Mon, 22 July 2024
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Nairobi News

Nairobi Metro 2030 Strategy launched.

Nairobi metropolitan development minister Mutula Kilonzo has announced ambitious plans to transform the Kenyan capital into a major regional business and tourism centre. The so-called
Addis Ababa News

New-look bus terminus in Merkato.

The Adarash bus terminus in Merkato in the commercial heart of the capital is getting a revamp in a two million Birr project sponsored by Ethiopia
Dar Es Salaam News

Egypt Air to reintroduce flights to Tanzania.

Egypt Air is to reintroduce flights to Tanzania next June to stimulate business, tourism and cultural relations between the two countries. The Egyptian carrier suspended its weekly flight from Cairo t...
Maputo News

Foreign vehicle registration.

The Tax Authority of Mozambique (AT) has announced a campaign to regularise foreign vehicles and boats in Mozambique under the temporary vehicle import regime. Owners of vehicles or boats registered o...
Nairobi News

Higher parking fees in Nairobi.

Motorists now have to pay Ksh140 per day to park their car in the central business district under a new tariff structure aimed at easing congestion in the city centre. The former charge levied by the...
Nairobi News

Air Arabia launches flights to Nairobi.

The Sharjah-based United Arab Emirates national budget airline has launched a new service to the Kenyan capital. The low-cost carrier flies to Nairobi on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, depa...
Arusha News

KLM increases capacity to Tanzania.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has introduced a 425-seat Boeing 777-300 ER on the popular Amsterdam - Kilimanjaro - Dar es Salaam route on Fridays and Sundays, increasing the carrier
Addis Ababa News

Meter taxis for the capital.

Meter taxis are due to go into service in Addis Ababa for the first time next year, local English-language newspaper
Cape Town News

Transport Month in Cape Town.

October is Transport Month in South Africa and the Cape Town authorities have planned numerous initiatives to mark the event. Highlights include the launch of a new park-and-ride facility in the Helde...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopian Airlines flies high.

Ethiopian Airlines had an operating revenue of over nine billion Birr and a net profit of 504 million Birr during the 2007/2008 fiscal year. These figures represent record earnings for the carrier, wh...
Nairobi News

Kenya-Uganda railway to be upgraded.

One of the oldest railways in Africa, dubbed The Lunatic Express, could soon be modernized. The Kenyan government and a group of consultants from the public and private sectors have drawn up plans to...
Nairobi News

Delta opens Nairobi office.

Delta airlines has opened offices in Nairobi ahead of the launch of direct flights between Kenya and the US, now scheduled for early next year. The American carrier was due to begin services in mid-20...
Cape Town News

Bus rapid transport system for Cape Town.

Work is to begin shortly on a bus rapid transport (BRT) system in the city. The R10-billion project will be divided into four phases, with the first phase ready in time for the football World Cup in S...
Nairobi News

Fly540 flies high in Africa.

Kenyan no-frills airline Fly540 is preparing to launch a new service linking the capital Nairobi to Mwanza in northwestern Tanzania. The service, which is expected to come into operation in October, f...
Dar Es Salaam News

Chinese company to buy into Air Tanzania.

The government could be about to sell a 49 per cent stake in the state-owned Air Tanzania to a private Chinese firm,
Lagos News

New cabs arrive in Lagos.

Lagos state government has announced plans to roll out a fleet of 200 taxis in the metropolis. The new service, which will complement the existing commercial taxi system, is being offered in partnersh...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopian Airlines leases new planes.

Ethiopian Airlines has leased two new aircraft in a bid to cope with growing demand, English language business newspaper
Nairobi News

Kenya-Uganda railway nears collapse.

One of the oldest and longest railway lines in Africa is on the verge of collapse due to poor management, lack of support from the financial sector and lack of political goodwill from the Kenyan and U...
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