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Libya: Rival Rebels Clash At Tripoli Airport

AFRICANGLOBE - Rival rebel groups have clashed at Tripoli's international airport, halting all flights, according to media reports. One person was reportedly killed. "The traffic at the airport will be suspended for three... days," an official at the state-run Libyan Airways told independent site Al-Wasat.

Rebel Fighters in the DR Congo Enter Goma

A rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo seized strategic parts of the eastern, mineral-rich city of Goma today, and is reportedly moving...

Sudan Rebels Bomb Darfur Airport

The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) announced that it had bombed El-Fasher's airport, capital of North Darfur, on Friday evening October 26. Abdullah Mursal, spokesman of...

Ethiopian Airlines Unveils Dreamliner

One of Africa's fastest growing airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, has formally unveiled its latest acquisition - the Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner in Harare. The arrival of the...

The Man Who Bought Gatwick Airport

Up until February 2010, very few people had heard about Adebayo Ogunlesi. The Nigerian-born investment banker and money manager made international headlines when he...

Kenya’s Tourism Industry Receives Boost from South Korea

Tourist arrivals from Asia are set to increase, following the introduction of direct flights from Seoul, South Korea into the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport...

Travel Trends That Will Influence 2012 and Beyond

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), reputed to be the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, has worked with some of the most influential...

Direct U.S.-Kenya Flights ‘In a Couple of Months’

The United States government has indicated its commitment to grant Kenya the green light to launch direct flights to America possibly in a couple...

Arik Air Strengthens London Flights

Arik Air has said that it is putting measure in place to ensure that its Abuja to London passengers do not suffer as it...

South Africa Opens State-of-the-Art Cargo Terminal

South Africa has officially launched a state-of-the-art, multi-billion rand cargo terminal, trade zone and agrizone - located between the two largest sea ports in...

Good Times Ahead For Rwanda’s Travel Industry

As Rwanda continues to attract foreign airlines to its landlocked country, previous challenges stemming from its disadvantageous geographical position are gradually disappearing. With more...

Aviation Expert Makes Case for Cargo Airport in Nigeria

Nigeria is ripe for a cargo airport that will serve the West African sub-region and also complement the ongoing mass rehabilitation and development of...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Fights for Political Life

The 2nd Congressional District battle between incumbent Democrat Jesse Jackson Jr. and challenger Debbie Halvorson is shaping up to be one of the most...

South African Airways Makes First Non-Stop Flight to China

South African Airways has made its first non-stop flight to China. An SAA Airbus A340-600, specially branded in honour of the Chinese Year of the Dragon, left Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday, arriving in Beijing on Wednesday morning. SAA - named Africa's best airline for the ninth year running in the 2011 Skytrax World Airline Awards - will operate the Johannesburg-Beijing route non-stop three times a week using its Airbus A340-600 long-haul aircraft.

Kisumu Airport Paves Way for Booming Trade

Kenya's Kisumu International Airport was officially opened on Thursday, paving the way for increased trade and investment in the Western Kenya region . It becomes the fourth international airport in Kenya and will be the third largest after Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi and Moi International Airport in Mombasa. The other airport is located in Eldoret.

Kenya Targets U.S. Airlines With Upgrade of Airport Terminals

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi will be upgraded to handle direct flights to the US by August. Transport minister Amos Kimunya on Thursday said he had held talks with a delegation from the US Department of Transport to resolve outstanding issues and ensure JKIA is accorded Category 1 status.
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