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Transportation in Gambia

  • 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.
  • Gambia orders govt appointees to fly economy class for cost saving

    GAMBIA, 2017/10/05 As part of cost cutting in government spending, a category of Gambian civil servants have been instructed to fly economy class, the Data Minister Demba Ali Jawo has disclosed. According to him, the decision was part of the outcome of a cabinet conference that was held on Monday. The affected appointees are Permanent Secretaries and persons holding the post of Director-General.
  • 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.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Imposes Entry Conditions On Vessels From Gambia,

    UNITED STATES, 2015/06/25 The United States Coast Guard has announced that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from The Gambia. Conditions of entry are intended to protect the United States from vessels arriving from nations that have been found to have deficient port anti-terrorism measures in place. This notice was issued on 22 June 2015, in the Federal Register, the Daily Journal of the United States Government.
  • Banjul Hosts Meeting On Trans-Gambia Bridge Project

    GAMBIA, 2014/05/18 The joint technical committee of The Gambia and Senegal on the proposed Trans-Gambia Bridge project convened a conference in Banjul on Wednesday May 14 which discussed construction of the bridge and border posts. A grant from the AfDB will facilitate the construction of a 942-meters-long bridge over the River Gambia at Bambatenda-Yellitenda. Gambian and Senegalese official at the conference as well visited the Tran-Gambia ferry crossing points and the proposed sites for the border posts. As part of the project, there will be two joint border posts, on either side of the bridge, at Misira-Senoba near Somaand Kerr Ali-Kerr Ayib near Farafenni. These border posts will home offices for customs, police and immigration services of the two states.
  • URR Drivers Express Concern Over High Cost of Fuel 2012-10-16

    GAMBIA, 2012/10/16 Drivers in URR have expressed their total dissatisfaction over what they regard as perpetual increase of the price of fuel which, according to them, is creating great financial constraints for them. Speaking to this reporter, a disgruntled 22 passenger van driver Modou Lamin Kumba, stressed that to be a donkey cart driver is even better than being a vehicle driver. He said amount what the drivers are doing under current situation, is to work for passengers.