Investors notice Africa's transport and logistics opportunities

Improved trade and transport linkages between African countries could open up new markets for businesses...

21 Aug 2018

The digital transformation of Africa's rail system

The poor condition of rail infrastructure in many African countries is undermining the potential of rail systems to contribute to economic development...

By Gilbert Saggia 14 Aug 2018

When the going gets tough, the tough get railing

Earlier this year, it was widely reported that Zambia had passed a statutory ruling which instructed firms (affecting mostly mining), to transport at least 30% of its heavy and bulk freight volumes by rail...

By Benji Coetzee 4 Jul 2018

National Railways of Zimbabwe emerges from the doldrums

The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) - a critical state enterprise which is part of the economy's locomotive - is slowly but surely emerging from the doldrums it has been firmly stuck in for years as its $400 million recapitalisation programme bears fruit...

4 Jun 2018

Kenyan president receives 2018 African Road Builders award

Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, has been recognised with the 2018 African Road Builders (ARB) award...

21 May 2018

Consortium signs agreement with Nigeria for railway concession

A General Electric (GE) led consortium has signed an interim phase agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) for the Nigerian narrow-gauge railway concession...

3 May 2018

More than 30 global firms want to supply Tanzania with electric trains

The government has reportedly started screening more than 30 global firms which applied for contracts to supply electric trains to ply the standard gauge railway (SGR) line of which construction just started...

By Sylivester Domasa 6 Mar 2018

Anger as rail construction begins in Nairobi National Park

Kenyan conservationists expressed outrage on Thursday, 1 March 2018, after construction of a railway line began inside Nairobi's famed national park, saying this defied a court order halting the project...

5 Mar 2018

Zimbabwe's national railway back on the rails

The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has entered a new era towards a historic turnaround after President Mnangagwa officially commissioned $400 million coaches, wagons and locomotives...

23 Feb 2018

Apapa port not conceived to receive trucks, fuel tankers

The Apapa port was originally designed to receive imported goods and petroleum products and move them out by railway and pipelines, and not to receive articulated trucks and heavy-duty vehicles...

By Ejiofor Alike 13 Dec 2017

Nigeria needs $16bn to construct, modernise rail lines

The Nigerian government needs about $16 billion to construct and modernise major rail lines, an official said...

By Sani Tukur 9 Oct 2017

Benin court throws out Bollore bid for rail plan

Benin's top court has rejected a bid by French group Bollore to recover control of a rail project to link Cotonou with Abidjan...

4 Oct 2017

Railway to distribute 1.8-million litres of petrol products nationwide

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has indicated readiness to deploy its 40 tank wagons for distribution of 1.8-million litres of petrol nationwide if contacted by marketers...

By Kingsley Jeremiah 27 Sep 2017

Railway set to cut down cargo freight costs

Kenya recently approved freight tariffs for the standard gauge railway, as the government seeks to meet its target of transporting 40% of cargo from Mombasa port by rail...

21 Sep 2017

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