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Rovos Rail Pride of Africa – Offers a spectacular safari across southern Africa

Rovos Rail Pride of Africa – Offers a spectacular safari across southern Africa

Africa is growing as a tourist hotspot for many young people around the world and unearthing more of its landmark gems only continues to strengthen its appeal. Take the case of the little-known Pride of Africa’s luxury train tour offered by South African private rail company, Rovos Rail. The train allows travelers to journey between […]

Nigeria Signs Billion Dollar Deals With China for it’s Oil and Gas

Nigeria Signs Billion Dollar Deals With China for it’s Oil and Gas

The agreements set the stage for jointly developing, financing, and constructing several high profile projects including crude oil and gas pipelines, oil refineries, port, highways, and railways across Nigeria. Chongqing Construction Engineering Group Co. Ltd (CCEGC) Chairman/Party Secretary General Mr. Yang Jingpu, Tianjin Energy Resources Ltd (Tianjin) Managing Director Engr. Peter Lin, Oilserv Limited (Oilserv)Chairman […]

Buhari Launches Probe Into Alleged Diversion of U.S. $1 Billion Loan for Rail Projects

Buhari Launches Probe Into Alleged Diversion of U.S. $1 Billion Loan for Rail Projects

President Muhammed Buhari Monday in Abuja called for an explanation from the Ministry of Finance on the foreign loans obtained for rail projects but diverted to other purposes. Speaking at the end of a presentation on the Ministry of Transport by the Permanent Secretary, Mohammed Bashar at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari said that it […]

South Africa’s R600 million train blunder

South Africa’s R600 million train blunder

South African railways officials imported brand new locomotives from Europe worth hundreds of millions of rand despite explicit warnings that the trains are not suited for local rail lines. In what may be the country’s largest and most expensive recent tender blunder the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has to date received thirteen […]

Zambia Railways Strikes Over Terminal Benefits

Zambia Railways Strikes Over Terminal Benefits

Zambia Railways Limited workers yesterday staged a strike in protest against non-payment of terminal benefits that fell due after government’s cancellation of RSZ’s concession. Operations were grounded, leaving passengers stranded. The workers want government to pay them their Railway Systems of Zambia terminal benefits, amounting to about K27 million, which should have been paid at […]

18 Killed in Deadly Tunisia Train And Lorry Crash

18 Killed in Deadly Tunisia Train And Lorry Crash

At least 18 people have been killed and 98 others injured after a passenger train collided with a lorry in Tunisia, officials say. It happened at El Fahes, about 60km (40 miles) south-west of the capital, Tunis, during the morning rush hour. Eyewitnesses described seeing mangled wreckage at the scene and dead bodies across the […]

ACC Starts Zambia Railways Limited Probe

ACC Starts Zambia Railways Limited Probe

THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has commenced investigations into reports of alleged mismanagement of Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL). ACC acting public relations manager Dorothy Mwanza said in response to a Press query that the commission had engaged ZRL with a view to obtaining more information on the matter before considering any action. “I wish to state […]

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