Africa Update

Promise of improved service by TAZARA and SNCC

Following assurances of improved service delivery from the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) and the National Railways Company of Congo (SNCC), the two railway operators have agreed to...

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The dti Invites Companies to Participate in Investment and Trade Mission to DRC

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites companies to apply for participation in the eighth Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The...

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Tender for the supply of ballast for SNCC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been awarded funding from the International Development Association to finance the country’s Multimodal Transport Project (PRM). A decision has been made...

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DTI extends invite for a trade initiative to the DRC

The dti invites you to apply to take part in the eighth Investment and Trade Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) scheduled to take place from 12-16 September 2016. The objective of this...

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Challenges for the rail industry in the SADC region

Speaking at the Southern African Railways Association media briefing, director of operations and marketing for Swaziland Railways, Mr Sam Mzileni, outlined some of the challenges that rail operators...

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AfDB and GEF boost renewable energy projects across Africa and urban planning in Cameroon

On April 15 The Global Environment Facility (GEF) announced the approval of $US18 million in funding for two projects co-financed with the African Development Bank (AfDB). The funding is earmarked for...

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The future of Africa lies inside Africa

At the first ever Global Infrastructure Forum in Washington DC on 16 April, African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina made his position on localisation in Africa clear: "If we...

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Despite China’s decline in procurements, the demand for electric locomotives remains on a growth course at EUR4.6 billion worldwide

China‘s rail freight transport is on the decline, which in turn, is affecting the procurement of new electric locomotives. Despite this development, Asia remains the largest market, driven by India...

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DRC joins Northern Corridor

The Democratic Republic of Congo has announced its decision to join the Northern Corridor Integration projects as full member during the next summit. The announcement was made by DRC minister of...

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China & Africa in figures

China's trade with countries in Africa has grown about ten times in the last ten years. Total value will possibly reach $US300 billion in 2015, according to the fourth China-Africa Industrial Forum at...

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Kenya Railways secures signal frequencies for SGR project

The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) has approved telecommunication signals for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project currently underway in the region and has officially allocated frequencies...

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TAZARA CEO lays out vision for employees

The managing director of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA), Bruno Ching’andu, has laid out his vision to employees, calling on every worker to be customer-centric in order to turn the...

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TAZARA receives massive fuel order for Malawi

According to the TAZARA press office, the rail operator has recently received a request to move 48 million litres of petroleum products, over the next 12 months, for the Malawian government. The order...

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Joint Operating Centre proposed for East Africa’s Northern Corridor

Logistics Innovation for Trade (LIFT), a development finance instrument that provides grant finance for innovative business projects proposed by the private sector, that is currently operating in the...

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Uganda Set to Deliver Higher Returns on Public Investments

According to the recently published Uganda Economic Update, titled “From smart budgets to smart returns: Unleashing the power of public investment management” Uganda expects to have realized its...

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$US300m loan for Vale's Nacala rail plan

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Kenyan President inspects the Mombasa-Nairobi SGR Project

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has attended a site visit on the Mombasa-Nairobi section of the standard gauge railway (SGR) project currently underway in the region. He was accompanied by Internal...

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East & Central Africa’s Leading Transport Summit Returns to Dar es Salaam to Promote Sustainable Transport Networks in the Region

Regional and international stakeholders for East and Central Africa's transport infrastructure sector will be gathering once again at the 7th East & Central Africa Roads & & Rail Infrastructure Summit...

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Trade Mark East Africa interventions in Uganda bear fruit

Ali Mufuruki, Chairman of the Board of Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA), a development agency working in the region, announced the remarkable gains the organisation has made in developing trade and...

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Trademark East Africa gives Uganda sh100 million for the Northern Corridor Project

Trademark East Africa (TMEA), a regional development organisation, has donated office equipment valued at sh100 million (approximately $US 30,000) to officials in Uganda. The equipment is intended for...

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Railway expansion in Egypt

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Challenges for the rail industry in the SADC region

Speaking at the Southern African Railways Association media briefing, director of operations and marketing for Swaziland Railways, Mr Sam Mzileni, outlined some of the challenges that rail operators...

