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Nairobi News

Hiring to start on Nairobi-Mombasa rail line

Chinese company seeks 30,000 employees for project Construction of the 610-km Nairobi-Mombasa railway line could start soon, on what is being described as the most ambitious infrastructure projec...
Cape Town News

Cape Town launches mobile transport app

First app of its kind in Africa Cape Town has launched a mobile transport application designed to make the city more mobile and easier to navigate for commuters. Billed as the first of its kind...
Maputo News

Mozambique postal firm launches bus service

Bus will operate mainly out of Maputo and Beira Mozambique’s postal service Correios de Moçambique has launched an inter-provincial bus service, in order to offset losses from its tradit...
Nairobi News

Nairobi to launch electronic parking system

City expects 30 per cent increase in revenue From 1 September motorists in some areas of Nairobi will pay parking fees using mobile phones as part of the county government's plan to go digital wit...
Cape Town News

Plan to make Cape Town buses safer for women

UN Women examines ways to improve safety at bus stations The United Nations (UN) is collaborating with Cape Town to help improve the safety of women on the city's buses. The UN is funding a R200...
Accra News

Ghana's Tamale airport to be expanded

Tamale to become international airport after planned upgrade at Kumasi is dropped Construction work to expand Tamale regional airport into an international hub is set to commence by the start of A...

Bridge collapses in Rome

Nobody injuried in accident caused by truck The Via Flaminia in north Rome has reopened to traffic following the collapse of a pedestrian bridge on top of a truck on the evening of 24 July. The in...
Dar Es Salaam News

Direct flights from Dar es Salaam to Harare

Fastjet to become first operator of direct service Africa's new budget airline Fastjet is to launch services between Dar es Salaam and Harare in Zimbabwe, marking the third international route for...
Nairobi News

Taxis to be regulated in Nairobi

Legislation to be in place by end of year All taxis in Nairobi are to be registered with the county government by the end of 2014 in an effort to reduce crime and allow authorities to keep track o...
Cape Town News

Uber taxis expand in Cape Town

Company launches low-cost service The controversial taxi hailing mobile app Uber has expanded its services in Cape Town by launching its low-cost option known as uberX. The car-sharing system w...
Cape Town News

Cape Town most congested city in South Africa

Johannesburg now in second place Cape Town is the most congested city in South Africa according to the annual global traffic index report for 2013 by navigation company TomTom. The result means...
Accra News

British Airways increases Accra-London flights

Second expansion in six months British Airways (BA) is increasing its capacity on the Accra-London route, six months after expanding its seven weekly flights to ten. Due to the growing demand t...
Addis Ababa News

Addis light rail project nears completion

Electrification phase of train lines Electrification of the 34-km light rail network under construction in Addis Ababa has begun, with the installation of 850 masts, 143-km of overhead lines and e...
Dar Es Salaam News

Major traffic changes in Dar es Salaam

Traffic shake-up aimed at reducing congestion Major traffic changes are expected in Dar es Salaam's Central Business District (CBD) where traffic flows will be changed in the coming months. The...
Nairobi News

Nairobi airport terminal 4 to open in July

Opening of new terminal postponed again The new Terminal 4 at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International airport is due to open to passengers on 4 July, according to transport secretary Michael Kamau wh...
Nairobi News

Nairobi doubles parking fees

Nairobi has more than doubled the cost of parking within the Central Business District (CBD) from 140 shillings to 300 shillings per day. The move to raise parking fees in the CBD was originally sa...
Nairobi News

Nairobi to get new air terminal

Project will make Nairobi an important regional hub Construction work has begun on the new $653 million terminal at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International airport (JKIA), following a fire in August...
Nairobi News

Court to rule on increased Nairobi parking charges

High Court stalls earlier decision until January Nairobi motorists got a reprieve after the high court suspended implementation of the significant parking increases it had sanctioned on 18 December...
Accra News

Accra tries to ease traffic congestion

Measures include changing traffic flow and removal of illegally-parked vehicles Accra has launched a new traffic operation to reduce congestion in the traffic-clogged capital, particularly over the...
Addis Ababa News

Mexico Square in Addis Ababa to be rebuilt

Historic square to be rebuilt following railway constructionThe historic Mexico Square in Addis Ababa will be reconstructed after the completion of the light railway project, according to Mexico&rsquo...

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