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  • Miscellaneous

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

CSR: Need for aviation organisations, airlines to embrace initiative

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

  • Beyond Africa

Fully vaccinated foreigners allowed to enter the US starting 8 November

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

  • Miscellaneous

Nigeria, Others Reject Vaccine Passports for Air Travellers

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

  • Opinion

Is a pan African Airline network on the way forwards?

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

  • Miscellaneous

Pan-African Open Skies agreement does not get traction

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

  • Accomodation

Mövenpick Hotel Abidjan opens its doors

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

  • Travel-tech

Access to new payment platforms for SMEs in Africa

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

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