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Africa holds the key for feeding 9 billion people by 2050, Adesina say...

  Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the President of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day. The Laureate also called for land tax for unused agricultural land or underutilized... More

fastjet to start Mozambican operations in mid-4Q17

  fastjet has announced its entry into the Mozambican market will take place on Friday, November 3. Solenta Aviation (SET, Lanseria) was one of seven carriers awarded domestic Mozambican route authorities last month, the others being CFM – Transportes e Trabalhos Aéreos, TTA – Sociedade de Transporte e Trabalho Aéreo, Ethiopian... More

Ethiopian and ASKY Airlines assure agencies of support

  The Ethiopian Airlines in collaboration with ASKY Airlines on Monday assured its travelling and tour agencies of its support in promoting the airline business. Mr Abdul-Rahaman Mohammed, the Sales Manager, Ethiopian Airlines commended the agencies for their support to promote the interest of the airlines at a workshop in Accra. He said Ethiopian... More

Ethiopian Airlines eyes attracting more Chinese tourists: CEO

  Ethiopian Airlines is eyeing a bigger share of the Chinese tourists’ market which at over 120 million is estimated to be the single largest tourist numbers globally. Speaking exclusively to Xinhua on Saturday, Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam, said with the air carrier having a presence in China since 1973, one of the handful foreign... More

Southern African airlines face skills crisis, urgent action required ...

  The association has warned that without a skilled workforce, airlines and other aviation businesses in the region face a calamitous future. Southern African Airlines will face a potentially crippling shortage of skills and failure to hit employee transformation targets if governments do not fix basic and tertiary education, the Airlines Association... More

CIS airlines to outgrow overall cargo market

  Cargo airlines based in the CIS region are growing much faster than their counterparts in other areas of the world. Speaking at the Caspian Air Cargo Summit, Boeing Commercial Airplanes regional director, airline market analysis marketing & business development Tom Crabtree said that airlines based in CIS countries had seen the freight... More

If freight forwarders don’t digitize, they may get left behind

  Dive Brief: Halliburton’s logistics manager for Europe, Eurasia, and Sub-Saharan Africa believes that forwarders must step up to the plate and embrace digitization if air cargo is to move forward, The Loadstar reported Wednesday. One suggestion for progress is the adoption of technology, a feature most shippers now expect, but which... More

Building human capital crucial for airlines – expert

  Airlines need to create opportunities for new generations to experience the possibilities of the aviation industry, according to Paul Steele, senior vice president of member external relations and corporate secretary of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This can be done by, among others things, offering internships and giving... More

South Africa: Transnet Declares 95 Percent of Durban Port Safe

  At least 95% of the Durban Port area has now been declared safe for the navigation of vessels. On Tuesday, severe weather conditions left Durban flooded which resulted in the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) declaring the port unsafe. According to TNPA, progress has been made in clearing obstruction and debris on the seabed allowing for... More

Storm forces South Africa’s Port of Durban to remain closed

  A severe storm compelled the Port of Durban in South Africa to suspend all activities on Wednesday 11 October, including vessel movements. The storm resulted in debris in the water and has made the positions of some containers unknown, thereby posing risks to navigation and potential damage to vessels. A port official said that the storm... More

Rwanda CAA And Avi Assist Join Forces For Aviation Safety In African R...

  The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority and the AviAssist Foundation, Africa’s only independent, non-profit organisation dedicated solely to the safety improvements in African aviation, today announced a partnership to establish the AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre (ASPC) Rwanda. The partnership, signed at AviaDev, aims to establish a long-term... More

Ethiopian graduates 262 aviation professionals

  Ethiopian Aviation Academy, has graduated 262 aviation professionals. The academy graduated 50 pilots, 66 aviation maintenance technicians, 120 cabin crew and 26 Equipment and Facility Maintenance technicians; 10 majoring in Industrial Mechanics and 16 in Industrial Electricity. A statement issued in Accra by Mrs Hanna Atnafu, Manager Corporate... More

H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek named Personality of the Year at Seatrade Mar...

  H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek, Executive Director for Maritime Sector, Federal Transport Authority – Land & Marine UAE was announced as Seatrade Personality of the Year 2017 during the prestigious Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa 2017 on Monday night. Held in Dubai at the Madinat Jumeirah Hotel,... More

New airline routes boost African arrivals by 13.3 pct: report

  New airline routes and fresh optimism on the continent have prompted robust growth in Africa’s international flight arrivals to 13.3 percent in early and mid 2017 compared to the equivalent period last year, an aviation report said Wednesday. The report was released by ForwardKeys, a global travel patterns firm, during Aviation Africa 2017... More

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Latest News Africa holds the key for feeding 9 billion people by 2050, Adesina says during Norman Borlaug Lecture

  Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the President of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day. The Laureate also called for land tax for unused agricultural land or underutilized agricultural land to provide incentives for faster commercialization of agriculture and unlocking its potential in Africa. In a lecture titled “Betting on Africa to Feed the World,” delivered on Monday, October 16 before a large international... More

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