Economy - Transport
  • Air Mauritania to expand flight routes
    24 february 2004 22:18:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- After leasing a new Boeing 737- 700 that was unveiled here Tuesday, Air Mauritania announced it would open Nouakchott-Ouagadougou, Nouakchott-Lome and Dakar-Bamako routes by April. Full text...

  • ADB, Royal Air Maroc discuss Air CEMAC project
    20 february 2004 09:51:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The African Development Bank (ADB) and the Moroccan airline, Royal Air Maroc, are planning to establish an airline dubbed Air CEMAC within the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), well-informed sources disclosed here following a closed-door meeting of Ministers of the sub- region. Full text...

  • Kenya govt presses insurance companies to slash premiums
    18 february 2004 19:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government has stepped up pressure on insurance companies to slash premiums with a view to reducing transportation costs, which skyrocketed following the introduction of new safety regulations. Full text...

  • Kenya plans overhaul of transport sector
    17 february 2004 08:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In a move to decrease dependence on road transport, the Kenya government is studying a new proposal aimed at improving rail, air and water transport schemes. Full text...

  • Gabon's Gamba airport gets 1.5 billion FCFA facelift
    15 february 2004 16:22:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A multinational oil firm, Shell Gabon, said it invested 1. Full text...

  • Safety law cripples Kenyan public transport system
    05 february 2004 17:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- For the fourth day running, Kenyans without personal transport means on Thursday walked to work as the government insisted all Public Transport Vehicles (PSV) must fit speed governors and seatbelts to forestall mass road accidents. Full text...

  • Chad introduces new licence plates with regional symbol
    13 january 2004 15:08:00
    N'Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The Chadian Transport Ministry has put into circulation new license plates that bear the logo of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC). Full text...

  • OMVS committee meets on Senegal River navigation
    12 january 2004 11:56:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Permanent Water Committee of the Senegal River Development Organisation (OMVS) began discussions here Sunday on navigation on River Senegal, which is shared by Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. Full text...

  • Authorities contemplate modernisation of Luanda port
    04 january 2004 14:53:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Management has called for tenders to renovate Luanda Port, saying it would take some 90 million US dollars to modernise the facility. Full text...

  • European bank loans Tunisia 45 million euros for railway
    19 december 2003 12:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The European Investment Bank (EIB), the long-term financing arm of the European Union (EU), has provided Tunisia 45 million euros loan for the light metro network in Greater Tunis. Full text...

  • Central Africans hold transport, integration forum
    16 december 2003 15:28:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- About 172 delegates and donors were Tuesday meeting here for the second day at a forum on building regional transport infrastructure and integration in Central Africa. Full text...

  • Congo undertakes to apply maritime conventions
    11 december 2003 21:11:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese government has declared its commitment to compliance with international maritime conventions it ratified, official sources affirmed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Drivers' strike paralyses transport sector in Niger
    10 december 2003 16:31:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The 48-hour strike called Tuesday by Niger Taxi Drivers Union, SNCRN, in protest against alleged harassment by officials of the Niamey Urban municipality has paralysed the country's transport sector. Full text...

  • Kenya to buy two vessels for domestic transport
    05 december 2003 07:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- State-owned Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) has set aside some 300 million shillings to purchase two vessels for use at the Likoni and Mtongwe Channels connecting the country's port city of Mombasa with the South Coast and Tanzania, Transport and Communications Minister John Michuki said. Full text...

  • Eritrean airline commences scheduled flights to Nigeria
    26 november 2003 11:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Eritrean Airline has started scheduled flights to Nigeria following the signing of a bilateral air services agreement between the two countries, according to local press reports. Full text...

  • World Bank to fund Kenya's transport projects
    11 november 2003 10:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The World Bank is in the process of making available to Kenya 200 million US dollars to be used in transport improvement projects, targeting roads and aviation. Full text...

