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  • Namibia Scraps Visas for Africans

    BOTSWANA, 2017/11/01 Namibia has gotten the ball rolling on plans to scrap visa requirements for African passport holders next Cabinet authorised the implementation of this process - to be carried out in line with diplomatic procedures. Namibia will any minute at this time start issuing African passport holders with visas on arrival at ports of entry as a initial step towards the eventual abolition of all visa requirements for all Africans.
  • Uber and African’s economic transformation

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 WHEN Uber was initial established in 2009, its mission was to help people everywhere get a ride, safely, quickly and at the push of a button. Eight years later, that mission remains the same and Uber’s innovative, technology-driven business model is still fundamentally changing the way people think about conference their transport needs. For the completed four years, Uber has been delivering this same level of transformation across sub-Saharan Africa, SSA, and with additional than 1.8 million active riders using the app, Uber certainly has reason to celebrate its fourth anniversary on the continent this September. Uber And it’s not just Uber that has benefited from the stellar uptake of its convenient offering in Africa.
  • Kenya Airways Gets Permit For Direct U.S. Flights

    UNITED STATES, 2017/09/11 The United States government has granted Kenya Airways a permit to operate direct flights to America. According to an order issued by the Department of Transportation, the permit became effective on September 5. The Department of Transportation had in June recommended that KQ, as the airline is commonly known, be granted the permit if there were no public objections.
  • Kenya's new $3.2 billion railway frustrates customers ahead of polls

    KENYA, 2017/08/03 The new railway linking Nairobi to the port of Mombasa was supposed to be the crowning succcess of an infrastructure bonanza propelling President Uhuru Kenyatta to victory in Kenya's Aug. 8 polls. Instead, additional than two months next Kenyatta inaugurated it to great fanfare, the Chinese-built line is plagued with administrative problems, particularly the ticketing process that has made it impossible to buy tickets online or on the day of travel, for example. The problem, critics say, is that the $3.2 billion project was rushed to completion ahead of the elections, before proper planning for issues such as transport to the line's terminuses on the outskirts of the two traffic-clogged cities.
  • Kenya Airways (KQ) Gets Air Traffic Rights in U.S. Paving Way for Direct Flights

    KENYA, 2017/07/07 Kenya Airways (KQ) has been granted air traffic rights to the United States (US) airspaces inching closer to direct flights to the US. Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia told Capital FM Business the airline presently awaits other crucial licenses to see it fly to the US by March 2018. Part the crucial licenses include the Air Service License which gives it commercial approval and the Air Operating Certificate, which gives it technical authority to operate to the US.
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Mombasa railway station

    KENYA, 2017/06/06 President Uhuru Kenyatta has told public transport players in the country that their jobs are not under threat, following the start of the standard gauge railway (SGR) operations. President Kenyatta said SGR will instead create additional opportunities for matatu and boda boda operators as he directed the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure to put up a matatu terminus at each SGR station to facilitate relieve of transportation.
  • Air Partner sells two B737-700s for Kenya Airways

    KENYA, 2017/03/11 Air Partner’s Aircraft Remarketing division (formerly Cabot Aviation) is pleased to announce that it has arranged the sale of two B737-700 aircraft on behalf of Kenya Airways. The aircraft were sold to an undisclosed lessor and leased back to Kenya Airways for continued operation. The aircraft, serial numbers 32371 and 32372, were originally delivered new to Kenya Airways in 2002 and 2003 and were operated by the airline on its scheduled routes. The aircraft are powered by CFM56-7B26 engines.
  • Kenya Airways narrows losses in half-year results

    KENYA, 2016/10/29
  • Hundreds of Uber drivers in Kenya go on strike after price cuts

    KENYA, 2016/08/03 Hundreds of drivers signed up with ride-hailing service Uber [UBER.UL] in Kenya went on strike on Tuesday to turmoil against fare cuts. The U.S.-based company, which started operations in the East African country in January 2015, is cutting total fares by up to 35 % to boost request for the service, amid growing competition from local firms. "We want them to bring back the original fares we used to have," said Simon Mutembei, one of the drivers who marched to Uber's offices in a Nairobi suburb.
  • As it expands in Africa, Uber adapts to local markets and adopts cash payments

    BOTSWANA, 2016/07/24 While Uber continues its push into Africa the company is making allowances to local markets and testing incomparable service models users wouldn’t see in other parts of the globe. Anyone can presently use the mobile app to hail a car in 12 cities across South Africa, Nigeria,Uganda, Kenya, Morocco and Egypt…. And in all of those nations users can pay drivers in hard cash. The expansion, and adaptation to the realities of doing business on-the-ground in Africa, are in line with CEO Travis Kalanick’s commitment late last year to “a large push in Africa.”