 505) began its first commercial passenger flights in the domestic market this week. Its entry into service will also boost the cargo activity of the Congolese private carrier.

It was on Tuesday February 23 that the Airbus A330-200 of the Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (CAA),… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Time for Africa to repair its safety standards...

At least 52 of around 100 air carriers currently banned from operating in Europe are based in Africa. Their problem? Unacceptable safety standards, many rooted in maintenance. Chuch Grieve reports.

The EU Air Safety list pulls no punches. It lays the blame on “the authorities with responsibility for regu… read more

  • Opinion

ET CEO: The future of Africa Aviation

The overall situation from an airline perspective in Africa at this time. African airlines did not have the opportunity to look for support from their government in terms of bailout money due to COVID-19.Building on more than airline passenger traffic to stem the tide and fund the budget.

Peter Harbison of CAPA Live, spoke with Tewolde Geb… read more

  • Rail

Chginese companby to build Tanzanian SGR

The contract was signed by Tanzanian foreign minister, Mr  Palamagamba  Kabudi, and his Chinese counterpart, Mr Wang Li, on January 6.

The north-south line will link the port of Mwanza on Lake Victoria to southern town of  Isaka. The $US 1.32bn line will be funded by the Tanzanian government.

The line is part of… read more

  • Destinations

Democratic Republic of the Congo has now a National Tourism Strategy

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has launched its National Tourism Policy. The policy document was unveiled by President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi who chaired the opening of the International Tourism Fair in the capital, Kinshasa.

“Investment and the promotion of tourism in the DRC” is the theme chosen … read more

  • Flights

Uganda Airlines operates into Kinshasa (DRC) from December 18

Uganda Airlines' regional network is growing. From December 18, the Ugandan national carrier will operate a direct flight between Entebbe and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The largest French-speaking city in the world will be linked three times a week, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The service wil… read more

  • Flights

Sky Mali launches into stormy skies

Sky Mali chalked up a major milestone on July 22 – receipt of its air operator’s licence. The start-up had already taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-500 aircraft in March, configured for 102 people in economy class and 12 in business class.  Tom Pleasant reports.

Based out of Modibo Keita Inread more

  • Flights

Congo Airways restarts regional flights

Congo Airways has announced the resumption of its regional flights. From December 13, 2020, the national company of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), will relaunch its connection to Johannesburg in South Africa, from Kinshasa.

The line will be operated by A320-200, via Lubumbashi every Sunday.

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