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  • Ethiopian Airlines pilot who led all female intra-African flight happy over feat

    BOTSWANA, 2017/12/20 Amsale Gualu, the Ethiopian Airlines pilot who a led a historic an all-female inter – Africa flight last weekend has expressed joy at the feat her team chalked. She was speaking next the five-and-half hour flight from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa landed at the Lagos International airport on Saturday, December 16, 2017. She told pressmen who gathered at a short ceremony at the airport about how she developed love for flying planes: “I guess I developed my passion for flying at the same time as I was young, my father used to take my sister to the airport to see airplanes take off and land.
  • Namibia Scraps Visas for Africans

    BOTSWANA, 2017/11/01 Namibia has gotten the ball rolling on plans to scrap visa requirements for African passport holders next Cabinet authorised the implementation of this process - to be carried out in line with diplomatic procedures. Namibia will any minute at this time start issuing African passport holders with visas on arrival at ports of entry as a initial step towards the eventual abolition of all visa requirements for all Africans.
  • Uber and African’s economic transformation

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 WHEN Uber was initial established in 2009, its mission was to help people everywhere get a ride, safely, quickly and at the push of a button. Eight years later, that mission remains the same and Uber’s innovative, technology-driven business model is still fundamentally changing the way people think about conference their transport needs. For the completed four years, Uber has been delivering this same level of transformation across sub-Saharan Africa, SSA, and with additional than 1.8 million active riders using the app, Uber certainly has reason to celebrate its fourth anniversary on the continent this September. Uber And it’s not just Uber that has benefited from the stellar uptake of its convenient offering in Africa.
  • Nigeria: Govt Sacks All Directors in Civil Aviation Authority

    NIGERIA, 2017/02/26 The Federal Government on Friday announced the sack of all the directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Country newspaper is reporting. The removal of the officials is with immediate result, the paper said. The Minister of National for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, announced the development, and directed the affected officials to instantly hand over to those next in command in their various directorates, the statement said.
  • Nigeria: Piracy in Nigeria

    NIGERIA, 2016/11/19 The event followed a presently familiar pattern: a small convoy of dusty 4×4 vehicles drove on to the edge of the airstrip at Galkayo in Puntland, north-central Somalia; armed security guards took up watchful positions nearby and a number of bemused-looking men stepped gingerly from the cars and lined up to have their photographs taken by the media.
  • Naira woes affecting air travel, businesses in Nigeria

    NIGERIA, 2016/10/29 Travel and Tour agencies inclunding domestic and international airlines operating in Nigeria are having a hard time keeping their businesses afloat as the crisis with the country’s currency, the naira, deepens. Nigeria is facing its initial recession in over twenty years brought on by the slump in oil prices. This has led to cuts in government revenue and chronic shortages of the US dollar. As a result of the currency crisis, some airlines are reducing the number of flights to Nigeria while others like United Airlines and Iberia stopped flying to Nigeria before this year.
  • As it expands in Africa, Uber adapts to local markets and adopts cash payments

    BOTSWANA, 2016/07/24 While Uber continues its push into Africa the company is making allowances to local markets and testing incomparable service models users wouldn’t see in other parts of the globe. Anyone can presently use the mobile app to hail a car in 12 cities across South Africa, Nigeria,Uganda, Kenya, Morocco and Egypt…. And in all of those nations users can pay drivers in hard cash. The expansion, and adaptation to the realities of doing business on-the-ground in Africa, are in line with CEO Travis Kalanick’s commitment late last year to “a large push in Africa.”
  • Routes Africa forum aims to improve African air connectivity

    BOTSWANA, 2016/05/15  An event dedicated to the development of the African aviation industry will take place next month in Tenerife (26-28 June) to encourage the launch of new air services to, from and within the African continent. Routes Africa 2016 will help to improve African connectivity by bringing together airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss next air services. Around 250 route development professionals are expected to attend the forum which was founded ten years ago to stimulate increase in the industry.
  • Nigeria: 15 Airports Get Satellite Navigation

    NIGERIA, 2015/10/09 The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has unveiled the Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) approaches for 15 Nigerian airports. As part of the drive to implement the PBN, which is a satellite-based navigation system, the agency has as well published the Standard Arrival Routes (STARs) and Standard Instrument Departure Routes (SIDs) for the Benin airport. The said publication, according to the agency, enables duly equipped aircraft with the necessary approval from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to fly PBN procedures into the airports without the use of ground navigational aids.
  • Air Traffic Controller in Kenya: Going slow

    NIGERIA, 2014/12/17 Going by completed experience with air traffic controllers in Nairobi may the go slow yesterday morning, which saw several planes held on the taxiway for extended periods of time. Of course burning unnecessary fuel and delaying passengers’ arrival at their destinations, only be a precursor to additional illegal strike action ahead and over the festive season. ATC personnel in Nairobi has in the completed entirely used such high density travel periods to press for their demands for higher pay, higher allowances and additional to be met by government and a regular aviation source.