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Congo Trans Air Congo Trans Air Congo (TAC) relaunches its regional flights

TAC is gradually rebuilding its regional network after being severely disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The challenge now will be to ensure consistency.

On January 18, the Congolese private carrier relaunched the routes between its Pointe-Noire base and Douala in Cameroon. For now, the company off… read more

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Mali Sky Mali Sky Mali makes Gao its 2nd domestic destination

Sky Mali inaugurated its Bamako - Gao route this last Thursday, December 24. This is its second domestic route after Kayes, served since the launch of operations in September.

The Malian private carrier has just received 1 Embraer ERJ-145, which is added to its Boeing 737-500. Three other planes are expect… read more

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Gambia FlyWestAf Gambia launch is no gamble

New west African regional low-cost airline, FlyWestaf, plans to launch in Banjul, The Gambia, next May, according to co-founder and managing director, Richard Powell.

After several years fine-tuning its plans, the start-up is negotiating with potential investors for $20 million launch capital. Once the fundi… read more

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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

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Burkina Faso Air Burkina Air Burkina adds Libreville to its network

Air Burkina opened on November 25, a route between Ouagadougou and Libreville. The route, operated via Cotonou, is operated twice a week, with its Embraer fleet.

The national Burkinabè company also offers a freight service on this line. Last Wednesday, November 25, Air Burkina inaugurated its Ouagadougou - Cotonou - … read more

  • Miscellaneous

Kenya Nairobis ranking in the list of expensive cities

Nairobi has gone up from 123 to 97 on the ranking for the most costly cities. This is according the Mercer’s 2019 Cost Of Living Survey. Generally the cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya is moderate compared to other expat destinations. Last year, the Mercer Cost of Living report ranked it as a mid-range expense location (123rd out of… read more

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Nigeria Nigeria Immigration Introduces New Visa Policies

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has introduced new visa regimes to citizens of United Kingdom, United States, United Arab Emirates (UAE), France and 147 other countries.

The service said that the new regime, which consists of transit, business (single), business (multiple), tourism, visiting (single), visiting (multiple… read more

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Mali Sky Mali Sky Mali launches commercial operations with Bamako - Kayes flight

Sky Mali is finally taking off after several postponements due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Mali's new national carrier is making its first commercial flight this Tuesday, September 29 at 3:30 p.m. This will link Bamako to Kayes, the capital of the eponymous region located 495 km north-west of the country's capital. The lin… read more

  • Destinations

Republic-of-the-Congo Republic of the Congo reopens for international travelers

The Republic of the Congo has reopened its borders and airports for international visitors. In order to visit Congo, travelers will be required to do a health screening and follow quarantine protocols.All visitors are required to complete a negative COVID-19 test within a maximum of 7 days prior to arrival and submit the test resul… read more

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