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Africa Update

Bolloré Transport And Logistics Awarded On International Customs Day

The World Customs Organisation (WCO) recognised the uniqueness and professionalism of the Bolloré Transport and Logistics teams in the Central African Republic (CAR). Through its high level of...

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COMESA Call For Research Papers: Boosting Intra-African Trade

The importance of boosting intra-African trade has gained significant impetus in shaping continental development strategies since the signing of the Abuja Treaty at the 8th African Union Summit of...

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Global and national energy experts prepare to attend the annual Africa Energy Indaba 2017 following #AfricaAtDavos

World Economic Forum followers of 2017 reported that this year’s event saw a shift in the way Africa was perceived at Davos.  Discussions were particularly focused opportunities for business and...

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AFRICA ENERGY INDABA 2017 launches Africa Utility Forum to boost growth of energy projects in the region

South Africa has been seeking foreign investment to help drive sluggish economic growth and used the World Economic Forum 2017 platform last week to market the country as a favourable investment...

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World Bank Forecasts Industrial Commodities Prices to Surge in 2017

The World Bank is forecasting strong gains for industrial commodities such as energy and metals in 2017, due to tightening supply and strengthening demand.  In its January 2017 Commodity Markets...

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AFRICA ENERGY INDABA 2017 brings together Africa’s leading women in energy

The third annual Women in Energy conference, organised by the Africa Energy Indaba, will bring together Africa’s leading women in the energy sector on Monday 20###sup/sup### February at the Sandton...

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Swedish Delegation Tours Trade Facilitation Projects In Southern Tanzania

A Swedish delegation led by the director general for trade in the Swedish Ministry Foreign Affairs, Karin Olofsdotter, and the director general for international development cooperation, Johannes...

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The First Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Technical Working Groups

The African Union Commission has organised the First Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Technical Working Groups from 6 to 17 February in Kigali, Rwanda. The objectives of the meeting...

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COMESA Call For Research Papers: Boosting Intra-African Trade

The importance of boosting intra-African trade has gained significant impetus in shaping continental development strategies since the signing of the Abuja Treaty at the 8th African Union Summit of...

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TAZARA’s Turnaround Strategy Continues To Bear Fruit

The Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) continues to make gains in implementing their turnaround strategy under the directorship of Bruno Ching'andu. The operator recently announced that they...

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AIIM Acquires A Majority Share In DSM Corridor Group Tanzania

African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), a leading African infrastructure equity investment manager and member of Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), has announced the successful...

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Tanzania Awards Tender For Standard Gauge Railway Project

The Tanzanian Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication has awarded a tender for the construction of a section of the country’s ambitious standard gauge railway project (SGR) to a joint venture...

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Tunisia’s SNCFT Secures A $US73 Million Loan For New Rolling Stock

The Moroccan Attijari Bank has signed a TND167 million ($US73 million) loan agreement with the Tunisian Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Tunisiens (SNCF) for the acquisition of 20 locomotives from...

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COMESA Call For Research Papers: Boosting Intra-African Trade

The importance of boosting intra-African trade has gained significant impetus in shaping continental development strategies since the signing of the Abuja Treaty at the 8th African Union Summit of...

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Testing Starts On Extreme High-Speed Trains In Morocco

A consignment of TGV high-speed trains has arrived from France at the Port of Tangiers and will be deployed on a new high-speed line currently under construction between Tangiers and Kenitra on...

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Global and national energy experts prepare to attend the annual Africa Energy Indaba 2017 following #AfricaAtDavos

World Economic Forum followers of 2017 reported that this year’s event saw a shift in the way Africa was perceived at Davos.  Discussions were particularly focused opportunities for business and...

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AFRICA ENERGY INDABA 2017 launches Africa Utility Forum to boost growth of energy projects in the region

South Africa has been seeking foreign investment to help drive sluggish economic growth and used the World Economic Forum 2017 platform last week to market the country as a favourable investment...

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World Bank Forecasts Industrial Commodities Prices to Surge in 2017

The World Bank is forecasting strong gains for industrial commodities such as energy and metals in 2017, due to tightening supply and strengthening demand.  In its January 2017 Commodity Markets...

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UNTU wishes train drivers and their passengers a speedy recovery

The United National Transport Union (UNTU) would like to extend our well wishes to the train drivers, Blackie Swart and Paskal Setalala, who were amongst the 125 injured after their Metrorail trains...

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Government Satisfied With Zambia Railways Rehabilitation Programme

The Zambian government has indicated that it is satisfied with the progress made by Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) in implementing their recapitalisation and rail rehabilitation programme, after the...

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Human Error Behind Recent Gautrain Derailment

The Bombela Concession Company (BCC) has conducted a preliminary investigation to determine the cause of the minor derailment that occurred on 16 February, when a train was approaching the Hatfield...

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CCMA Issues Strike Certificate Against PRASA

The members of the United National Transport Union (UNTU) within the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), have the right to embark on a protected strike within 48 hours, the union announced...

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Gibela Responds To Continuing Community Unrest

The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) have reacted with both concern and disappointment to an ongoing pattern of community unrest in Duduza in Ekurhuleni, apparently fuelled by the...

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Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017 Have Been Promulgated Come Into Effect 1st April

Doing business in South Africa? The Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017 have been promulgated and come into effect 1st April. Whilst this is not breaking news, it perhaps went quietly under the...

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Ghana’s Railway Development Minister Promises National Railway Revitalisation

The Ghanaian minister of railways development, Joe Ghartey has pledged to work diligently to restore Ghana's railway sector, with the aim of transforming the country’s economy. The minister gave this...

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Ghanaian National Railway Revitalisation Project

The Sekondi/Takoradi-Kojokrom railway line in the Western Region, Ghana, has recently undergone a significant revamp, following the rehabilitation of terminals on the twin cities’ busy suburban rail...

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COMESA Call For Research Papers: Boosting Intra-African Trade

The importance of boosting intra-African trade has gained significant impetus in shaping continental development strategies since the signing of the Abuja Treaty at the 8th African Union Summit of...

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SA Ambassador Leads Business Delegation To The Ghana Ports And Harbours Authority

A South African business delegation, led by the South African Ambassador to Ghana, Lulu Xingwana, recently paid a visit to the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) with the view to exploring...

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Nigeria Railways Corporation Hikes Fares On Abuja-Kaduna Railway Line

Effective from 1 February, the Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC) has announced a 57% increase in passenger fees on the Abuja-Kaduna line. Speaking on behalf of the NRC, operations manager Victor...

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Bolloré Launches Construction Works On The Port of Tema

Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama has officially lent his support to the upgrading of facilities at the Port of Tema on the Gulf of Guinea, which provides the country access to trade routes on...

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International Rail News

CAF To Manufacture Maintenance Locomotives For RATP

The Paris-based public transport operator, Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP), has awarded CAF a contract for the design and manufacture of dual-mode electric locomotives, which are able...

Bombardier’s New Chinese Signalling Joint Venture Wins First Contract

Bombardier Transportation recently announced that its Bombardier and New United Group (NUG) Signalling Solutions Co. Ltd. (BNS) joint venture (JV) in China has won its first contract. The order from...

Alstom Invests In EasyMile, A Start-Up Developing Electric Driverless Shuttles - First And Last Mile Solutions

Alstom is investing €14 million, and thus taking a minority stake, in EasyMile founded in 2014, an innovative start-up company developing the EZ10 electric driverless shuttle. The investment forms...

Transport Infrastructure Sector Primed For Drone Technology Revolution

A new study released by PwC “Clarity From Above: Transport Infrastructure,” describes the possible applications of drone technology in the road and railway sectors and forecasts how drones...