Economy - Transport
  • South African agency lifts ban on Mozambican transporters
    09 march 2003 18:13:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The South African Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) has lifted its ban on Mozambican transport operators entering South Africa after "long and difficult negotiations," the Mozambican news agency (AIM) reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Business booms at Ghanaian Port as Ivorian crisis rages
    07 march 2003 20:56:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Business has been booming at Ghana's Tema Harbour, some 25-km east of Accra, since last October with scores of articulated trucks with foreign registration number plates making regular rounds to and from the Port. Full text...

  • Morocco, Mauritania hold joint commission meeting
    05 march 2003 23:33:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian and Moroccan Transport and Works experts on Wednesday met to study the terms of twinning Mauritanian ports in Nouadhibou and Nouakchott with those of Casablanca and Agadir in Morocco, official sources said in the Mauritanian capital. Full text...

  • Franco-Canadian group to run the Bamako-Dakar railroad
    05 march 2003 20:35:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The management of the Bamako-Dakar railroad will be entrusted in June to a Franco-Canadian joint venture, completing a privatisation process of Mali's and Senegal's railway networks that started a decade ago, the Malian state-run L'Essor newspaper has said. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Air, Lufthansa discuss code-sharing agreement
    24 february 2003 09:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Officials of Ethiopian Airlines (EAL) and Germany's Lufthansa are holding talks to reach a code- sharing agreement, an Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority official said Monday. Full text...

  • Officials spot Dubai as vital transit link in Sino-African trade
    16 february 2003 15:01:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Dubai Cargo Village (DCV) is set to give a big push to cargo volumes in Sino-African trade, according to DCV officials. Full text...

  • COMESA identifies overland transport bottlenecks
    11 february 2003 11:35:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has come up with a report that identifies obstacles to overland transport link harmonisation. Full text...

  • Zambia negotiates to join Nacala development corridor
    22 january 2003 17:32:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Negotiations to make Zambia the third country to join the Nacala Development Corridor are progressing, according to official sources contacted by the national news agency (AIM). Full text...

  • Zimbabwe gets new cargo airline
    16 january 2003 18:40:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A new cargo airline was inaugurated in Zimbabwe Thursday, which company officials said would service mainly regional and international routes. Full text...

  • Tunisian ship reported missing in Black Sea
    11 january 2003 11:42:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- A Tunisian merchant ship with 24 crew, including 19 Tunisians, has been reported missing since Thursday off the Black Sea, the official Tunisian News Agency (TAP) said Tunis. Full text...

  • Tunisia extends second airport at Jerba
    09 january 2003 22:04:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Currently ranked as Tunisia's second airport, Jerba-Zarzis International Airport will become the country's largest airport after extension work is completed by December 2003. Full text...

  • Over 100,000 tonnes of Malian goods stuck in Dakar
    06 january 2003 23:22:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Over 100,000 tonnes of goods bound for Mali are currently stuck at Dakar port, sources said Monday in Bamako where the Malian and Senegalese Transport ministers met last week to discuss the matter. Full text...

  • Congo earmarks national transport plan for 2003
    26 december 2002 19:36:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese government has indicated it would elaborate a national transport plan in 2003, according to official sources. Full text...

  • Congo grounds national airline
    16 december 2002 22:15:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo's national airline, LinaCongo, is due for dissolution in the first quarter of 2003 before the government creates its successor, Transport Minister Isidore Mvouba has said. Full text...

  • South Africa/Mozambique railway line to be upgraded
    10 december 2002 22:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Spoornet company has signed a concession agreement with the Mozambican government for the upgrade and running of the Maputo corridor railway line for the next 15 years. Full text...

  • Cape Town International Airport set to hit record mark
    02 december 2002 11:58:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Cape Town International Airport expects to exceed the five million- passenger mark this financial year for the first time, signalling a bumper summer season for the city. Full text...

  • Niger to spend over 50 billion CFAF in road network
    02 december 2002 09:56:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger has launched a vast programme to construct and rehabilitate 388 km of tarmac roads at a cost of 45. Full text...

