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Airbus releases its latest study identifying key unserved routes to boost air travel in Africa

Global aerospace and aviation leader Airbus has released an analysis detailing several key unserved African routes which could provide greater connectivity for travellers, drive economic growth in local economies, and provide a significant boost in revenue for airlines. The company also highlighted data on Africa from its latest Global Market Forecast (GMF). Several of the top unserved routes identified in the analysis are concentrated in cities such as Lagos, Cape Town, Nairobi, Dakar, and Douala. […]

todayJune 20, 2024 13


FlyNamibia announces flight route shift and enhanced connectivity to stimulate Zambezi Region tourism

      FlyNamibia is pleased to announce significant enhancements to its flight operations to optimise connectivity and stimulate tourism in the Zambezi Region. Effective 3 July, FlyNamibia Katima Mulilo flights will transition from Eros Airport to Hosea Kutako International Airport, facilitating improved access to key destinations. In conjunction with this shift, FlyNamibia is introducing an innovative flight routing system designed to enhance connectivity between Windhoek (Hosea Kutako International Airport), […]

todayJune 10, 2024 11


Namibia’s new visa regime: a step backward for tourism and economic growth

        The SADC Business Council Tourism Alliance has expressed deep concern over Namibia's proposed restrictive visa regime, which could severely hamper the country's tourism industry and economic growth. This policy shift appears to contradict Namibia Airports Company’s recently launched air access strategy, “Air Connect Namibia”, aimed at increasing international flights and connectivity. The implementation of stricter visa requirements could have a detrimental impact on various sectors of […]

todayJune 4, 2024 7


Somalia plugs 5G into its economic rebound

  By Seth Onyango, bird story agency   Somalia has received its first 5G installation, cranking up a series of reforms to revamp its economy after joining the East Africa Community (EAC). Hormuud Telecom Somalia Inc., its largest telco, rolled out faster internet speeds last month, signalling budding growth in the country's digital services industry. "As Somalia strides towards stability, the launch of 5G services by Hormuud Telecom emerges as […]

todayApril 2, 2024 6


Private sector invests in universal connectivity

The mobile phone industry has pledged over $9 billion towards the goal of connecting the world. ITU Secretary-General Doreen Bogdan-Martin said, “Thanks to these new commitments, millions of people will benefit from accessible and affordable connectivity across the world.” Around 2.6 billion people remain offline worldwide, according to data from the specialized UN agency, which drives innovation in communications technology. As telecommunications infrastructure forms the backbone of connectivity and digital transformation, […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 16

Opinion Pieces

Harnessing 5G for Entrepreneurs

The arrival of Fifth Generation (5G) technology signals a new era of connectivity set to empower entrepreneurs and businesses across Namibia. As the world transitions into greater digitalisation, 5G stands poised to radically transform how enterprises operate, innovate, and thrive. The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) recognises the immense potential of 5G to activate entrepreneurship and cultivate startups within the nation.1 With unmatched speeds, ultra-low latency, and expanded bandwidth, […]

todayFebruary 1, 2024 15