rfi

On air
  • RFI English Live
  • Latest Bulletin
  • RFI French Live
International report
rss itunes

In Nigeria, Abuja airport closure disrupts travel

By Sam Olukoya

Airline passengers travelling to the Nigerian capital Abuja are in for difficult times. On 8 March, the city's airport was shut down for six weeks to enable repair work on the runway. While the airport is closed, planes will be diverted to Kaduna and passengers will then be transported to Abuja by bus on a two-and-a-half-hour journey. But the decision to divert flights to Kaduna has raised concerns about safety and security. Most international airlines have ruled out flying to Kaduna and so have cancelled all bookings to Abuja while the airport is closed. Sam Olukoya reports.

Colombia: Cauca locals fear spread of violence in the region - part 2

Colombia: Cauca locals fear spread of violence in the region - part 1

Lithuanians join paramilitary group to counter Russian threat

Europe wants Red Cross humanitarian access to Ukraine war victims