Dr Tanga holds a doctorate in private law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and she is a teacher in the Department of Business and Company Law at the University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon. She founded the African Association of Air and Space Law (AADAS) to achieve a collaborative platform for skills in African air and space law. AADAS brings together professionals, students, pupils and enthusiasts of aviation and space in Africa to promote air and space law in Africa to seize the sky through law.
In this capacity, she has carried out numerous works in African air and space law, in particular on the scope of the Artemis agreements and the African States parties to the treaty, the law of collective air accidents in Central Africa, the rights of air passengers in Africa, restrictions on an overflight of airspace in Africa (case of Mali following the ECOWAS blockade), and the suspension of the authorisation to operate air transport following positive tests for covid-19.
Beyond theory, Dr Arlette Tanga is an associate lawyer at the international firm Tanga & Co based in Yaoundé and Paris. In this context, the firm offers, among other things, start-ups legal support in carrying out space activity and foreign investment in Africa. It also handles air passenger disputes in Africa.
Finally, she is a member of other air and space law associations, such as the French Society of Air and Space Law and the European Center for Space Economy and Commerce. She participated in the 1st Newspace Africa conference in Nairobi, Kenya, now the annual and unmissable event for the showcase of space activities in Africa.