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Maputo News

Maputo bus fare protests subside

The protests on 15 November following the introduction of higher bus fares in Maputo and its neighbouring city Matola have subsided and the transport situation is reportedly back to normal. The dis...
Cape Town News

Major renewal of South Africa’s trains

New state-of-the-art passenger trains will begin operating in Cape Town and across South Africa in 2015, as part of the R123 billion (nearly $15 billion) “rolling stock renewal” programme...
Nairobi News

Kenya Airways increases flights to Johannesburg

Kenya Airways is increasing the frequency of flights between its Nairobi hub and Johannesburg in South Africa, due to growing demand. Beginning on 1 December, the Kenyan national carrier will intro...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam launches first commuter trains

The inaugural commuter train service in Dar es Salaam has been launched as part of the first phase of a government scheme to improve the city's transport network and to decrease its congested streets....
Nairobi News

Gulf Air suspends Nairobi flights

Gulf Air is suspending its flights between Bahrain and Nairobi indefinitely, effective from 13 November. The Bahrain-based carrier made the decision to axe the service, which was only launched in July...
Maputo News

Maputo set for public transport price increase

Authorities in Maputo have approved a 40 per cent increase in charges for public transport, four years after a similar price hike triggered riots that resulted in the deaths of four people in Maputo a...
Nairobi News

Flights between Nairobi and South Korea

Flights have been launched between Nairobi and Seoul following a codeshare agreement between SkyTeam alliance partners Kenya Airways and Korean Air. The flights depart Nairobi three times a week, o...
Accra News

Chinese to study new Accra airport

An agreement has been reached between Mozambique and the China Airports Construction Corporation (CACC) to undertake a feasibility study and come up with a conceptual design for a new airport north of...
Lagos News

Lagos crushes 3,000 Okada motorbikes

The state of Lagos has destroyed about 3,000 "Okada" commercial motorcycles which had been impounded for traffic violations following the introduction of legislation in August that restricted the vehi...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia launches flights to Kuala Lumpur

Ethiopian Airlines is to launch scheduled three-times weekly flights to Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, via Bangkok, on 31 October. The new flight will see Kuala Lumpur connected to major African c...
Accra News

Four-lane motorway for Accra?

Works to expand the existing two-lane motorway between Accra and Tema into a four-lane route each way are scheduled to begin by the end of 2012, according to reports in local media. A source at the...
Accra News

New airline launched in Accra

The Chinese-backed Africa World Airline (AWA), a new domestic and regional carrier, was launched at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) at the end of September. The AWA is a joint venture between Ch...
Cairo News

Israeli national airline seeks to halt Cairo flights

Israel’s national airline El Al says it wishes to cease operating its weekly service between Tel Aviv and Cairo, despite the fact that the provision of flights between both countries is mandated...
Lagos News

Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project

The federal government of Lagos has awarded the contract for the upgrading of the Lagos-Ibadan railway to Chinese firm CCECC Nigeria. The double-track railway modernisation project is valued at ove...
Nairobi News

Electronic parking tickets in Nairobi

Nairobi motorists can now pay for parking via their mobile phones following the launch of a pilot e-payment programme. The Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment platform (EBPP) was launched by Na...
Cape Town News

New flights from Cape Town to Germany

German charter airline Condor is launching a twice-weekly direct service between Cape Town and Frankfurt in central Germany, from 3 November. Frankfurt flights will depart at 22.05 on Tuesday and 2...
Cape Town News

Enhanced security at Cape Town International airport

All international flights leaving Cape Town International Airport after dusk are being escorted by security patrols before take-off, according to Airports Company South Africa. The airport's enhanc...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam commuter rail service stalled

The Dar es Salaam commuter railway services, originally scheduled to open in October, now look as though they might not be launched until a later date. The transport minister Harrison Mwakyembe has...
Nairobi News

Nairobi-Mombasa Line being repaired

The railway line between Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa is to be repaired by the operator of the Kenya-Uganda railway, Rift Valley Railways (RVR). RVR is a consortium that was established to...
Dar Es Salaam News

One Stop Centre for Dar es Salaam port

The Dar es Salaam Port has launched the One Stop Centre (OSC) designed to increase efficiency by speeding up documentation and reduce the average time ships currently spend docked from nine to five da...
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