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Transportation in Tunisia

  • 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.
  • Tunisia to benefit from improved shipping links

    TUNISIA, 2016/03/25 A new regional shipping agreement is set to bolster Tunisia’s links to key hubs in the Mediterranean, as part of the country’s efforts to improve the performance of its maritime sector. The “Motorway of the Sea” (MoS) project will take the form of a high-frequency, roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) freight service connecting the Tunisian ports of La Goulette and Radès with facilities in Turkey and Italy. The initiative, which has been in the planning stages since 2008, is expected to support regional development by facilitating concentrated, intermodal freight movement by integrating short-sea shipping with road and rail transport.
  • Tunisia government wants Monastir airport to remain open

    TUNISIA, 2015/07/01 Rumors are rife regarding a possible closure of the international airport in Monastir called Habib Bourguiba. The problem is not new. Under the old regime, the authorities did not seem very enthusiastic about the idea of a partial transfer of the activity of Monastir airport to other airports. Minister of Transport, Mr Abdelkarim Harouni, visited Monday, February 13, 2012, in Monastir, where he met the sit-inners of Monastir International Airport to discuss their problems and try to find appropriate solutions.
  • The opening of flights between Tunis and Libreville,

    GABON, 2014/06/11 The opening of flights between Tunis and Libreville, the cancellation of entry visas for their citizens and the opening of embassies in the two capitals, were some of the issues discussed here Monday by the Tunisian and Gabonese ministers of foreign affairs, Mongi Hamdi and Emmanuel Ngondet, respectively. Speaking on the occasion, the chief of the Tunisian diplomacy said that his country was turning towards African markets, stressing that Gabon has, over the completed few years, recorded significant economic increase.
  • First ever made Tunisian airplane may be used for tourism

    TUNISIA, 2014/02/11 The plane is made from carbon fiber and aluminium, and it will cost around 86,000 dinars (52,000 US dollars. A Tunisian-made airplane, widely reported as the initial-ever, is on display at the Engineering School of Sousse, Tunisia, a coastal city southeast of Tunis. The plane was manufactured locally by Oxygène Aéronautique, a newly-established company. Engineer Ferid Kamal and his two brothers began the project. Engineers from schools in Sousse, Monastir, and Sfax have worked on the plane.
  • Tunisair Staff to Be Reduced By 1,700 Officers

    TUNISIA, 2012/12/30 "Some 1,700 officers will be laid off during the 2013-2014 period as part of social cleansing to be adopted by the company with a view to easing the burden of the wage costs," CEO of the company Rabah Jrad announced, on Friday during a conference with the press in the Tunis stock market.