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Kenyan Airways planes are parked at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, March 24, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner-File Photo

Kenya Airways to lay off staff, reduce network and assets – chief

Kenya Airways will lay off an unspecified number of workers, reduce its network and also get rid of some assets due to the coronavirus crisis, its chief executive said in an internal memo reviewed by Reuters.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Coronavirus spreads to 18 African nations

Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Guinea all confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, giving the disease a foothold in 18 countries on the African continent.
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African airlines face $40 million hit in 2020 from coronavirus

Coronavirus disruption could cost African airlines $40 million in revenue this year, a global industry body said on Wednesday, a potentially devastating hit to often struggling airlines counting on lucrative Chinese routes to fund expansion.
The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) says it has successfully installed a new CAT 2 Instrument Landing System- Distance Measuring Equipment (ILS-DME) at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

NAMA installs new navigational facilities at Enugu airport

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) says it has successfully installed a new CAT 2 Instrument Landing System/ Distance Measuring Equipment (ILS/DME) at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
FILE PHOTO- Kenya Airways planes are seen parked at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport near Nairobi, Kenya November 6, 2019. REUTERS-Thomas Mukoya

Kenya Airways names new acting chief

Kenya Airways named the head of its low-cost subsidiary as its new acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on Monday after its current boss announced his resignation in May amid the loss-making carrier’s re-nationalisation process.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

4,126 passenger luggage lost, delayed it Nigerian airports in September

The breakdown of the missing/delayed luggage indicated that Air France led the pack with a total number of 524 missing/delayed luggage, followed by British Airways with 487; Delta Air Lines, 455; KLM and Royal Air Maroc jointly had 438 missing luggage each, while Emirates Airlines had 364 within the month under review.

South Sudan bars newspaper editor from leaving the country

South Sudan authorities have banned the chief editor of an Arabic newspaper, Al Watan, from leaving the country for allegedly publishing content critical of the government.
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Kenya stowaway ‘may have been airport worker’

The stowaway who fell from a Kenya Airways plane in London is likely to have been an employee at Nairobi's main airport, a Kenyan official has said.

Kenya Airways to stick with Boeing

Kenya Airways has not considered switching its future plane orders to Airbus following Boeing’s 737-MAX jet crisis, the airline’s chairman said on Tuesday after it posted a rise in last year’s revenue.
(Preston Fiedler/AP, FILE) In this photo dated November 12, 2018, the actual Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 - Max 8 plane, that crashed on March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is pictured as it lands at Seattle Boeing Field King County International airport.

Travellers show confidence in Ethiopian Airlines: Tour operators

The hotel lobbies in Addis Ababa are bustling with Ethiopian Airlines travellers in transit, almost a week after Sunday's crash that left 157 people of more than 30 nationalities dead.

President Kenyatta intervenes to save Kenya Airways

Authorities closed the week preparing for a final push to the proposed merger between Kenya Airways and the agency that manages the country’s airports — the Kenya Airports Authority.

Police: Pilot, four foreigners killed in plane crash

A Kenyan pilot and four foreigners have died after a small plane carrying them from Kenya’s Maasai Mara nature reserve crashed in the west of the country, police said Wednesday.

Ethiopian Airlines steps up hunt for African connections

Ethiopian Airlines is accelerating its strategy of weaving a patchwork of new African routes to soak up traffic on the continent and fly customers towards its more lucrative flights to rapidly expanding Asian markets.
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Ethiopian Airlines leads bids for Nigeria Air

Ethiopian Airlines says it is the frontrunner to set up and manage Nigeria’s new national carrier, Nigeria Air.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika unveiling the Nigeria Air in the UK

Economist: Nigeria Air has immense economic potential for Nigeria

The newly unveiled National Carrier, Nigeria Air, has the potential to boost the nation’s economy if professionally managed, expert says.

Minister Hadi Sirika and the return of Nigeria Airways

One of the usual features on Nigerian social media is the nostalgic passion with which Nigerians often distribute pictures of the old Nigeria Airways and how that company once considered one of the best in Africa was mismanaged and made to fail.

Wreckage of missing Kenyan plane on domestic flight located

The wreckage of a small passenger plane which disappeared late on Tuesday while flying to Kenya’s capital Nairobi has been found, a senior government official said on Thursday.

Ebola: Federal government intensifies screening at Lagos airport

The federal government has activated all procedures to prevent travellers infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from gaining access to any of the nation’s airports.

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FIFA confirms 2022 World Cup match schedule

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CAN: Igbo presidency will be Nigeria’s political solution

The Imo State Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Dr. Divine Eches Divine, has said that Igbo presidency in 2023 is incontestable, arguing that it will be Nigeria’s political solution.
MTN Nigeria Plc (MTN) has announced the trial of e-SIM services on its network based on approvals received from the Federal Government.

Nigerian government approves e-SIM trial for MTN

MTN Nigeria Plc (MTN) has announced the trial of e-SIM services on its network based on approvals received from the Federal Government.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos government opens recruitment portal for doctors, health workers

The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said that approval was given for the Health Service Commission to employ over 760 health workers of which 400 would be doctors in line with the government’s commitment towards addressing the shortage of health workers across the state.
Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale reacts after missing a goal oportunity during the Spanish league football match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on September 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE

Dimitar Berbatov advises Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid

Former Bulgaria striker Dimitar Berbatov believes Gareth Bale’s time with Real Madrid is up after his disrespectful behaviour during his team’s 2-0 win over Alaves in La Liga on Saturday.