Features

It's time for some joining-up thinking

Posted 11 December 2018

Rolls-Royce’s senior market analyst for Middle East & Africa, Taieb Ben Sghaier, outlines the potential for the civil aviation sector across the African continent.

in Air Transport / Features

Air Algérie starts to punch its weight again

Posted 10 December 2018

Faced with the opening up of air freight to national private operators as part of the government’s new economic orientation, Air Algérie has taken measures to adapt to the new environment. Anuradha Deenapanray and Vincent Chappard

in Features / Events

Pineau promises a vintage year

Posted 7 December 2018

The sixth running of Morocco’s Marrakech Air Show takes place from October 24-27 at the country’s Base Ecole des Forces Royales Air – the prestigious Royal Air School. The school’s director, Gaël Pineau, tells Vincent Chappard about what’s planned.

in Air Transport / Features

How Dana sowed the seeds of recovery

Posted 6 December 2018

In Nigeria, an airline that suffers a crash invariably collapses. Dana Air’s chief operating officer explains to Alan Dron how the company’s qualities have allowed it to buck that trend.

in Defence / Features

Hawk helicopters pave the way for troops' rescue

Posted 5 December 2018

Jon Lake reports on a vital helicopter rescue mission near the Somali border with Kenya.

in Air Transport / Features

Nouvelair gets personal

Posted 3 December 2018

Nouvelair, a Tunisian private company operating charter and scheduled flights, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019. Deputy general manager, Chokri Zarrad, shared his ambition for the company with Vincent Chappard.

in Defence / Features

Africa's arms race

Posted 30 November 2018

Many believe that Africa will be the big growth market for the global defence industry, thanks to burgeoning security requirements and vast oil and natural gas reserves. Jon Lake takes a look at the situation.

in Air Transport / Features

Pereira wrestles with TAAG team troubles

Posted 29 November 2018

Despite the Angolan Government disbanding a consortium that planned to set up a feeder airline for national carrier TAAG, one of the main movers behind it believes that the project will still go ahead. Alan Dron reports.

in Defence / Features

Secret Spartans for Kenya

Posted 28 November 2018

Kenyan Treasury Secretary, Henry Rotich, has revealed the previously undisclosed acquisition of two or three Alenia C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft and an undisclosed number of Agusta Westland AW139 helicopters (thought to be four). Jon Lake reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Pilgrims and progress…

Posted 27 November 2018

Nigeria-based Med-View Airline is a scheduled passenger airline that has succeeded –despite numerous survival challenges over the years – largely as a result of its involvement in the airlifting of pilgrims. Chukwu Emeke reports.

in Defence / Features

US angered by laser targeting of pilots

Posted 26 November 2018

US military pilots in Djibouti have reported being targeted by high-powered lasers – apparently from a nearby Chinese base. Alan Dron reports.

in Air Transport / Features

The fast track to survival...

Posted 23 November 2018

Just weeks ago, African low-cost carrier, Fastjet, was teetering on the brink of collapse. But a cash infusion and improved operational indicators are giving CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout, cause for cautious optimism. Alan Dron reports.

in Defence / Features

No deal on lifting CAR arms embargo

Posted 22 November 2018

An arms embargo placed on the Central African Republic is to remain in place, blocking a proposed Chinese weapons package being delivered to the country’s forces.

in Air Transport / Features

Why you can now buy Ethiopian off the shelf

Posted 21 November 2018

Africa’s most profitable airline has been put up for partial privatisation. Kaleyesus Bekele explains.

in Features

Spy wars in the skies over north Africa

Posted 19 November 2018

Alan Warnes looks at the tense spying game being played out between Morocco and Algeria.

in Defence / Features

Botswana replaces crashed C212 with second-hand Airbus

Posted 16 November 2018

The Botswana Defence Force Air Wing has acquired a second-hand Airbus CAS C-212 light turboprop transport aircraft to replace one similar that crashed in 2017.

in Air Transport / Features

Aerospace on a roll in Morocco

Posted 15 November 2018

Morocco’s aeronautical ecosystem continues to grow, integrating new operators and new technologies. Anuradha Deenapanray and Vincent Chappard spoke to Karim Cheikh, the new president of Morocco’s aeronautical and space industries group (GIMAS).

