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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...

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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

Future state of heavy haul rail network in Africa critical

According to Brian Monakali, deputy chairman of the International Heavy Haul Association and chairman of the SA Heavy Haul Association, the future state and role of the heavy haul rail network in Africa is a critical discussion...

14 Sep 2017

Why China's audacious building plans could be a major strain on African economies

It has been described by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “project of the century”. And the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is certainly ambitious...

By Ricardo Reboredo 7 Sep 2017

Railway development key to improving access to Southern Africa hinterland countries

The development of railway infrastructure is an important building block to improve trade across Southern Africa Hinterland Territories which are vital for the growth of the African continent...

29 Aug 2017

Senate okays government's $1.8bn for railway projects

The senate has approved the $1.8bn federal government 2016-2018 external borrowing (rolling) plan for Lagos-Kano railway modernisation project and reconstruction/rehabilitation of the North-East...

By Henry Umoru 29 Jul 2017

Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years...

14 Jul 2017

NRZ gets $5m for fleet repairs

The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has secured a $5m loan from a local bank to repair part of its fleet and is also negotiating with a Russian firm to supply it with 100 new wagons...

6 Jul 2017

Dar es Salaam Port savours double delight

With the transport sector still savouring the expected benefits of the announced scrapping of VAT on transit cargo, a move that is likely to increase volume of consignments at the Dar es Salaam Port, the harbour has received yet another shot in the arm...

By Mariam Said 13 Jun 2017

Posta to test bus service for SGR train passengers

Posta will over the next one month run a pilot project to provide last-mile connections for standard gauge railway (SGR) passengers, the latest bid in the company's efforts to diversify its revenue sources.

By Muthoki Mumo 4 Jun 2017

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International

Boeing CEO says talks with Embraer making progress

WASHINGTON, US - Partnership talks between Boeing and Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer are making progress but there is "still work to do," Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says.

16 Feb 2018

Etihad exec's marathon round-the-world journey breaks Guinness World Record

Etihad Airways' high flying executive Andrew Fisher travelled around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights - a record-breaking feat with the Guinness World Records officially declaring his successful attempt a world record. Fisher clocked a flying time of 52 hours and 34 minutes, beating the previous record by 3 hours and 13 minutes, and using only four scheduled commercial flights instead of five to achieve his lifelong ambition.

16 Feb 2018

China building huge test site for unmanned ships

BEIJING, China - China has started building the world's largest test site for unmanned ships -- a technology with both civilian and military applications - off a port in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Tuesday.

14 Feb 2018

European group to bid for Malaysia-Singapore high-speed train

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A powerful European consortium that includes Alstom and Siemens has partnered with a Malaysian firm to bid for a high-speed train project connecting Malaysia and Singapore, the companies announced Monday.

14 Feb 2018

New engine glitch prompts Airbus A320neo delivery delays

PARIS, France - A new glitch causing in-flight shutdowns of the Pratt & Whitney engines that power the Airbus A320neo has prompted some airlines to postpone delivery of the aircraft.

12 Feb 2018

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