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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...
Accra News

Delta to launch direct Accra-Atlanta flights

Delta Airlines has agreed to operate direct flights from Accra to the US city of Atlanta, Georgia next year, following a request by Ghanaian president John Mahama. Welcoming the news, Mahama said t...
Cairo News

Resumption of some Cairo train services

A number of train services began operating out of Cairo's Ramses station again on 22 October, following a 10-week stoppage ordered by the Egyptian interior ministry over security concerns. About 28...
Accra News

Ghana to host air show

9-11 Oct 2014. Ghana's transport minister has announced that the country will host African Air Expo at the end of next year, the first air show on the continent. It is a privately sponsored show, with...
Lagos News

Lagos plane crash leaves up to 16 dead

Passengers were en route to funeral of former Akure governor An investigation has been launched after a chartered airplane crashed on the outskirts of Lagos at 09.30 on 3 October, resulting in the...
Accra News

British Airways increases Accra-London route

 British Airways (BA) is adding three extra flights to its Accra-London route. It currently operates seven flights a week but from October onwards the service will increase to ten weekly fligh...
Lagos News

Britain backs Lagos rail project

The Lagos Blue Line rail project, which is running considerably behind schedule, has received a boost after Britain's deputy high commissioner for Nigeria Peter Carter said the scheme provided many op...
Arusha News

Arusha tackles traffic congestion

A number of busy two-way thoroughfares in Arusha are soon to be changed into one-way streets as part of efforts to decongest the traffic-clogged city centre. The biggest initial changes will affect...
Nairobi News

Kenyatta international airport closed by fire

Nairobi's international Kenyatta airport has been closed indefinitely by a large fire in the arrivals terminal. Passengers have been evacuated and incoming flights diverted, mainly to Mombasa. Some ai...
Dar Es Salaam News

New budget flights from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg

African budget carrier FastJet is to offer low-cost flights between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg in South Africa from 27  September. The airline will offer four weekly flights and the first...
Cape Town News

Cape Town examines bike-share scheme

Cape Town is investigating the feasibility of a bike-share programme for use in the city centre to help create a more "liveable city" according to transport councillor Brett Herron. The feasibility s...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam to boost railway services

The Tanzanian government has unveiled major plans to invest in the rail network in the Dar es Salaam region. As part of its Sh137.6bn investment in Tanzania Railway Limited (TRL) over the 2013/14 f...
Addis Ababa News

New railway between Addis Ababa and Djibouti

Construction of an 800-km railway line connecting Addis Ababa and Djibouti City was inaugurated by Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Djiboutian president Ismail Omar Guelleh at the beg...
Accra News

Virgin Atlantic discontinues Accra - London service

Virgin Atlantic is to discontinue its flights between Accra and London's Heathrow airport from 23 September, after operating the service for over three years. Virgin said the operation of its fiv...
Accra News

New international airport for Accra

The Ghanaian government has acquired land for the construction of a new airport at Ningo-Prampram in the rural Dangme West district of the greater Accra region, to replace the existing Kotoka Internat...
Addis Ababa News

Construction of new Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway

China is to provide Ethiopia’s government with a $3.3 billion loan for the construction of a new electrified railway line between Addis Ababa and Djibouti, to boost Ethiopia’s commerci...
Cape Town News

New draft rules for Cape Town cyclists

Cape Town has drafted new regulations for cyclists and motorists to improve road safety in the province. The new rules, now open to discussion, would form part of last December's Western Cape Provi...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia and Oman sign codeshare deal

Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier of Ethiopia, has signed a codeshare partnership with Oman Air, Oman's national airline. The agreement covers flights between Addis Ababa and Oman's capital...
Cape Town News

Cape Town gives limited go-ahead to tuk-tuks

Cape Town has permitted the limited use of three-wheeled motorcycle "tuk-tuk" taxis within certain areas of the city, as part of an amendment to the council's integrated transport plan which is due fo...
Dar Es Salaam News

Third terminal at Dar es Salaam airport

The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority has awarded the contract for a third terminal at Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere international airport to the Royal BAM Group of Holland’s BAM International....
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