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Africa is the next maritime investment haven – NIMASA DG

  The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that with the potentials of the African maritime sector, competitive operating environment, proper regulation, incentives and infrastructural development; Africa would be the next maritime investment haven. Dr. Peterside who... More

Nigeria Aviation Sector, Pacesetter In Africa, Says NiMet DG

  Prof. Sani Marshi, Director-General, Nigeria Metrological Service (NiMet), has said that the achievements recorded in the aviation sector has made it a pacesetter to other African countries. Marshi made this known on Tuesday in Abuja while presenting the International Standards Organisation (ISO) 2015 certifications for its compliance with international... More

South Africa returns MiG-21 fighter jet to Angola

  Under a cloak of secrecy, the South African government has returned to Angola a MiG-21 fighter jet that it acquired during the Border War conflict in 1988. A prized possession of the South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum and placed on display at Air Force Base Zwartkop, the MiG-21bis Fishbed with serial C340 of the Força Aérea Popular de Angola... More

West Africa steps up battle against pirates and poachers

Armed and stony-faced, six black-clothed members of Senegal’s marine special forces board the Chinese fishing boat, alerted by radio that it may be operating illegally. Identity papers are demanded and the cargo is inspected: one of the crew members is not on the manifest of the “Casimir”, which departed from Hong Kong, and their fishing licence... More

Fly Africa Zimbabwe’s launch drags on amid new court case

  Fly Africa Zimbabwe (ZC, Harare Int’l) may be forced to further delay its full operational launch following the initiation of a lawsuit by the former majority shareholders of the carrier’s predecessor, Nu-Aero (Pvt) Ltd, trading as Zimbabwe flyafrica. It is recalled that Nu-Aero (Pvt) Ltd was a 49/51 joint-venture between flyafrica... More

WHILE CONCESSION OF THE ABUJA AND LAGOS AIRPORTS IS GOOD, THESE ARE TH...

  Recently, the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, said that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the concession of the Lagos and Abuja International Airports for better management. This was made known at the fifth Presidential Quarterly Business Forum, aimed at improving the ease of doing business in Nigeria, which took place... More

No single airline accident in Africa last year — IATA

  For the first time in a decade, Africa did not record any airline accident last year. Globally, 65 accidents with 268 fatalities were recorded last year, but sub-Saharan Africa’s zero passenger fatalities and jet hull losses was its best performance in a decade, thanks to safety regulations the International Air Transport Association (IATA)... More

Gambia Turns to Private Maritime Policing

  Gambia is negotiating deals with three private companies to crack down on rampant illegal fishing in its territorial waters, a senior official with the fisheries ministry told Reuters. Made possible by poor monitoring capacity and, in some cases, corrupt local officials, illegal fishing costs West Africa’s coastal nations about $2.3 billion... More

‘Terrorists Have No Borders,’ Says Sen. Zargo

  Senator Steve Zargo, chairman of the Committee on Defense, Security, Intelligence and Veteran Affairs says terrorists have no borders due to their presence all over the world, especially in the African region. “Terrorism is one of the greatest concerns in the ECOWAS sub-region and therefore we must all work together to save our countries,”... More

First ever TOC Africa to address challenges of improving trade flows a...

  Sihle Zikalala, MPL MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs for the Province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), will open proceedings at the TOC Africa 2017 conference and networking event, taking place from 5-6 December at Durban ICC under the headline theme “Improving Trade Flows Across Africa.” KZN, along with Transnet –... More

Sierra Leone News: Illegal fishing a problem for RSLAF maritime wing

  Over $2.3 billion USD, annually, is lost to Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing along the coasts of Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Mauritania, and Senegal. Only $13.8 million USD was recovered through monitoring, control and surveillance along the West African waters, says a report on illegal fishing in West Africa... More

Mombasa port banks on automation as cargo rises

  The Government plans to put more effort in automation of services at the port of Mombasa as the amount of cargo increases. Data from the Kenya Ports of Authority (KPA) shows that in the first six months of 2017, the facility handled 17.5 million tonnes, up from 15.7 million tonnes in the same period last year. Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet... More

Emirates to resume flights to Nigerian Capital

  Dubai-based airlines company Emirates has announced it will resuming its operations to Aduja in November 2017, having suspended flights to the Nigerian Capital last year. Flights will resume to the country’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Nigeria’s Minister of State on Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced the news via Twitter, revealing... More

Aero Contractors to seek free trade status from FG

  The Managing Director , Aero Contractors , Captain Ado Sanusi yesterday said the airline will approach the federal government to grant it Free Trade Zone status to enable it effectively carry out C – check maintenance on airplanes at its facilities . Aero yesterday received certification from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to... More

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Latest News Africa is the next maritime investment haven – NIMASA DG

  The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that with the potentials of the African maritime sector, competitive operating environment, proper regulation, incentives and infrastructural development; Africa would be the next maritime investment haven. Dr. Peterside who made this known while speaking on the theme “Promoting Sustainable Investment and Financing In Africa’s Shipping & Maritime Industry” at the Africa Maritime Summit held during the London International Shipping Week 2017 in the United Kingdom,... More

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