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Nairobi News

Virgin to launch London-Nairobi route in 2007.

Virgin Atlantic, the airline owned by the maverick British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, is due to begin operating direct flights between London and Nairobi in June 2007. Flights will depart daily...
Addis Ababa News

Electric buses for Addis Ababa.

Residents of Addis Ababa may soon see electric buses on their streets following a deal between a local company and a Russian firm to manufacture the environmentally friendly vehicles in Ethiopia. Ethi...
Cape Town News

Mango low-cost airline for South Africa.

South Africa has a new no-frills airline to compete with existing low-cost carriers 1Time and Kulula.com. Mango, a subsidiary of South African Airways, will begin by operating flights between Johanne...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopian African Airline of the Year.

Ethiopias national flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines has been nominated African Airline of the Year 2006 by the African Aviation Journal as part of its annual Africa Aviation Awards. Reasons given for t...
Cape Town News

New transport plans.

Cape Town could get a direct rail link to its international airport as part of broad plans under consideration by the city councils transport portfolio committee, the Cape Argus reports. Other proposa...
Nairobi News

China wins Nairobi airport contract.

Chinese company China Wu Yi has won the contract to undertake the first phase of the Ksh10 billion expansion programme at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. The ten-month contract, worth...
Maputo News

Maputo-Cape Town route launched.

South African Express Airways is to begin flights between Maputo and Cape Town starting from 2 October. The airline will operate two frequencies a week, on Mondays and Fridays, and during the launch p...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to improve public transport.

Cape Town authorities have announced plans for a rechargeable smart card system for trains, buses and minibus taxis as part of preparations for the football World Cup in South Africa in 2010. Proposal...
Maputo News

Vehicle registration made easier.

All documents for vehicle registration and ownership will now be handled by a single office thanks to an agreement between government ministries to simplify red tape, the Maputo daily paper Noticias r...
Nairobi News

Plans to phase out 14-seater matatus take shape.

14-seater commuter vehicles or matatus will not be licensed for public transport as of 2007 in an attempt to relieve congestion on Kenyas roads. The decision, announced by transport and communication...
Addis Ababa News

China to build Gotera interchange.

There are plans to build two major flyovers at the Gotera interchange, otherwise known as Confusion Square due to its heavy and chaotic traffic, the English-language business weekly Fortune reports. T...
Maputo News

New buses in Maputo.

The Maputo public transport company TPM is to get 13 new buses as part of a consignment of 35 vehicles ordered by the Mozambican government from China. The remaining 22 buses are to supplement fleets...
Maputo News

Mozambican airports to get overhaul.

Airport infrastructure in Mozambique is to get an overhaul to the tune of $80 million, the national airports company ADM has said. The project includes the expansion and modernisation of Maputo intern...
Nairobi News

New Kenya-Uganda railway management.

The South African-led concessionaire Rift Valley Railway Consortium is due to take over management of the Kenya and Uganda railways on 1 July. The consortium, led by Sheltam Trade Close with participa...
Nairobi News

New smart driving licences.

Kenyan drivers will be issued with new electronic driving licences by the end of the year under a plan announced by transport minister Chirau Mwakwere, The Nation newspaper reports. The new document w...
Cape Town News

Expanding the airport.

Tenders are now open for the creation of a new departure terminal at Cape Towns international airport as part of a R1.2 redevelopment for the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa. The successful bi...
Cape Town News

Metrorail criticised over security.

Commuter rail service provider Metrorail has come under fire for failing to provide backup security for travellers in light of ongoing nationwide strike action by security guards over wage demands. Th...
Nairobi News

Expansion for JKIA.

Nairobis Jomo Kenyatta international airport (JKIA) is to get an overhaul as part of a major upgrading of the countrys airport facilities, Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has said. Over the next two ye...
Addis Ababa News

New railway management.

South African railway operator COMAZAR is to take over the running of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway. According to a report in the on-line version of Ethiopias independent business weekly Capital the j...
Cape Town News

13 March transport strike.

There will be disruptions to rail transport services across South Africa on 13 March after unions confirmed a nationwide strike in protest over "unilateral" plans to restructure the parastatal transpo...
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