Strike shuts Dakar airport a week after grand opening

December 15, 2017 7:51 pm

Flights to and from Dakar’s brand-new airport were cancelled on Friday after air traffic controllers went on strike just eight days after it opened. Controllers announced they would strike for 24 hours from 0001 GMT Friday, Blaise Diagne International Airport’s operators, LAS, said in a statement. The company “deplores the...

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Strike Over Pay Stops Flights of Nigeria’s Biggest Airline

December 22, 2016 12:26 pm

Workers unpaid since September by Nigeria’s biggest airline went on strike Tuesday, stranding thousands of passengers before a deal with labor unions was announced. Arik Air operations stopped before dawn, Ahmed Roland Maikudi, vice president of the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, told The Associated Press.

Egypt accuses May over Sharm el-Sheikh flights ban

November 19, 2016 10:51 am

Egypt accuses May over Sharm el-Sheikh flights ban Egypt’s ambassador has suggested that Prime Minister Theresa May is blocking the resumption of UK flights to Sharm el-Sheikh airport despite the implementation of security measures demanded in the wake of a suspected terrorist bomb. Tourism to the Red Sea … News...

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Strike empties busy Joburg bus stops

July 12, 2016 10:14 am

Johannesburg – Thousands of Joburg commuters were left stranded on Monday morning when Metrobus drivers dug in their heels and continued with their strike action. This is as bus operators and the City of Joburg’s Metrobus management battle to reach an agreement over workers’ pay demands.

South Sudan – Smartraveller advice

July 9, 2016 2:14 pm

Current Advice Level: Do not travel Latest update: The security situation in Juba has deteriorated since 7 July. There was a surge in gunfire within the Juba city limits in the evening of 8 July. The situation remains tense. Remain in a safe location, avoid movement on the streets, and...

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South Africa – Smartraveller advice

July 2, 2016 10:04 pm

Current Advice Level: High degree of caution Latest update: Protests about importation restrictions imposed by Zimbabwe have affected the border post in Beitbridge, bordering South Africa and Zimbabwe. Other border posts with Zimbabwe could become impacted. Plan cross-border land movements carefully in the event of delays or closures. Exercise caution at border...

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South Africa : Taxis may go on strike on Monday

May 29, 2016 8:36 am

While Santaco (SA National Taxi Council) in Gauteng could not confirm the strike‚ the department of community safety released a statement expressing its concern over the looming strike. “The Gauteng Law Enforcement Agencies have noted with concern the planned taxi protest in Gauteng scheduled for Monday‚ May 30 2016‚”the department...

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