  • South African truck drivers sleep at the wheel - survey
    28 november 2002 21:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Three quarters of South African long-haul truck drivers who participated in a recent survey reported feeling sleepy while driving, because of long working hours, and too little sleep between trips. Full text...

  • Motorcycle transport to be streamlined in UEMOA States
    18 november 2002 15:45:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- A just-ended regional workshop held in Lome, Togo, has recommended the streamlining of motorcycle taxi transportation in Benin, Niger and Togo, under the aegis of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA). Full text...

  • Ethiopian roads - among least developed in the world
    15 november 2002 22:53:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's transport infrastructure, primarily consisting of roads, is one of the least developed in the world, an Ethiopian Road Authority survey report said Friday. Full text...

  • Congo Brazzaville plans a new Airline
    14 november 2002 20:05:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo Brazzaville plans to create a new airline company to replace the dissolved Congo National Airlines (LINA-Congo), Transport and Privatisation Minister, Isidore Mvouba has announced. Full text...

  • UEMOA air companies meet in Ouagadougou Thursday
    13 november 2002 20:31:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A forum of air companies of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) zone will meet in Ouagadougou Thursday and Friday to strengthen cooperation between their firms and financing institutions in order to service the zone better, official sources have said. Full text...

  • Air France to add new flight on Port Louis-Paris service
    11 november 2002 23:56:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Air France has struck a strategic deal with Air Mauritius to increase its weekly flights to the island from 16 to 17 starting in January 2003. Full text...

  • RCD taxes block river traffic between Kinshasa and Kisangani
    11 november 2002 11:55:00
    Goma- DR Congo (PANA) -- A decision by the Rwanda-backed rebel Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD Goma) to impose double taxation on imported goods has delayed the resumption of river traffic between Kinshasa and Kisangani. Full text...

  • South African Airways leases two Airbus aircraft
    08 november 2002 13:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Due increased demand for seats between Europe and South Africa, South African Airways (SAA) is leasing two Airbus aircraft from British Midland International to cater for its passengers. Full text...

  • Marseilles port officials to visit Mauritius
    05 november 2002 18:50:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A delegation of the French autonomous port of Marseilles is due in Mauritius 7-8 November to promote business relations with officials of the island's port authority. Full text...

  • South African Airways adds new flight to London
    29 october 2002 09:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) has added another flight on the Johannesburg-London route, raising to three a day the number of flights to London. Full text...

  • Construction of Ethio-Sudanese highway finalised
    07 october 2002 09:19:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- After more than three years of construction, a 400-km cross-border highway linking Ethiopia with neighbouring Sudan has been completed, and is expected to be officially inaugurated before the end of October, foreign ministry officials in Addis Ababa said Monday. Full text...

  • Tunisia, Sudan Airlines Team Up
    04 october 2002 11:22:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Tunis Air has leased two of its aircraft to Sudan Airways under a recent agreement by which it became a strategic partner of the latter. Full text...

  • South African Airways resumes flights to Cote d'Ivoire
    23 september 2002 10:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways has resumed its service to Cote d'Ivoire after authorities declared the capital, Abidjan, safe for traffic following last week's attempted coup which left nearly 300 people dead. Full text...

  • Zambia-Namibia road link to cost Germany 31 million euro
    13 september 2002 12:55:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian officials were hopeful Friday that the road and bridge works between their southern city of Livingstone and Katima Mulilo on the northern edge of Namibia will be completed in 2004 in order to ease travel in the sub- region. Full text...

  • Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific increases flights to South Africa
    07 september 2002 11:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Cathay Pacific Airways has announced an additional fifth weekly flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong. Full text...

  • DR Congo reports increased traffic at seaports
    06 september 2002 22:46:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Traffic at the DR Congo port of Matadi in the province of the Bas Congo, 350 km west of the capital Kinshasha, has increased considerably, a monthly magazine from the national office of transport (ONATRA) reports in its August edition. Full text...