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

A FAANtastic opportunity...

Posted 14 November 2018

Chukwu Emeke looks at a new open investment plan in Nigeria.

in Business Aviation / Features

Bristow floats fixed-wing passenger service in Nigeria

Posted 13 November 2018

One of the world’s major helicopter operators is planning a fixed-wing service in Nigeria. Alan Dron finds out more.

in Defence / Features

Military gains for Indonesia in Africa

Posted 12 November 2018

Indonesia is making inroads into the African military transport market. Jon Lake reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Single minded

Posted 9 November 2018

Former Air Burkina and Air Mali CEO, Abderahmane Berthé, took leadership of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) in January, succeeding Elijah Chingosho. Victoria Moores caught up with Berthé to hear about his experience as secretary general so far, as he

in Defence / Features

Threats and peace-keeping needs top of the shopping list

Posted 8 November 2018

Jon Lake looks at the reasons why Morocco is seeking new fighters and attack helicopters.

in Features / Airports

Africa's growing places

Posted 7 November 2018

Kaleyesus Bekele reports from the sixth Africa Airport Expansion Summit held in Addis Ababa.

in Business Aviation / Features

Kodiak’s Quest

Posted 5 November 2018

An aircraft tailor-made for non-government agencies (NGOs) operating humanitarian flights into the world’s most awkward and inhospitable landing strips now has an authorised dealer for southern and east Africa. Dave Calderwood reports.

in Defence / Features

Why the Mirage F1 is of Paramount importance

Posted 2 November 2018

Paramount Group, the South African-based global aerospace and defence company, has become the prime contractor for the maintenance, repair and modernisation of recently retired Mirage F1 supersonic multi-role fighter aircraft. David

in Air Transport / Features

Air Tanzania in Dreamland…

Posted 1 November 2018

A new era in east African aviation opened in July when Air Tanzania took delivery of its very first wide-body aircraft, a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines, Alan Peaford reports.

in Features

Air Algérie starts to punch its weight again

Posted 25 October 2018

Faced with the opening up of air freight to national private operators as part of the government’s new economic orientation, Air Algérie has taken measures to adapt to the new environment. Anuradha Deenapanray and Vincent Chappard

in Features

The blag market

Posted 28 September 2018

African governments, companies and organisations are becoming increasingly adept at strengthening their security to fend off cyber attacks. Now, as Steve Knight reports, they face a new threat – the rise of the ‘blagger’.

in Air Transport / Features

Congo's Desire to take up the challenge

Posted 27 September 2018

Congo Airways SA, the national carrier for Democratic Republic of Congo, has huge plans for the future. Githae Mwaniki finds out more from the airline’s CEO, Desire Balazire Bantu.

in Defence / Features

Huey II simulators hunt for Kenya and Uganda

Posted 26 September 2018

The US Army is carrying out market research to find a contractor that can deliver a level 5 flight-training device (FTD) to Kenya, with a potential option for an additional Huey II FTD for the Republic of Uganda, writes Jon Lake.

in Air Transport / Features

Maureva at ONE with IATA

Posted 24 September 2018

Maureva, a leading Mauritian airline software and service solutions provider, is now a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on a major modernisation programme. Anuradha Deenapanray met the management team at the company’s

in Defence / Features

Angola orders C295s for maritime surveillance

Posted 21 September 2018

Angola has ordered three C295 transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space, writes Jon Lake.

in Maintenance / Features

ExecuJet set-up positioned to capitalise on European market

Posted 20 September 2018

Africa’s fleet of business aircraft benefits from fully accredited MRO capabilities right on its doorstep, thanks to ExecuJet. Chuck Grieve reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Bryan looks West for growth

Posted 19 September 2018

Delta Airlines is targeting the growth potential of Nigeria. Chukwu Emeke explains why.

in Maintenance / Features

Ethiopian maps the route to 2025

Posted 18 September 2018

Ethiopian MRO Services is building its capabilities to meet growing demand for MRO services and to expand its third-party business operations in Africa. Kaleyesus Bekele reports from Addis Ababa.

