Africa: Rethinking Uganda Airlines

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Rethinking Uganda Airlines Analysts say the government needs Shs800bn subsidy annually to keep national carrier in the air. The good news is that if President Yoweri Museveni’s New Year 2017 pledge is implemented, Uganda could end this year with a revived national air carrier. The bad is that the revived Uganda Airlines could end up like a dove flying among […]

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Africa: ‘Cooperation, not rivalry, is the solution for Aviation in Africa’

‘Cooperation, not rivalry, is the solution for Aviation in Africa’ A national carrier is home-grown. It serves the interest of the people at all times. Having a national carrier would create employment opportunities and African countries should have their own carriers. What does it take to run a national airline? Running a national carrier like Ethiopian Airlines is a rewarding […]

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Africa: Ugandan Aviation school to sue Civil Aviation $1.5m for lack of AOC

The Board Chairman of Uganda Aviation School Capt. George Mike Mukula, has expressed his disappointment in Civil Aviation Authority [CAA] for allegedly blocking investment in the sector. Private investment in the Aviation Sector in Uganda is failing to pick up because of the inadequacies and complacency culture that have riddled the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) at all levels, Mukula said […]

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East Africa: Entebbe Raid Humiliated Amin, Nearly Caused East African War

By Daniel K. Kalinaki It was the morning after the night before. Like many residents of Entebbe, the sleepy peninsula jutting into Lake Victoria 40 kilometres from the capital, Kampala, Chris Luvunia had heard the gunfire and seen the explosions light up the night sky. From the house on Nsamizi Hill that he shared with three other young air traffic […]

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Africa: Uganda may get New National Airline

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome Uganda President Museveni, when addressing the first cabinet meeting of his new government, reportedly told them that “because our brothers in Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa let us down,” the formation of a national airline was now a priority. When the former Uganda Airlines was finally dissolved it was because the carrier was broke […]

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