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Africa Update

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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AECOM Appoints New Strategy And Growth Director For Africa

AECOM appointed Fadzai Nyamasve as the strategy and growth director for Africa from 1 January 2017. Nyamasve previously served as AECOM’s strategic projects director for buildings and places, and as...

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Afreximbank Announces New Strategic Plan Targeting $US90 Billion Disbursement Over Five Years

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the inception of a new five-year strategic plan that will see the African export-import bank distribute $US90 billion in support of African...

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Camrail Introduces An Electronic Ticketing Platform

Camrail, a subsidiary of the French group Bolloré Africa Logistics, has recently commissioned their new electronic ticketing platform for the Cameroonian rail service. Once testing has been...

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AfDB Approves €286 Million for the Cameroon Transport Sector

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two loans totalling €282 million to support the financing of the second phase of a project aimed at developing the Cameroonian transport sector....

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Changing the Way Railway Projects Are Executed With ARES PRISM

Global project management leaders, ARES PRISM, will be featured in the upcoming issue of Railways AfricaTM Magazine (6:2016), due for release soon. The company is currently providing project...

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UPDATE: African Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) Reached

As reported by Railways AfricaTM in November 2016, a number of African countries have made significant strides in adopting the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)....

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Kenya Railways Receives New Flatbeds

Kenya is currently offloading 150 flatbeds at berth 9 at the port of Mombasa. An impressive sight by all accounts, and another step forward in Kenya realising their Standard Gauge Railway Project...

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Kenya And Uganda To Construct Naivasha-Kampala Section Of The SGR Simultaneously

Kenya and Uganda have reached an agreement on the synchronisation of timelines and financing of the construction of the Naivasha to Kampala section of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project. Under...

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TAZARA Board Reports Positive Results Amidst Financial Difficulties

The TAZARA Board of Directors held their 110th meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 20 February. The board reports that during the first half of the financial year 2016/2017, TAZARA transported...

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Kenya Sends Students to China To Study Railway Engineering

On 22 February, Kenya Railways held a farewell ceremony for the second group of students leaving to study in China, under the CRBC/ SGR capacity building scholarship programme. Kenyan president Uhuru...

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Kenya SGR On Track To Start Operations In June

February 2017 has marked another watershed moment in the history of the railway transport sector in Kenya. The successful implementation of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project has witnessed...

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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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AECOM Appoints New Strategy And Growth Director For Africa

AECOM appointed Fadzai Nyamasve as the strategy and growth director for Africa from 1 January 2017. Nyamasve previously served as AECOM’s strategic projects director for buildings and places, and as...

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Afreximbank Announces New Strategic Plan Targeting $US90 Billion Disbursement Over Five Years

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the inception of a new five-year strategic plan that will see the African export-import bank distribute $US90 billion in support of African...

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Qalaa Confirms Intentions To Sell Interests In RVR

Qalaa Holdings has confirmed that preliminary negotiations are on-going with several prospective local and international investors for the sale of its stake in Rift Valley Railways (RVR). The company...

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Ex-PRASA Board To Take Minister To Court

South African Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, announced in parliament on 8 March that the board of directors of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) have been relieved of their...

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Vale Mozambique Reports A $US105 Million Loss At The Close Of 2016

Vale Mozambique, a subsidiary of Brazilian mining multi-national Vale, reported an operating loss of $US105 million in the final quarter of 2016. While slightly down from losses recorded during the...

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Malawi - Fuel Train Looted Following Derailment

A freight train belonging to Central East Africa Railways (CEAR) overturned after it derailed near the Makata heavy industrial site in Blantyre, Malawi on 27 February. The train, comprising two...

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Angola’s CFL Appoints New Leadership

The president of the board of directors at Caminho de Ferro de Luanda (CFL),Dr Celso Roses, has recently appointed a new team of senior managers and department heads at the state-owned rail operator...

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TAZARA Council Of Ministers Calls For More Action From Board Of Directors

The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) Council of Ministers (CoM), comprising the ministers responsible for transport, finance and industry in Tanzania and Zambia, held their 62nd meeting in...

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International Conference In South Africa To Focus On The Future Of Heavy Haul

The future of the heavy haul industry will be the central focus when more than a 1000 rail executives, professionals and engineers descend on Cape Town in September for the 11th International Heavy...

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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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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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International Rail News

Alstom’s Hydrogen Train Coradia ILint First Successful Run At 80km/h

Alstom has successfully performed the first test run of the world’s only fuel cell passenger train, the Coradia iLint, on the company’s test track in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony (Germany). An...

Brazil Launches Infrastructure Concession Plan

Brazilian president, Michel Temer, recently announced that his government will be pursuing an infrastructure concessions programme that aims to raise $US14.6 billion in investment for building and...

Hack To The Future: Global Showdown In Montréal

From Cambridge to Cape Town, Santiago to Stockholm, more than 25 cities around the world are hosting transport hackathons, with the winners set to meet for a showdown at the upcoming UITP Global...

Alstom And NTL Launch Aptis, A New, 100% Electric Experience Of Mobility

Alstom and NTL presented Aptis, an innovative mobility solution, on 9 March in Duppigheim (Alsace, France). As cities are looking for smarter, more efficient and connected means of transportation,...