Economy - Transport
  • 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...

  • Kenya Airways records increase in passengers
    03 september 2001 22:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways (KA) recorded an overall positive growth rate in its operations for the month of July due to buoyancy in its traffic. Full text...

  • Zambia joins Nacala development corridor
    01 september 2001 19:52:00
    Nacala- Mozambique (PANA -- Zambia has been formally granted membership of the "Nacala Development Corridor", thus winning the right to take part in all meetings to discuss the projects to be carried out after the international investors conference on the corridor. ) Full text...

  • Senegal hosts UEMOA public works ministers, experts meeting
    27 august 2001 12:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A five-day meeting of public work experts of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) member states opens Monday in Dakar, Senegal to examine a joint strategy and programme of action for infrastructure and road transport of the union. Full text...

  • Truck drivers to shun road toll
    24 august 2001 16:12:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Truck drivers in Niger Thursday announced that they had decided to shun the payment of road toll throughout the country. Full text...

  • Wade receives Air Afrique workers' representatives
    23 august 2001 15:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade on Wednesday assured representatives of the moribund Air Afrique airline of his commitment to ensure its recovery and expansion. Full text...

  • Group Launches Helicopter Airline in rural Sudan
    21 august 2001 17:32:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A private group has launched a helicopter airline to alleviate transport problems in areas without airstrips. Full text...

  • Cape Verde Airlines to resume flight to Boston
    17 august 2001 21:04:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde Airlines plans to resume flights to Boston in the US beginning next March, its board chairman, Joمo Ramos, disclosed Friday in Praia. Full text...

  • Botswana, Zimbabwe sign road transport agreement
    07 august 2001 12:30:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana and Zimbabwe have signed a bilateral road transport agreement after protracted negotiations spanning almost a decade. Full text...

  • Air Mali gets a DC-9
    01 august 2001 17:35:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Air Mali said Wednesday it has acquired a 103-seater DC-9 aircraft, under a co-operation agreement with Belgian Company NAS-Air. Full text...

  • Kenya Railways to transport oil to Tanzania
    31 july 2001 17:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Railways Corporation will start transporting oil to Moshi Town in Tanzania starting in August, said KRC business development manager Jane Musomba Tuesday. Full text...

  • Namibia, South Africa discuss joint transport problems
    26 july 2001 10:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Namibia and South Africa are currently sharing experiences, information and ideas aimed at improving their transport systems and harmonising cross border vehicle traffic. Full text...

  • Private airline suspends flights in Cape Verde
    25 july 2001 09:38:00
    Praia- Cape Verde -- Cape Verde's first private airline, Inter Island Airlines, has suspended flights to the various islands of the country due to logistic problems, the company announced Tuesday. ) Full text...

  • Motor suppliers improve relations with clients
    17 july 2001 09:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Over the last six years, South African motor vehicle suppliers have greatly improved their services to their dealers and customers, according to the latest independent study of dealer satisfaction released Monday. Full text...

  • ACTT experts due in Kinshasa
    03 july 2001 14:01:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Experts from the Transport and Transit Coordination Authority (ACTT) will be in Kinshasa 9-12 July for discussions with transport and communication companies on traffic along the 'Northern Corridor. Full text...

  • Mauritius raises bus fares by 16 percent from 1 July
    30 june 2001 16:38:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Transport, Land and Shipping Minister, Anil Bachoo has announced a 16-percent rise in bus fares in the country with effect from 1 July. Full text...

  • Sneak preview of South Africa's new commuter trains
    29 june 2001 15:06:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Rail Commuter Corporation (SARCC) this week gave visitors to the Africa Rail 2001 exhibition a sneak preview of their 50 million dollar new look commuter trains. Full text...

  • African civil aviation managers meet
    26 june 2001 15:53:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Civil aviation managers from 28 African nations are meeting in Santa Maria in Cape Verde to analyse problems hampering air navigation in the Africa-Indian Ocean region. Full text...

  • New airline to back up Air Afrique
    25 june 2001 14:12:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A private airline intended to operate as a feeder to the multinational Air Afrique will be launched 10 July in Niamey, the airline's chief executive has announced. Full text...

  • British Airways suspends Abidjan-London flights
    16 june 2001 19:39:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- British Airways decided to suspend its traditional summer-end flights between Abidjan and London, with effect from 27 October 2001, the airline's representative said in Abidjan Friday. Full text...

  • Wade denounces mismanagement at Air Afrique
    15 june 2001 15:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has accused the former boss of Air Afrique, Frenchman Yves- Rolland Billecart of mismanaging the eleven-nation-owned company. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's Bus Operators Turn Into Hauliers
    13 june 2001 09:18:00
    Mutare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's bus operators are not sure they are still in the passenger transport business. Full text...

  • Mogadishu port and airport still closed
    09 june 2001 17:52:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Armed groups opposed to the recently installed Transitional National Government (TNG) have prevented the re-opening of Mogadishu airport and seaport. Full text...

  • South Korean company invests in Kinshasa public transport
    05 june 2001 14:46:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- South Korean group Komyung has announced it is setting up a public transport company named "Congo Korea Trans" in Kinshasa that would operate 500 buses. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways monopolises Nairobi freight services
    21 may 2001 16:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Negotiations are almost complete for Kenya Airways (KQ) to acquire African Cargo Handling Services Limited (ACHL), its major competitor in ground aircraft and cargo handling at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta international airport (JKIA). Full text...

  • Senegal's maritime traffic rises by 2.8 percent in 2000
    15 may 2001 14:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The overall tonnage for traffic at the Port of Dakar rose by 2. Full text...

  • Congo to build new international airport
    15 may 2001 11:56:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso Monday laid the foundation stone for a new international airport in Ollombo, over 400 km north of Brazzaville, the capital. Full text...

  • Air France blames delayed flights on technical problems
    14 may 2001 20:38:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Air France officials in Cameroon's coastal city of Douala have explained recent flight drags as occasioned by "technical problems," the latest such flops occurring last 10 May. Full text...

  • 50 billion CFA francs needed to save Air Afrique
    11 may 2001 13:12:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Transport minister Aime Kabran Appiah has said the multinational company, Air Afrique, needs 50 billion CFA francs (1 US dollar = 700 FCFA) if it is to avoid floundering. Full text...

  • Air Afrique to turn Abidjan into gateway to Europe
    27 april 2001 20:13:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The multinational air company Air Afrique intends to turn Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire's economic capital into a major gateway to Europe under its 2001 programme beginning Monday. Full text...

  • 4th international transport show begins 31 May
    24 april 2001 23:19:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The international show on the transportation of goods, persons and logistics (SITMAP) will be organised in Casablanca from 31 May to 3 June on the theme "transport, a vehicle for economic development". Full text...

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