News: Experts weigh Africa’s infrastructure needs against rapid urbanization and growing population


Experts attending this year’s Africa infrastructure conference say the continent needs to accelerate its infrastructure development to match the continent’s growing population and rapid urbanization to achieve development goals. The experts from multilateral development institutions observed that with rapid urbanization and a tenfold increase in water needs for energy production, there is an urgent need to mobilize more financial and […]

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Aviation: Taxes, Fuel and infrastructure charges in Africa are the highest in the World so Airlines lose $1.50 per person says IATA

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IATA DG and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said (13-Nov-2017) the African aviation industry loses USD1.50 for “each passenger it carries”. “Africa also faces great challenges and many airlines struggle to break-even… Governments should be aware that Africa is a high cost place for aviation”, he said. Mr de Juniac said taxes, fuel and infrastructure charges are higher in Africa than […]

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Kumasi attracts regional flights

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Dre Aviation, the lead sponsor for Dana Air’s expansion plans in the West Coast, is in advanced talks with the Ghana Airports Company and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to start direct flights between Kumasi and Lagos by May. The airline will be the first regional carrier to operate the route, barring any last-minute hitches, and is expected to […]

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Qatar CEO: Airlines have been taking African passengers to the cleaners

By Selene Brophy Cape Town – Qatar Airways has inaugurated its newly launched Durban-Doha route, as part of an expansion of the airline’s operations and decade-long investment in South Africa. The new route will see a four-times-weekly flight between the two cities, with a total of 21 flights a week now connecting South Africa to Qatar Airways’ global network. The […]

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China outline industrialization blueprint for Africa

China has outlined a comprehensive blue-print aimed at deepening its commitment to supporting infrastructural development and the promotion of industrialisation in Africa. The blue-print, to be implemented in the next three years, will focus on implementing 10 cooperation plans to upgrade China-Africa’s new type of strategic partnership into a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. To ensure the successful implementation of 10 […]

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