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03-Apr-2020 to 12:43

Kenya: Anxiety as airlines delay refunds amid coronavirus

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Kenyan travel agents on Friday voiced concern over delays by airlines to refund customers affected by cancellations of flights due to the coronavirus pandemic and called upon the International Air Travel Association (IATA) to intervene in the matter.

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02-Apr-2020 to 13:10

African airlines suffer $4b losses in wake of COVID-19 – IATA

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Thursday called for urgent action from African governments to provide financial relief to airlines amid indications that most of them have suffered huge losses due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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27-Mar-2020 to 16:01

Over 340 Rwandan nationals deported from Uganda due to alleged Covid-19

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — A total 342 Rwandan nationals have returned back home from Uganda after being told by authorities in Kampala to pack up and leave their territory this week over alleged Covid-19 fears, a senior local administrative official in Rwanda's Northern Province confirmed to APA Friday in Kigali.

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27-Mar-2020 to 15:59

Ghana: 305 U.S citizens repatriated over Covid-19 pandemic

APA-Accra (Ghana) — As a measure to prevent its citizens working in Ghana amidst Coronavirus pandemic, the United States of America (USA) has repatriated 305 American citizens.

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26-Mar-2020 to 09:03

Botswana: Airlines suspend flights over COVID-19 fears

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Air Botswana has suspended all flights while Qatar Airways has been forced to stop flying to Botswana following a slump in bookings due to the impact of coronavirus, Transport Minister Thulaganyo Segokgo announced on Wednesday.

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25-Mar-2020 to 17:28

Mozambique buries 64 undocumented Ethiopians in a mass grave

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambican authorities in the western province of Tete have buried in a mass grave all the 64 illegal Ethiopian immigrants, found dead of asphyxiation on Tuesday in a container truck in Moatize town as they attempted to transit from Malawi to neighbouring South Africa, APA can report on Wednesday.

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25-Mar-2020 to 12:32

S/African Airways suspends domestic flights as lockdown beckons

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The forthcoming nationwide lockdown has forced cash-strapped South African Airways (SAA) to suspend all domestic flights with effect from Friday – a week after it cancelled international flights.

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