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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.
  • 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.
  • Dr Getachew Betru, CEO of the Ethiopian Railways Corporation

    ETHIOPIA, 2016/01/29 The new 800km Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway line is on track to open fully this year and its anticipated impact on the socio-economic development of the country, and indeed the region, is expected to be dramatic. The result of new technology, talent and trust, it comes just months next the Ethiopian capital inaugurated sub-Saharan Africa’s initial light rail system, similarly signaling rapidly changing times in the country and its unprecedented economic optimism. Dr Getachew Betru, CEO of the Ethiopian Railways Corporation, reveals just what the project – a central link in a vast planned railway network – means to one of the world’s fastest growing economies and its people.
  • Ethiopian to Order More Airbus Aircraft

    ETHIOPIA, 2015/12/15 Ethiopian Airlines is planning to order additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft in the coming years, it was learnt. Ethiopian placed firm orders for 14 A350-900 aircraft to be delivered between 2016-2019. The initial two which are leased from IFLC (presently Air Cap) will be delivered to Ethiopian in May and June 2016. The remaining 12 due bought from Airbus will be delivered between 2017-2019. The A350-900 test flight aircraft (MSN2) with carbon livery arrived in Addis Ababa on Wednesday for a demonstration flight. The aircraft conducted a one hour demonstration flight to the South East of Addis Ababa. Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Transport, ambassadors, executives of Ethiopian Airlines and other invited guests visited the additional wide body aircraft with a seat capacity of 350. Ethiopian is the initial airline in Africa to order the jetliner in 2009.
  • China Rides the Rails of Ethiopia's Development

    CHINA, 2015/11/15 Ethiopia's Addis Ababa Rail project opened last month to the delight of excited residents of the country's capital. The $475 million urban rail project - funded by China - is one of the majority obvious examples of Beijing's huge role in Ethiopia's infrastructure development. The world's most populous country has as well built dams, roads, and factories in Ethiopia, and even gifted Addis Ababa the African Union headquarters, which cost $200 million. Gedion Gamora, a research fellow at Erasmus Mundus University in the Netherlands, said while the relationship between China and Ethiopia goes back to ancient times, formal relations between the nations began only in 1970.
  • East Africa: Milestone Reached On Ethio-Djibouti Railway

    DJIBOUTI CITY, 2015/11/15 The Ethio-Djibouti Railway Project under construction by two Chinese companies, recently reached an 87pc milestone, said Getachew Betru, CEO of the Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC). He added that he expects completion in the next few months. The 756Km electric-powered railway connecting the two East African nations has been contracted by China Railway Group (CREC) and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), the former constructing the Sebeta/Addis Ababa to Miesso section and the latter the section from Miesso to Djibouti port. Stating that evolution of the project has been very good, the CEO commended the contractors and parties associated with the project.
  • Ethiopian Airlines’ (ET) taking delivery of the world’s instantly most advanced aircraft, the Boeing B787 Dreamliner

    ETHIOPIA, 2014/06/02 Seven received and three to go – that is the story of Ethiopian Airlines’ (ET) taking delivery of the world’s instantly most advanced aircraft, the Boeing B787 Dreamliner, the initial airline in Africa to get this revolutionary new bird and the one with the major fleet at present which by the end of 2014 will have grown to 10 such aircraft. ET’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam was quoted in the media to have said at the same time as welcoming the new bird home: “As Africa’s flagship carrier, Ethiopian has always been and remains aviation technology leader in the continent by availing the majority advanced aircraft to its esteemed customers. We currently have the youngest fleet in Africa with an average age of 7 years. In line with our 15 year strategic roadmap of fast, profitable and sustainable increase, Vision 2025, we will continue to expand and modernize our fleet in order to continue to provide maximum comfort to our customers.”
  • Addis Abeba will any minute at this time see the benefits of the ongoing Light Rail Transit (LRT) project

    ETHIOPIA, 2014/05/20 Addis Abeba will any minute at this time see the benefits of the ongoing Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The challenge will again be to manage the rail system along with the existing transport modalities. With the rail being a mass transport system, however, it will be a game changer in the sphere. From presently on, some of the possible negative impacts of the system ought to be given full attention from the outset. The Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC) is engaged in both urban and cross-country railway line projects that will undoubtedly bring fundamental changes in both the socio-economic increase of East African nations in general and Ethiopia in particular. My focus, however, will be on Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, which is to be completed in the not too distant next, according to reports.