in Defence / Features

Partnerships progress in Senegal and New Jersey

Posted 17 September 2018

Two rounds of the African partnership flight (APF) programme were conducted in March and April 2018. Jon Lake reports on progress.

in Air Transport / Features

Flagging up a furore

Posted 14 September 2018

Zimbabwe’s shock decision to acquire four Boeing wide-bodies and set up a new flag-carrier raises more questions than answers, as Martin Rivers reports.

in Features / Events

Every woman can be a high flyer

Posted 13 September 2018

Captain Alia Twal had a simple message to pass to the Aviation Africa audience: If you are female, want to be a pilot and have the determination, nothing should stop you.

in Business Aviation / Features

From Russia with verve...

Posted 12 September 2018

With the first Sukhoi SSJ100 airliner for an African customer due to be delivered this year, the Russian manufacturer has toured the continent with its executive jet variant. Alan Dron reports.

in Defence / Features

Senegal steps in for light-attack L-39NG

Posted 11 September 2018

Aero Vodochody’s L-39NG jet trainer programme received a considerable boost in early April when the Senegal President, Macky Sall, announced a deal for four of the new generation classics. Alan Warnes reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Aigle Azur back in the game

Posted 10 September 2018

Aigle Azur’s president, Frantz Yvelin, believes that new strategic partnerships and a greater concentration on long-haul routes are key to developing the French airline’s strong potential, hopefully returning it to profitability by 2020.

in Features / Events

The sound of silence on the flight deck

Posted 6 September 2018

One highlight of Aviation Africa was the African launch of the new Bose headset meaning that airline pilots can at last benefit from a technology that has changed the world for passengers and general aviation pilots around the world.

in Features / Airports

ROUTES and IATA combat the trafficking of wildlife

Posted 5 September 2018

According to the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC – a joint programme of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – wildlife trafficking has become one of the most

in Defence / Features

Diamond sparkles

Posted 4 September 2018

Diamond Aircraft set out to woo new buyers by undertaking a west African tour with two of its aircraft. David Oliver followed the mission’s progress.

in Air Transport / Features

Seychelles takes one step back to move forward

Posted 3 September 2018

Air Seychelles is undergoing a major restructuring as it feels the effects of a surge in long-haul competition. Alan Dron found out more from interim CEO, Remco Althuis.

in Features / Airports

Lusaka airport takes shape as passenger numbers soar

Posted 30 August 2018

The Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) has made progress in upgrading infrastructure at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport as the country prepares to revive the national airline. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

in Defence / Features

Rafale delays hold back the Wild Wolves progress

Posted 28 August 2018

Jon Lake reveals that it’s good news and bad news for Egypt’s Rafales.

in Air Transport / Features

Leaders need to plot the way ahead

Posted 24 August 2018

One of Fly Africa’s authors tells Alan Dron of his optimism about the future of commercial air transport on the continent, despite continuing hurdles that must be overcome.

in Features

Governments hold the key to unlock Africa's potential

Posted 23 August 2018

Airbus’ top salesman for Africa, Hadi Akoum, believes that a clear dialogue with governments could be the key to unlocking Africa’s aviation potential. Victoria Moores reports.

in Features / Airports

Time to change the flightpath

Posted 22 August 2018

Business transformation for sustainable development of African airports was the theme of the 59th Airports Council International (ACI) Africa board meeting and regional conference in Lagos, Nigeria. Chukwu Emeke reports.

in Business Aviation / Features

Malawi President's air ambulance promise

Posted 21 August 2018

Malawian President, Peter Mutharika, used his new year message to promise a number of health sector projects. Among his pledges was a new air ambulance, writes Jon Lake.

in Defence / Features

Farmageddon

Posted 20 August 2018

Mali is rapidly becoming a major terrorist focus point. Alan Warnes looks at what’s being done to combat the problem.

in Air Transport / Features

Why Africa looks booked to succeed

Posted 16 August 2018

For many years, Africa has been talked of as a continent of great potential in commercial aviation. That potential has never really materialised. As Alan Dron reports, the authors of a new book believe that, at last, things are about to change.

