AIR TRANSPORT

Labour industrial action leaves Kenya’s main airport grounded.

A strike prompted by a labour dispute grounded flights at Kenya’s main international airport in Nairobi early on Wednesday, domestic media said, with flag carrier Kenya Airways saying flights were disrupted. Hundreds of passengers were waiting outside the domestic terminal and riot police dispersed picketing ground staff, a Reuters witness said, adding that three planes […]

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Sudan Helicopter mishap leaves Governor, six others dead.

At least seven local government officials were killed in a helicopter crash in Sudan’s eastern al-Qadarif state on Sunday, state news agency SUNA reported. The state’s governor and three security officials were among the dead. A number of people were also injured in the incident, SUNA said. The officials had been carrying out a security tour of the province. […]

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Ethiopia: Prominent journalist Eskinder Nega barred from leaving the country.

Eskinder Nega, an award winning Ethiopian journalist who was jailed for being critical with the government has been barred from leaving the country. According to Hailu, Eskinder’s passport was seized when he was about to fly out to Netherlands to attend the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Amnesty International. His passport is confiscated at immigration check […]

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Distracted South Africa airport official set to face disciplinary action.

An airport official in South Africa is et to face disciplinary measures after she was seen concentrating on her phone whiles serving a traveler. A short video of the unnamed home affairs officer has gone viral on social media. It was tweeted by former police minister, Fikile Mbalula who asked that more of such acts […]

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