Infrastructure News

Zimbabwe: Ensure Harare Gets Proper, Efficient Public Transport System

11/04/2012 - 10 April 2012


Harare needs a proper urban transport system based on buses and, in time, incorporating rail and metro links as the city continues to expand and development becomes more dense. So far...

Category: Transport

South Africa in massive freight rail drive


South - 11 April 2012

South African state transport and logistics company Transnet has announced the details of a R300-billion investment in infrastructure that it says will create over half-a-million new jobs...

Categories: Transport, General

Nigeria-Cameroon - Transport Facilitation Programme for the Bamenda-Enugu Corridor


African Development Bank - March 2012

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Category: Transport

Ethiopia: Authority Signs Contract Agreements to Construct 20 Road Projects

10/04/2012 - 8 April 2012

Addis Ababa — The Ethiopian Roads Authority has signed contract agreements to construct 20 road projects during the first 8 months of this Ethiopian fiscal year, the Authority said.


Category: Transport

Zimbabwe: Tollgate Levies Used As a Political Tool

10/04/2012 - 5 April 2012

THE Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) announced that three tollgates would be built along the Plumtree-Mutare highway over the next three years. Two permanent gates would be...

Category: Transport

Ethiopia: Bole One of First Airports in Africa With the ICAO Cert

10/04/2012 -8 April 2012

Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) got the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) certification for Bole International Airport two weeks ago.

This makes the airport one of the few in...

Category: Transport

Why Kenya needs a world-class port in Mombasa

10/04/2012 - 4 April 2012

Suppose all of Kenya’s borders suddenly close. Goods and people can no longer enter or exit the country through the port of Mombasa, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or roadways. Quickly...

Category: Transport

Tighter Border Procedures Will Not Affect Close Relations With Cameroon, Says Equatorial Guinea


Market Watch - 9 April 2012

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Procedures are aimed at controlling illegal immigration

The Government of Equatorial Guinea said today that relations...

Category: Transport

AfDB Approves US$251 Million Funding for Roads in Tanzania and Sierra Leone


African Development Bank - April 5, 2012

The African Development Bank Group has approved USD 250.95 million (UA 162 million) for road construction projects in Tanzania and Sierra Leone.

Under the approvals made by the AfDB...

Category: Transport

Côte d'Ivoire: Mabri Toikeusse dévoile le plan national de développement


Le ministre du Plan et du Développement, Mabri Toikeusse, a annoncé un vaste plan national de développement (Pnd) 2012-2015, qui comprend la réhabilitation et la construction ...

Categories: Transport, Energy

Death of railway transport blurs Kenya’s pathway to Vision 2030


Business Daily - April 2, 2012

About 160 kilometres northwest of Nairobi, dozens of police officers on duty at Nakuru Railway Station take turns each day physically searching travellers before freeing them to proceed to their ...

Category: Transport

Easing border bottlenecks will boost intra-African trade, says new AfDB report


African Development Bank - March 28, 2012

Africa’s numerous border and customs posts, with the associated bureaucracy and long delays, continues to hold back trade and economic growth on the continent, reports a new study from...

Category: Transport

CANARAIL strengthens its position in East Africa's economic development


Canada Wire - March 28, 2012

Press release - MONTREAL: CANARAIL announced the signing of a contract worth over $4M, funded primarily by the African Development Bank, through the Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RPPA),...

Category: Transport

China offers to Overhaul Guinea's Infrastructure

29/03/2012 - March 29, 2012

Officials from the China Development Bank (CDB) are offering to finance a substantial part of the Conakry government's US$8.6 billion overhaul of mining and industrial infratructure, according to...

Categories: General, Transport, Energy

Africa: Mergermarket - African Merger & Acquisition Activity Hits $3.5 Billion in Q1 2012

28/03/2012 - March 27, 2012


Deals to watch

Ethiopia: The government is seeking investors to help develop a new rail network in the country, according to Mesfin Wubeshet, adviser to the minister of industry. Mr...

Categories: Transport, General, Energy

South Africa: Banks test ‘tap and go’ on public transport


Business Day - March 27, 2012


In South Africa, Absa and Standard Bank are involved in pilot payment technology that does not involve using cash and which they hope will revolutionise the way commuters pay for ...

Category: Transport

Curtailing Illegal Trafficking is Critical to Stable Economy in Africa


US AFRICOM Public Affairs - March 26, 2012

STUTTGART, Germany, Mar 26, 2012 — U.S. Africa Command personnel had a chance to learn about drug smuggling, illegal arms transportation and other issues affecting maritime and...

Category: Transport

South Africa: Ndebele bemoans delays at border posts


fin24 - March 27, 2012

Johannesburg - The government is concerned about delays and congestion at South African border posts, especially at Beitbridge, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said on Tuesday."The delays at...

Category: Transport

Mali putschists partially reopen airport days after seizing power; demonstrators protest coup


Washington Post - March 26/27, 2012

BAMAKO, Mali — Mali’s coup leaders said Monday they are partially reopening the West African nation’s main airport even as demonstrators marched in the capital to protest last week’s putsch...

Category: Transport

Kenyan elected chair of Federation of East and Southern Africa Road Transport Association (FESARTA)


Business Daily - March 26, 2012

FESARTA is a 26 country body formed in the early 1990’s by several transport operators from Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Tanzania with a...

Category: Transport

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