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Maputo News

Maputo to Brazil direct flights

Direct flights to Brazil will be available from Maputo by mid 2010, according to Macauhub online. A spokesman from Mozambique
Lagos News

Dana Air opens Lagos flights to Uyo

Dana Air starts flights between Lagos and Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State, on 18 January. The service runs seven days a week, operating out of Lagos. The daily flight leaves Lagos in the morning...
Accra News

Hawkers descend on Achimota transport terminal in Accra

Hawkers are causing problems at the new transport terminal at Achimota in north Accra just a few weeks after it opened for service. Local news sources reported in mid-January that petty traders fro...
Lagos News

Taxi trouble in Lagos

Fuel scarcity in Lagos is making it difficult for taxi drivers to repay bank loans encouraged by a government scheme to help them buy a new car, according to a 234next.com report. In May 2009 the L...
Lagos News

Lagos to expand bus rapid transit scheme

Local transport operator Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) has announced plans to expand the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) scheme in the city. Part of the project is to increase the sp...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzanian rail bridges collapse

Several railway bridges have been destroyed by recent floods on Tanzania
Nairobi News

Fly540 starts Nairobi-Mwanza route

Fly540, which calls itself Africa
Cairo News

Taxis for women only

Cairo may soon get a taxi service run by women and for women only, according to a recent report in the Jerusalem Post, Israel
Nairobi News

Flights to Nairobi get cheaper

Two British airlines are offering discounted fares to Kenya for several months as long as they are booked before the end of January. British Airways is offering
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzanian police in road safety drive

There were 13,748 traffic accidents and 2,145 road deaths in Tanzania in the first nine months of 2009 according to recent data from the Tanzanian police force. In an exclusive interview in the daily...
Nairobi News

Flights to Nairobi get cheaper

Two British airlines are offering discounted fares to Kenya for several months as long as they are booked before the end of January. British Airways is offering
Maputo News

New traffic laws in Mozambique

New traffoic regulations came into force on 8 December 2009 in a bid to improve safety on Mozambique
Addis Ababa News

New traffic regulations in Addis Ababa

The city council has introduced tough new road rules in a bid to improve road safety in the city, the English-language business weekly Capital Ethiopia reports. The use of seatbelts is now obligat...
Arusha News

Air Tanzania introduces daily Dar-Arusha flights

State-owned Air Tanzania has introduced a daily flight from Dar es Salaam to Arusha airport to boost revenue for the struggling airline. The move puts the carrier in direct competition with private co...
Lagos News

Nigeria to restore Lagos-Jebba rail link

The Nigerian government has signed a N12.3 billion contract with a Chinese company to rehabilitate the 488 km railway between Lagos and Jebba to the north. The project is part of renewed efforts to re...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar bus rapid transit system

Dar es Salaam could soon have a bus rapid transit system along the lines of the one running in Lagos after the government paved the way for construction of the necessary infrastructure,
Cape Town News

New traffic management system for World Cup 2010

Cape Town is to install more than 60 CCTV cameras along major roads throughout the city in a link up to its R130 million Transport Management Centre (TMC), which will house the city
Cairo News

Entry fee for Cairo airport

Can you imagine paying to go into an airport? According to the Daily News reactions to the recent decision to charge visitors an entry fee at Cairo Airport
Addis Ababa News

Parking revolution in Addis Ababa.

Responsibility for managing street parking is soon to be handed from the existing private operators to their employees, local news sources report. Under the controversial plans by the city council p...
Cairo News

Cairo-Alexandria high-speed rail link.

Plans are underway to create a high-speed rail link between Cairo and the Mediterranean coast city of Alexandria, Egypt

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