Africa: Congo audits Aero MRO as Ghana moves to renew certification

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The Aero Maintenance Organisation (AMO) has received further boost as the Civil Aviation Authority of Congo has commenced audit of the facility in order to approve it for maintenance of Congo’s registered aircraft. This is just as the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has commenced the process of renewing its certification of the MRO after the expiration of the one-year […]

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Africa: Congo Airways to Wet Lease Four Aircraft from Ethiopian Airlines to Expand Operations

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Congo Airways’ present fleet of two Airbus A320 and two Bombardier Q400NextGen will be boosted when four more aircraft, wet leased from Ethiopian Airlines, will arrive in Kinshasa. The duration of the lease is unknown at this time. The additional two aircraft, two Boeing B738’s and two Bombardier Q400’s will be deployed on a number of additional domestic routes and […]

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Tourism: Congo may destroy UNESCO oldest national park in Africa in Search of Oil

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Congo’s Virunga National Park, the oldest national park in Africa and the Salonga National Park, home to endangered Gorillas have been handed over by Congo’s President to a UK oil company, Soco, to be destroyed for oil exploration. Last month, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) triggered international outrage when it confirmed that it was considering opening up two […]

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Aviation: DR Congo hammers SN Brussels in “reciprocity” Duel suspected to be fuelled by Political Tension

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Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday told Brussels Airlines to reduce by nearly half the number of its weekly flights to Kinshasa, in a ramping up of tensions with its former colonial power Belgium. The move comes after Belgian and EU officials condemned a violent DRC government crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila, who has ruled since 2001. The […]

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Africa: EAC, BDEAC, Collaborate to fast track Congo Basin climate commission, others

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The Republic Congo in collaboration with the Development Bank of the Central Africa States (BDEAC) and the East Africa Community will be holding an extraordinary conference in Brazzaville in bid to adopt a common position and fast track the implementation of the Declaration of the African Heads of States on COP23 held in Marrakech in 2016. The conference which will […]

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Africa: Congo Brazzaville launch Masterplan at its National Conference Of Sustainable Tourism

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The Republic of Congo has adopted a five years National Development Plan (NDP) and a Strategic Document for Growth, Employment and Poverty Reduction (DSCERP). Carmen Nigibra,Sandra Idossou and Fifi Rurungwa with The Secretary General of UNWTO Taleb Rifai at The Congo Brazzaville Conference One of the strategic pillars of NDP and DSCERP is the Economic diversification through seven economic clusters, […]

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What Africans don’t know about Kenya’s Tourism

by Ruth Olurounbi “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” – St. Augustine Realising how apt the above quote was, I went on a familiarisation tour of Kenya, Nairobi, toward the end of last year. Although I had travelled extensively prior to this, and had even been to Kenya, albeit in a […]

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The future of Africa: The next 100 years

As Africa’s population looks set to quadruple over the twenty-first century, The Telegraph digs into the data to reveal the opportunities – and challenges – facing a fast-changing continent By Ashley Kirk, Africa’s population is booming. By 2100, it will be home to 4.4 billion people – four times its current population. Such an increase – far larger than the […]

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Trading with Africa is working for South Africa, Kenya and Uganda

LAST year, to much fanfare, 26 African nations signed off on a free-trade ‘super bloc’ that seeks to improve the absurdly low levels of intra-regional trade on the continent, at the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. In the same city at the Africa 2016 Forum last weekend, African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina painted a picture of just […]

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6 African nations are among the top 7 poorest nations on earth

IF a report published yesterday in an Indian daily is anything to go by, Nigeria is not on the list of the seven poorest countries in the world. Of the countries occupying the first seven positions on the extremely poor nations, six are African’s, with Afghanistan as the only country from Asia. The publication came on the heels of a […]

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