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Africa Update

GE Reinforces Commitment to Africa at US Africa Business Forum

In 2014, the first United States - Africa Business Forum drew the attention of the world to the promise of Africa. Governments and organisations discussed and debated opportunities in infrastructure,...

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Cross Border Logistics platform to link Angola to DRC and Zambia

Benguela Railway Station (Image by David Stanley) Angolan minister of transport Augusto da Silva Tomás, announced this week that Angola, together with relevant stakeholders, are planning to...

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IFC Railway Investment to Improve Transport for Freight and Passengers in Gabon

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has agreed to provide 52.5 million euros ($58 million) of debt financing to boost the capacity and improve the efficiency of Gabon’s rail network and improve the...

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Tender request for Multimodal Transport Project in Cameroon

The government of the Republic of the Cameroon has requested interested parties to submit tender applications for the supply and installation of a centralised, embedded signalling and traffic control...

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Derailment claims two lives in the DRC

The Congolese rail operator the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer du Congo (SNCC) has had another passenger train derail, resulting in two confirmed deaths and an as yet undisclosed number of...

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DRC President visits SNCC facilities

President of the Democratic of the Republic of the Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila recently paid a visit to the regional facilities of the national railway operator SNCC. Accompanied by minister of...

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TAZARA Lobbying To Have Debt Cancelled

According to reports in the local Zambian newspaper, The Lusaka Times, TAZARA managing director, Bruno Ching’andu, has requested various stakeholders to consider cancelling the rail operator’s...

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SGR Financing and Construction Timeline Agreed

Uganda and Kenya have agreed on the timeline for financing and constructing their standard gauge railway (SGR) projects. The agreement was signed by Uganda’s minister of finance, Matia Kasaija and...

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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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Kenya SGR: Relocation Action Plan for Phase 2A Underway

The Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) officially announced the commencement of their Relocation Action Plan, in preparation for construction to begin on Phase 2A of the country’s standard gauge railway...

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Finland Grants €9.8 Million To Trademark East Africa

Finland has granted €9.8 million to TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) to support its work in enhancing trade across the East African Community (EAC), in an agreement reached on 24 January in Nairobi,...

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Algerian Train Collision Claims A Life and Leaves 196 Injured

The national railway operator of Algeria (SNTF) experienced a serious train accident near the Boudouaou station, east of Algiers on the 24 September. According to reports, the incident occurred when...

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GE Reinforces Commitment to Africa at US Africa Business Forum

In 2014, the first United States - Africa Business Forum drew the attention of the world to the promise of Africa. Governments and organisations discussed and debated opportunities in infrastructure,...

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Five Fatalities in Train Accident - Cairo

Five people died in a Cairo when a passenger train derailed after leaving Cairo for the Southern city of Aswan this week. According to reports, the train operator engaged the train’s braking system...

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Egyptian National Railways Restructuring Project

In 2015, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced a loan agreement with Egypt to the value of €126 million, for the country’s Railways Modernisation Programme. The project aims...

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AFDB– Request for Expression of Interest for Computerisation Project Support Processes, Algeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has requested expressions of interests from consulting firms that can deliver on computerisation project support processes for Algerian railway operator Société...

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Discussions start around the rehabilitation and modernisation of the Trans-Maghrebine railway line - Morocco

The The General Secretariat of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) has requested expressions of interest for a feasibility study into the rehabilitation and modernization of the Trans- Maghreb iron railway...

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Deebar Mining And Industrial Supplies Welcomes New Shareholders

Since the inception of BEE, Deebar Mining and Industrial Supplies (Deebar) has viewed Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) as an imperative measure to enable the company to fall in line...

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New NRZ Wagons Pay Dividends

As reported by Railways AfricaTM in October 2016, the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has acquired 31 new high-sided wagons from China, with the view to boosting the rail operator’s freight...

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Construction On Kenya’s Port Of Lamu Takes Off

Construction of the first three berths on Kenya’s Port of Lamu has begun, signalling the start of one of the cornerstone infrastructure projects to be delivered under the Kenyan government’s ambitious...

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MEC Ismail Vadi Confirms Gautrain Expansion Plans

After six years of operation and close to 80 million passenger trips, the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) has demonstrated that the face of public transport can be radically changed. A modern and...

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Minergy (Ltd) Heading To Botswana With The Masama Project

Minergy Limited intends to list a coal company in Botswana in the first half of the year that will aid with job creation in Botswana, supply the regional coal market with high-grade product and...

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Tropical Cyclone Dineo Destroys Railway Lines In Botswana

Extreme weather conditions in Botswana have caused severe damage to infrastructure over the past week, including several bridges collapsing, roads flooding and railway lines being washed away across...

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Nigeria Plans To Build Railway To Revitalise The Country’s Steel Industry

The Nigerian Federal Government has announced that they intend to build a 275km railroad, linking the Ajaokuta Steel Plant with the Agbaja Iron Ore Project, in Nigeria’s Kogi State. Negotiations...

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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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NRC Completes Refurbishment Of Passenger Coaches for Lagos-Kano Line

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced that they have successfully implemented a rolling stock refurbishment project, which has resulted in three air-conditioned, 90-seater sleeper...

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Alstom to supply 15 Coradia Polyvalent trains to Senegal

Alstom has been awarded a contract¹ for the supply of 15 regional trains by APIX², acting on behalf of Senegal’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Land Transport and Opening Up. The manufacture of the...

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Bolloré Launches Construction Works on the Port of Tema

French multinational Bolloré Transportation and Logistics recently hosted an official launch ceremony for the construction works on the Port of Tema, in the Republic of Ghana, West Africa. The...

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Nigeria and West Africa Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Event – Multimodal West Africa

Multimodal West Africa is Nigeria and West Africa’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event. It represents every logistics sector, making it a unique and highly...

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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,...