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Longer wait for Kenyans to fly drones

Kenyans will wait longer to fly drones following a delay in issuing a gazette notice guiding the use of Aerial Unmanned Vehicles (AUVs)

22 Jun 2017

Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title

Fastjet has been awarded the 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title at the World Airline Awards, presented by Skytrax, at the Paris Air Show in France

21 Jun 2017

Posta to test bus service for SGR train passengers

Posta will over the next one month run a pilot project to provide last-mile connections for standard gauge railway (SGR) passengers, the latest bid in the company's efforts to diversify its revenue sources.

By Muthoki Mumo 4 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Kenya unveils first new railway in a century

More than a century after a colonial railway gave birth to modern Kenya, the country is betting on a new Chinese-built route to cement its position as the gateway to East Africa

30 May 2017

Mombasa-Nairobi SGR train to launch next week

A passenger train scheduled to operate on the standard gauge railway has the capacity to ferry 1,200 passengers per trip, according to Kenya Railways

By Mathias Ringa 24 May 2017

Flights resume as NCAA certifies Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has formally reopened for operations after six weeks of closure with an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900, the first plane to land at the repaired runway.

19 Apr 2017

Kenya Airways, GE, Boeing donation to boost aviation training

Technical University of Kenya (TUK) has landed high-tech aviation training devices in a joint initiative by Kenya Airways, General Electric, and Boeing

10 Apr 2017

Two very different responses to Uber - Kenya and South Africa

Entry of the ride-sharing service, Uber, into passenger transport markets across the world has brought disruptive competition with substantial benefits

By Thando Vilakazi and Shingie Chisoro Dube 27 Mar 2017

Imperial secures majority stake in Kenya-based logistics group

Transport and logistics group, Imperial, has secured a 70% stake in Kenya-based logistics group in a R470m deal that bolsters its growth strategy on the continent

By Andries Mahlangu 17 Feb 2017

Kenya receives locomotives for China-funded railway

Kenya has received six locomotives from China, which will run on a China-funded standard gauge railway (SGR) due to start trial operation in June

By Isaac Khisa 16 Jan 2017

Kenya's Mondo Ride launches motorcycle service

Online taxi hailing app Mondo Ride has launched a service that allows its customers to request for motorcycles

By Doreen Wainainah 5 Dec 2016

Put 'people, not cars' first in transport systems, says UN environment chief

Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure not only contributes to the deaths of millions of people in traffic accidents on unsafe roads and poorly designed roadways but also

24 Oct 2016

Report shows African countries can reduce trade costs through TIR system

The report unequivocally concludes that the TIR system is the most cost-effective transit bond method and could be deployed on all trade corridors in Africa

3 Oct 2016

New road to boost trade with Kenya

Trade between Uganda and Kenya is projected to increase as the construction of a new and shorter route from Mbale to the Lwakaka border post in eastern Uganda kicks off

By Jonathan Kamoga 28 Sep 2016

Motorcycles set to become main mode of transport in Africa

The explosion of motorcycles in Africa is projected to escalate to new levels as two-wheelers become the main means of transport for the majority of the continent's population

By Njiraini Muchira 27 Sep 2016

East Africa air travel rising

ForwardKeys' analysis of international air travel to East Africa this year (January to August), revealed a strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period last year

22 Sep 2016

A mega project rises to link East Africa

A mega-project in East Africa, comprising roads, railways, port and pipelines, will link Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan

16 Sep 2016

A megaproject rises in East Africa

Roads, railways, port, pipelines to link Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan

By Wanjohi Kabukuru 12 Sep 2016

Experts call for urgent action to boost aviation safety

Regional governments have been urged to expedite efforts to establish a satellite air navigation based system to boost aviation safety and efficiency on the continent

By Peterson Tumwebaze 8 Sep 2016

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