Left party leader calls for nationalizing German airlines
30 July 2019 | 12:04 pm
In an effort to fight climate change, the Left party has proposed nationalizing Germany's airlines. Aviation regulation is currently at the center of a political debate on achieving targets for reducing emissions.
12 Mar 2020
In tonight's edition: Bereaved families who lost loved ones aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 converged on the crash site on to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy. In Nigeria, the influential former Emir of Kano speaks out after being removed from his position. His lawyers say his treatment is unconstitutional. Finally, we head to Morocco where women are gaining ground on the rap scene largely dominated by men.
28 Mar 2020
Europe's aviation traffic has slumped by 65%, leaving skies unblemished blue with few vapor trails. The COVID-19 viral pandemic has prompted the airports Paris Orly and London City to plan flight suspensions.
10 May 2020
Since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, there has been no shortage of solidarity with those on the frontline on the pandemic. One such example comes from the French NGO Aviation Sans Frontières ("Aviation Without Borders"), which has brought together key players in the aviation sector to allow medical professionals to travel by plane free of charge from one French region to another. These flights help take some of the pressure off overwhelmed hospital staff. Our reporters Benoît Perrochais and Natalia Ruiz Giraldo went on board.
4 Jul 2020
The International Air Transport Association, IATA, says 2020 will be the worst year for airlines as the industry is expected to post an $84.3 billion net loss. In Africa, IATA notes that the region was the weakest pre-COVID-19 crisis and that the pandemic has added to an already challenging operating environment. Adefunke Adeyemi, Regional Director, Advocacy and Strategic Relations for Africa at IATA joins CNBC Africa to discuss what the future holds for Africa’s air transport.
11 Jul 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic brought everyday air traffic to a halt. But African airlines are preparing to take to the skies once more. Many airlines are facing a difficult path ahead to stay competitive.
12 Jul 2020
Domestic operations in Nigeria’s aviation industry will commence from Wednesday the 8th of July. Captain Dele Ore, a Retired Pilot and Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative joins CNBC Africa for more.
13 Sep 2020
American Airlines has created a new policy allowing staff members to wear Black Lives Matter pins while on duty. While many support the move, others consider it to be offensive.
22 Sep 2020
It is now five days since Nigeria reopened its air borders to commercial international flights after over five months of COVID-19 shutdown. President of the Nigeria Aviation Roundtable, Gbenga Olowo joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss the resumption protocols and expected impact on the aviation sector.
Nigeria@60: Buhari To give Independence Day Address From Eagle Square, FG lifts ban on Emirates Airlines
30 Sep 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
26 Oct 2020
It's the most abundant element on Earth: hydrogen. Could it help us fly commercial airplanes with zero emissions by 2035? That's the promise made by Airbus as the aviation sector faces an unprecedented crisis fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic and growing calls for a green recovery. But hydrogen is energy-hungry to produce and bulky to store. So is it a viable promise?
7 Nov 2020
Hit by a slump in global travel demand, Lufthansa has posted a €2 billion loss for the third quarter of 2020. The firm plans to cut thousands of jobs as the coronavirus pandemic weakens its business outlook.
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The Pakistani Embassy in Kabul came under attack Friday, where a guard was injured. The offices of warlord politician Gulbuddin Hekmatyar were also targeted by suicide bombers, two of whom were killed.
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It is still unclear whether the squad could be set up again under a new mandate. The death of a young woman arrested by the "morality police" for improperly wearing a hijab sparked months of protests in Iran.
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Moldova relies heavily on Russia and Ukraine for energy and has been badly hit by Russia's invasion of its eastern neighbor. In this interview, Moldovan PM Natalia Gavrilita explains the challenges her country faces.
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We look at shocking video footage of migrants being tasered or beaten by law enforcement in June at Melilla, a Spanish border post with Morocco. An investigation by several European newspaper sheds light on the violence, in which at least 23 asylum seekers were killed.
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At least eight monks including their chief abbots were found positive for methamphetamine during unannounced testing in Phetchabun province on November 28.