Turkish military, Syrian rebel forces to cross into Syria ‘shortly’: Erdogan’s aide

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish forces, together with the rebel Free Syrian Army, will cross the Syrian border “shortly”, President Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director said early on Wednesday, as a surprise withdrawal of U.S. troops made way for the Turkish incursion. FILE PHOTO: Turkish army howitzers are positioned on the Turkish-Syrian border, near the southeastern town

Relaunched Uganda Airlines hopes to win slice of East African travel

KAMPALA, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Uganda on Tuesday relaunched its national carrier, Uganda Airlines, hoping to take a slice of the East African aviation business that is dominated by Ethiopian Airlines The country is banking on its emerging oil industry and the traditional tourism sector to generate international traffic to sustain the airline. Though air

UPDATE 2-Two South Africans killed in Tanzania plane crash – officials

(Adds U-Dream Global) DAR ES SALAAM , Aug 4 (Reuters) – A light plane crashed in western Tanzania on Saturday, killing two South Africans who had been involved in last month’s successful attempt to fly a home-built aircraft from Cape Town to Cairo, officials said. The crashed Sling plane, which entered Tanzanian airspace from Uganda

Tanzania to buy new Airbus, Bombardier planes for national carrier

DAR ES SALAAM, July 18 (Reuters) – Tanzania’s government will buy two new Airbus jets and one plane from Bombardier Inc as part of a fleet expansion plan for the national flag carrier, the president said on Thursday. President John Magufuli has personally taken charge of the revival of Tanzania’s loss-making state carrier Air Tanzania