Tag: Aviation/Airlines

Coronavirus – South Sudan: Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness Update 20

Download logoWeekly Overview ● Owiny Ki Bul FMP was deactivated on 15 May since the point had been unable to operate after the implementation of COVID-19 restrictions. DTM continues operating 10 Flow Monitoring Points surveying travelers at selected border points and transit hubs with Uganda, DRC and CAR ● IOM continued with active screening in 5 supported PoEs, namely: Yei Airstrip, Kaya, Nimule PoE, Wau and Juba International Airport ● IOM continued to support IPC/WASH activities at

Coronavirus – Seychelles: Ambassador Kozhin calls upon Vice President Meriton for Africa Day

Download logoOn the occasion of Africa Day, celebrated on Monday 24 May 2020, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, H.E. Artem Alexandrovich Kozhin, called upon Vice President (VP) Meriton, to personally deliver a congratulatory message on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Vladimir Putin for President Danny Faure. The message stated that ‘African states are Russia’s important and prospective partners, which enjoy well deserved respect on the global arena

Kenya: €188m African Development Bank loan to boost COVID-19 response

Download logoThe Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) today approved an €188 million loan to support the Government of Kenya’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate the related economic, health and social impacts. The loan will extend additional resources to Kenya as the country takes steps to contain the spread of the pandemic and deal with its unprecedented impact. It follows a request by the Government of Kenya, as part of its COVI

Coronavirus: Seychelles’ Consular diplomacy – supporting our Seychellois nationals stranded abroad

Download logoIn his address to the nation on Monday 27th April 2020, President Danny Faure announced Government’s plan to repatriate Seychellois patients who were stranded in India and Sri Lanka, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other Seychellois stranded in these two countries would also benefit in accordance with Public Health regulations. Under the guidance of the Seychelles health authorities, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) worked with the Seychelles High Commiss

Coronavirus: Seychelles’ embassies play key role in assisting Seychellois nationals stranded overseas

Download logoOn Saturday 23 May 2020, Air Seychelles will be undertaking a special flight to India and Sri Lanka to repatriate 95 Seychellois nationals stranded in those two countries during the COVID -19 pandemic. With the support of the Seychelles embassies in India and Sri Lanka and in close consultation with Air Seychelles, Health Authorities as well as the two respective resident High Commissions, the Seychellois nationals will finally be able to return home after months away from their

Coronavirus – South Africa: Transport Committee concerned about slow transformation in Aviation Sector

Download logoThe Portfolio Committee on Transport yesterday met, via video conferencing, with the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) and the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), for the two entities to present their strategic and annual performance plans. The two entities of the Department of Transport were represented by their board members, management team and the Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Dikeledi Magadzi.   The Deputy Minister told the committee that the entiti

Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) study on satellite navigation services provision in the Africa and Indian Ocean region takes...

Download logoThe definition study for the satellite-based augmentation system “SBAS for Africa and Indian Ocean” took a major step forward, with validation of the system’s architecture and geographic coverage. This marked a major milestone in the development of this system designed by Thales Alenia Space (www.ThalesAleniaSpace.com), the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), within the scope of the preliminary design study (phase B) contract signed in February 2

Coronavirus – Africa: World Tourism remains at a standstill as 100% of countries impose restrictions on travel

Download logoCOVID-19 has placed the whole world on lockdown, with new research from the World Tourism Organization showing that 100% of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72% have completely closed their borders to international tourism. From the start of the crisis, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism has been tracking responses to the pandemic. This latest research shows that while discussions on possible first measures for lifting restr