in Features / Airports

Support our industry call from new ACI boss

Posted 15 August 2018

Bongani Maseko, new chairman of the Airports Council International (ACI), believes that, despite challenges, African aviation is becoming a strong contributor to global economic growth.

in Features / Events

It all AADs up to a spectacular

Posted 14 August 2018

According to Leon Dillman, CEO of the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA), this year’s anticipated Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD2018) show is expected to be “bigger and better than ever”.

in Business Aviation / Features

Caverton rings up eleven new Bells

Posted 13 August 2018

Caverton Helicopters Limited has unveiled what it calls a fleet of “11 new Bell 407 and 412 helicopters”. Jon Lake reports.

in Defence / Features

The Paramount picture

Posted 10 August 2018

Sam Basch takes brief look at South Africa’s Paramount Group, which is headed by Ivor Ichikowitz, a man who seems to have the ability to see opportunities others often overlook and who continuously grows his innovative defence group across the air, land and sea domains.

in Air Transport / Features

People power

Posted 9 August 2018

In Namibia, there aren’t many people. This means, as Victoria Moores finds out, that Air Namibia acting managing director advocate, Mandi Samson, recognises the role played by every single member of her team in the airline’s success.

in Air Transport / Features

Kenya's Silverstone on the fast track to growth

Posted 6 July 2018

Silverstone Air is the latest low-cost carrier to enter the east African market space. Githae Mwaniki takes a closer look at what’s on offer.

in Air Transport / Features

Dynamic future planned for Air Senegal

Posted 5 July 2018

The Senegalese authorities have appointed ex-Airbus executive, Philip Bohn, as director general of Air Senegal SA to head-up its mission to relaunch the company.

in Air Transport / Features

Love Safair

Posted 4 July 2018

Elmar Conradie was a finance guy but, 12 years ago, he got sucked into the aviation industry and now, as Victoria Moores discovers, he’s leading South African aviation firm Safair and its low-cost carrier, FlySafair.

in Features

Osprey en route to a safer flight

Posted 2 July 2018

In today’s dynamic and challenging airspace environment, the lack of a cost-effective, real-time risk-management solution has been an industry concern for years. Now a new aviation security company will be at Aviation Africa in Cairo this month to share

in Features / Airports

Row brews over privatisation plans

Posted 29 June 2018

Controversy surrounds the privatisation of some Nigerian airports. Chukwu Emeke has been looking into the situation.

in Defence / Features

Hueys give Uganda's force uplift

Posted 28 June 2018

The Ugandan People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has received a useful boost to its vertical lift capabilities with the arrival of five refurbished Bell Huey II helicopters from US surplus stocks.

in Air Transport / Features

Meeting the freight of expectation

Posted 27 June 2018

Egyptian exports rely heavily on the freight system. Alan Peaford met with Captain Bassim Gohar to explore how the EgyptAir cargo division is meeting expectations.

in Features

It's no accident that the AIB is getting better all the time

Posted 26 June 2018

Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), the only autonomous accident investigation agency in west Africa has, since December 2016, worked on the execution of its short and medium-term plans, one of which is

in Features

ZAS the way to do it - be part of the African family

Posted 25 June 2018

ZAS Aviation Services (ZAS) is looking to expand its operations in Africa with MD, Omar Zarkani, saying: “Africa is more in line with the type of company we have set up to be.”

in Defence / Features

ZAF remembers the Spartans

Posted 22 June 2018

The Zambian Air Force (ZAF) will substantially improve its transport capabilities with the arrival of two Leonardo C-27J Spartan tactical airlift aircraft.

in Air Transport / Features

Sudan's glimmer of hope

Posted 21 June 2018

For a decade, Sudan Airways has struggled to maintain services in the face of US sanctions against the African nation. Those sanctions have now been eased, but the airline still faces problems, as deputy general manager, Yasir Timo, explained to Alan Dron.

in Air Transport / Features

The battle for survival

Posted 19 June 2018

More than 50 local airlines have emerged and collapsed since Nigeria’s independence in 1960 and, as Chukwu Emeke reports, the cycle looks set to continue.

