Economy - Transport
  • Cape Verde airline to augment fleet
    12 march 2002 21:19:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde's airline, TACV, intends to purchase two Boeing aircraft in a bid to strengthen its position in the international market, informed sources in Praia have disclosed. Full text...

  • African ministers adopt transports Action Plan for 2003-2007
    07 march 2002 21:43:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Addis Ababa conference of African ministers of Transports and Communications late Wednesday adopted an action plan for the period 2003-2007 to develop infrastructure within the framework of the African Union and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Full text...

  • Africa needs 25 billion dollars for Transport linkages
    06 march 2002 15:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), K. Full text...

  • Air links between Tripoli and Paris re-open
    26 february 2002 22:01:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Arab Airlines on Monday resumed flights on its Tripoli-Paris route, the Libyan paper Al Chams reported. Full text...

  • Libyan airline resumes flight to Paris since 1992
    26 february 2002 19:36:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The inaugural flight of the weekly Paris- Tripoli air link, operated by Libyan Arab Airlines, landed Monday at Orly airport with about 100 passengers on board, including Saif Al Islam Muammar Kadhafi. Full text...

  • Brussels Airlines starts flights to Kinshasa in April
    25 february 2002 19:36:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- A new Belgian airline, SN Brussels Airlines on Monday began selling tickets Monday for its route to Kinshasa. Full text...

  • US to help Ghana develop transit systems
    15 february 2002 20:45:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A senior official of the U. Full text...

  • Congo-Ocean Railway heads for recovery
    05 february 2002 23:35:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congo-Ocean Railway (CFCO), damaged by repeated civil wars and acts of sabotage looks set to regain the volume of traffic it had in the eighties and nineties following the purchase of new equipment, including engines from South Africa, local press accounts affirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Abidjan requisitions Air Afrique's staff, equipment
    23 january 2002 23:12:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Minister of Transport Aimé Appiah Kabran has issued an order for the requisitioning of Air Afrique's equipment and staff to conduct stopover assistance at Felix Houphouët Boigny international airport in Abidjan, company disclosed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Air Senegal Announces Flights to Paris
    17 january 2002 21:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Air Senegal International will start regular flights from Dakar to Paris on 31 March, the airline's general manager, Zouhair Mohamed El Aoufir, announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • S. African Airways increases airfares
    15 january 2002 07:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways Tuesday increased its fares to Europe and the Americas by 10 to 15 percent and to all its major domestic routes by 12 percent for business class and 3 to 9 percent on economy class. Full text...

  • French company to operate flights to Algeria
    04 january 2002 20:01:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French airline, Air Lib has revealed that it would commence flights to the Algerian cities of Algiers and Bejaia (Kabylia) in January. Full text...

  • Benin devotes GDP tithe to road infrastructure
    29 december 2001 16:58:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin is to devote nearly ten per cent of its GDP to road infrastructure in 2002, sources at the ministry of Civil Engineering and Transports hinted Saturday in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius reports profits 12.3 million euro profits
    29 december 2001 12:46:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Air Mauritius reported Saturday profits worth 12. Full text...

  • Workshop on impact of transport costs on goods opens in Benin
    27 december 2001 23:05:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A national workshop organised by the Government of Benin and the League for the Defence of Consumers opened Thursday in Cotonou on the theme, "Impact of transport costs on goods". Full text...

  • South Africa's coastal airpark all set for take off
    18 december 2001 18:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Garden Route on South Africa's Southern Cape coast is to receive its first residential airpark. Full text...

  • Air Afrique directors get salary arrears
    11 december 2001 22:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Key directors at Air Afrique's head office in Abidjan have been paid three out of seven months accrued salaries, administrative and finance director Robert N'Chobo disclosed Monday. Full text...

  • Air Austral to embark on long-range aircraft
    10 december 2001 23:30:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Air Austral, the unique air company of Reunion, has decided during a supervisory board meeting to double its capital so as to embark on long-range air travel, MATERA, the sub-regional agency announced on Monday. Full text...

  • Benin marks civil aviation day
    07 december 2001 19:46:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's Public Works and Transport Minister, Joseph Sourou Attin, said Friday that air transportation was still the most rapid and economic means of conveyance. Full text...

  • Dakar-New York flights to resume shortly
    06 december 2001 20:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Dakar-New York flights will resume shortly, Quotidien de la Republique, a newspaper published by State House, reported Thursday in Dakar, quoting the ministry of Equipment and Transportation. Full text...

  • Comesa states challenged to improve transport links in the region
    28 november 2001 21:09:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has said that trade among member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) will not increase as long as the transport links and services between member countries remained expensive. Full text...

  • Camair to serve Ouagadougou during AIDS conference
    28 november 2001 16:50:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Raphaël Salambere, director of civil aviation in Burkina Faso, has requesting Cameroon Airlines (Camair) to start flights to Ouagadougou before 9 December, when the international conference on AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases is scheduled to open there. Full text...

  • Air Mali starts Paris route December 2
    22 november 2001 23:17:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Air Mali will operate flights to Paris beginning 2 December after Egyptian air carrier AMC agreed to put two jumbo aircraft at its disposal, airport sources in Paris said Thursday. Full text...

  • New Air Afrique project in full swing
    22 november 2001 21:39:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The project for the creation of the new Air Afrique to replace the Pan-African airline is in full progress, Charles Konan Banny, governor of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) said in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Mozambique dredges Quelimane port after 10 years
    22 november 2001 10:57:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The port of Quelimane, in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia, is being dredged, after 10 years during which it has been gradually silting up, reports the Beira daily "Diario de Mocambique". Full text...

