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  • Miscellaneous

AA WorldFlight 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

Ethiopian 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

Rail Tanzania Railways 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 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 Uganda Airlines 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

Mali Sky Mali 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

DRC Congo Airways 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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  • Flights
  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Africa prepares for second wave of Covid

Africa prepares for second wave of pandemic

This week, health authorities in both South Africa and Egypt, which combined account for over half of all COVID-19 cases recorded on the African continent, have warned of imminent second-wave outbreaks.

Meanwhile, national governments in Sub-Saharan Africa… read more

  • Rail

Rail Zambia Railway ZRL Zambia’s Northwest Rail Concludes Cooperation Agreement For Phase 1

The long term vision is to create a new East-West Railway System: phase 1A from Chingola-Solwezi; Phase-1B from Solwezi to Kalumbila and Phase 2 from Kalumbila to the Angola border. The three parties have signed a co-operation agreement to perform a study for Phase 1A. The study is scheduled to be completed in the first quar… read more

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