News: COMESA and AFCAC sign memorandum for Africa Single Sky Aviation project

Aviation SAATM stakeholders British

COMESA has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) on the implementation of single African air transport market. Assistant Secretary General Dr Kipyego Cheluget and Ms. Iyabo Sosina, Secretary General of AFCAC, signed on behalf of their respective organizations in Nouakchott, Mauritania. The MoC is part of the activities of the Roadmap that was developed to […]

Read more

Africa: COMESA Countries to use $10m grant from AfDB to implement Open Skies and integration of Civil Aviation Rules

COMESA

Member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have been urged to expedite the completion of the current infrastructure projects to boost regional trade. The call was made during the 10th Joint Meeting of the Committees on Transport and Communications, Information Technology and Energy held in Lusaka Zambia last week. According to the COMESA secretariat officials, […]

Read more

Aviation: South and Central African Regional bloc COMESA to start implementation of Open Skies soon with support from AfDB

COMESA

Member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have been urged to expedite the completion of the current infrastructure projects to boost regional trade. The call was made during the 10th Joint Meeting of the Committees on Transport and Communications, Information Technology and Energy held in Lusaka Zambia last week. According to the COMESA secretariat officials, […]

Read more

Africa: Rwanda is driving tourism Growth with MICE

mice

The tourism sector has experienced dynamic growth and continued expansion particularly in African countries. Cross border travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes has become one of the fastest growing economic activities. Tourism is no longer viewed as a seasonal event but rather a whole year round activity because it has incorporated the business aspect in its sagacity. Many people […]

Read more

Africa: East Africa Wants To Phase Out The US Dollar As Cross-Border Trade Currency

Evelyn Uwera, a small-scale Rwandan dealer who imports clothes from Uganda and Kenya, usually has to convert her cash to dollars when she travels for cross-border trade, and then convert it back to local currency after the transaction. Being able to use francs across the borders rather than U.S. dollars will save her money and reduce the uncertainty of profit […]

Read more

African Aviation: Swaziland to implement open Skies to Boost Airport viability

By Manqoba Makhubu THE country is currently working on implementing the Yamoussoukro Decision to enable full liberalisation of air transport services in terms of access, capacity, frequency, and tariffs. Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) Director General Solomon Dube said this would result in increased trade, both regional and intercontinental which is critical for economic development. However, he said the agreement […]

Read more

African Aviation: COMESA plans open Skies and common use facilities for the region

Liberalisation of airspace in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) should expedited to boost regional trade and promote air travel. According to Dr Abu sufian Dafalla, the COMESA director for infrastructure and logistics, aviation is an essential life-line to intra-African trade and sustainable economic development in the trade bloc, and the continent generally. “It is therefore imperative […]

Read more

Tear Down Africa’s Trade Walls now

TWO of the largest regional trade accords in history were agreed on last year. The Trans-Pacific Partnership involves 12 countries in Asia and the Americas, and was the subject of headlines and heated debate. But most people have never heard of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), which covers 26 African countries. It will create the biggest free-trade area on […]

Read more