Africa Update

AfDB Approves €286 Million for the Cameroon Transport Sector

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two loans totalling €282 million to support the financing of the second phase of a project aimed at developing the Cameroonian transport sector....

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Changing the Way Railway Projects Are Executed With ARES PRISM

Global project management leaders, ARES PRISM, will be featured in the upcoming issue of Railways AfricaTM Magazine (6:2016), due for release soon. The company is currently providing project...

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AfDB Approves $US3.04 Million Grant For Feasibility Studies In Central Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $US3.04 million grant to assist the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) to undertake studies for the Kribi-Campo-Baba Multinational...

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Capacity Upgrade at Congo Terminal with the Acquisition Of Two New STS Gantries

The acquisition of two new gantries for the Republic of the Congo’s Congo Terminal will enable the loading and off-loading of ships with a capacity of up to 16,000 containers. Added to the four...

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Railways Africa Magazine Issue 5:2016

The upcoming issue 5:2016 of Railways AfricaTM Magazine brings you news from some of the industry’s most exciting events locally and abroad including InnoTrans, Transport Forum, GARA and the Rail...

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Eseka Train Accident – Speed May Be The Cause

Following preliminary investigations into the fatal train accident at Eseka, Cameroon on 21 October, officials from Bolloré have indicated that the initial assumption that overcrowding may be the...

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Building Construction Tender - Kenya Railways

The Kenya Railway Corporation has requested bids from suitably qualified construction companies for the proposed relocation of Samburu Secondary School, in Northern Kenya. The facility has been...

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Tanzania – Zambia State Visit Cements Commitment to Revitalisation of the TAZARA Line

At the invitation of president Dr John Magufuli of Tanzania, president Edgar Lungu of the Republic of Zambia has recently paid a three-day state visit to Tanzania with the aim of reaffirming...

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Changing the Way Railway Projects Are Executed With ARES PRISM

Global project management leaders, ARES PRISM, will be featured in the upcoming issue of Railways AfricaTM Magazine (6:2016), due for release soon. The company is currently providing project...

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Kenya - Passenger Rail Services from Syokimau Disrupted

Passenger services on the Syokimau-Central Business District line in Machakos County, south of Nairobi, were suspended this week as a result of two broken down wagons that obstructed the line...

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Uganda Launches Electronic Single Window Edging Closer To Paperless Trade

The Uganda ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC), in partnership with the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), has officially launched the Uganda Electronic Single Window (UESW). The...

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Uganda and South Sudan Sign a MoU on the Formation Of One-Stop Border Post

The Government of Uganda and the Government of South Sudan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for mutual collaboration and partnership in construction of a one-stop border post (OSBP) in...

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Progress Rail Signs Contract With Tunisian Railways for 20 EMD Locomotives

As part of an effort to improve infrastructure in North Africa and the Middle East, Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, announced on 8 December that it has been selected by the Tunisian...

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Changing the Way Railway Projects Are Executed With ARES PRISM

Global project management leaders, ARES PRISM, will be featured in the upcoming issue of Railways AfricaTM Magazine (6:2016), due for release soon. The company is currently providing project...

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Morocco Plans to Partner With China to Construct a New Industrial City

Morocco is currently planning to develop a new economic hub in the north of the country, with the assistance of development organisations and Chinese multinationals, including the international...

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Railways Africa Magazine Issue 5:2016

The upcoming issue 5:2016 of Railways AfricaTM Magazine brings you news from some of the industry’s most exciting events locally and abroad including InnoTrans, Transport Forum, GARA and the Rail...

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Algerian Train Collision Claims A Life and Leaves 196 Injured

The national railway operator of Algeria (SNTF) experienced a serious train accident near the Boudouaou station, east of Algiers on the 24 September. According to reports, the incident occurred when...

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GE Reinforces Commitment to Africa at US Africa Business Forum

In 2014, the first United States - Africa Business Forum drew the attention of the world to the promise of Africa. Governments and organisations discussed and debated opportunities in infrastructure,...

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Cape Town Metrorail Riled After Further Coaches Are Torched

Cape Town’s Metrorail has not managed to operate at optimum capacity for more than a year, as PRASA’s fleet of passenger trains have fallen victim to repeated arson attacks on the city’s Central...

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PRASA’s X’Trapolis Trains - Trail Runs Due to Start in Mamelodi

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has awarded Gibela a provisional acceptance certificate for the first X’Trapolis train set, which arrived from Brazil earlier this year. The...

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MEC For Transport Confirms Bidders for New Gautrain Rolling Stock

Speaking at a debate on the Annual Report of the Department of Roads and Transport, Gauteng MEC for transport, Dr Ismail Vadi announced that three pre-qualified bidders, namely, Bombardier...

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RSR Reports a Decrease in Railway Incidences for the 2015/16 Reporting Period

The Railway Safety Regulator of South Africa (RSR) is mandated to produce a comprehensive report on the state of railway safety in the country, on an annual basis, documenting all safety related...

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Nacala Rail and Port Value Addition Project, Malawi

The Republic of Malawi has received a grant from the African Development Bank’s Fund for African Private Sector Assistance to finance a technical assistance project and has extended a request...

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Crime Continues To Plague Cape Town’s Metrorail

Passenger services in the Western Cape have once again been disrupted as a result of cable theft and vandalism of trains on Cape Town’s central line. This comes after PRASA recently admitted in...

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Alstom to supply 15 Coradia Polyvalent trains to Senegal

Alstom has been awarded a contract¹ for the supply of 15 regional trains by APIX², acting on behalf of Senegal’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Land Transport and Opening Up. The manufacture of the...

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Bolloré Launches Construction Works on the Port of Tema

French multinational Bolloré Transportation and Logistics recently hosted an official launch ceremony for the construction works on the Port of Tema, in the Republic of Ghana, West Africa. The...

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Nigeria and West Africa Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Event – Multimodal West Africa

Multimodal West Africa is Nigeria and West Africa’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event. It represents every logistics sector, making it a unique and highly...

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Changing the Way Railway Projects Are Executed With ARES PRISM

Global project management leaders, ARES PRISM, will be featured in the upcoming issue of Railways AfricaTM Magazine (6:2016), due for release soon. The company is currently providing project...

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Nigeria to Deploy High Speed Train on the Abuja-Kaduna Line

The managing director of Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC), Mr Figet Edetanlen Okhiria, announced this week the NRC intends to deploy a locomotive capable of travelling at 150km/h on the...

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Rio Tinto to Sell its Stake in Guinea’s Simandou Project

According to a recent press statement, Rio Tinto has signed a non-binding agreement to sell their entire stake in the Simandou project in Guinea to Chinalco Mining Corporation International, a Chinese...

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International Rail News

Global Sustainable Transport Conference

The first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference, held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on 27 November, has anchored sustainable transport firmly into the United Nations global sustainable...

Vossloh Strengthens its Competitive Position in The USA With Acquisition of Rocla Concrete Tie

German transport technology manufacturer Vossloh recently signed a contract for the acquisition of the US rail infrastructure company Rocla Concrete Tie, with Altus Capital Partners. Rocla...

Leadership Reshuffle at the 89th General Assembly of the UIC

During the 89th General Assembly of the UIC, recently held in Saint Petersburg and hosted by the Russian Railways (RZD), CEO of Italian Railways Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS) Mr Renato...

India – Deadly Train Accident Claims More Than 140 Lives

At least 140 people were killed and 200 injured when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed in the early hours of the morning near Pukhrayan, in the North Indian province of Uttar...