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Algerian Minister addresses the sad state of African transport
Algerian transport minister, Mohamed Maghlaoui, who is also president of the bureau of the Conference of African transport ministers, Friday deplored the frequent cases of plane crashes in Africa, saying the continent’s figure is 10 to15 times above the world average.

Algerian transport minister, Mohamed Maghlaoui, who is also president of the bureau of the Conference of African transport ministers, Friday deplored the frequent cases of plane crashes in Africa, saying the continent’s figure is 10 to15 times above the world average.

Addressing a news conference here, the Algerian minister highlighted the problems of air transportation in Africa, giving as a proof the fact that most delegations attending the conference of African transport ministers in Algeria transited in a European or Middle-Eastern country, before landing in the Algerian capital.

He said the English and French were monopolising air transportation from Africa to other continents.

The Algerian minister also talked of the need for a greater effort towards road construction and maintenance in Africa, adding that emphasis should be paid to the TransSahara road linking Algeria with Nigeria.


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