Dieu-Donné Gameli via  - Motor taxi concept. Picture taken on the route from Larabanga to Mole National Park.
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. A new report by US-based consultancy firm TechSci Research shows that motorcycle manufacturers and assemblers are seeking to increase their presence on the continent, where the business is projected to more than double from $4 billion to $9 billion over the next five years.

By Njiraini Muchira 1 day ago

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GE Africa CEO to advise on Africa trade

WASHINGTON D.C., USA - Jay Ireland, President and CEO of GE Africa, was named as chair of the second President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) by US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker.

1 day ago

, Neil Wood
Hyperloop pushes dream of low-cost futuristic transport

Berlin, Germany: Is it a plane, is it a train? No, say supporters of Hyperloop, a futuristic mode of transport floated by Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk that promises high-tech, high-speed and cheap travel over long distances. It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but developers insist their dream of passengers seated in pods shooting through a tube above the ground will become a reality by 2020 -- and change travel as we know it.

2 days ago

East Africa air travel rising
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. With the growth of Africa as a whole at 5.6% and countries like Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia seeing little growth or even a decline, this is an exceptional performance.

22 Sep 2016

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Ethiopian taxi app plans relaunch

Ethiopian taxi hailing startup RIDE has pivoted away from its SMS-based functionality to a mobile application, with a relaunch planned for early next year.

By Tom Jackson 21 Sep 2016