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Accra News

New driving licences.

In an attempt to improve Ghanas motoring sector drivers applying for a new licence or the renewal of an old one will be issued with a credit-card type document rather than the old paper one as from Au...
Addis Ababa News

New Dubai-Addis Ababa flight.

The Dubai-based Emirates airline is to introduce a three times weekly scheduled service to Addis Ababa as of 27 March. Emirates flight EK723 will take off from Dubai international airport every Monday...
Cape Town News

Cycling towards prosperity.

On 12 March around 35,000 cyclists will take to the streets of Cape Town for the annual Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. Some 110 km will be closed to traffic for the race, which started in the late...
Maputo News

New boats for Maputo-Catembe.

Participants in the international competition to design and build new passenger and cargo vessels for the crossing between Maputo and Catembe on the opposite side of Maputo Bay now have until 20 March...
Cape Town News

SMS for train updates.

Capetonians can now receive information about train services in the Western Cape on their mobile phones. The SMS service, offered by the regional division of national commuter rail service provider Me...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopian launches new routes.

Ethiopian Airlines is to begin scheduled services to four new international destinations: Brussels (Belgium), Dakar (Senegal), Juba (south Sudan) and Libreville (Gabon). The flights to Dakar, Juba and...
Addis Ababa News

Bole airport development inaugurated.

Addis Ababas smart new international airport was officially opened in early February, marking the end of a major expansion project lasting five years. The $200-million overhaul has given the airport a...
Nairobi News

Matatus to be phased out.

The government has announced plans to phase out 14-seater matatus in favour of larger vehicles in a bid to ease congestion on Kenyan roads. Some 45,000 of the small, privately owned minivans otherwise...
Maputo News

Motorway tolls increase.

Fees for using the N4 toll road linking Maputo to Witbank in South Africa are set to rise on 1 March 2006, Mozambiques national roads administration has said. Tolls for light vehicles at the Maputo to...
Nairobi News

New air routes for Kenya.

Kenyas flag carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has launched a new weekly Boeing 777 service from London to Mombasa, leaving Heathrow at 19.00 on Friday evening and arriving in the Kenyan port city at 08.45 th...
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...


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