Transportation in Côte d'Ivoire

  • Côte d’Ivoire transport upgrades to ease congestion and boost connectivity

    ABIDJAN, 2018/01/13 A multi-pronged approach to urban transport development should relieve congestion in Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan, with the upgrades as well set to improve domestic and regional trade links. In late October the rehabilitation of one of the city’s major arteries, the Boulevard de Marseille, broke ground. The project involves upgrading and widening the 13.4-km boulevard and improving connectivity with associated roads, inclunding the Boulevard Valéry-Giscard-d'Estaing, the major thoroughfare in the city’s south.
  • 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.
  • Four-fold capacity increase and international collaborations raise Abidjan Port’s competitiveness

    ABIDJAN, 2017/05/28 Four-fold capacity increase and international collaborations raise Abidjan Port’s competitiveness Côte d’Ivoire’s economic strategies over the completed five years have seen the country’s prosperity surge and there are presently plans to capitalize on this by improving not just domestic trade but as well international exports. A key factor in this plan is the increasingly influential port at Abidjan, once one of the African country’s most significant industrial links. Although the impact of the political and military crisis that hit the country impacted operations at the port, significant investments are presently being made that are once again enabling Côte d’Ivoire government to put the facility back on the regional map. Hien Yacouba Sie, Managing Director of Abidjan Port Authority, is quick to point out the historical importance of the port, although he as well admits that it has suffered from a lack of investment in additional recent years. “During the 1980s the national’s resources, which declined following the drop in the cost of raw materials and other socio-political problems, meant that the port suffered from a lack of investment ,” he explains.
  • 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.
  • Port expansion plans take shape

    CôTE D'IVOIRE, 2013/06/11 A return to economic increase in Côte d’Ivoire has paved the way for the authorities to push ahead with plans to increase the capacity of Abidjan’s port through the development of a new container terminal. The initiative, which comes on the back of a marked increase in maritime traffic since 2011, forms part of Côte d’Ivoire’s efforts to consolidate its position as a West African trans-shipment and transit traffic centre.
  • West African countries agree to build 6-lane Lagos-Abidjan highway

    BENIN, 2013/05/28 -Five West African nations have agreed to expand the Lagos-Abidjan highway into a six-lane track to, part other things, boost trade part them. The leaders of the five nations - Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire - met on the sideline of the ongoing 21st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of National and Government of the African Union and agreed to commence the expansion project in 2014, an official statement from the Ghanaian presidency said on Sunday.