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Police ban use of unregistered and foreign motor vehicles on Zambian roads

Police ban use of unregistered and foreign motor vehicles on Zambian roads

THE Zambia Police Service has banned the use of both unregistered and foreign motor vehicles from using Zambian roads. Announcing this in Lusaka today, Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo said any unregestered motor vehicle or any other motor vehicle bearing foreign number plate will be impounded once found on the road. She said that only […]

Air Zimbabwe On Verge of New Plane Deal

Air Zimbabwe On Verge of New Plane Deal

Struggling national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) is on the verge of concluding a wet lease agreement with a Malaysian company after it emerged that a 10-member team comprising key personnel from the troubled airline flew to the southeast Asian country to oversee the planning of the ferry flight to Zimbabwe. Sources close to the […]

6 bidders qualify for National Railways of Zimbabwe recapitalization?

6 bidders qualify for National Railways of Zimbabwe recapitalization?

SIX potential investors have been shortlisted for the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ)’s $400 million recapitalisation tender that closed yesterday. The tendering process opened on May 5, 2017 and attracted more than 80 local and international bidders. The winning bidders are Sino Hydro, China Civil Engineering, Crowhat International (from Europe) Croax Private Ltd (South Africa), […]

NRZ, Russian firm discuss supply of 100 new wagons: $10m wagons deal

NRZ, Russian firm discuss supply of 100 new wagons: $10m wagons deal

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) is in discussions with a Russian wagon manufacturer, Uniwagon, for the supply of 100 new wagons under a $10 million loan facility. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, Transport and Infrastructural Development Deputy Minister Engineer Michael Madanha said NRZ has already submitted its relevant documentation to the Russians pertaining the […]

Are Chinese Investors in Standard Gauge Railway Project Neo-Colonial Predators?

Are Chinese Investors in Standard Gauge Railway Project Neo-Colonial Predators?

Chinese investors in Kenya’s standard gauge railway (SGR) project generally responded fairly to challenges, and should not be regarded as “neo-colonial predators,” a study by US-based researchers has found. The Kenyan government and the country’s political culture are seen, in contrast, as the source of many of the problems and conflicts that arose during construction […]

National Railways of Zimbabwe faces artisans exodus challenge

National Railways of Zimbabwe faces artisans exodus challenge

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has lost several of its skilled staff in the face of operational challenges that have forced qualified workers to seek greener pastures outside the country. Zimbabwe Railways Artisans Union (RAU) president, Mr Edmore Africa, said this at a media briefing in Bulawayo on Tuesday. He told journalists that workers […]

National Railways of Zimbabwe slashes passenger train fares by 30pc

National Railways of Zimbabwe slashes passenger train fares by 30pc

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) will starting next week reduce fares for passenger trains on major routes by up to 30 percent. In a statement, the railway company said it would cut fares for the Bulawayo to Harare, Bulawayo to Victoria Falls and Bulawayo to Sango Border with Mozambique routes. “NRZ is glad to […]

Witnesses Report Sinking Ship Off the Coast of Somalia After Explosion

Witnesses Report Sinking Ship Off the Coast of Somalia After Explosion

Officials and residents in Somalia’s Puntland region say they saw a large ship off the country’s coast explode and gradually begin to sink Monday. Witnesses in the coastal town of Muranyo describe the ship as looking like a warship, although it was not possible to immediately identify the vessel. They say two other ships in […]

Who Owns This New ‘Zimbabwe Airways’ Plane? – VIDEO

Who Owns This New ‘Zimbabwe Airways’ Plane? – VIDEO

It has a handsome black tail fin, with a gold Zimbabwe bird at its centre, and red, yellow and green stripes on its stern. But it’s the new name, alongside the country’s national flower that has got people puzzled: Zimbabwe Airways. Not Air Zimbabwe? Malaysian flag A YouTube video of the Boeing 777 taking off […]

Air Zimbabwe rebrands to Zimbabwe Airways, acquires 4 Boeing 777-200 planes

Air Zimbabwe rebrands to Zimbabwe Airways, acquires 4 Boeing 777-200 planes

CASH-STRAPPED Air Zimbabwe has reportedly rebranded to Zimbabwe Airways after concluding a long-term lease deal, which will result in the delivery of four modern Boeing 777-200 planes from Malaysia Airlines, NewsDay has learned. Pictures of the rebranded Zimbabwe Airways planes went viral on social media platforms yesterday. The deal, according to sources at Air Zimbabwe, […]

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