Aviation: Cape Air, the world’s first electric airline set to undertake first flight

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At the Paris Air Show Cape Air, based in Cape Cod and serving resort communities including Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, announced a letter of intent to order a “double-digit” number of Eviation Alice aircraft. The nine-seater type, set to undertake its first flight later this year, will be the first fully electric aircraft to enter commercial service. This little aircraft […]

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Aviation: American Airlines Forces Black Doctor To Cover Up ‘Inappropriate’ Dress, Warns Her Not To Cause A Scene

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Dr. Latisha Rowe was off to a vacation to Kingston, Jamaica, with her 8-year-old son. But that was nearly ruined at the American Airlines terminal in Miami. She had, she claimed, a “traveling while Black” incident. Dressed in a shorts romper, obviously ready for the Jamaican heat when she was to land, Rowe was stopped by a flight attendant while […]

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Africa: Concerns Mount Over Multiple Destinations for Foreign Carriers in Nigeria

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There are mounting concerns over the allocation of multiple frequencies to foreign carriers, Daily Trust reports. This followed the senate’s resolution last week that allowing foreign carriers to fly into multiple destinations in Nigeria was killing indigenous operators. The senate warned that local airlines might go into extinction if foreign airlines continued to operate multiple destinations. The resolution by the […]

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Africa: Drama as Nigeria’s Airport Authority Apprehends Man who accosted a taxing aircraft

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There was mild drama at the Lagos airport as Nigeria’s Aviation Security personnel apprehended an intruder who tried to gain access into an Azman aircraft waiting for clearance from Air Traffic Controllers. The aircraft with registration number 5N-HAI was about departing Lagos to Port Harcourt when the pilot reported the incident to AVSEC officials who swiftly responded. A passenger of […]

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News: Logistics challenges facing e-Commerce in Africa — Josephine Wawira

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Josephine Wawira is a Consultant in Communications and Public Relations and a writer with a focus on African development. She has written opinion articles covering among other topics, e-commerce, travel, hospitality and tourism and is currently the Group PR & Communications Assistant Manager at Jumia Group. According to Euromonitor, the world’s fastest-growing economies by 2030 will be in Africa. This […]

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Africa: Nigerian Lecturer Sacked By Ghana Varsity Recounts Ordeal, Vows Never To Go Back To Ghana

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The professor of English noted that the meeting in the video was supposed to be a private discussion and not a lecture as the Ghanaian media claimed, adding that it was not meant to condemn the people of Ghana. Austin Nwagbara, the Nigerian Professor sacked by a Ghanaian university over unsavoury comments about Ghana, has recounted his ordeal, vowing not […]

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News: The Rise of Micro-influencers in Africa

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It’s 2019 and everybody with a few hundred followers on social media calls themselves an influencer. But in reality, an influencer is a person who can, well, influence people’s decisions. Somebody who can make their followers do something. Make them buy something, or go somewhere. Over the past few years, the influencer marketing space in Africa has grown monumentally. So […]

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Aviation: Africa Institute trains Malawi airport staff in security management

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The Africa Institute for Capacity Development (AICD) which is based in Gauteng Province in South Africa, has been conducting a Total Quality Management in Airport Security (TQMS) training for Malawian civil aviation personnel at Platinum Hotel in the Capital Lilongwe. AICD Admission Officer, Alexander Njikho, told Nyasa Times that TQMS is a practical course and provides guidance to aviation staff […]

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Africa: ‘How policy inconsistency kills aviation industry’

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Perennial inconsistency in government policies has been blamed for stagnation in the aviation industry. Experts, who spoke in Lagos, at the 23rd League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) yearly conference, Wednesday, blamed the government and aviation regulatory bodies for failing to maximise the potential of the sector to stimulate growth and economic development. Specifically, the sector has in the […]

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Africa: Uganda Airlines first commercial flight now pushed to August

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Uganda Airlines will now commence its first commercial flight next month in August and not in July as earlier communicated. The Minister of Works and Transport, Eng Monica Azuba said in a statement to parliament that rescheduling is due to the fact that the revived national carrier is yet to get an air operating certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation […]

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