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Transportation in Angola

  • 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.
  • New markets for Angola Integrated multimodal transport network to unlock new markets

    ANGOLA, 2016/03/01 Transport was a problem in Angola long before it became a priority, hindered by challenging terrain, centuries of neglect by Portugal’s colonial administrators and the ravages of the 1975-2002 civil war. Starting over virtually from scratch is seen by a lot of Angolans as an opportunity to create the network of technologically advanced logistical platforms that will be needed as the country continues to rebuild and modernise Aside from opening up new foreign markets for sectors such as fishing, mining and agriculture, a fully integrated network of port, rail, road and air transport-based logistical platforms is set to create jobs and reduce the country’s dependence on oil and natural gas, according to Transport Minister Augusto da Silva Tomás. It should likewise create the conditions for improved commercial ties between provinces and encourage a wider range of mobility and contact part people who share a common identity as Angolans.
  • Angola's airline Aviation upgraded to first class

    ANGOLA, 2015/05/27 With a brand-new international ariport to be unveiled in 2017, and the overhaul of national carrier TAAG, Angola is on course to become a regional, if not international, centre for aviation Angola is in a hurry and in almost no other place in the country is this completely as evident as at the vast construction site some 25 miles southeast of Luanda, where thousands of workers are busily putting the finishing touches to the brand-new Angola International Airport, scheduled to open in 2017. Designed to handle 15 million passengers and 35,000 metric tons of cargo a year, the facility will channel flights to and from such far-flung destinations as Houston and Beijing, reflecting Angola’s bid to become a major regional and even international aviation transport center.
  • Aviation pact to boost tourism between two countries

    ANGOLA, 2014/09/15 Kenyan overnment has signed an aviation agreement with Angola, paving the way for increased contact and trade between the two nations. The Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) signed by Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau and Angola’s Minister for Transport Augusto da Silva Tomás, will open the way for Angolan airline TAAG to start direct flights between Luanda and Nairobi. The agreement signed last week is an upgrade on an before one signed between the two governments in 2011, which Kenya Airways relied on to launch its flights to Angola. Kenya Airways currently operates three direct flights on the Nairobi-Luanda route.
  • Angola remains a country which keeps her airspace under lock

    ANGOLA, 2014/09/15 Angola remains a country which keeps her airspace under lock and key and is one of Africa’s most restrictive nations vis-a-vis the Yamoussoukro Agreement which, considering how some African governments implement or rather not implement this ground-breaking aviation accord, remains a distant vision punctured by the stark reality of national protectionism. Next four years of bilateral negotiations, Angola has finally put pen to paper last week to allow one additional frequency between the two nations, up from before two. While the news was welcomed in aviation circles, regular sources have swiftly pointed out that Kenya Airways has in fact been flying three times a week by presently between Nairobi and Luanda, using a B737-800NG under flight number KQ 770.
  • Chinese Company Completes Massive Angolan Railway

    CHINA, 2014/08/20 China Railway Construction, one of China's major construction companies, finished building a massive railway line in Angola on Wednesday and plans to put into operation this year. The 1,344-km Benguela railway is the second-longest railroad built by Chinese overseas, shorter only than the 1,860-km Tanzania-Zambia Railway built in the 1970s. It will be the longest and fastest track in the southwestern African country of Angola, said Liu Feng, chief of China Railway Construction's Angola railway project.
  • The Angolan government is working on building rail links with the Democratic Republic of Congo

    ANGOLA, 2014/03/16 The Angolan government is working on building rail links with the Democratic Republic of Congo so that it can re-establish links with East African nations, the Minister for Transport, Augusto da Silva Tomás said Thursday in Lobito. During a visit by Zambia’s Transport Minister, Yafunkwa Mucanga, Silva Tomás as well said that the governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia were discussing where the rail links would be made, drawing up technical studies, inclunding training teams to later begin building work.
  • Angola: Train Circulation Reduces Material Construction Prices in Moxico

    ANGOLA, 2013/10/18 The regular circulation of the trains has caused reduction in the prices of construction materials in the eastern Moxico province. This was said Tuesday in Luena by the local residents, who told Angop that with the circulation of trains last year, connecting the provinces of Benguela, Huambo, Bie and Moxico, the prices of construction material fell sharply comparing to the previous years. Before a bag of cement was sold between 2,000 and 3,000 kwanzas, against the current 1,100 to 1, 200 kwanzas , depending on the quality of the product, said the local resident Dismasse Sachamuha. On the other hand , the local residents expressed concern about the high prices charged by the truck drivers, particularly the Chinese citizens.