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Transportation in Africa

  • Cameroon: Gov’t drills driving school owners in Douala

    CAMEROON, 2017/10/16 Owners of driving schools in Douala are currently undergoing a training on how to entirely drill potential drivers. The training in Douala was organised by the Minister of Transport as part of efforts to curb the numerous road accidents that has rocked the country’s roads recently.
  • 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.
  • Aluminium-Lithium Alloys Fight Back

    FRANCE, 2017/09/16 At the same time as it comes to the aviation industry, new technologies and manufacturing techniques have been mounting a silent revolution in the new generation of commercial twin-aisle aircraft: the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350. Both these aircraft contain around 50% of CFRP composites, as opposed to their previous iterations where aluminium alloys had dominated. This explains why, at the same time as Boeing and Airbus introduced these two crafts several years ago, most experts thought that the next generation of planes would be made out of composites, a trend that would again expand to include smaller jets – but as turns out, they were wrong.
  • 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.
  • South Africa: Steps Being Taken to Keep SAA Flying High

    SOUTH AFRICA, 2017/08/07 Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says steps are being taken to address the challenges faced by South African Airways (SAA). Addressing Members of Parliament (MPs) at the Old Assembly Chamber in Parliament on Friday, the Minister said while the airline is faced with external market challenges, as is the case with other airlines, there were internal matters that SAA is looking at to bring stability in governance and to as well ensure the airline's liquidity is protected.
  • 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.
  • East Africa: Etihad Airways Increases Frequency to Nigeria, Egypt

    EGYPT, 2017/07/16 Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights between its Abu Dhabi hub and both Cairo and Lagos later this year to cater to growing request to and from the United Arab Emirates. A new Saturday flight to Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, beginning December 2, 2017, adds to the weekend travel option, increasing frequency from four to five services each week, and offering better flexibility and convenience to local travellers. The early morning service from Abu Dhabi and return mid-morning flight departing Lagos will as well ensure convenient connections to and from Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Popular feeder cities include Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur.
  • 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.