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  • 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



  • Rail

Democratic-Republic-of-the-Congo DRC’s First Deep-Sea Port

In December 2021, DP World and the Democratic Republic of the Congo signed the final agreement to develop Banana Port. The conclusion of the Collaboration Agreement follows the signing of a term sheet earlier in 2021, between DP World and the DRC Government, which summarized the agreed amendments to the initial contract signed in 2… read more


  • Flights

DRC Congo Airways Congo Airways renews its IOSA certification

Congo Airways remains safe. The national airline of the DRC has successfully renewed its IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certification. The information was made public by the flagship on its Twitter account where it states that it has "once again passed the IATA (International Air Transport Association) safety audit with flyin… read more


  • Flights

Uganda Uganda Airlines How the UAE’s travel ban affects Uganda Airlines

On October 9th, Uganda Airlines launched flights to Dubai International Airport. Staff, passengers, and government officials were all ecstatic following the first landing of flight UR 466 from Entebbe International Airport. Those witnessing the launch hoped that the new service would boost trade, investment, and tourism. However, the incr… read more


  • Flights

Uganda Uganda Airlines Mid-Range expansions: Uganda Airlines eyeing Airbus Narrowbodies

Despite having roots that date back to the 1970s, the current incarnation of Uganda Airlines is only three years old, having been founded in January 2018. Therefore, with the world its oyster, the flag carrier of Uganda has its eyes on new aircraft. The operator’s leadership wants these planes to bridge gaps between regional and long-haul routes… read more


  • Flights

Ethiopian Inside Ethiopian Airlines’ plan to dominate African skies

Ethiopian Airlines is establishing its presence in more than six African countries through a management role or strategic partnership with the local carriers, making it a dominant player in the continent. The move is set to give East African carriers such as Kenya Airways (KQ) a run for their money.

KQ will particularly feel the pin… read more


  • Miscellaneous

ICAO DRC targets a compliance rate of at least 78% in the 2022 ICAO audit

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has one of the worst performing civil aviation systems in Africa.

All airlines registered in the DRC are banned from entering the European Union. In recent years, the country has made considerable efforts to overcome several shortcomings.


  • Miscellaneous

Tanzania Tanzanian passport ranks 77 on world's most powerful list

The Tanzanian passport has ranked 77 among the world's most powerful passports, according to the latest report which assesses the influence of global travel documents.

According to research conducted by Henley site, the Tanzanian passport grants a holder access to 72 countries globally without the requirement of paying for a visa.… read more


  • Flights

DRC Democratic-Republic-of-the-Congo DR Congo to set up new national airline “Air Congo”

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is preparing to set up "in the coming days" a new national aviation company called "Air Congo", DRC's Ministry of Transport said Sunday. The new airline "will have to be born in the coming days in the DRC with quality aircraft", thanks to a partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, the ministr… read more


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