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Jumia Food promotes gender diversity through female rider recruitment

Jumia Food Kenya has launched an initiative aimed at recruiting more female riders; who act as the link between their partner restaurants and customers...

26 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose...

By Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017

Tesla to reveal all-electric truck next month

Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would reveal its Tesla Semi truck this month. Musk has since announced that the reveal date has tentatively moved to 26 October 2017...

27 Sep 2017

Airlines spend N50bn annually on aircraft maintenance overseas

The low value of the naira has increased the cost of overseas aircraft maintenance to over N50bn annually, Nigerian airline operators have said...

By Chinedu Eze 21 Aug 2017

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

While it's an essential part of international trade, shipping also poses serious risks to the environment. There are some immediate solutions to this problem that use existing technology...

By Martina Doblin 16 Aug 2017

African airlines fly high with cargo on the back of a strong economy

African airlines have registered the fastest growth in freight volumes in seven years in the first half of this year, buoyed by strong trade lines between the continent and Asia...

By Allan Olingo 15 Aug 2017

Autonomous vehicles to reshape the global economy

Forrester, in collaboration with Christian Austin and Sal Schiano, has researched the downstream impact of widespread automation in transportation...

1 Aug 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

Commercial vehicle market competition on the rise in Africa

The regional market for commercial vehicles (CVs) like rigid trucks and flatbed trailers is being strengthened by rising urbanisation and infrastructural developments in Africa...

12 Jul 2017

New professional driver service launches in Nigeria

Drivers NG recently launched in Nigeria to make the job of selecting and hiring professional drivers easier for individuals and businesses in the country...

27 Mar 2017

UD Trucks aims for business growth in Southern and Eastern Africa

UD Trucks has expressed interest in expanding and growing its business within Southern and Eastern Africa...

30 Nov 2016

International speakers joins formidable SAAFF Congress line-up

Two more international speakers have joined the line-up of 16 top speakers for the SA Association of Freight Forwarders annual Congress...

23 Aug 2016

Safe air transport key to African growth story

The World Bank estimated Sub-Saharan Africa's growth at 3.7 percent for 2015 despite the current financial turmoil, with a slight uptick to 4.4 percent and 4.8 percent in 2016 and 2017 respectively

18 Apr 2016

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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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