The East African aviation industry, like its counterparts globally, is having a tumultuous pandemic period. Revenue losses and reduced passenger ... numbers due to Covid-19 travel restrictions as well as uncertainty have hit the aviation sector hard, pushing some to the brink of collapse. Kenya’s loss-making national carrier Kenya Airways has not been spared and is in the midst of a restructuring.
Uganda was hit by fuel crisis caused by Covid testing requirements for truck drivers who deliver fuel to Kampala through Kenya's Malaba border ... and a breakdown of a Uganda Revenue Authority scanner at the border post. But it has not caused political and economic consequences, experts say.
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At the end of this year, the governing African National Congress (ANC) is due to go into an elective conference to choose new leaders - and there ... are indications that President Cyril Ramaphosa's second-term bid could face opposition.
The World Bank’s latest report on Algeria’s economic situation has created a media-diplomatic-political conflict, in spite of itself. Published ... on 22 December, just before the end-of-year holiday season, it could have gone unnoticed had it not been for the official press agency Algérie Presse Service (APS).
Within Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance faction, the MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora, has announced it will field its candidates ... under the banner of MDC Alliance, a name used by Chamisa’s party in the upcoming by-elections. In response, will Chamisa rebrand, boycott the polls or keep the MDC Alliance banner?
The ban by the United Arab Emirates on passenger flights from Kenya shows the need for international digital co-operation on Covid-19 vaccination ... status, Kefa Nyakundi, CEO of Africa Risk Management Advisors in Nairobi, tells The Africa Report.