Drones in Africa

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In the article ‘If Drones Make You Nervous, Think Of Them As Flying Donkeys’, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO) expresses concern about drone use in African airspace.

The NCHS director points out that drone experiments may be more attractive in Africa, because skies are less regulated than Western skies. Sandvik claims that this is “a bad thing for African aviation” because “the launch of a successful drone industry could spur lobbying against the sort of airspace controls that Africa needs to develop”.

The article, published by NPR, is available here.