Africa: Flights grounded amid air traffic control strike | News | DW

A strike of air traffic controllers on Friday grounded flights in and out of airports in several West and Central African countries. 

The Union of Air Traffic Controllers’ Unions of Asecna (USYCAA) launched the strike Friday morning at 0800 GMT to demand better working conditions. 

The strike by the staff of the Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA), which regulates air traffic control across 18 African countries, was expected to last for 48 hours. 

Flights in and out of Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Cameroon, among other countries, were affected.  

‘Minimum service’ offered

The USYCAA said its members would cease providing services to all but “sensitive” flights until their demands are met.

A USYCAA official in Burkina Faso told the…

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