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  • Flights

Mali Sky Mali Sky Mali opens direct link to Conakry amid tensions between Bamako and ECOWAS

In a recent communication, Guinea said it did not recognise the decision of ECOWAS to suspend air links with Mali. Through its spokesperson, the country reaffirmed that its borders always remain open to all sister countries in accordance with its pan-Africanist vision. Sky Mali intends to seize this opportunity to get out of the asphyxia … read more


  • Flights

Mali Carriers in Mali given 72 hours to use or lose landing slots

Authorities in Mali have given airlines operating in the country just 72 hours to decide if they want to keep their slots. The demand comes following the increase in political tensions in West Africa over the last week.

Regional concerns

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) last week had hit Mali with economi… read more


  • Flights

Mali Mali travellers stranded as West African sanctions bite

A bus station in Mali’s capital stands unusually quiet, with foreign passengers left in limbo after West African countries closed their borders with the military-ruled nation.  Africa Tours Trans is one of the main bus firms in the impoverished Sahel state, offering connections to its regional cities as well as to neighbouring countries.… read more


  • Rail

Senegal Senegal’s new commuter train makes first journey

A new $1.3 billion commuter railway in Senegal meant to ease traffic gridlock and modernise a crumbling public transport system made its inaugural journey from the capital Dakar on Monday. The Regional Express will connect Dakar with Diamniadio, an industrial city being built on a dusty plain about 40 kilometres (25 … read more


  • Flights

AA WorldFlight 21 Routes and 8 Airlines: US to Africa’s flights explored

Some 21 routes will operate from the US to Africa between January 3rd and March 26th, the end of the aviation winter season, including non-stop and one-stop services. As we see, Delta has more flights than any of the other seven operators.

The US to Africa the rest of this winter

Of the 21 routes, four are one-stops. Ethiopread more


  • Miscellaneous

ICAO Accelerating aviation recovery in Africa

The leadership and key contributions of Kenya and Senegal to Africa’s aviation sector were the focus of recent bilateral meetings among ICAO Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar and Mr. James Macharia, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Transport (top image), and Mr. Alioune Sarr, Minister of Tourism and Transport of Senegal.

The… read more



  • Miscellaneous

AA WorldFlight Senegal releases EUR 6 million to pay off former Air Afrique staff

On 28 March 1961, eleven French-speaking African states signed the treaty creating Air Afrique in Yaoundé, Cameroon.  This was an act of great historical, political and economic significance. After more than forty years of operations, littered with several rescue attempts, the pan-African air carrier was finally liquidated on 25 April 2002 by the Commercial Court of Abidjan.


  • Cruise

Cruise Hurtigruten Hurtigurten releases more West African itineraries for 2023/24

Hurtigruten Expeditions has added more West African expedition cruises for the 2023/24 season spanning Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal. The cruises aboard Spitsbergen based out of Dakar, Senegal, are the most extensive in Hurtigurten’s history and make it the only cruise line with such a broad range of West Africa… read more


  • Miscellaneous

Burkina-Faso Burkina Faso restricts social media


Cutting off social media access is a common practice in African countries, especially during elections, protests, demonstrations, or exams. The researchers revealed that at least 32 countries in Africa have blocked or heavily restricted social media access since 2015.

According to Net… read more


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