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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.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not well-pronounced in the aviation industry in Nigeria, but stakeholders say such an initiative may increase patronage for business organisations and attract public sympathy, especially for the airline sub-sector. OLUSEGUN KOIKI writes.
Many Nigerian companies find it difficult to give back to soci… read more
In South Africa, the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Act (Act), was signed into law by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in early June 2021, bringing the country’s cybersecurity legislation in line with global standards. The Act compels electronic communications s… read more
The White House announced on 20 September that it would lift restrictions on air travellers from over 30 countries from early November, but it stopped short of providing a precise date. The beginning of November becomes a firm date: 8 November. This will be valid for the air and land borders. The countries of the European Union are concerned, as… read more
Nigeria has joined the rest of African countries to reject the idea of imposing vaccine passports on air travellers, stating that it amounts to discrimination.
Speaking in a programme monitored virtually by LEADERSHIP, the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika said the proposal is against the intent of the Chicago convention on the need… read more
The active phase of the long-awaited construction of the new Ougadougou-Donsin international airport can finally begin. Meridiam, the successful bidder for this mega-project, announced the signing on Wednesday 13 October of a 30-year concession agreement with the State of Burkina Faso for the design, construction, financing, operation and mainte… read more
After a challenging 18 months post the Covid pandemic, it looks like the African aviation industry may be looking at spreading its wings again and is set to revive itself and remerge stronger through mutual cooperation.
Taking a leaf out of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and SAATM or the Single African Air T… read more
In November 1999, a group of African aviation movers and shakers met in Côte d’Ivoire to thrash out an agreement on integrating commercial aviation across Africa. The outcome was the Yamoussoukro Decision, a document supporting the liberalization of commercial aviation in Africa.
Single African Air Transport Market a work in progress… read more
Lovers of Swiss finesse have a new address in the heart of Abidjan,
as the first Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts branded property in Ivory
Coast opened its doors on December 28, 2020.
Mövenpick Hotel Abidjan, a 5-star hotel located in Le Plateau, the
business district, very close to ministries, large companies, banks,
… read more
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a central role in developing economies across Africa, driving growth, creating jobs and pushing innovation.
Micro, small and medium companies represent more than 90% of businesses on the continent and provide 60% of all jobs.
In Rwanda, for example, SMEs account for an enormous 98% of business… read more