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Korongo Airlines resumes domestic flight operation

On June 3, Korongo, a private airline owned in part by Brussels Airlines and based in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, announced the suspension of all domestic Congolese flights with immediat

Another plane crash in Goma shakes Congo travelers

(eTN) – A Fokker 50 aircraft, owned and operated by Congolese private airline CAA, Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation, crashed this afternoon while attempting to land in Goma after failing to make it

Iljushin crash kills crew and scores on ground

(eTN) - Information is emerging from Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, that an Iljushin 76 cargo plane, owned by Aero Services, while attempting to land at Brazzaville’s international airport, crashed

Congo’s regime troops fire into Rwanda

(eTN) - In what has been described as a blatant act of aggression and an overt attempt to drag Rwanda into the civil conflict raging in the Eastern Congo, regime soldiers have fired mortar rounds and

Seychelles Founding President returns from COMESA Mediation Mission

It was announced from Glacis-sur-Mer that Seychelles Founding President James R.

Refugees from Congo suspected to have brought Marburg to Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - According to emerging reports from Southwestern Uganda, there is increasing suspicion of an outbreak of the deadly Marburg fever, and affected individuals have been tested and put into

Clinton set to arrive in Uganda to discuss Congo fighting

UGANDA (eTN) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to arrive in Uganda this coming Tuesday for discussions with President Museveni on the renewed crisis in Eastern Congo, where intense fighti

Congo CAA grows teeth, grounds 29 planes

(eTN) - A Goma-based aviation source in periodic contact with this correspondent has told the story of Congo’s Civil Aviation Authority, in a flurry of apparently renewed activity, grounding some 29

South African Airways announces new flights to Congo and China

South African Airways has announced an expansion of its African routes into the Congo as well as a new international route to China.

Another boat capsizes in Congo killing at least 30

A boat that was ferrying goods and at least 38 people across Lake Kivu to the town of Bukavu, tipped over and sank at around 4:00 am this morning, according to the provincial chief of police, General

UN plane crashes in Congo, 32 dead

Fears are growing for the fate of more than 30 people on board a United Nations plane which has crashed today as it attempted to land at the main civilian airport in the capital of the Democratic Repu

Another Antonov crash in Congo kills at least 19

(eTN) - The series of air accidents in Congo simply does not seem to end, when yet another Soviet-era Antonov crashed yesterday in Point Noire, Congo, reportedly killing a crew of four, five passenger

2 boats capsize in Congo, 70 dead, 200 missing

KINSHASA, Congo – Two boats capsized over the weekend in separate incidents on Congo's vast rivers, leaving 70 people dead and 200 others feared dead, and both vessels were heavily loaded and operat

LET 410 crash in Congo claims 20 lives

(eTN) - The terrible record of the Congo DR aviation sector took another turn for the worse last week when a Czech-built, twin-engined turboprop 19-seater LET 410 crashed in bad weather, after apparen

RwandAir takes delivery of second B737-500

(eTN) - The Rwandan national airline, RwandAir, has confirmed that they have taken delivery of their second leased B737-500.

PrecisionAir targets Congo and Angola

In its plans to extend its wings in African skies, Tanzania’s first private-owned airline, Precisionair, is looking to expand its services to cover Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR

United Arab Emirates bans Congo registered aircraft

It was learned that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has issued prohibition orders for their airspace on aircraft registered in the Congo DR, besides also affecting the same measure on Swaziland, Equato

Rwanda and Congo resume aviation cooperation

Leaving the bad old days behind them, Rwanda and Congo have resumed cooperation in the aviation field, following a series of exploratory talks culminating in the signing of a formal memorandum of unde

Congo volcano shines all the way to the Clouds safari lodge

Information received from the management of the award-winning "Clouds" safari lodge at Nkuringo/Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, indicate sightings of the lava flow fires reflecting on the di

SA Express to launch domestic airline in Congo

SA Express, the state-owned South African domestic and regional carrier, will start an airline to operate domestic flights in the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet increased demand in Africa’s se

Another near disaster in Congo aviation

Information just received from Goma indicates that an MD80 aircraft, apparently coming from the Congolese capital Kinshasa, overshot the available runway.

Congo Brazzaville accused over wanton gorilla poaching

Investigative reporters working hand in hand with key international conservation NGOs have launched a broadside against the government in Congo Brazzaville over the large-scale killings of the endange

Congo goes back to its bad self?

Armed personnel from the DR Congo have over the last weekend again perpetrated a raid into Ugandan waters in Lake Albert, breaking previous agreements over the ownership of Rukwanzi Island.

Boeing 737 crashes in Congo

A Boeing 737 crashed in Democratic Republic of Congo about 200 km from Kinshasa, a government official said.

Wolfgang’s East Africa tourism report


Congo strife escalates

New information have emerged from well-informed sources in Kigali about the latest news from the Eastern Congo, in as far as deployment of foreign troops are concerned.

Congo, Oh Congo: Will there ever be peace?

The east of the sprawling jungle nation of Congo is again in turmoil, as troops loyal to General Nkunda have taken control of a large national army base, before also occupying the park headquarters of

Wolfgang’s East Africa tourism report


Congo is in for more bad news

Information received from Eastern Congo indicates that the regime in Kinshasa has engaged in some airborne re-supply of arms and ammunition to their troops based in the Goma area and their allied mili