BA still dominates, as carrier marks 80 years on Nigerian route

Eighty years ago, a largely unreported event took place, which would help pave the way for modern air services between Nigeria and the rest of the world. On February 9, 1936, the weekly Imperial Airways’ flight from London to Khartoum connected with another flight to Kano, heralding the start of services to Nigeria. These pioneering flights, according to a statement […]

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South Sudan joins Fast growing East African Community

Grand politics was at play in Arusha, Tanzania, on Wednesday, March 2. The young, troubled country of South Sudan was admitted to the East African Community (EAC) as its sixth member (the others being Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, and Rwanda). Being admitted to the regional body means that South Sudan will enjoy all the economic benefits the club currently has […]

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Rwanda and Ethiopia the model States of Africa go into partnership

LAST week, Rwanda and Ethiopia inked an aviation deal that on the surface looks routine, but which could be emblematic of a quiet yet significant shift in the nature of the region’s geopolitics, positioning the two states as growing players in a continent currently bereft of a clear strong leader. The agreement, whose biggest takeaway was the fifth freedom rights, […]

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