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South Africa Launches Green Car Project

AFRICANGLOBE - A project to pilot and test the feasibility of electric vehicles and associated supporting infrastructure in South African conditions was launched by the country's Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa in Tshwane on Tuesday.

Qatar to Invest $390m In Nigeria’s Transport Sector

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria and Qatar have finalised plans to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the investment of $390 million in former’s transport...

Ethiopia: The Awakening of a Sleeping Giant

When you walk on the streets of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, it feels like the city is one big building site. Anyone with some money to invest is clearly putting it into property in this growing urban centre. Construction can be a good sign in a developing country. Not only does it provide employment in the short term but infrastructural development supports the growth of other economic sectors in the long-run.

East African Rail Project to Cost Over U.S.$5 Billion

AFRICANGLOBE - The East African Community railway line that will connect Rwanda- Tanzania and Burundi project would cost about $5.2 billion, according to a...

Uganda: China to Construct Kampala-Entebbe Express Way

Economic experts argue that Uganda's poor road network is one of the major bottlenecks to unlocking Uganda's economic potential. Road transport is, by far, the...

Ghana Takes Delivery of Second C-295; Mi-17 Helicopters on Their Way

The Ghana Air Force has received its second and final Airbus Military C-295 transport aircraft. The first C-295 was delivered in November last year...

Ethiopia and Kenya Sign Contract on Mega Transport Project

Kenya and Ethiopia have signed an agreement on their involvement in the multi billion dollar Lamu transport corridor that will link the two countries...

Chinese Firm Offers to Finance East African Mega Transport and Port...

A Chinese company has expressed interest in financing the construction of Lamu Port and its related infrastructure. The firm, JS Neoplant Company Limited of Shanghai, has said it is "ready, able and willing" to undertake the massive project whose cost had been estimated at US $16 billion (Sh1.4 trillion).

Uganda Secures Fundin For New Railway

The securing of $164m to revamp the aging Uganda-Kenya railway line underscores investors' confidence in the East African Community and opens the doors wide for increased trade.

Africa Needs Transport Boost

If Sub-Saharan Africa is to benefit from the huge economic and social benefits brought by transport infrastructure, upgrade and maintenance of the transport network system must be carried out.

Contractors Rush for South Sudan Contracts

Several road construction companies are angling for emerging opportunities in South Sudan as the new country begins reconstruction. The landlocked country is set to build roads linking its various states and the neighbouring countries.

Tanzania Conference Will Move Aviation Forward in Africa

The Managing Director of Land Over Aviation Company and the Convener of the Aviation and Allied Business Leadership yearly conference, Captain Edward Boyo, has said that this year's gathering in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, will provide an avenue for the public and private sectors to discuss on how to move Africa aviation forward.

South Africa Govt to Boosts Local Procurement

The South AfricanGovernment has set about identifying key sectors from which it will buy only locally-produced goods, when new procurement regulations come into effect later this year, the Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies, said

South Africa to Pump R97-billion Into Public Railways

Train commuters in South Africa can look forward to greatly improved services in coming years, thanks to a R97-billion (US$14.5-billion) investment into the transport network that caters for millions daily.

Roadwork to create 400 000 jobs

Some 400 000 unemployed South Africans stand to secure jobs from a new government road maintenance project. The Department of Transport unveiled its S'hamba Sonke...