Saturday, 08 August 2020
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Cape Town News

Electric buses in Cape Town

Cape Town becomes first African city to launch electric public transport. Cape Town has invited tenders for a fleet of 12-m electric buses, as part of its commitment to lower carbon emissions. T...
Cairo News

New runway at Cairo airport

Cairo airport expansion comes amid continued decline for Egyptian tourism. Cairo airport has unveiled a new runway as the airport's Terminal 2 nears completion under a EGP 3.4 billion expansion pro...
Cairo News

Cairo prepares for Metro Line 6

China to construct Cairo's sixth metro line. The China Railway Construction Corporation is to build Cairo's metro Line 6, according to an announcement by Egypt's transport ministry. Although a m...

Smart cards for Cairo Metro

New system to avoid queues on Cairo Metro newtork. A new smart card system has been introduced on the Cairo metro, allowing holders to charge their cards instead of purchasing individual tickets fo...
Cairo News

British tourists fly out of Egypt

EasyJet travel ban causes confusion. Flights carrying British tourists began leaving Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh again on 6 November in the wake of the Russian plane crash in which all 224 passengers w...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete on official visit to Kenya

Dedication to construction of Arusha-Mombasa road. On his three-day visit to Kenya the outgoing Tanzanian president, Jakaya Kikwete, officially marked the upgrade of one of the sections of the Arus...
Nairobi News

Kenya extends railway from Nairobi to Naivasha

Kenyan president breaks ground at Nairobi South railway station. The Kenyan government has begun extending the Mombasa-Nairobi railway line to Naivasha, a town located about 120km northwest of the...
Nairobi News

One-way plan for Nairobi traffic

One-way project to become operational within three months Key streets in Nairobi are to be converted into one-way routes as part of measures to improve traffic flow, according to an announcement b...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa to open first section of light rail

North-south section of line to become operational Half of the long-awaited Addis Ababa Light Railway, running from the north to south of the capital, is scheduled to open on 20 September, accordin...
Nairobi News

Google Transit launched in Nairobi

Free app charts public transport in capital Google Kenya has introduced a new online service that maps public transport routes in Nairobi, allowing passengers to plan their trips around the capital...
Cairo News

Barges banned on Nile in Cairo

New safety measures following Nile boat collision Cairo has banned river barges from passing through the capital at night until the end of September, following a ferryboat accident on 22 July in wh...
Accra News

Ghana sets aviation exhibition for autumn 2016

Air expo rescheduled after cancellation during ebola epidemic Ghana's minister of transport, Dzifar Attivor, has announced that the country's first aviation exhibition will now run from 12-14 Octob...
Maputo News

Maputo transport company transferred to city

The Mozambique government has decided to transfer the management of the Maputo's public transport from Beira Public Transport Company to the city government. The city's public transport system is o...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam plans metro rail project

Tanzania requests funding from India Tanzania has requested funding from India to build a metro rail network in Dar es Salaam, according to the country's president Jakaya Kikwete. The official...
Cairo News

Cairo reopens Sadat metro station

Major metro station to reopen after two years The Sadat metro station in downtown Cairo is scheduled to reopen at 06.00 on 17 June, almost two years after it was closed for security concerns, accor...
Cape Town News

Cape Town has worst traffic in South Africa

Johannesburg is country's second most congested city Cape Town has been ranked South Africa's most congested city, according to a report by traffic navigator TomTom which based its results on data...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopian Airlines to operate between Dublin and Los Angeles

First service to connect Africa with Ireland and US west coast Ethiopian Airlines is set to operate three weekly flights direct from the Irish capital Dublin to Addis Ababa and Dublin direct to Lo...
Dar Es Salaam News

New ferry between Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo

Ferry service aimed at easing congestion around Dar es Salaam A new ferry is set to begin operating between Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo, following a trial run attended by Tanzania's minister for wor...
Cape Town News

Taxify taxi service launches in Cape Town

New app-based taxi service in Cape Town  A smartphone-based application allowing clients to order a licensed taxi, free of charge, is launching in Cape Town and Johannesburg at the end of Janu...
Cape Town News

Uber taxis impounded in Cape Town

Dispute over Uber permits in Cape Town Cape Town police have impounded over 30 cars operating under the controversial taxi hailing mobile app Uber following a checkpoint in the city's Central Busin...

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