  • South Africa approves repurchase of share in national airline
    22 november 2001 10:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government has approved the repurchase of a 20 percent stake of South African Airways held by Swissair. Full text...

  • Minister decries problem in Mauritian transport system
    19 november 2001 18:20:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Public Infrastructure and Internal Transport Minister Anil Bachoo, Monday lamented the crisis in the country's transport system. Full text...

  • DR Congo, Belgium to float transport company in Kinshasa
    19 november 2001 14:50:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo and Belgium have agreed to launch a public transport company in Kinshasa, to help ease transportation problem in the Congolese capital. Full text...

  • Maputo's new minibus fare drives passengers away
    19 november 2001 08:06:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Contrary to the expectations of Maputo's private transport operators, this month's 33 percent fare increase has not increased their income. Full text...

  • Mozambican court ruling violates transport agreements
    15 november 2001 22:44:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A Mozambican court sitting in Maputo has flagrantly violated transport agreements between Mozambique and neighbouring countries by barring South African and Swazi operators from using a bus terminal in central Maputo. Full text...

  • Sudan hikes public transport fares by 25 percent
    10 november 2001 18:08:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Fares of public transport went up by 25 percent in Khartoum Saturday following a 25-percent increase in petrol prices Thursday. Full text...

  • Dakar-Bamako railroad under private management in July 2002
    08 november 2001 11:20:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Dakar-Bamako railway, which has been in a poor state, will be under private management starting on 1 July 2002, an informed source in Bamako said Wednesday. Full text...

  • SABENA stops flying to Bamako, Ouagadougou
    01 november 2001 15:17:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Belgian airline, SABENA, has announced that it would close its office in Ouagadougou and stop scheduled flights to the west African destination with effect from 4 November. Full text...

  • Future of Nouvelles Frontieres hangs in the balance
    28 october 2001 15:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- German group, Preussag, has acquired controlling shares of 34 percent in the French tour operator, "Nouvelles Frontieres," which could change the Company's operations in Africa, industry sources said in the French capital. Full text...

  • Air Senegal International operates Burkinabe route
    24 october 2001 13:43:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Senegal-Moroccan airline, Air Senegal International (ASI), will start operating a flight to Ouagadougou beginning 30 October, Transport and Tourism ministry sources said. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau, Comoros to join ASECNA
    23 october 2001 21:59:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau and the Comoros intend to become members of the Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA), the director general of the agency, Ousmane Issoufou Oubandawaki, disclosed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mozambican government to lease out Beira Railways
    23 october 2001 16:28:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government has announced plans to launch a tender in November leasing out to private management the entire Beira rail system. Full text...

  • ASECNA receives quality performance award
    22 october 2001 20:00:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Agency for Air Navigation Security in Africa (ASECNA) and its director general have been awarded the "Or Europe Qualité" Trophy for quality services. Full text...

  • Mali, Libya and Tunisia to operate common airline
    20 october 2001 13:17:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali, Libya and Tunisia are contemplating a joint airline venture as early as this year, Tunisia's minister of state for Trade, Mohamed Amor hinted early this week in Bamako. Full text...

  • UEMOA experts meet on air transport framework
    18 october 2001 22:27:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A meeting is underway in Bamako, Mali, by experts of the eight-nation West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), to finalise a legal framework on air transport in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius ex-CEO and wife charged with embezzlement
    17 october 2001 23:16:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Elahe Tirvengadum, spouse of Air Mauritius former general manager appeared in court on Wednesday on charges of misappropriating 1. Full text...

  • Air Afrique passengers stranded in Brazzaville
    13 october 2001 09:41:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- About 200 passengers booked on Air Afrique, the West Africa regional airline, have been stranded in Brazzaville for a week, the company's local representative, Adibo Holonou, has said. Full text...

  • Air France Takes Over Air Ivoir
    05 october 2001 16:18:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Côte d'Ivoire's national airline has been sold to Air France for 1. Full text...

  • Zambian roads set for annual work programme
    27 september 2001 10:24:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government is to spend more than 188 million US dollars to reconstruct and repair roads in various parts of the country next year. Full text...

  • Kenya provides war insurance guarantee for flag carrier
    26 september 2001 17:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government has agreed to provide a whooping 750 million US dollars additional insurance guarantee for Kenya Airways in the wake of the US terrorist attacks, which have raised insurance premiums for commercial air carriers world-wide. Full text...

  • Renovation earmarked for Ethiopia-Djibouti railway
    24 september 2001 15:04:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway is launching a rehabilitation programme, with indications that a South African and a British company are poised to land contracts for the project. Full text...

  • Burkinabe drivers observe two-day strike over killing
    24 september 2001 10:47:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Union of Road Transport Drivers of Burkina Faso (UCRB) started a two-day strike Monday to protest against the killing of a fellow driver shot dead by a presidential security guard, the UCRB said in Ouagadougou Monday. Full text...

  • African airlines seek more co-operation
    18 september 2001 19:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African airlines concluded a two-day high level meeting in Nairobi Tuesday with calls for the setting up of a monitoring body that would help them improve the poor state of intra-African air transport services. Full text...

  • RAM cancels two flights to New York and Montreal
    13 september 2001 12:21:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Royal Air Morocco (RAM) cancelled two Thursday flights to New York and Montreal because of the Tuesday terrorist attacks in the USA. Full text...

  • Namibian transport workers insist on higher pay
    06 september 2001 19:04:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Representatives of Namibia's Transport and Allied Workers Union (NATAU), Thursday continued negotiations with the management of State-run TransNamib Company over demand for pay rise. Full text...

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