Africa

IRJ at Middle East Rail, Dubai: MOROCCAN National Railways (ONCF) says it is on course to open Africa’s first high-speed line in the third quarter of this year.
THE transport minister of Rwanda, Mr Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye and his Tanzanian counterpart, Mr Makame Mbarawa, agreed on March 9 to electrify the planned 407km standard-gauge line linking Isaka…
AFTER a 34-year hiatus, rail traffic between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola’s Benguela Railway resumed on March 5 when a manganese train crossed the border between Dilolo and…
ALGERIA’s minister of public works Mr Abdelghani Zalene officially opened the new Algiers Agha station for Algerian National Railways (SNTF) long-distance services on March 2, at an event which also…
MOROCCAN National Railways (ONCF) has awarded a €130m contract to Alstom for the supply of 30 electric Prima locomotives following an international tender launched by ONCF in March 2017.
KENYA Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has signed a Shillings 24.2bn ($US 239m) contract with China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Company (CET) for the electrification of the Mombasa - Nairobi…
THE African Development Bank has agreed to provide the Namibian government with a Rand 2bn ($US 167m) loan to finance upgrading of TransNamib’s Kranzberg - Walvis Bay line, together with…
THE first 17 Alstom Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode multiple units for Algerian National Railways (SNTF) was unloaded at the port of Algiers on January 28 after completing its voyage across the…
SOUTH Africa has some of the world’s richest mineral reserves, with an estimated value of more than Rand 20 trillion ($US 1.56 trillion), and the country is estimated to have…
THE president of Rwanda Mr Paul Kagame and his Tanzanian counterpart Mr John Magufuli signed an agreement in Dar es Salaam on January 14 pledging to press ahead with the…
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