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Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future

More than ever before, technology drives our world. It powers businesses, cities and governments, and shapes individual lives in a hugely impactful way...

By Colin Thornton 7 Nov 2017

African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Using data to understand travellers' spending behaviours, their habits as well as their preferences, has the power to increase the number of customers and the spend...

By Elias Aad 19 Oct 2017

Uber's productive four years of economic transformation

Uber has in the last four years of its operation in Africa, changed perspectives in the transportation system while using technology to drive economic transformation in the sector.

By Emma Okonji 13 Oct 2017

WhereIsMyTransport informally run public transport data now available

WhereIsMyTransport has completed its mammoth data collection project which means access to reliable data from SA's most-used public transport mode is now possible for every major metropolitan region, as well as Gaborone...

12 Oct 2017

Akagera-MCV partnership expected to boost public transport

Efforts by the City of Kigali to phase out low-capacity commuter taxis from operating on key routes have been boosted by the introduction of new big buses by Akagera Motors...

By Donata Kiiza 6 Oct 2017

Ford, Lyft join forces to take self-driving cars mainstream

A new partnership between Ford and Lyft will aim to bring self-driving vehicles to the masses and help both companies progress toward more affordable, dependable, and accessible transportation future...

6 Oct 2017

Nigeria's GoMyWay to close

Nigerian ridesharing platform GoMyWay has announced its closure at the end of October, citing lack of funding to continue operations...

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 Oct 2017

Uber-Puma Fuel Card launched

Through expanding its fuel card business, Puma Energy Tanzania has established a partnership with Uber to supply fuel to all registered Uber partner-drivers...

11 Sep 2017

Nigeria launches 'bicycle riding' project for transportation in Abuja

The National Council on Transportation has approved the commencement of a 'bicycle riding' project, as a means of transportation in the Federal Capital Territory...

7 Sep 2017

Taxi-hailing firm Little launches own virtual wallet

Safaricom-backed taxi-hailing platform Little has unveiled an electronic wallet to encourage riders using their taxis to pay for trips online...

By Annie Njanja 22 Aug 2017

Uber's main rival buys stake in Taxify

Taxify, which launched in Nairobi last year, is banking on the Chinese giant Didi's technical expertise to tackle Uber, which has a footprint in a number of African cities...

By Allan Olingo 14 Aug 2017

The role of cities in the next automotive revolution

Ever-increasing urbanisation and the subsequent demand for development of cities is the catalyst needed to bridge both the greatest challenges and most creative solutions for a future of the automotive sector...

By Trevor Hill 7 Aug 2017

Every summer, Spain hosts annual exodus to North Africa

Millions of people from France, Belgium and Italy cross Spain every summer to spend their holidays with family in North Africa. This year, close to three million are expected to make the trip there and back...

3 Aug 2017

#NewCampaign: Ever considered ditching your keys?

Uber recently launched a campaign called ‘Ditch Your Keys' to encourage car owners to switch to Uber and use their time spent travelling more efficiently...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jul 2017

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International

Rolls-Royce taking steps into the future of civil aerospace

Rolls-Royce announced two new innovative developments at the Dubai Airshow and in tandem at AFRAA's 49th AGA.

3 days ago

Traffic growth in Middle East has Boeing forecast $730bn market for new airplanes

Boeing, in presenting its 2017 Current Market Outlook (CMO) for the Middle East during the Dubai Airshow, estimated that the region will need 3,350 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730bn.

14 Nov 2017

Emirates orders 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for $15.1bn

DUBAI, UAE - Emirates Airlines on Sunday agreed to purchase 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners for $15.1bn at list price, its chief Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum said. Emirates is already the world's largest client for Boeing's 777, with 165 jets and another 164 on firm order.

13 Nov 2017

China signs $37bn deal to buy 300 Boeing planes

BEIJING, China: China signed an agreement Thursday to buy 300 aeroplanes from US aerospace giant Boeing valued over $37 billion, as part of a multi-billion dollar raft of deals announced during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing.

10 Nov 2017

Online shopping spree buys Deutsche Post more profit

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany: Growth in online shopping continued to provide a bonanza for German logistics group Deutsche Post in the third quarter, the firm reported Thursday, confirming its forecast for the full year.

9 Nov 2017

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