  • S. African Airways names new deputy CEO
    05 november 2003 09:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) has appointed Oyama Mabandla as a deputy Chief Executive Officer of the airline. Full text...

  • Angola hosts OMAOC ministerial conference
    31 october 2003 14:35:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The 12th ministerial conference of the West and Central African Maritime Organisation (OMAOC) is underway in Luanda, Angola, discussing issues related to the implementation of sub-regional projects. Full text...

  • Botswana, neighbours to open major shipping route to Europe
    30 october 2003 16:09:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- A transport route connecting South Africa, Botswana and Namibia, and expected to shorten shipping time to America and Europe, is to be opened soon. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire, Mali sign transport agreement
    29 october 2003 21:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire and Mali have signed an agreement to ease transportation between them, official sources said in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Volvo to supply Tunis 91 buses
    29 october 2003 11:08:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Société Nationale de Tunis (SNT) and Volvo Buses have signed two contracts for the supply of 91 buses to the North African nation, sources at the state-owned company and the local branch of the Swedish carmaker said Wednesday. Full text...

  • France-Madagascar air agreement talks open in Paris
    23 october 2003 21:32:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Negotiations for a new air transport agreement between France and Madagascar opened here Thursday, Malagasy deputy Prime Minister in charge of economic affairs Zaza Manitranja Ramandimbiarison told PANA. Full text...

  • Ugandan minister visits DRC
    20 october 2003 15:52:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Uganda's state minister in charge of Civil Engineering, Housing, and Communication, Andruale Awuzu, arrived Sunday in Kinshasa as part of a tour to discuss problems affecting the Northern Corridor. Full text...

  • Completion of Zambia/Namibia bridge ahead of schedule
    26 september 2003 15:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- An 8. Full text...

  • Airline, tourism leaders meet in Cape Town
    26 september 2003 11:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- More than 300 leaders from the international tourism, aviation and hotel industries have gathered in Cape Town to engage each other on growing business opportunities and addressing the current boom in Cape Town's tourism market. Full text...

  • Hargeisa Airport closure averted
    26 september 2003 09:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Hargeisa Airport will remain operational for another six months, after urgently needed funds were provided by UNDP and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to proceed with emergency patchwork, a statement from UNDP in Nairobi disclosed Friday. Full text...

  • Germany supports Addis Ababa commuter bus company
    22 september 2003 09:09:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The German government said on Monday that it would grant 9. Full text...

  • Angola, Cape Verde discuss resumption of maritime trade
    15 september 2003 09:56:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola and Cape Verde plan to shortly resume bilateral maritime trade which was interrupted six years ago due to financial difficulties experienced by the Angolan company "Sécil Marيtima", according to Maria Amélia Rita, director of company. Full text...

  • South African Airways flights to stop in Dakar
    03 september 2003 18:12:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- All New York-bound South African Airways (SAA) flights will fly through Dakar, Senegal with effect from 1 October, the company said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Bamako-Dakar railway resumes operation in September
    01 august 2003 20:08:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- After the Malian government settled a redundancy scheme for some 700 employees, a new management team is expected to operate the Bamako-Dakar railway beginning 1 September. Full text...

  • Nigeria's busiest airport has faulty radar
    01 august 2003 12:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Officials at Nigeria's busiest airport in the commercial city of Lagos have reported a faulty radar system at the airport, causing long flight delays and difficulties in controlling air traffic, the local press reported Friday. Full text...

  • S. Africa's Durban Airport gets top award
    31 july 2003 15:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Durban International Airport (DIA) on Thursday received the 2002 Airport World Service Excellence Award for runner-up best domestic airport in the world as well as recognition by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as the best planned airport for 2002. Full text...

  • Land transport fares shoot up in Benin
    27 july 2003 20:01:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Land transport fares for rural-to-urban and inter-urban routes have risen by 30 to 50 percent in Benin, a state of affairs drivers attribute to increase in the black market price of the commodity. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's transport Company eyes Zambia
    23 july 2003 17:08:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- State-owned Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) plans to introduce commuter transport services in Zambia shortly, a company official said. Full text...

