Crumbling airport infrastructure and air safety standards are the most urgent problems facing Africa, ICAO officials told delegates from 42 countries last week in Abuja, Nigeria. The council president, Assad Kotaite, said "critical deficiencies" in air navigation "seriously undermine the safety of flights across Africa's airspace." ICAO expects Africa traffic to expand 4% annually, and Kotaite said African governments must improve safety training programs for ground personnel and upgrade ...

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