Economy - Transport
  • Ethiopia, Senegal agree on air transport services
    03 december 2004 10:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian and Senegalese civil aviation chiefs have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on air transport services that would pave the way for unrestricted flights between the two far-flung countries, press reports affirmed here Friday. Full text...

  • 3 West African states to launch NEPAD pilot road project
    25 november 2004 16:46:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Burkina Faso, Ghana and Mali will in mid December launch an axle loading control system for the Bamako-Ouagadougou-Accra road corridor financed by a combination of banks and donor countries. Full text...

  • S. African air charter firm opens route to Mozambique
    04 november 2004 11:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African charter firm, Charlan Air, has announced that it will broaden its horizons from Friday, operating a scheduled service to three destinations in Mozambique from its base at Lanseria International Airport in Gauteng Province. Full text...

  • Royal Air Morocco to resume flights to Lisbon
    01 november 2004 13:05:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's Royal Airline (RAM) will soon resume flights to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon after a two- year absence, the Moroccan News Agency (MAP) has reported. Full text...

  • New airline links Cotonou, N'djamena
    30 october 2004 18:03:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Toumai Air Chad, the new airline linking Benin and Chad, Friday made its inaugural flight from the Cadjehoun International Airport in Benin to the Chadian capital N'djamena. Full text...

  • Great Lakes regional transit cargo inflows up 16%
    22 october 2004 20:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Transit cargo leaving Kenya's Mombasa seaport depot for the neighbouring countries shot up by 16 percent over the past nine months mainly due to improved cargo inflows destined for Uganda, ports officials announced here Friday. Full text...

  • Kibaki, German investors discuss Kenya-Sudan rail project
    20 october 2004 10:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya government is willing to work with private investors in the construction of the proposed railway line from Rongai in central Kenya to the Sudanese border, President Mwai Kibaki has said. Full text...

  • SADC, EAC, COMESA harmonise aviation rules
    15 october 2004 13:53:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has harmonised its civil aviation regulations with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the East African Community (EAC) in a bid to improve safety for air travellers in the region. Full text...

  • South African Airways, Jet Airways forge deal
    04 october 2004 11:41:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Discussions held between South African Airways and India's Jet Airways in London recently have led to an agreement based on a strategic regional alliance designed to explore and develop areas of mutual benefit. Full text...

  • Rwandan airline starts Kigali-Arusha flight
    02 october 2004 20:09:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A Rwandan airline, Rwandair Express, Saturday inaugurated its maiden direct flight between the capital, Kigali, and the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha, official sources said in Kigali. Full text...

  • South African transporters accused of violating accord
    29 september 2004 20:45:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Frederico Ambrosio, head of a Mozambican passenger transport association, Wednesday accused South African transporters of violating the agreement governing transportation between the two countries. Full text...

  • Mozambique, South Africa discuss SADC transport pact
    28 september 2004 18:02:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Joint Road Management Committee of Mozambique and South Africa met in Maputo Tuesday with freight transport operators to discuss implementation of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) transport Protocol, and the bilateral transport agreement between the two countries. Full text...

  • Germany okays Sudan-Kenya rail project
    24 september 2004 08:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Plans for the construction of a Kenya- Sudan rail link has been endorsed by German multi-national investors who are expected here next Monday, as preparations to get the project off the ground hot up. Full text...

  • Transport ministers of Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso meet
    23 september 2004 20:34:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Transport ministers from Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso are meeting in Accra to review the status of the implementation of the proposed Community Roads Programme of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) expected to create a road transport corridor from Tema through Ouagadougou to Bamako to facilitate trade links. Full text...

  • Kenya port upgrades equipment as regional cargo swells
    20 september 2004 18:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) remained upbeat against a backdrop of huge cargo inflows Monday, announcing the expected arrival of new high-tech cranes and tugboats to handle cargoes destined for Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. Full text...

  • Morocco launches new air company in October
    08 september 2004 23:11:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco will launch a new air company called "Atlas Blue", which begins operations on 1 October, the kingdom's equipment and transport minister Karim Ghellab announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Fuel price hike increases transport fares in Mauritanian
    07 september 2004 18:07:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Land transport fares in Mauritania have increased by 10% to 25%, the ministry of Equipment and Transport announced here Tuesday, blaming the high price of oil for the past months. Full text...

