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Accra News

Ghana to get Marcopolo buses

Ghana should soon be taking delivery of 200 Marcopolo buses from Brazil for its public transport system. It is also considering a proposal for setting up an assembly plant for Marcopolo buses in Ghana...
Lagos News

Nigeria clashes with British Airways

The battle between Nigeria and British Airways over the price of tickets and landing rights, which has disrupted air traffic between the two countries for weeks, has been called off until the end of t...
Addis Ababa News

Major road project between Addis Ababa and Kenya

Ethiopia and Kenya have signed a $743 million deal to construct an 880 km highway that will connect the two bordering east African countries. The Addis Ababa-Nairobi-Mombasa road project is a signi...
Arusha News

Dodoma linked to Great North Road via Arusha

Upgrading work has begun on the Dodoma to Mayamaya road in central Tanzania. The country's prime minister Mizengo Pinda inaugurated the 44 km stretch, which is being surfaced with tarmac, on 12 Novemb...
Addis Ababa News

Traffic accidents take their toll on Africa

Road accidents are the second cause of death for the 5-44 age group on the African continent and it is estimated that they cost African countries about $10 billion a year, or two per cent of the conti...
Addis Ababa News

Traffic accidents take their toll on Africa

Road accidents are the second cause of death for the 5-44 age group on the African continent and it is estimated that they cost African countries about $10 billion a year, or two per cent of the conti...
Arusha News

Dodoma linked to Great North Road via Arusha

Upgrading work has begun on the Dodoma to Mayamaya road in central Tanzania. The country's prime minister Mizengo Pinda inaugurated the 44 km stretch, which is being surfaced with tarmac, on 12 Novemb...
Addis Ababa News

Major road project between Addis Ababa and Kenya

Major road project between Addis Ababa and Kenya Ethiopia and Kenya have signed a $743 million deal to construct an 880 km highway that will connect the two bordering east African countries. The A...
Cape Town News

New direct flights to Cape Town

Air France has launched seasonal direct flights between Cape Town and Paris. The French company said it would consider extending the service all year-round if there is consistent demand throughout...
Lagos News

RwandAir to launch direct flights to Lagos

RwandAir, the national air company of Rwanda, is to introduce direct flights from its capital Kigali to Lagos by the end of 2011. The company made the announcement after purchasing a 154-seater Bo...
Lagos News

Lagos proceeds with light rail project

The Lagos state government is proceeding with plans for a multi-billion dollar investment in the construction of an integrated light rail system designed to link various locations in the greater Lagos...
Cairo News

Japan to finance Cairo’s fourth metro line

Japan has granted Egypt a long-term loan of $1.2 billion to fund the planned fourth underground metro line in Cairo, following the Egyptian government
Lagos News

Fashola commissions new Falomo bridge ramp

Lagos state governor Babatunde Fashola has officially inaugurated the Falomo On-Ramp bridge. It is 115 m long and has cost N2.5 billion to build in a public-private partnership (PPP) deal financed ma...
Lagos News

New flights from Lagos to Abu Dhabi

Nigeria's international carrier Arik Air is launching a new service from Lagos to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on 29 November. The three direct weekly flights will depart Lag...
Cape Town News

Cape Town train station to be upgraded

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is planning a R1bn phased-redevelopment of Cape Town
Dar Es Salaam News

Charges over Zanzibar ferry disaster

Four people have been charged with causing the deaths of 203 people when an over-crowded ferry sank off Nungwi, a beach resort north of Zanzibar Island, in the early hours of 10 September. The capt...
Maputo News

New flights to Maputo from South Africa

The airline company Comair, which operates British Airways flights in southern Africa, is launching scheduled services from Lanseria International Airport between Pretoria and Johannesburg to Maputo a...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam drivers running out of fuel

Vehicles in Dar es Salam are slowing to a halt as filling stations run out of petrol. Oil companies are refusing to re-supply service stations in protest against government-imposed cuts of 9.17 per ce...

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