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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....
Arusha News

Major loans for Arusha-Holili highway

The road project connecting Arusha with Voi in Kenya has received two major loans totalling $232.5m from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The loans constitute almost 90 per cent of the total pr...
Cairo News

Cairo airport to close at night

Cairo International Airport is to close between 01.30 and 05.30 from 1 June "to save energy", according to civil aviation minister Wael al-Maddawy. The minister said that Terminal 3 – which s...
Maputo News

Tolls rise in Maputo South Africa motorway

Tolls at the two toll-gates on the Mozambique side of the Maputo-South Africa motorway go up from 1 April. The hikes range from eight to 28 per cent, and have been instituted by the Trans-Africa Co...
Nairobi News

App tracks Nairobi traffic

An App created by a Nairobi technology entrepreneur to help people avoid the city's notorious traffic has gained widespread usage in the capital. Known as Ma3Route, the App collects traffic informa...
Maputo News

Maputo-South Africa railway closed for six weeks

The Ressano Garcia railway line, which links Maputo port to South Africa, will be closed for at least six weeks following a serious accident on 18 February involving a South African goods train near T...
Accra News

Major traffic project in Accra

Ghana's Department of Urban Roads (DUR) is implementing a $135-million urban traffic management project in Accra in March. Known as the Accra Intelligent Traffic Management System (AITMS), the sche...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopian Airlines expands eastwards

Ethiopian Airlines is expanding its Asian network from 18 June, adding flights to Ho Chi Minh in southern Vietnam; Seoul Incheon in South Korea; and the capital of The Philippines, Manila. The move...
Addis Ababa News

Direct flights from Addis to Malawi’s Blantyre

Ethiopian Airlines is to launch direct flights from Addis Ababa to Blantyre, Malawi's second city and centre of commerce, from 31 March. The flights will operate three times a week between Bole Int...
Dar Es Salaam News

British Airways to pull out of Dar es Salaam

British Airways (BA) has announced that it is to cease operating its direct flights between London Heathrow and Dar es Salaam from 31 March. The airline said it is suspending the service, which cur...
Nairobi News

Israel calls for Tel Aviv-Nairobi flights

Israel's Ambassador to Kenya, Gil Haskel, has said that his country would like to see the resumption of direct flights between Tel Aviv and Nairobi before the end of 2013. The Israeli government ba...
Lagos News

First phase of Lagos light rail by June

The first phase of the Lagos light railway line covering Marina, Iganmu and Mile 2, will be completed by June, according to the Lagos governor Babatunde Raji Fashola. Fashola made the statement on...
Dar Es Salaam News

Revenue surges at Dar es Salaam port after investigations

The Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) has seen a surge in revenue at the port of Dar es Salaam, from $18 million in November to $31 million in December, following the suspension of 16 port officers accus...
Nairobi News

Nairobi rail project gets environmental approval

The commuter rail project for greater Nairobi has received the approval of the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) which has decided that the Sh24 billion-scheme will not have a negativ...
Lagos News

Lagos-Kano railway re-launched

The rebuilt railway line between the southern port city of Lagos and the Kano, located some 1,160 km away in the far north, was launched on 21 December. It saw the resumption of intercity passenger tr...
Cape Town News

Poles for highway bus lanes in Cape Town

The city of Cape Town has announced plans to place poles along the N2’s dedicated bus lane in an effort to curb its widespread illegal use by private motorists. Authorities will put the pilla...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam bus owners fined for fare hikes

The operators of 13 buses and minibuses in Dar es Salaam have been fined for over-charging customers following a largescale operation by the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA)...
Accra News

Argentine ship to leave Tema

Argentina flew a crew of 98 sailors to Ghana on 18 December to facilitate the return the Argentine naval ship which had been detained in the port of Tema since 2 October. The move follows an order...
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