in Features / Airports

Livingstone right to presume it could have a great future

Posted 18 June 2018

Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s greatest tourist attractions and Zambia has been investing in its airport at Livingstone, which bears the name of a national hero. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

in Defence / Features

Cheetah purrfect for US private air force

Posted 14 June 2018

The most advanced fighter aircraft ever constructed in Africa is about to find a new lease of life on the other side of the world. Alan Dron reports.

in Air Transport / Features

One Nilestone after another

Posted 13 June 2018

Nile Air, Egypt’s largest privately owned airline, is exploring several avenues to ensure its continued growth in the challenging economic climate. Alan Dron reports.

in Maintenance / Features

C-check breakthrough

Posted 12 June 2018

Nigerian airline, Aero Contractors, and its stakeholders celebrated an MRO milestone for west and central Africa with the completion, in January, of a domestic C-check on a Boeing 737-500.

in Features / Airports

FCSL checking in for Africa

Posted 11 June 2018

Flight Calibration Services Ltd (FCSL) is Europe’s only privately owned and fully independent flight calibration service. David Oliver has been looking at the services it is now providing in Africa.

in Business Aviation / Features

Ivory Coast business terminal set to open

Posted 7 June 2018

The new business aviation terminal at the Ivory Coast’s Félix Houphouet-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan is scheduled to open in May.

in Defence / Features

The mystery of Algeria’s ISR Gulfstreams

Posted 6 June 2018

Delays to the work on three special mission Gulfstreams 550s are causing the Algerian Air Force some real concerns. Alan Warnes reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Mango's methods begin to bear fruit

Posted 5 June 2018

Mango acting CEO, Nic Vlok, has been with the South African Airways (SAA) low-cost subsidiary since just before the airline launched in 2006. Victoria Moores caught up with him to find out what life has been like since former CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout, jumped

in Maintenance / Features

EGME opens its doors to tailor-made solutions

Posted 4 June 2018

EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering is targeting third-party work to put its new capacity and capabilities to profitable use. Chuck Grieve reports.

in Defence / Features

Ever ready for the fight against Boko Haram

Posted 31 May 2018

The Cameroonian Air Force (CAF) transport fleet is one of the most capable and serviceable in the region and provides a capability that has few equivalents throughout central Africa. Erwan de Cherisey looks at its history and current state of

in Air Transport / Features

Jarana stands to deliver

Posted 30 May 2018

South African Airways’ new CEO has begun to implement a multi-year turnaround plan that will restore the airline’s fortunes after a long period of turbulence. Alan Dron reports.

in Features / Airports

Zambia fired up by safety improvements

Posted 29 May 2018

Zambia has improved its fire and rescue services at the time when the southern African nation has made progress in reviving the national airline. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

in Business Aviation / Features

Tiger wants the Russians to roar

Posted 25 May 2018

Tiger Aviation Services (TAS) started its ground-handling services with just four staff in a small office at Cairo International Airport nearly three decades ago.

in Defence / Features

Kenya turns to crop dusters to turbo charge its forces

Posted 23 May 2018

Kenya’s requirement for new light attack/armed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft has been dogged by controversy. Jon Lake attempts to unravel a complicated situation.

in Air Transport / Features

Raising the flag

Posted 22 May 2018

Air Algérie’s new boss, Bakhouche Alleche, tells Martin Rivers he is determined to set the troubled flag-carrier on a better path.

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

Cooperation is the key to a safer future for everyone

Posted 21 May 2018

Airspace, safety and security are key issues for the Middle East and North Africa. The United Nations body for civil aviation, ICAO, has its regional headquarters in Cairo, where Alan Peaford met regional vice president, Mohamed

in Features / Airports

Madagascar airports turn ‘green’

Posted 18 May 2018

Combining sustainable development and a fresh business approach, the Malagasy airports development project is well under way with the new terminal building at Antananarivo-Ivato International Airport due to open early in 2020.

in General Aviation / Features

Why drone use is different in Africa

Posted 17 May 2018

The African unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market is interesting in comparison to other regions of the world, with less dominance on the military use of such technologies and more emphasis on the humanitarian benefits. Beth Stevenson reports.

