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Covid-19 aviation standstill hampers Ghana's development efforts
Covid-19 aviation standstill hampers Ghana's development efforts

The coronavirus is stressing the continent's aviation sector...

By Julia Selman Ayetey 2 days ago

The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?
The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?

With the novel coronavirus Covid-19 having reached the African continent, countries are getting ready to manage the spread of the virus and ensure that their fragile health systems can cope...

By Dorothy Tembo 3 days ago

For public transport to keep running, operators must find ways to outlast coronavirus
For public transport to keep running, operators must find ways to outlast coronavirus

Many operators have lost almost all their fare revenue. Even those who operate on contract terms that reduce the impact of falling patronage must bear the costs of disinfection and other precautions...

By Yale Z Wong 30 Mar 2020

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Coronavirus could threaten global agricultural trade

"The growing impact of the Covid-19 coincides with the announcement of a 1,4% retraction in our economy as well as a decline of 7,6% for agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2019."

11 Mar 2020

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Africa posts fastest air cargo growth against 3.3% global slump

The air cargo industry started the year on a weak footing...

5 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy
#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy

In 2020, many of the world's most influential business executives and policymakers are aware of blockchain's potential to turn the global economy around...

By Ilija Acimovic 4 Mar 2020

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Using technology and investment to expand Africa's transport industry

Francis Njiraini, technical director of Seidor East Africa points out that the transport industry is recognised as one of the core enablers of development...

28 Feb 2020

Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?
Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?

Over US$33bn was invested in mobility tech last year in response to claims it will transform our lives. Based on what we have seen so far, which of these promised solutions will be delivered?

By Neil G Sipe 24 Feb 2020

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Coronavirus cuts Asia-Pacific airline demand and revenue deep

The International Air Transport Association has revealed that its initial assessment of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak shows a potential 13% full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region...

21 Feb 2020

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Airbus and Green Africa sign MoU for 50 A220s

The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney's latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20% lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft...

18 Feb 2020

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Etihad Airways launches TravelPass

Etihad Airways has announced a partnership with Norwegian technology developer Braathens IT, to develop TravelPass, an innovative travel solution initially aimed at corporate and frequent travellers which will launch later this year.

18 Feb 2020

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4 important steps for delivering an Industry 4.0 factory and supply chain

In Africa, several developments are presenting opportunities for organisations that adopt Industry 4.0 technologies to capture significant market share and gain global relevance...

By Baljeet Nagi 17 Feb 2020

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved
Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

By Susanne Becken 17 Feb 2020

Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa
Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa

Central to a modern industrial economy - and one which fosters increased international investment and trade - is a high-functioning transport network. And in South Africa, central to that is rail...

By Aubrey Lekwane 13 Feb 2020

Air travel restrictions won't protect us from the coronavirus
Air travel restrictions won't protect us from the coronavirus

Suspending flights and screening passengers is mainly about reassuring us, not keeping us healthy...

By Lucy Budd and Stephen Ison 10 Feb 2020

Using technology to plug wastage in Africa's agri value chain
Using technology to plug wastage in Africa's agri value chain

"Technology is a critical enabler to solve many of the challenges experienced in the agriculture sector."

6 Feb 2020

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Advocating for African airlines to become key economic drivers

According to 2019 AFRAA Annual report, air transport in Africa currently supports 6.2 million jobs and $55.8bn of GDP and is expected to grow at a rate of 4.6% annually for the next 20 years...

6 Feb 2020

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Making Africa's transport ecosystem benefit travelling communities

Africa's largest cities Cairo, Lagos and Johannesburg are some of the most congested on the continent with the Kenyan capital Nairobi, reputed to be the second most congested city in the world. Needless to say, such congestion has socio-economic costs with the rate of accidents ranking among some of the highest...

24 Jan 2020

Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?
Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?

Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe...

23 Jan 2020

AFRAA, Routes sign MoU to drive African aviation growth
AFRAA, Routes sign MoU to drive African aviation growth

"This MoU is beneficial to support the development of aviation in Africa which is growing at above global average rates but accounts for less than 3% of global traffic. Strong partnerships among industry stakeholders are instrumental to the realisation of African aviation's potential which will result to economic and social benefits for the continent."

22 Jan 2020

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Overview of the African fertiliser market

The international fertiliser market had a slow start in 2020 and the upcoming Lunar New Year in February might result in a quieter month. Higher freight rates will also have a possible impact on global producer netbacks...

21 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruption

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market...

By Geoffrey White 14 Jan 2020

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Global air freight markets down 1.1% in November 2019

African carriers posted the fastest growth of any region in November 2019, with an increase in demand of 19.8% compared to the same period a year earlier...

9 Jan 2020

AfDB provides €345m in road construction support to Tanzania and Kenya
AfDB provides €345m in road construction support to Tanzania and Kenya

The total amount of co-financing is expected to be more than $ 1.2bn when subsequent phases of the project are concluded...

27 Dec 2019

Afri Ride launches in South Africa
Afri Ride launches in South Africa

"The most wasted resources, from a vehicle capacity standpoint, are the empty seats in moving cars. The idea behind Afri Ride is to make use of existing resources by offering the unoccupied seats in your car, or offering your car for rental."

23 Dec 2019

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AfDB lends $272m for construction of Tanzania's Msalato International Airport

A $272.12m loan has been approved from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to Tanzania for the construction of the new Msalato International Airport in the capital Dodoma...

20 Dec 2019

3 pointers to warehouse transformation
3 pointers to warehouse transformation

It wasn't very long ago when fulfillment was described as "just logistics". How times change...

By Neil Gouveia 11 Dec 2019

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SAA placed under business rescue

Minister of public enterprises Pravin Gordhan, issued a statement in the early hours of this morning, 5 December 2019 to confirm that SAA will be placed into business rescue immediately.

5 Dec 2019

Annual air cargo demand down 3.5% in October
Annual air cargo demand down 3.5% in October

Over the past year, air cargo has suffered from the effects of the trade war between the US and China, the deterioration in global trade, and a broad-based slowing in economic growth...

5 Dec 2019

Africa gets a boost in aviation security
Africa gets a boost in aviation security

A programme developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization in collaboration with the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University has seen 20 more people graduate from the Aviation Security Professional Management course, which carries a formal designation of AVSEC PM...

4 Dec 2019

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