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Nairobi News

Nairobi-Rome flight scrapped

Kenya Airways (KQ) has scrapped its direct Rome-Nairobi flights, due to low passenger numbers. KQ launched the service in 2010 and operated three flights weekly to Rome on Monday, Thursday and Satu...
Accra News

US funds design of Accra air traffic control centre

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has provided funds of $322,560 to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to help draw up plans for the construction of an air traffic control centre at t...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam begins DART terminal

Construction of the Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit (DART) bus terminal has begun following the demolition of 53 houses in Gerezani, in the city’s Kariakoo district, to make way for the terminal....
Lagos News

Services to resume on Lagos

Train services are to resume on the Lagos-Kano route during the month of April, after floods washed away a section of railway track last year in Akere, north of Lagos in the southern Oyo State. The...
Nairobi News

IBM launches Smarter Nairobi Initiative

Multinational technology and consulting corporation IBM has awarded Nairobi a $400,000 grant to help improve the capital’s transport systems and municipal services. A team comprising IBM cons...
Nairobi News

Direct flights from Nairobi to New Delhi

Kenya Airways is to launch direct flights from Nairobi to the Indian capital New Delhi, from 15 May. The four times a week service will depart Nairobi every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday a...
Lagos News

Porsche launches dealership in Lagos

  German luxury sports car-maker Porsche launched a car dealership in the affluent Victoria Island district of Lagos mid March. During the inauguration party, the latest 911 sports coupe mo...
Accra News

Saudi Airlines Cargo expands into Accra

Saudi Airlines Cargo is launching a weekly freight flight to Accra's Kotoka International Airport beginning from 25 March. The new service is in addition to the Saudi-based company’s cargo ro...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa launches flights to Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines is launching direct flights from Addis Ababa to Mahé in the Republic of Seychelles on 1 April. The service will operate four times a week between Addis Ababa and Seychelle...
Lagos News

Lagos Motor Fair

The seventh Lagos International Motor Fair is being held in Lagos from 18 - 24 April, and includes a special auto parts section from 21 - 24 April. The annual fair provides a forum for vehicle manufac...
Cape Town News

Cape Town airport best in Africa

Cape Town International Airport was nominated the best in Africa by the Airports Council International (ACI) in the global Airport Service Quality Awards, on 8 March.The Airports Company South Africa...
Cape Town News

Cape Town airport best in Africa

Cape Town International Airport was nominated the best in Africa by the Airports Council International (ACI) in the global Airport Service Quality Awards, on 8 March. The Airports Company South Afr...
Lagos News

Lagos Motor Fair

The seventh Lagos International Motor Fair is being held in Lagos from 18 - 24 April, and includes a special auto parts section from 21 - 24 April. The annual fair provides a forum for vehicle man...
Maputo News

New bus terminal in Maputo

A new bus terminal was opened in Maputo, on 29 February. The terminal, which can hold 35 buses and is used by Mozambican inter-provincial transport operator Etrago, cost $800,000. It is located nea...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to pilot new public transport system

The city of Cape Town is to pilot a proposed integrated public transport system to be managed by municipalities, according to the transport department of the Western Cape on 15 February. Prior to t...
Maputo News

Tolls rise on Maputo-South Africa motorway

Tolls on the Maputo-South Africa motorway are to be increased by between 10 and 15 per cent from 1 March, according to an announcement by the Trans-Africa Concessions (TRAC), the company that operates...
Nairobi News

Nairobi car parking increases thrown out of court

The constitutional court has ordered that Nairobi City Council (NCC) reverse its increases in parking fees within the city
Maputo News

Reconstruction of railway between Beira and Machipanda

Reconstruction work has begun on the railway line connecting the port city of Beira with Machipanda on the Mozambique/Zimbabwe border, according to Carlos Isidoro, the director for transport and commu...
Nairobi News

Kenya Airways passengers up

Kenya Airways has announced that passengers increased by 15.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2011 compared with the same period the previous year. Passengers on European routes showed an increase...
Addis Ababa News

China to build railway between Addis Ababa and Djibouti

A Chinese state-run firm is to build the final section of a new railway line that will link its capital Addis Ababa to its neighbouring Red Sea state of Djibouti. Under the deal signed by Ethiopia...
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