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Transportation in Guinea-Bissau

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Guinea-Bissau launches international tender for managment of port of Bissau

    GUINEA-BISSAU, 2015/07/12 The Guinea-Bissau government launched an international tender to transfer management of the port of Bissau to private entities, the Secretary of National for Transport and Communications said Wednesday. João Bernardo Vieira, on a visit to the project to pave the container park, said handing over port management to private entities aimed to turn it into a modern and competitive facility compared to other ports in the region. The secretary of national as well said the decision to launch a public tender for a public/private partnership for the management of Guinea-Bissau Ports (APGB) was taken at the conference of the Council of Ministers on 2 July and he said it “was not an easy one to make” and involved a thorough evaluation over 12 months.
  • Guinea-Bissau to have dry port in 2017

    GUINEA-BISSAU, 2015/05/14 Guinea-Bissau will have a dry port on the capital’s outskirts by the end of 2017 with capacity for additional than 100,000 containers, the national secretary for transport and communications announced on Tuesday. João Bernardo Vieira visited the dry port site at Pime near Bissau. He said it would cover an area of 25,000 square metres and include warehouses to conserve perishable products. The director-general of the National Shippers Council (CNC), Fernando Dias da Costa, specified in turn that ground clearing work was presently under way. The dry port or inland customs station will have an overland link to the maritime port that does not pass through the city centre, thereby preventing traffic congestion.