  • Algeria to launch tramway project
    03 september 2002 19:37:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algiers tramway project would be launched by the end of this year, and should be operational in 2004, official sources hinted Monday. Full text...

  • South African Airways identifies suspect aircraft
    03 september 2002 19:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Following an order by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to airlines to inspect their Boeing jets for a potentially faulty fuel pump, South African Airways (SAA) has found that only two of its 16 Boeing 737-800s were fitted with such pumps. Full text...

  • Burundi launches new boat on Lake Tanganyika
    03 september 2002 14:01:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A new 1,500 tonne capacity boat has been launched in Burundi to improve transportation on Lake Tanganyika, through which 90 percent of the country's exports and 70 percent of its imports pass. Full text...

  • Mauritian port officials to visit Abidjan and Dakar
    31 august 2002 10:34:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A Mauritian Freeport Authority (MFA) delegation is expected to visit Cote d'Ivoire and Senegal next month to explore prospects for trade with the two countries, business sources revealed Friday in Port Louis. Full text...

  • Truck drivers remove blockade on Senegal-Guinea Bissau border
    29 august 2002 23:49:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Traffic started moving Wednesday across the common border of Senegal and Guinea Bissau after truck drivers protesting against "excessive" taxes removed their blockade. Full text...

  • Interim management task force of Ghana Airways dissolved
    22 august 2002 21:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (GNA) -- Ghana Airways' directors Thursday said that they had dissolved an interim management task force after persistent pressure from various sections of the 1,400-person workforce. Full text...

  • New CEMAC insurance available on the market
    09 august 2002 23:12:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The international car insurance and personal liability card of member States of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) is available in Cameroon, according to official sources in Yaounde. Full text...

  • Algerian State Company delivers 50 buses to Gabon
    05 august 2002 19:39:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's National Industrial Vehicles Company (SNVI), Monday sent 50 buses to Gabon under a 117-vehicle contract agreement between the two countries. Full text...

  • RER to operate in Casablanca
    11 june 2002 23:28:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Regional Express Network (RER) will be operating in Casablanca beginning 1 July, the Moroccan National Railway Company (ONCF) announced Tuesday in Rabat. Full text...

  • South Africa, Nigeria may revive joint airline venture
    29 april 2002 23:45:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) said on Monday that it was looking at ways of reviving its failed joint venture with Nigerian Airways. Full text...

  • Malaysia Air resumes flights to Argentina via South Africa
    26 april 2002 08:41:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Flights between Johannesburg, Cape Town and Buenos Aires in Argentina will resume next week, Malaysia Airlines has said, much to the relief of business passengers. Full text...

  • Troubled Zimbabwe Airline gets grace period on debt
    24 april 2002 12:18:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Bankers of troubled Air Zimbabwe said Wednesday, they had persuaded the US Export-Import to extend by three months, the deadline given the airline to settle its debt. Full text...

  • South African airline faces lawsuit for offending Muslims
    17 april 2002 20:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is to take issue with South African Airways after two Muslim passengers were removed from a London-bound flight last week because a passenger believed they were "suspicious. Full text...

  • Air France suspends flights to Madagascar
    06 april 2002 14:02:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Air France flights to Madagascar have been suspended until 28 June, the airline's Saint Denis office said Friday. Full text...

  • Algeria, South Africa sign Transport co-operation agreements
    02 april 2002 21:37:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria and South Africa Tuesday signed transport co-operation agreements covering maritime, aviation and railway. Full text...

  • Yaounde, Kinshasa reactivate air transport pact
    15 march 2002 21:23:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Cameroon and DR Congo have agreed to reactivate a 1973 air transport agreement that became dormant between them for the past two years. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways increases flights to Kinshasa
    12 march 2002 23:46:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Kenya Airways plans to increase the number of its flights to Kinshasa from four to five per week with effect from 1 April 2002, the airline's representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mureithi Riitho, has said. Full text...

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