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Transportation in Morocco

  • Ethiopian Airlines pilot who led all female intra-African flight happy over feat

    BOTSWANA, 2017/12/20 Amsale Gualu, the Ethiopian Airlines pilot who a led a historic an all-female inter – Africa flight last weekend has expressed joy at the feat her team chalked. She was speaking next the five-and-half hour flight from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa landed at the Lagos International airport on Saturday, December 16, 2017. She told pressmen who gathered at a short ceremony at the airport about how she developed love for flying planes: “I guess I developed my passion for flying at the same time as I was young, my father used to take my sister to the airport to see airplanes take off and land.
  • 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.
  • Rabat’s cable-stayed bridge to have big effect on Morocco

    MOROCCO, 2016/09/01 The 950-metre, cable-remained bridge inaugurated by King Mohammed VI in Rabat is going to have a major result economically and environmentally on Morocco, business owners and residents said. The Mohammed VI Bridge, which connects Rabat with Sale, is the longest cable-remained bridge in Africa. It has six traffic lanes, two 200-metre towers and 160 cables. It was constructed by the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group at a cost of $32.45 million, funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Morocco’s Autoroutes du Maroc (ADM).
  • 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.”
  • Routes Africa forum aims to improve African air connectivity

    BOTSWANA, 2016/05/15  An event dedicated to the development of the African aviation industry will take place next month in Tenerife (26-28 June) to encourage the launch of new air services to, from and within the African continent. Routes Africa 2016 will help to improve African connectivity by bringing together airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss next air services. Around 250 route development professionals are expected to attend the forum which was founded ten years ago to stimulate increase in the industry.
  • New airports project envisaged in Morocco

    MOROCCO, 2013/07/17 The minister who was answering a question at the Home of Representatives on "the national of national airports," said his department as well focuses on the development of two studies on domestic and external request for air transport.  A new airports project, part of the 2035 air transport strategy is being envisaged, said Minister of Equipment and Transport, Aziz Rebbah.  Mr. Rebbah recalled the program of the National Office of Airports (ONDA) which aims to increase airports hosting capacity and ensure  safety and quality, referring to a number of ongoing projects at the airports of Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez, Nador, Beni Mellal, Errachidia, and Zagoura. 
  • Tanger Med port, containers' traffic up 36%

    MOROCCO, 2013/07/15 Morocco's Tanger Med port has recorded a record 36% increase in the traffic of containers in the initial semester of 2013 compared to the same period last year, according to a statement by the port's authority published by the local Tap news agency. Tanger Medi is as well at the forefront of the Marhaba 2013 operation to welcome during the summer the millions of Moroccan migrants coming back home from abroad to visit their families for the holidays. 
  • Morocco’s Airline RAM, “best company on roads of North Africa”

    MOROCCO, 2013/06/01 Morocco’s airline RAM won the Prize of the best company on the roads of North Africa, awarded by the magazine of travel agencies in Spain “Agenttravel”, said the representative of the Moroccan company in Madrid. The RAM, which wins this award for the second consecutive year, outdistanced in this category the Spanish airline “Iberia” and the Egyptian “Egypt Air”.
  • The train from Casablana to Rabat

    MOROCCO, 2013/03/06 The Arab spring seems a world away on the train from Casablana to Rabat. In one compartment a conversation springs up between a local Moroccan, running a machine parts manufacturing business, and a Saudi from a construction company, visiting Rabat to seek migrant labour to help with the booming development in Saudi’s northwest. Cards are exchanged, again brochures; business is done, right here on the rumbling train.