Africa: Regional air transport liberalisation programme on course

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SIX countries from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa member states including Zimbabwe have so far signed a commitment towards the setting up of a single African Air Transport Market. In a statement, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) said the signing of the instrument, also known as the Solemn Yammassoukro Commitment by Egypt, Ethiopia, […]

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Aviation: Only 16 Nations have signed the Implementation Protocol for Single African Open Skies says AFCAC boss

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ONLY 28 countries are ready to implement the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) aimed at strenghtening air liberalisation on the continent, Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said. Sirika, therefore, called on more African states to adopt the SAATM. He said unless member states of the African Union (AU) agree to do so, they would have problems with […]

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Aviation: Single African Air Market and the reasons why Nigerian Airlines are Opposed to it

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Is Nigeria ready for the competition that will arise from the Single African Air Transport Market? Though indigenous operators are opposed to it, the government and some stakeholders believe that domestic carriers will be better positioned to reap from the market. MUYIWA LUCAS reports. It was the gathering of African leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 30th Ordinary Session […]

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Africa: Ghana’s Bi-Annual Transport Sector Forum A Success


The bi-annual forum brought together Ghana’s development partners and key stakeholders in all the four modes of transport across the country to take stock of planned activities for the purpose of identifying deficits for strategic future correction within the sector. Present at the Conference were the Ministers and Deputy Ministers of the Ministries of Railways Development; Transport; Roads and Highways […]

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Aviation: Number of signatories to the Single African Air Transport Market pact grows to 25


The Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), a flagship project under the Agenda 2063 of the African Union (AU), seeking to liberalize and unify the African skies was launched during the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU on 28 January 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Through the advocacy activities of the […]

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Africa: Air transport pact execution begins next year says Nigeria’s Minister

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Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika said the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) would take a year or two for full implementation. He disclosed this to New Telegraph in Lagos. The minster urged Nigerian airline operators to key into the policy rather than grumbling over what he said would bring prosperity to the African continent. He explained that […]

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Africa: Chinese engineering firm takes charge of US$ 1.5 billion port expansion project in Ghana

President John Dramani Mahama, of Ghana who performed the commissioning ceremony, was hopeful the project would position the Tema port as one of the leading ports in turn-around time and capacity in Africa. “Government’s vision has been to position the ports of Ghana as the trade and investment gateway to the West African sub-region. I have never hidden my vision […]

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2016: The Year New Standard Rails Arrive Nigeria


The Minister of Transportion, Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday said the federal government would spend an aggregate of N120 billion for its two new standard (guage) railway tracks to be constructed on the Lagos-Kano and Lagos-Calabar rail corridors from its 2016 budget. Making the disclosure after a train ride on the completed 186-kilometre Abuja-Kaduna railway project, from Idu terminus at the […]

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