  • Nigeria picks Virgin Atlantic as new flag carrier
    01 september 2004 18:15:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's decision-making federal executive council Wednesday approved Virgin Atlantic Airlines as the strategic/technical investor for Nigeria's new flag carrier, to be called Virgin Nigeria Airlines. Full text...

  • Maputo plans to phase out mini-buses
    27 august 2004 19:22:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- To encourage the use of larger public transport vehicles, Maputo City Council has decided to suspend the issuing of licences for 15-seat minibus taxis as from 1 September, reports Friday's issue of the daily paper "Noticias". Full text...

  • Nigeria has shortage of airworthiness inspectors - Report
    26 august 2004 10:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The final report of the 2002 EAS plane crash that killed more than 100 people in Nigeria's northern city of Kano has revealed an acute shortage of airworthiness inspectors in the country, which boasts 35 aircraft operators and more than 160 registered aircraft of different types. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean transport visits Mozambique
    23 august 2004 19:18:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican and Zimbabwean transport ministers, Tomas Salomao and Christopher Mushowe, held talks at the weekend in the central port city of Beira, in preparation for a memorandum of understanding on the use of the Beira Corridor likely to be signed later this year. Full text...

  • Angola's TAAG will fly to Havana via Cape Verde
    19 august 2004 10:44:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Angolan Airlines (TAAG) will Thursday resume its flights between Luanda (Angola) and the Cuban capital of Havana, with a non-traffic stop on the Cape Verdean island of Sal, an authorised source has told PANA. Full text...

  • Air France raises airfares to African destinations
    19 august 2004 10:31:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Air France, enjoying a virtual monopoly to some African routes, has decided to raise its airfares to sub-Sahara African passengers by 12 euro (or 8,000 CFA F) due to high fuel costs on the world market, the French airline said Thursday in Paris. Full text...

  • 4 Francophone West African states ponder road network
    08 august 2004 18:50:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin, Burkina Faso, Togo and Niger plan to revitalise their road network by initiating a cooperation institution, Niger's Transport minister Souleymane Kane has disclosed here. Full text...

  • New Moroccan airline makes maiden flight to France
    02 august 2004 20:40:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's new airline, Atlas Blue, has made its maiden flight between Marrakech and Lyon in France. Full text...

  • ECOWAS MPs assess transport sector in sub-region
    23 july 2004 09:29:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Transport and Communication Commission of the ECOWAS Parliament is holding a five-day session here on issues related to maritime and road transports in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Nigerian bus company introduces West Coast route
    15 july 2004 18:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's privately owned Associated Bus Company (ABC) Transport Limited on Friday flags off its new West African route, its Executive Director Jude Nneji revealed here. Full text...

  • Nigeria, airlines negotiate carrier status
    14 july 2004 15:58:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria is negotiating with Virgin Atlantic Airlines (Britain) and Lufthansa (Germany) in an effort to select a technical partner for the new national carrier, the Nigerian Eagle Airline (NEA), Aviation Minister Isa Yuguda has said. Full text...

  • Nujoma calls for greater use of Trans-Caprivi road
    02 july 2004 14:04:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Visiting Namibian leader Sam Nujoma has implored Zambian importers to turn away from their traditional routes to the sea and start using a highway cutting through his country as it was much more cost-effective. Full text...

  • Storm delays S. African Airways flights from Jo'burg
    30 june 2004 16:33:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- All South African Airways (SAA) flights leaving Johannesburg International Airport were delayed Wednesday due to stormy weather in the area, the SAA said here. Full text...

  • Kibaki wants African airlines to cooperate
    29 june 2004 14:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Tuesday urged African governments, airlines and other stakeholders in the aviation industry to work together in order to address the various challenges facing the sector. Full text...

  • SN Brussels Airlines resumes flights to Kinshasa
    12 june 2004 12:39:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- SN Brussels Airlines resumed flights to Kinshasa Saturday, a day after it suspended the route following the announcement of an aborted putsch in DR Congo, a company official said. Full text...

  • SAA cancels Kinshasa flights for security reasons
    04 june 2004 14:55:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) Friday announced that it had cancelled two flights to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for security reasons. Full text...