  • Mauritius gets modern air control centre
    18 july 2003 22:23:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth has inaugurated a new civil aviation control centre, costing investments about 800 million rupees (roughly $28 million), at the international Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam airport in Plaisance (south). Full text...

  • CPTA to set up compensation fund for air travellers
    10 july 2003 20:40:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Permanent Council of Air Carriers (CPTA) of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) met on Thursday in Ouagadougou to discuss the setting up of a compensation fund designed to assure quality services to air travellers. Full text...

  • S. African Airways introduces more flights to London
    03 july 2003 13:21:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Due to the increasing demand for seats and the increase in tourism to the Western Cape, South African Airways on Thursday announced that it would introduce additional direct flights between London and Cape Town. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe resumes flights to Mauritius
    02 july 2003 17:34:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- State-owned Air Zimbabwe said on Wednesday that it was resuming flights to Mauritius which it had suspended last month due to fuel shortages. Full text...

  • Air France resumes flying to Algeria
    27 june 2003 19:39:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Air France will resume flying to Algeria on Saturday, eight years after one of its airbuses was hijacked by Islamic militants in 1995. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways feels economic pinch of terrorist threats
    26 june 2003 19:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In response to increased terrorist threats in Kenya, Kenya Airways has deliberately cut down a number of flights due to low patronage by passengers. Full text...

  • Annaba-Tunis train gets back on track 1 July
    23 june 2003 12:48:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The National Rail Transport Company (SNTF) has confirmed that the train linking the city of Annaba (600km east of Algiers) and Tunis, the Tunisian capital, will resume operations beginning 1 July. Full text...

  • New airline assures biweekly Paris-Abidjan flights
    17 june 2003 19:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A new air travel company, the Panafrica- Airways, has assured biweekly flights between Abidjan and Paris as of 24 June, a company executive announced Tuesday in the French capital. Full text...

  • Niger creates new airline
    14 june 2003 13:16:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger has a new airline company called Air Continental, official sources have said in Niamey. Full text...

  • More cargo trucks leave Abidjan for Mali
    12 june 2003 15:14:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Resumption of trade links between Cote d'Ivoire and neighbouring Mali has seen increasing numbers of cargo exchange, the latest being some 118 trucks that left Abidjan for Bamako, according to an Ivorian Transports ministry official. Full text...

  • Second convoy of Ivorian cargo trucks for Mali
    26 may 2003 13:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- About 200 cargo trucks are due to start leaving Abidjan from Tuesday up to Sunday for Zegoua, near the Malian border, a business executive disclosed here Monday. Full text...

  • First trucks leave Cote d'Ivoire for Mali
    23 may 2003 23:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Trucks loaded with goods left Abidjan for Bamako Thursday for the first time since the closure of the Mali-Cote d'Ivoire border following the Ivorian military insurrection on 19 September 2002. Full text...

  • SAA concerned by liquidation of Nigeria Airways
    22 may 2003 16:21:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) on Thursday expressed its concern at the liquidation of Nigeria Airways, its former alliance partner with whom it still has a co-operation agreement. Full text...

  • Air France resumes flights to Algeria
    17 may 2003 19:17:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Air France will resume flights to Algeria as from 28 June, officials of the national carrier affirmed on Friday. Full text...

  • Test train makes it back to Abidjan hitch-free
    16 may 2003 21:22:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A test train that left Abidjan for last Saturday for the Burkinabe border village of Laleraba returned to the Ivorian economic hub on Thursday. Full text...

  • Cameroon, Burkina Faso sign air transport accord
    15 may 2003 15:15:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Cameroon and Burkina Faso Thursday signed a bilateral air transport agreement in Ouagadougou, broadening cooperation between the two countries in the sector. Full text...

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