Tuesday, 24 November 2020
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Lagos News

China to build Lagos’ Lekki deep sea port

  A $1,100 million deal. Nigeria’s Lekki deep sea harbour, planned as West Africa’s biggest port, is to be built by a Chinese consortium in a $630m loan agreement signed with the China Development...
Cairo News

Cairo begins third phase of metro line

New section of metro will connect Ataba to Cairo University. Construction has begun on the third phase of Cairo's third metro line which will extend more than 17 km above and below ground. The metro'...
Cairo News

Cairo increases metro ticket price again

Fare hike follows doubling of metro ticket price in 2017. The cost of travelling on Cairo's metro network has increased from 11 May with passengers now being charged on the length of their commute ra...
Nairobi News

Women taxi drivers are fashionable in Nairobi

Women passengers favour women taxi drivers in Nairobi. Women taxi drivers are on the increase in Nairobi thanks to the spread of taxi-hailing apps. Women e-drivers also say that flexible hours, gua...
Lagos News

Lagos water transport to develop new routes

During the Lagos Boat Regatta at the beginning of May the head of the Lagos state government, Akinwunmi Ambode, confirmed that nine new jetties and shelters for ferry transport are in various stages o...
Cairo News

Cairo hosts Africa Aviation summit

African aviation summit looks at strategies for success. A strategy for the success of Africa’s aviation is the theme of the two-day summit in Cairo on 17-18 April. About 118 aerospace companies fr...
Cairo News

Double-decker buses for Cairo

Cairo gets double-decker public buses for the first time.  Cairo is set to introduce 40 double-decker public buses in 2018, according to the city's governor Atef Abuldhamid.The first 12 "European-sty...
Lagos News

Uniforms for Lagos bus conductors

Move to "restore dignity" of Lagos bus staff. From 1 January bus conductors in Lagos will be issued with uniforms and formal identification tags, according to the Bus Conductors Association of Nigeri...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to build 20km wall along Khayelitsha line

Metrorail to erect 20km wall to protect Cape Town's Khayelitsha line. Cape Town's Metrorail network is to build a 20-km stretch of wall along its Khayelitsha line as part of an ongoing security plan....
Cairo News

Cairo metro to have airport link

Third metro line will connect Heliopolis to Cairo airport. Construction is to begin in late December on the fourth phase of Cairo's third metro line, which will extend to the city's international air...
Cairo News

Cairo metro ticket fares to rise in 2018

Proposed hike follows doubling of metro ticket price earlier this year. The cost of travelling on the Cairo metro network is expected to increase in 2018, following negotiations between the Cairo Met...
Cape Town News

New number plates for Cape Town

Western Cape vehicle registrations to change from CA to CAA in 2018. All new vehicles in Cape Town in 2018 are to be issued with registration plates showing CAA instead of the current CA, according t...
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...

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