  • Zambia working on new carrier later this month
    02 june 2004 11:49:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government is to select a consulting company to work with in establishing a national airline towards the end of June, according to transport and communications permanent secretary Bob Samakayi. Full text...

  • Air Gabon suspends flights to Brussels, Dubai and London
    26 may 2004 15:08:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Air Gabon has suspended its flights to Brussels, Dubai and London and reduced the frequency of other flights to restructure its services, airline officials disclosed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Defunct Air Afrique's workers in Togo demand wage arrears
    20 may 2004 17:31:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Personnel from Togolese branch of the defunct multinational airliner, Air Afrique, Thursday in Lome revived their demands for the payment of their wage arrears. Full text...

  • Mwanawasa, Nujoma commission vital bridge
    13 may 2004 16:31:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa and his Namibian counterpart Sam Nujoma Thursday commissioned a major bridge on a road linking their two countries. Full text...

  • Fuel prices rise by 16.5% in Sierra Leone
    07 may 2004 23:39:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Oil companies in Sierra Leone on Friday raised the prices of petroleum products by 16. Full text...

  • Crackdown on tax-evading taxis cripples Libreville
    06 may 2004 15:16:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- An operation to check urban transport vehicles that have not paid municipal taxes has caused a serious shortage of taxis in the Gabonese capital of Libreville this week. Full text...

  • Ghana launches more buses to ease transport problem
    27 april 2004 21:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian President John Kufuor has inaugurated 36 out of 250 buses imported from China for the new Metro Mass Transit Company Limited incorporated in March 2003 under the government's Metro Mass Transport Project in Accra. Full text...

  • Mali's Transport Minister visits Nouakchott
    12 april 2004 16:49:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Malian Transports Minister Ousmane Issoufou Maiga arrived here Sunday to discuss the construction of the highweay linking Tintane (Mauritania) to Nioro (Mali). Full text...

  • Ghana Airways dissapoints loyal customers
    11 april 2004 15:56:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Dozens of irate Ghana Airways passengers Sunday expressed dissatisfaction with the services of the national carrier and asked for an overhaul of its administration. Full text...

  • Kenya to improve road links with Ethiopia
    05 april 2004 12:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has received a 200 billion shillings loan from the World Bank to facilitate the asphalt pavement of the road connecting the country to Ethiopia, its northern neighbour. Full text...

  • Flights resume between Madagascar and the Comoros
    01 april 2004 09:09:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- A year after Air Madagascar suspended flights to the Comoros, the airline has resumed flying to the archipelago states. Full text...

  • Kenyan transporters oppose paying heavy taxes
    31 march 2004 11:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan public transporters are seeking radical tax cuts and tax waivers on imported vehicles as well as a ban on the importation of used vehicles. Full text...

  • Air Austral to beef up its Indian Ocean fleet
    26 march 2004 10:35:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The Reunion airline, Air Austral, is to launch a third Boeing 777 in early 2005 if the current rise in passenger numbers continues, a source close to the company has said. Full text...

  • Air Gabon workers block Air France flight
    26 march 2004 10:25:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Employees of Air Gabon, Gabon's flag carrier, supported by ground engineers, prevented an Air France Airbus bound for Paris from taking off Thursday night in Libreville to protest the grounding of an Air Gabon Boeing 747 in France last week, officials at the Libreville Airport told PANA on Friday. Full text...

  • Minister pleads for normal Burkina/Cote d'Ivoire trade
    07 march 2004 10:28:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's transport minister Anaky Kobena has strongly appealed for the resumption of normal trade between Burkina Faso and Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Royal Air Maroc, Bordeaux airport cement ties
    02 march 2004 16:39:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Morocco's national airline -- Royal Air Maroc -- and Bordeaux airport in southwestern France plan to sign a partnership accord when stakeholders organise "France Expo Maroc" in Bordeaux 10-13 March 2004. Full text...

  • Maputo transport company cuts fare by 22%
    01 march 2004 18:20:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The publicly-owned Maputo bus company, TPM, Monday announced a 22-percent reduction in its fare, in a move designed to win more patronage and undercut private minibus operators in the Mozambican capital. Full text...

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