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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 2 days ago

Durban Cruise Terminal could be just what the African cruise industry needs

“This won't be any old cruise terminal, it will be a new and iconic structure in Durban, with international-class cruise facilities that link up with existing tourist attractions...”

2 days ago

The role of cities in the next automotive revolution

Ever-increasing urbanisation and the subsequent demand for development of cities is the catalyst needed to bridge both the greatest challenges and most creative solutions for a future of the automotive sector...

By Trevor Hill 7 Aug 2017

Nigeria's Max launches on-demand motorcycle transport

Nigerian e-courier startup, Max, has launched a new on-demand motorcycle transportation service, MAXGo, in Lagos, addressing the city's road traffic congestion...

By Gabriella Mulligan 4 Aug 2017

Every summer, Spain hosts annual exodus to North Africa

Millions of people from France, Belgium and Italy cross Spain every summer to spend their holidays with family in North Africa. This year, close to three million are expected to make the trip there and back...

3 Aug 2017

Uber jacks up security in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya

Uber has begun the African roll out of its Real-Time ID in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, in a bid to further improve passenger security...

26 Jul 2017

Free transport for elderly, disabled on Kenya election day

The Matatu Owners Association (MOA) will offer free transport to the elderly and the disabled on Kenya's election day on 8 August 2017 to ensure they participate in the polls...

By Collins Omulo 21 Jul 2017

Nigeria to cease import of petroleum products

Nigeria will cease to import petroleum products and totally depend on its own refined products from 2019, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this week...

By Omololu Ogunmade 21 Jul 2017

Germaine Auto Centre to service Uber Nigeria vehicles

Uber on Friday sealed pact with Germaine Auto Centre - a Nigerian based auto service and maintenance company - to provide maintenance services to its driver partners...

By Abdullateef Aliyu 17 Jul 2017

Ugandan traders turn to Dar es Salaam port

With about six weeks left for Kenyans to go to the polls, the private sector in neighbouring states are now beginning to look at the Dar es Salaam port as an alternative route to import and export goods...

27 Jun 2017

Museveni launches water transport for fuel on Lake Victoria

In the next two years, the fuel pump prices will substantially come down if the $94m (Shs338b) water transport project launched by president Museveni last week becomes a reality...

By Emmanuel Ainebyoona 20 Jun 2017

Nigerian rideshare app reports success

GoMyWay.com, the Nigerian rideshare app, reports that it has experienced a 150% increase in registered members and a 300% increase in the number of seats offered...

13 Jun 2017

Tanzania receives $51m for Tabora road construction

Tanzania has received $51m (over 110bn/-) financial boost from Kuwait for construction of the 85-kilometre Chaya-Nyahua road in Tabora region...

12 Jun 2017

A day in the life of a smart city commuter - and why it's not so far from reality

The alarm on your smartphone went off 10 minutes earlier than usual this morning. Parts of the city are closed off, so congestion is expected to be worse than usual. You'll need to catch an earlier bus...

By Marcin Budka 12 Jun 2017

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International

Air Berlin files for insolvency but keeps flying

FRANKFURT, Germany - Germany's Air Berlin announced on Tuesday that it had filed for insolvency after its main shareholder Etihad Airways said it would not plough any more cash into the troubled carrier.

By Michelle Fitzpatrick 5 hours ago

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship. In 2015, the global merchant fleet carried a record 10 billion tonnes of cargo, a 2.1% increase from the previous year.

By Martina Doblin 6 hours ago

Lion reborn for next generation of urban passenger transport

Until now, the next generation of MAN Lion's City bus has been kept well hidden during testing, but now the veil is gradually being lifted to reveal a completely redesigned city bus, which still displays the genes of previous MAN buses.

11 Aug 2017

Quality of social media engagement trumps quantity of mentions in Middle East Airlines sentiment study

A study conducted by Brandseye on behalf of the Aerospace division of the Toulouse MBA programme found that Qatar Airways is the leading Middle East airline according to consumer sentiment on social media. The study, with the aim to understand global public sentiment towards the leading airlines in the region and the factors driving it, analysed the social media universe of the four biggest Middle Eastern airlines according to social media conversation - Qatar Airways, Etihad, Emirates and Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) - with over half a million online mentions in both English and Arabic captured between March and May 2017.

4 Aug 2017

Los Angeles to have fully electric bus fleet by 2030

LOS ANGELES, US: Known for its bouts of heavy smog, the city of Los Angeles has announced plans to have a fleet of fully electric, zero-emissions buses by 2030.

31 Jul 2017

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