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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.
  • Kenya Airways Gets Permit For Direct U.S. Flights

    UNITED STATES, 2017/09/11 The United States government has granted Kenya Airways a permit to operate direct flights to America. According to an order issued by the Department of Transportation, the permit became effective on September 5. The Department of Transportation had in June recommended that KQ, as the airline is commonly known, be granted the permit if there were no public objections.
  • Kenya's new $3.2 billion railway frustrates customers ahead of polls

    KENYA, 2017/08/03 The new railway linking Nairobi to the port of Mombasa was supposed to be the crowning succcess of an infrastructure bonanza propelling President Uhuru Kenyatta to victory in Kenya's Aug. 8 polls. Instead, additional than two months next Kenyatta inaugurated it to great fanfare, the Chinese-built line is plagued with administrative problems, particularly the ticketing process that has made it impossible to buy tickets online or on the day of travel, for example. The problem, critics say, is that the $3.2 billion project was rushed to completion ahead of the elections, before proper planning for issues such as transport to the line's terminuses on the outskirts of the two traffic-clogged cities.
  • Tazara Railway To Be Used to Promote Tourism to Tanzania

    TANZANIA, 2017/07/28 MILESTONES are being made all around us, but do we ever stop to notice them? Let appreciate their significance, we rarely pay attention to momentous milestones in our lives. Lat Saturday, the chairman of the Tanzania Tourist Board( TTB), Judge Thomas Mihayo, played host to the tourist ROVOS Rail, which arrived in Dar es Salaam through the Tanzania and Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara). Though little publicised, this event carried with it a significant milestone in this country's tourism industry.
  • Uganda to Implement Bus Rapid Transit to Decongest Kampala

    UGANDA, 2017/07/16 Ugandan National Minister for Transport Aggrey Bagaiire on Saturady announced that his government will implement the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) concept in order to decongest the jam-prone City of Kampala. Mr Bagiire made the announcement next visiting the Dar es Salaam Rapid Transport (DART) project, which has largely improved transport services in the Tanzania commercial capital.
  • Kenya Airways (KQ) Gets Air Traffic Rights in U.S. Paving Way for Direct Flights

    KENYA, 2017/07/07 Kenya Airways (KQ) has been granted air traffic rights to the United States (US) airspaces inching closer to direct flights to the US. Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia told Capital FM Business the airline presently awaits other crucial licenses to see it fly to the US by March 2018. Part the crucial licenses include the Air Service License which gives it commercial approval and the Air Operating Certificate, which gives it technical authority to operate to the US.
  • National carrier RwandAir continues to expand its fleet

    RWANDA, 2017/06/19 Regional allies show there is power in numbers as they combine forces to carry out vital energy and transport projects Rwanda may presently be a progressive African leader, but it is not alone on its journey. Mechanisms for better cooperation across African borders are at last a real possibility. Ironically, in a region of the world where foreign aid has long represented the driving force, this evolution is African-generated and inward-focused. Nations on the continent are presently looking to each other for increase, and it is working.
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Mombasa railway station

    KENYA, 2017/06/06 President Uhuru Kenyatta has told public transport players in the country that their jobs are not under threat, following the start of the standard gauge railway (SGR) operations. President Kenyatta said SGR will instead create additional opportunities for matatu and boda boda operators as he directed the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure to put up a matatu terminus at each SGR station to facilitate relieve of transportation.
  • Government Woos Qatar Tycoons to Invest in Uganda Airlines

    QATAR, 2017/06/06 One of Qatar's richest men, Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani and other top businessmen in the Gulf, have expressed interest in helping government revive the defunct Uganda Airlines, a national carrier that collapsed nearly two decades ago. Sunday Monitor understands that a delegation of 25 businessmen and government officials led by Privatisation and Investment minister Evelyn Anite early last week, held closed-door talks with Sheikh Faisal in Doha, and persuaded him to invest in Uganda Airlines. Sources told Sunday Monitor that the conference with Sheikh Faisal was arranged by President Museveni's kingpin in the Gulf, Dr Rashid Yahya Ssemuddu, who the chief of Uganda's Mission in Riyadh but was moved to Iran in the recent reshuffle, although still stationed in Riyadh on a appropriate assignment.