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Nairobi smart traffic control system to go live in two years

Nairobi's proposed smart traffic control system will go live in just over two years, officials said of the plan that seeks to ease congestion on key city roads at an estimated cost of Sh1.88 billion

By Constant Munda 1 day ago

Kenya's Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Kenyan startup Lori Systems has been crowned the winner of the inaugural TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, winning $25,000 in equity-free funding

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Mount Kenya University, RwandAir partner to promote aviation industry

Mount Kenya University Rwanda recently entered a memorandum of understanding with RwandAir in a bid to strengthen the field of academic training and research

16 Oct 2017

Air Tanzania signs MoU with Ethiopia on pilot training

Air Tanzania Company Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ethiopian Aviation Academy, aimed at helping Tanzanian pilots and engineers undergo capacity building training in Ethiopia

By Iddy Mwema 13 Oct 2017

Uber's productive four years of economic transformation

Uber has in the last four years of its operation in Africa, changed perspectives in the transportation system while using technology to drive economic transformation in the sector.

By Emma Okonji 13 Oct 2017

A new distribution landscape: Bringing blockchain to the travel industry

Lufthansa Group has partnered with Winding Tree which has dedicated itself to reorganising travel distribution. With a decentralised B2B marketplace system powering blockchain-based travel booking transactions

11 Oct 2017

Nigeria needs $16bn to construct, modernise rail lines

The Nigerian government needs about $16 billion to construct and modernise major rail lines, an official said

By Sani Tukur 9 Oct 2017

Motorists switch to digital driving licences in October

Kenyan motorists will later this month switch to digital driving licences, but will be spared instant fines that come with the smart card due to a pending court case

By James Kariuki 6 Oct 2017

DHL-Mall for Africa partnership gives African products access to global stage

DHL Express and Mall for Africa have extended their partnership to enable African businesses to sell their locally manufactured products to customers in the United States

6 Oct 2017

Railway set to cut down cargo freight costs

Kenya recently approved freight tariffs for the standard gauge railway, as the government seeks to meet its target of transporting 40% of cargo from Mombasa port by rail

21 Sep 2017

Future state of heavy haul rail network in Africa critical

According to Brian Monakali, deputy chairman of the International Heavy Haul Association and chairman of the SA Heavy Haul Association, the future state and role of the heavy haul rail network in Africa is a critical discussion

14 Sep 2017

Kenya Airways becomes official sports ministry carrier

The Ministry of Sports and Kenya Airways have entered a one-year renewable partnership that will see the national carrier become the official airline for all Kenyan teams travelling outside the country

By Timothy Olobulu 11 Sep 2017

Why China's audacious building plans could be a major strain on African economies

It has been described by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “project of the century”. And the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is certainly ambitious

By Ricardo Reboredo 7 Sep 2017

African airlines record largest year-on-year increase in demand for air cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing African carriers recorded the largest year-on-year increase in demand of all regions in July 2017 with freight volumes growing 33.7%

7 Sep 2017

JLL report reveals growing demand for prime logistics space in Africa

According to JLL's 2017 Africa Prime Industrial Report, within Africa's more diversified economies, the prime industrial sector is set to emerge as an attractive asset class over the short to medium term

31 Aug 2017

Taxi-hailing firm Little launches own virtual wallet

Safaricom-backed taxi-hailing platform Little has unveiled an electronic wallet to encourage riders using their taxis to pay for trips online

By Annie Njanja 22 Aug 2017

Nairobi sees 22% boost in domestic air travel capacity

Nairobi is the only city in Africa whose airports are recording higher growth for domestic capacity than that of international capacity, with a 22% boost

By Josephine Wawira 18 Aug 2017

African airlines fly high with cargo on the back of a strong economy

African airlines have registered the fastest growth in freight volumes in seven years in the first half of this year, buoyed by strong trade lines between the continent and Asia

By Allan Olingo 15 Aug 2017

Uber's main rival buys stake in Taxify

Taxify, which launched in Nairobi last year, is banking on the Chinese giant Didi's technical expertise to tackle Uber, which has a footprint in a number of African cities

By Allan Olingo 14 Aug 2017

Autonomous vehicles to reshape the global economy

Forrester, in collaboration with Christian Austin and Sal Schiano, has researched the downstream impact of widespread automation in transportation

1 Aug 2017

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