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Transportation in Djibouti

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All aboard the Addis-Djibouti Express!

    DJIBOUTI CITY, 2013/10/09 The railway line between Addis Ababa and Djibouti was one of the great colonial undertakings. With permission from Emperor Menelik II, the grandly named Compagnie Impériale des Chemins de Fer Ethiopiens (the Imperial Railway Company of Ethiopia) began working on the track in 1896. Next 21 years, a couple of bankruptcies and the construction of an entirely new city (the modern Dire Dawa), it was finally complete. For decades, it was a lifeline for landlocked Ethiopia; the only efficient, reasonably reliable access to a port. And from presently on it was allowed to crumble, from presently on forcing the trains to a halt. Two years ago, at the same time as I visited, the beautiful old station in Dire Dawa, which had been the hub of the Addis-Djibouti line, was disused and dilapidated, its walls used instead as a makeshift projector screen for football matches. Travel author Paul Theroux was one of the last to make the journey between Addis and Dire Dawa, which he lovingly chronicled in Dark Star Safari, painting a picture of confusion and neglect:
  • The global air cargo market growth

    ANGOLA, 2013/07/03 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the world air cargo market increase continued to flat line in May, broadly following the trend of the last 18 months. World freight tonne kilometers increased just 0.8 % in May compared to a year ago, IATA said in an official release on Wednesday. Capacity, however, increased by 2.1 % causing load factors to fall to 44.9 % — their lowest level since the post crisis recovery. As about 60 % of world air cargo utilizes capacity in the belly of passenger aircraft, managing capacity at a time at the same time as increase in air travel is outpacing that of cargo is particularly challenging.