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Dar Es Salaam News

Bus fares to go up.

Bus fares are set to rise by up to 26 per cent across the country on 1 August as a result of growing fuel and vehicle operating costs and inflation. Under the new fare structure journeys in urban ar...
Maputo News

Mozambique airlines raises ticket price.

Mozambique airlines (LAM) is to increase the cost of domestic flights by ten per cent in response to the rising cost of jet fuel. In a statement the national flag carrier said fuel costs rose from 35...
Dar Es Salaam News

Transport revolution for Dar es Salaam.

Dar es Salaam could soon have a modern urban transport system under a $158 million project largely sponsored by the World Bank, local media sources report. Detailed drawings have already been complete...
Nairobi News

Plane crash investigation underway.

Kenyans are awaiting the outcome of an investigation into the cause of the plane crash that killed a cabinet minister, an assistant minister, a security officer and the German pilot on 10 June. The ac...
Maputo News

Direct flights between Maputo and Luanda to launch in November.

Direct flights between Mozambique and Angola could begin in November this year following negotiations between the countries
Nairobi News

Kenya-Uganda railway to get overhaul.

Rail travel in Kenya could be about to change thanks to an ambitious KSh80 billion plan to turn the loss-making Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC)
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia-Djibouti railway website.

Railway enthusiasts and people interested in the history of the Horn of Africa will enjoy a new website dedicated to the railway linking the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to the port of Djibouti on th...
Nairobi News

Matatu chaos in Nairobi.

Motorists in Nairobi heaved a sigh of relief in mid-March when local government minister Uhuru Kenyatta banned matatus (mini bus taxis) arriving from the east side of the city from entering the city c...
Dar Es Salaam News

New Tanzania-Rwanda railway.

A standard-gauge railway is to be built between Isaka in central Tanzania and the Rwandan capital Kigali to facilitate the transport of goods and raw materials between the two countries,
Addis Ababa News

New buses for Addis Ababa.

Dozens of new buses have come into operation in Addis Ababa to relieve pressure on the city
Accra News

Railway workers strike in Ghana.

An ongoing strike by Ghana
Cairo News

New licence plates for Egypt.

Egypt is to begin issuing new car number plates as of 1 August, the weekly newspaper
Maputo News

Government to subsidise fuel for chapas owners.

The government has decided to subsidise the cost of fuel for
Cape Town News

Emirates to launch Cape Town service.

Dubai-based airline Emirates is to launch a daily service to and from Cape Town on 30 March. Inbound flight EK770 will depart Dubai at 08.35, arriving at Cape Town International Airport at 16.25. Outb...
Maputo News

Maputo to get new gas-powered buses.

Maputo public transport company TPM is to introduce five new gas-powered buses to its existing fleet of 93 buses in a bid to cut running costs and improve services in the capital. The new vehicles w...
Maputo News

Transport fares rolled back after protests.

The government and the federation of road transport associations have revoked the increase in public transport fares in the Maputo area after clashes between police and demonstrators protesting agains...
Maputo News

Transport price protest leaves at least one dead.

At least one person has died in Maputo on 5 February after police opened fire on a crowd demonstrating against a rise in public transport fares in the city. Thousands of people took to the streets of...
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