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South Africa and Botswana to improve rail freight links

South Africa and Botswana to improve rail freight links

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) will collaborate with Botswana Rail (BR) to fix parts of the 126 km (78 mile) rail line between Swartruggens, in South Africa’s North West province, and Mafikeng, on the border with Botswana. South Africa and Botswana have agreed to fund the improvement and extension of rail links between the countries in ...
The Mano River Union: African Development Fund Commits $88.2 Million For Road Development And Transport Facilitation In Liberia And Sierra Leone

The Mano River Union: African Development Fund Commits $88.2 Million For Road Development And Transport Facilitation In Liberia And Sierra Leone

Board of Directors of the African Development Fund,  the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group has approved $88.2 million in financing for the third phase of the Road Development and Transport Facilitation Programme for the Mano River Union. The Mano River Union is an international association initially established between Liberia and Sierra Leone ...
EACOP submits construction application to Uganda

EACOP submits construction application to Uganda

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) company has applied to the Ugandan government for a licence to begin construction. EACOP general manager Martin Tiffen, speaking on July 1, said work was ready to begin. Acting director of petroleum at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) Honey Malinga said the application would be ...
Tanzania gearing up to connect countries through rail and roads.

Tanzania gearing up to connect countries through rail and roads.

Tanzania is ready for regional integration and is in the process of completing road and railway networks with the goal of linking neighbouring countries, hence contributing to continental integration efforts, President Samia Suluhu Hassan has said. However, the country will need more external funding to finance the construction of the next phases of the Standard ...
Ethiopian Airlines, Air Djibouti partner for China-Africa sea to air transport

Ethiopian Airlines, Air Djibouti partner for China-Africa sea to air transport

Ethiopia’s national air carrier Ethiopian Airlines announced Tuesday it has partnered with Air Djibouti and Djibouti Industrial Park Operation to commence sea-air multimodal transportation. Ethiopia’s national air carrier Ethiopian Airlines (ET) announced Tuesday it has partnered with Air Djibouti and Djibouti Industrial Park Operation to commence sea-air multimodal transportation. In a press statement, ET disclosed ...
Pan-African airline partnerships continue to gain momentum

Pan-African airline partnerships continue to gain momentum

Partnerships have been gathering momentum as Africa’s aviation sector navigates its post-pandemic recovery and the issue of high fuel and oil prices. African leaders lead the charge toward new partnerships  The partnership between Kenya Airways (KQ) and South African Airways (SAA) to establish a pan-African airline by 2023 has been a significant indicator and driver ...
AfDB secures $15.6bn investment for construction of Lagos-Abidjan highway

AfDB secures $15.6bn investment for construction of Lagos-Abidjan highway

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the president, African Development Bank (AfDB), says the bank has secured 15.6 billion dollars investment for the construction of the Lagos-Abidjan highway. He said that the investment would strengthen regional trade and integration in West Africa by linking the hinterlands of different Participating Member Countries (PMCs). The president said that the investment ...
First direct shipment of kenyan coffee to South Korea (Bolloré)

First direct shipment of kenyan coffee to South Korea (Bolloré)

Bolloré Transport & Logistics was recently commissioned to handle a logistic operation organizing the first direct shipment of coffee by Kenyan farmers to South Korea without the use of a coffee brokerage. This was made possible thanks to sector reforms by the government of Kenya that now allow farmers to market their produce directly with ...
Nigeria gives up waiting for China Eximbank railway loan

Nigeria gives up waiting for China Eximbank railway loan

By: Ruth Olurounbi and William Clowes Nigeria said it won’t wait any longer for the Export-Import Bank of China to finance a major part of a crucial railway project in Africa’s biggest economy. The government received from the state-owned lender only about 15% of the funding required for a line originally estimated to cost $8.3 billion ...
EU PLANS TO RIVAL CHINA’S  BELT AND ROADS IN AFRICA

EU PLANS TO RIVAL CHINA’S  BELT AND ROADS IN AFRICA

By Jevans Nyabiage EU Plans to rival China’s EU plans for the February 17-18 summit in Brussels include the launch of “an ambitious Africa-Europe investment package, taking into account global challenges such as climate change and the current health crisis”. In December, the 27-member bloc announced it would mobilise up to €300 billion (US$343.5 billion) ...