Cairo News

Bike-sharing scheme in Cairo

New bicycle lanes in areas around Cairo universities. Transport authorities in Cairo are to introduce a bike-sharing scheme in the capital, aimed mainly at attracting young people. Under the title B...
Cairo News

Egypt considers new light rail system for Cairo

Egyptian president Sisi has met with a delegation of Chinese firms in Cairo to discuss the construction of a light rail system connecting Cairo with Egypt's proposed new administrative capital, accord...
Addis Ababa News

New cargo terminal at Addis Ababa airport

A new cargo terminal has opened at Addis Ababa airport, cementing the rise of Ethiopian Airlines as Africa's largest and fastest growing airline.   Together with the airport's existing freig...
Nairobi News

Nairobi has worst traffic record in Africa

Traffic in Kenyan capital rated fifth worst in world in Numbeo report. The traffic in Nairobi has been ranked the worst in Africa and fifth worst in the world according to Numbeo, the crowd-sourced...
Nairobi News

New Nairobi-Mombasa railway opens

Major Kenyan rail route launches 18 months ahead of schedule. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta launched the new 472-km railway line between the capital Nairobi and the country's main sea port of Mom...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam bans cash payments for parking fines

Penalties for parking offences to be paid by bank cards. The Dar es Salaam city council has banned cash payments for parking offences in the city, following media reports of motorists being harasse...
Lagos News

Lagos bus fares to increase

Price hike to take effect in February. The Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network is to introduce “marginally” higher fares on all routes from 1 February. The price increase is the result of the...
Addis Ababa News

E-tickets for Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit

E-Ticketing system to be introduced gradually on AALRT. The Addis Ababa Light Railway Transit (AALRT) is to introduce an electronic ticket scheme in addition to its current system of purchasing tic...
Lagos News

Lagos clamps down on okada motorcyclists

Commercial okada motorcyclists blamed for Lagos traffic violatons and crime. Lagos state government has begun enforcing a ban on commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as okada riders, from oper...
Cairo News

Cairo metro ticket price set to rise

Cairo metro network is currently losing EGP 25m a month. The cost of travelling on the Cairo metro network is expected to increase, pending approval by the Egyptian cabinet. The Cairo metro syst...
Nairobi News

Nairobi Southern Bypass launched

China-funded bypass expected to boost trade in east Africa. The Nairobi Southern Bypass at Ngong Road/Lenana Interchange has been launched at a ceremony by the presidents of Kenya and Tanzania....
Nairobi News

Boda bodas banned from Nairobi CBD

Court bans motorbike taxis from operating in central Nairobi. Nairobi's motorbike taxis, known locally as boda bodas, have been banned from operating in the city's Central Business District (CBD) b...
Cape Town News

Electric buses for Cape Town

Fleet of electric buses to launch in Cape Town in 2017. Cape Town is to introduce a fleet of electric buses in 2017, after awarding the R126 million tender to the South African branch of Chinese el...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway opens

Africa's first fully electric railway links Ethiopia and Djibouti. The Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway opened on 5 October, linking Ethiopia with neighbouring Djibouti and becoming Africa's first full...
Accra News

Accra launches Quality Bus System

New bus system in Ghanaian capital to be fully operational by 31 October. Accra has launched its Quality Bus System (QBS) on a trial basis on busy routes around the city such as Amasaman, Achimota,...
Dar Es Salaam News

New railway line between Dar es Salaam and Rwanda

Tanzania secures $7.6-billion loan from China for rail line to Kigali. The China Export-Import (Exim) Bank is providing Tanzania with a $7.6-billion loan to build a new 2,200-km rail line linking t...
Nairobi News

Uber drivers to protest in Nairobi

Protest by Uber drivers follows company's slashing of prices. Nairobi's 1,000 drivers working for taxi hailing mobile app Uber are holding a protest in the city's Central Business District (CBD) on...
Addis Ababa News

Rickshaw taxi service for Addis Ababa

Cycle rickshaw service in Addis Ababa is first of its kind in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa is set to introduce its first bicycle rickshaw taxi service by early July, according to the city’s transport depa...
Accra News

Uber launches in Accra

Accra becomes 13th African city in Uber network. The taxi hailing mobile app Uber has launched in Accra, becoming the 13th African city in which the San Francisco-based company operates. Uber's...
Cairo News

Fines doubled on Cairo metro

Management company double fines for violations on Cairo metro. Fines for passengers caught breaking the rules on Cairo's metro system have been doubled from EGP 25 to EGP 50, according to its manag...