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Africa is set to liberalise its aviation industry by this time next year. The Yamoussoukro Declaration, an now-ageing agreement which proposes opening the skies in Africa, is closer to being implemented. Africa has been held back by the lack of cooperation between countries, as well as local airlines trying to protect their own turf. But the closed market has led to higher prices for both carriers and customers,  as well as inefficiencies,which have held back freight and distribution in the region.

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