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Beachgoers killed, flights halted by clashes at Libya airport

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | Stray fire from fighting between armed groups that control Libya’s Mitiga airport killed five people at a nearby beach and forced the suspension of flights on Wednesday, authorities said. The clashes broke out Tuesday between the groups at Mitiga, a former military airbase east of …

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VIDEO: Who picked Besigye from the airport?

VIDEO: Who “kidnapped” Rtd.Col.Dr. Kizza Besigye moments after the plane he was travelling in touched the ground at Entebbe International Airport? According to Besigye, officers wearing Civil Aviation Authority uniforms picked him from the aircraft, put him in a CAA vehicle, and drove him to the old airport where he was handed …

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Rwanda fast-tracks Bugesera airport

Rwanda Govt enters $818m boot deal with Portuguese firm for biggest airport Rwanda is set to finally get its new international airport at Bugesera, 25km south east of the capital city, Kigali. The new airport will feature a 4,200-meter runway and have initial capacity to handle three million passengers per …

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Part of Los Angeles airport closed due to possible gunfire

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Part of the busy Los Angeles International Airport was closed late Sunday due to unconfirmed reports of gunfire, airport officials said on Twitter. “Upper/Departures & Lower/Arrivals levels of Central Terminal Area (CTA) closed. Pls check w/ airlines if heading to LAX,” airport authorities …

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VIDEO: Uganda to attract biggest world’s airliner

VIDEO: Entebbe International Airport is to attract more foreign flights including the World’s biggest passenger airliner, Airbus A380. Civil Aviation Authority Communications Manager Igie Igundura confirms, saying that once the expansion works are complete, the passenger airline that was designed to challenge Boeing’s monopoly in the large aircraft market, will …

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Entebbe Airport shows it can handle crashes

The usually quiet Entebbe town was paralyzed Friday morning when the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) conducted a fire drill at the airport. It was a simulation of an aircraft crash, and the expected response from all bodies concerned in such an event.  Grade B Hospital in Entebbe, Nsambya Hospital, Rubaga …

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