Ugandan Domestic Flights Too Expensive for Local Travellers

At nearly Shs 2 million, taking a domestic flight within Uganda may cost a passenger more than purchasing an air ticket from Entebbe to New York, which is more than 11,000kms away if cost per mile is put into consideration. A return ticket from Entebbe to New York can cost as low as $900 (Shs Read more about Ugandan Domestic Flights Too Expensive for Local Travellers[…]

President Trump’s executive order could impact more Africans

President Trump’s executive order on entry bans for three African countries, Sudan, Libya and Somalia and others in the Middle East could impact more Africans beyond the specified countries. With the announcement of the ban, people’s lives have been disrupted and travelers have been stranded at airports in transit to America, or detained in America when they arrive, the Read more about President Trump’s executive order could impact more Africans[…]

Nearly 100 migrants missing in Mediterranean sea after wreck

Up to 100 migrants are missing suspected drowned after a boat capsized in the Mediterranean waters between Libya and Italy. So far Rescuers have found eight bodies and only 4 Surivors Many migrants have died trying to make the perilous trip from North Africa to Europe, with Libya being a popular jumping-off point. The crossing Read more about Nearly 100 migrants missing in Mediterranean sea after wreck[…]

New Zealanders Now Need A Visa To Travel To South Africa

New Zealand visitors to South Africa will need a visa before travelling to the country in a diplomatic tit-for-tat. The South African Government has withdrawn visa-free travel for New Zealand tourists traveling to South Africa for less than three months. The change is a direct response to New Zealand’s withdrawal of a visa waiver for Read more about New Zealanders Now Need A Visa To Travel To South Africa[…]

Sharm el-Sheikh travel ban could lead to radicalisation

The British Government should lift the ban on travel to the popular Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh as a crumbling tourism industry in the region could leave it “vulnerable to radicalisation”, the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt has said. Sir Gerald Howarth, chairman of the taskforce in charge of strengthening ties Read more about Sharm el-Sheikh travel ban could lead to radicalisation[…]

Baby born mid-flight is given free travel for life by airline

One lucky infant has been given free flights for life after he was born mid-flight. The boy’s mother went into labour while travelling on a flight from Tripoli in Libya to Niamey in Niger, with Buraq Air. Quick-thinking cabin crew helped to deliver the baby, who was then named Abdul Basset – after the plane’s captain. A video showed Read more about Baby born mid-flight is given free travel for life by airline[…]

Prepaid buses to service Accra roads

An efficient urban bus transportation system that runs on the principle of prepaid payment is soon to be introduced in Accra. For starters, the dedicated public transport scheduled bus service christened ‘Ayaalolo’, would run Accra-Amasaman- Accra for 16 hours every day, and would be automated to validate boarding and disembarkation of passengers through a smart Read more about Prepaid buses to service Accra roads[…]

Cameroon Airlines Corporation ends longhaul operations

Cameroon’s Camair-Co airlines has terminated scheduled passenger flights to Paris CDG, France, citing a network restructuring exercise. The route was the  carrier’s only longhaul service and was usually plied with its flagship aircraft. Newly appointed chairman Mefiro Oumarou told a board meeting that the carrier would refocus its attention on the domestic market by developing routes Read more about Cameroon Airlines Corporation ends longhaul operations[…]