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Chad govt signs deal with Ethiopian Airlines to launch national carrier

Chad govt signs deal with Ethiopian Airlines to launch national carrier

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian Airlines and the government of Chad have signed an agreement to launch Chad’s new national carrier on Oct. 1, officials said on Friday. An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at Kaduna airport, Nigeria March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde Ethiopia’s state-owned flag carrier is in talks with a number of […]

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa Receives Safety Permit

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa Receives Safety Permit

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has received a one year safety permit, dated the 31stof August 2018, through to 31 July 2019, allowing them to continue operations. However, the United National Transport Union (UNTU) is disturbed as to how the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) could have provided PRASA with a safety permit […]

Air Tanzania Company Limited Resumes Flight to Entebbe, Bujumbura

Air Tanzania Company Limited Resumes Flight to Entebbe, Bujumbura

AIR Tanzania is expected to resume passenger flights to Entebbe-Uganda and Bujumbura- Burundi routes on Sunday and Tuesday next week, respectively. The Company’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Ladislaus Matindi said in a statement issued in Dar es Salaam yesterday that ATCL will be providing four frequencies per week to Entebbe namely on Monday, Wednesday, Friday […]

Limpopo Railway Lines Underused

Limpopo Railway Lines Underused

Maputo — The Limpopo railway line from Zimbabwe to the port of Maputo is seriously underused as Zimbabwean exporters are not sending enough traffic down the line, a Mozambican port official has said. Mozambique port and rail company (CFM) chairperson Miguel Matabel said the Zimbabwean inefficiency meant that the Limpopo line could not meet its […]

National Railways of Zimbabwe defends Transnet deal

National Railways of Zimbabwe defends Transnet deal

National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has allayed fears that it might have entered into a questionable deal with Transnet, following the issuing of suspension notices to three top officials who were allegedly involved in suspicious procurement of 1 064 diesel and electric locomotives in South Africa. Last week, Transnet’s board issued its chief executive, Siyabonga […]

DIDG rolls sleeves in NRZ turnaround… gets 50percent stake to manufacture rail sleepers

DIDG rolls sleeves in NRZ turnaround… gets 50percent stake to manufacture rail sleepers

DIASPORA Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG) has acquired a 50 percent stake of the country’s sole manufacturer of rail slippers Fort Concrete and will inject $3 million into the Gweru-based company to start manufacturing the slippers for the rail track rehabilitation project. DIDG won the $400 million tender to recapitalise and operate the National Railways of […]

Sudan receives Airbus plan to rescue national carrier

Sudan receives Airbus plan to rescue national carrier

The Sudanese government yesterday received a plan drawn out by France’s Airbus plane manufacturer to rescue its ailing national carrier over the next 10 years. Sudanese Minister of Transport, Roads and Bridges, Makkawi Mohammed Al-Awad said during a press conference that he held a meeting with representatives from the French company. He said they had […]

King Mswati III’s Airport Fails to Attract Airlines

King Mswati III’s Airport Fails to Attract Airlines

Swaziland’s King Mswati III airport dubbed a vanity project for the King and a white elephant has failed to attract any new airlines in the four years since it opened, the kingdom’s civil aviation authority has admitted. This was despite continued claims that airlines from across the world wanted to use the airport at Sikhuphe […]

National Railways of Zimbabwe equipment lease deal pays off

National Railways of Zimbabwe equipment lease deal pays off

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) says its decision to hire equipment from Transnet South Africa has started paying dividends, with cargo freight volumes increasing since April this year. “As part of the NRZ’s $400 million recapitalisation deal with the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG) /Transnet Consortium, the NRZ is leasing equipment from Transnet as […]

Work to Begin on Nigeria’s Nightmarish Apapa Gridlock

Work to Begin on Nigeria’s Nightmarish Apapa Gridlock

THE Federal Government, yesterday, assured that work on the Apapa corridor of the Lagos-Ibadan Rail project would commence next week. The Federal Government, at the end of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, had approved N72.9 billion for the reconstruction of the road from Apapa to the Toll Gate on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. This came as […]

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