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Lagos News

New traffic laws lead to protests in Lagos

Commercial motorcyclists, known in Lagos as Okada riders, have been protesting over the state's newly-introduced traffic laws. The protestors are against the provision in the recent Lagos State Roa...
Lagos News

Lagos-Kano train to resume

The Lagos-Kano express train service is to recommence by the end of July, according to the head of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC). Adeseyi Sijuwade said that the final checks were currently...
Arusha News

Arusha airport reopens

Arusha’s municipal airport (ARK) has fully reopened for business following the completion of major expansion works overseen by the Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA). The renovations at the ai...
Cape Town News

Cape Town motorists banned from using mobile phones

Cape Town motorists caught talking or texting on their mobile phones will be fined R500 and have their phones confiscated for 24 hours. The new bylaw came into effect on 2 July and forms part of th...
Maputo News

Vale funds training of Mozambican train drivers

Brazilian mining company Vale is funding the training of Mozambican train drivers in order to boost the efficiency of the rail network from its open-cast coal mines in the western Mozambican province...
Cape Town News

Google Traffic comes to Cape Town

Cape Town motorists now have access to live traffic updates through Google Maps, following the launch of Google’s traffic data system in South Africa. The system, which was also introduced in...
Maputo News

Flights from Maputo to Qatar

Qatar Airways plans to launch scheduled flights between Maputo and Qatar capital Doha, from 31 October. The service will operate three times a week, via Johannesburg, and will become the airline's...
Cape Town News

CCTV for Cape Town level crossings

The Cape Town metropolitan area has introduced a closed circuit television (CCTV) camera system at level crossings to catch road traffic offenders in the act. The video surveillance project was lau...
Addis Ababa News

New flights from Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines is launching direct flights from Addis Ababa to Cotonou in Benin from 15 June. The new service brings to 40 the number of its weekly flights from Addis Ababa to nine western African...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to host global air transport summit

Cape Town will host the World Air Transport Summit (WATS) from 2-4 June 2013 at the city's International Convention Centre. The annual event draws all the major players from the global air transpor...
Arusha News

Arusha airport to reopen in July

 Arusha’s municipal airport (ARK) partly-reopened in mid-June and is expected to reopen fully from 10 July after undergoing major expansion works. Tanzania’s largest carrier Precis...
Cape Town News

SAA Cape Town-London service to end

South African Airways (SAA) is ceasing its daily direct service between Cape Town and London from 15 August, with the flights being rerouted through Johannesburg instead. The national carrier made...
Accra News

Another airport for Accra

The Ghanaian government is considering the construction of a new international airport at Prampram in the rural Dangme West district of the greater Accra region, to ease the pressure on the city&rsquo...
Lagos News

Nigeria in mourning after air crash

Nigeria is in three days of mourning following the crash of a Dana Air plane during its final approach to Murtala Muhammed International airport in Lagos on 3 June, killing all 153 passengers on board...
Nairobi News

Virgin Airways to cease London-Nairobi flights

Air carrier Virgin Atlantic (VS) is to scrap its London-Nairobi service from 23 September. The airline cited increasing fuel costs, rising aviation taxes in Britain and insufficient demand over the pa...
Addis Ababa News

Self-service check-in at Addis Ababa airport

Self-service check-in kiosks have been introduced at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, allowing passengers to print boarding passes and select their own seats. The service, which was launched...
Addis Ababa News

New flights from Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines has announced new flights from Addis Ababa to Toronto, beginning on 16 July. The airline said that the twice-weekly service will be the only regularly-scheduled non-stop flight f...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzanians against train fare increases

A request by Tanzania Railways Limited (TRL) to increase train fares by 50 per cent for third class and 25 per cent for first and second classes has been rejected by stakeholders and members of the pu...
Lagos News

Nigerian airspace goes satellite

Nigerian airspace has switched from terrestrial air navigation to a satellite-based navigation system, known as Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). The scheme was introduced in Lagos, as wel...
Cape Town News

Cape Town clamps down on cell phone motorists

The city of Cape Town has launched a crackdown on motorists using cell phones while driving as part of the ongoing No-Road-Death campaign in Cape Town and the province of the Western Cape. The camp...


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