in Business Aviation / Features

Zakaria's Smart moves are on course for profit

Posted 16 May 2018

Alan Peaford meets the man trying to turn around Smart Aviation.

in Defence / Features

The rise and rise of Tanzania's Air Force

Posted 14 May 2018

Alan Warnes spotlights the origins of the Tanzanian Air Force Command and highlights an interesting mix of aircraft being flown.

in Air Transport / Features

Tunisair struggles to squeeze through the Open door

Posted 11 May 2018

Open skies with the European Union could help the Tunisian Government turn the corner on a difficult few years. But for Ilyes Mnakbi, the new chief executive of flag-carrier Tunisair, the hard times are just beginning. Martin Rivers

in Features

On board with quality

Posted 17 April 2018

Systems manufacturer Liebherr-Aerospace enjoys an unblemished reputation for quality, thanks to hard work, continuous investment and a long-term vision. Chuck Grieve has been finding out more.

in Air Transport / Features

Step by step to recovery

Posted 16 April 2018

The last couple of years could have not have been a more difficult time to run an airline in Egypt and even now, it’s a tough job, says the managing director of Nesma Airlines, Ashraf Lamloum.

in Features / Events

Maseko - the history man

Posted 12 April 2018

Airports of Mauritius (AML) “proudly and efficiently” hosted the 27th Airports Council International (ACI) Africa/World annual general assembly, conference and exhibition. Anuradha Deenapanray and Vincent Chappard report.

in Features

Moneir back in business, bearing fruit for Air Leisure

Posted 11 April 2018

Mohamed Moneir had been retired for five years and was growing citrus fruit on his farm when he was given the chance to cultivate something rather different than oranges and mandarins… an airline.

in Defence / Features

South Korea's Eagle swoops on Botswana

Posted 10 April 2018

South Korea’s Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has mounted a renewed effort to sell its FA-50 Golden Eagle lightweight fighter to the Botswana Defence Force (BDF).

in Air Transport / Features

Iceland takes a cold, hard look at TACV

Posted 9 April 2018

Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde (TACV/Cabo Verde Airlines) is struggling with debt and a sub-optimal fleet. Now, as Alan Dron reports, it has turned to the seemingly unlikely location of Iceland to help it improve the situation.

in Features

Aviation academy targets African students

Posted 6 April 2018

Egyptian Aviation Academy is looking to target African and Middle Eastern student pilots and engineers, according to its chairman and CEO, Captain Elias Sadek. Marcelle Nethersole reports.

in Features

Talaat pilots FlyEgypt towards a new destiny

Posted 5 April 2018

Setting up a new airline, even at the best of times, is one of the most difficult enterprises that a business executive can undertake. But how does one do it in even more challenging circumstances?

in Defence / Features

The power of two...

Posted 4 April 2018

Following its participation in Exercise Blue Shield in Sudan and Exercise Red Flag in the USA, the Royal Saudi Air Force undertook a further major training exercise, Faisal-11, in Egypt. Jon Lake reports.

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Air Algérie starts to punch its weight again

Faced with the opening up of air freight to national private operators as part of the government’s new economic orientation, Air Algérie has taken measures to adapt to the new environment. Anuradha Deenapanray and Vincent Chappard

Why you can now buy Ethiopian off the shelf

Africa’s most profitable airline has been put up for partial privatisation. Kaleyesus Bekele explains.

How Dana sowed the seeds of recovery

In Nigeria, an airline that suffers a crash invariably collapses. Dana Air’s chief operating officer explains to Alan Dron how the company’s qualities have allowed it to buck that trend.

Pereira wrestles with TAAG team troubles

Despite the Angolan Government disbanding a consortium that planned to set up a feeder airline for national carrier TAAG, one of the main movers behind it believes that the project will still go ahead. Alan Dron reports.

Hawk helicopters pave the way for troops' rescue

Jon Lake reports on a vital helicopter rescue mission near the Somali border with Kenya.

Africa's arms race

Many believe that Africa will be the big growth market for the global defence industry, thanks to burgeoning security requirements and vast oil and natural gas reserves. Jon Lake takes a look at the situation.

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