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Establishment of a Navigational Line between Lake Victoria and the Mediterranean Sea (VICMED) Project

The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt has received a grant from the African Development Bank (acting as administrator for the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Trust Fund) to finance part of...

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AfDB and GEF boost renewable energy projects across Africa and urban planning in Cameroon

On April 15 The Global Environment Facility (GEF) announced the approval of $US18 million in funding for two projects co-financed with the African Development Bank (AfDB). The funding is earmarked for...

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The future of Africa lies inside Africa

At the first ever Global Infrastructure Forum in Washington DC on 16 April, African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina made his position on localisation in Africa clear: "If we...

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Despite China’s decline in procurements, the demand for electric locomotives remains on a growth course at EUR4.6 billion worldwide

China‘s rail freight transport is on the decline, which in turn, is affecting the procurement of new electric locomotives. Despite this development, Asia remains the largest market, driven by India...

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South Korean loan to Egypt

In the course of a signing ceremony of nine cooperation agreements on 3 March, South Korea agreed to a loan to be made to the Egyptian railway authority. This followed a summit meeting between...

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Algeria reduces intercity fares

Société Nationale des Transports Ferroviares (SNTF - the state railway of Algeria) has announced that ticket fares for some Algerian intercity lines are being reduced. This reduction, as much...

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African economic summit in Egypt

More than 1,200 delegates, including heads-of-state, attended a two-day African economic summit in Egypt which ended on 21 February. African Export-Import Bank president Benedict Oramah was quoted...

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Algerian-Chinese Joint Venture

China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) and Algeria’s national company of railway construction (Infrafer) have created a joint venture for the construction of railway track. The agreement was...

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Transnet Engineering will be unveiling the first ever Trans Africa Locomotive at Africa Rail

Transnet Engineering is building a locally manufactured diesel-powered locomotive. Be the first to witness the unveiling of the locomotive at Africa Rail Conference and Exhibition on 29 June at...

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Alstom showcases its expanding footprint at Africa Rail 2016

Don’t miss Alstom’s booth : C3 at Exhibition 1The international rail company Alstom will be participating at Africa Rail Conference and Exhibition on 28 and 29 June, in Sandton, Johannesburg. The...

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Beware Phishing attempts by fraudsters using SR and Transnet documents

Swaziland Railways (SR) has issued a public warning this week stating that people purporting to represent either Transnet or Swaziland Railways are using fraudulent documents, containing the corporate...

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Transnet and Mercedes-Benz SA set new export record

Transnet and Mercedes-Benz SA (MBSA) have set a new record for vehicle exports from East London, with 10,674 new cars leaving the port earlier this year. The Port of East London is situated at...

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International ratings office affirms Transnet’s credit worthiness

International ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed its rating for Transnet’s long-term foreign currency at 'BBB-' and 'BBB+' for local currency, confirming the company’s resilience...

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Zimbabwe - Striking workers return after court judgement

Workers at the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) have returned to duty after their 79 day strike was declared illegal this week. Acting on the court judgement, Martin Banda of the public relations...

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US-based company exports locos to sub-Saharan Africa

In response to market demand for a cost-effective locomotive for rail yard switching, Atlanta-based company Railserve jumped at the opportunity to supply a solution. The majority of locomotives in...

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TAZARA CEO lays out vision for employees

The managing director of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA), Bruno Ching’andu, has laid out his vision to employees, calling on every worker to be customer-centric in order to turn the...

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TAZARA receives massive fuel order for Malawi

According to the TAZARA press office, the rail operator has recently received a request to move 48 million litres of petroleum products, over the next 12 months, for the Malawian government. The order...

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Pietermaritzburg - Railways Heritage Site to be restored after fire

Earlier this month, the ticket office at the Pietermaritzburg railways station was engulfed in flames, causing serious damage to the building. It is still unclear what caused the blaze, as the...

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Nigerian House of Representatives threaten to arrest railway contractors

The Nigerian House of Representatives has launched investigations into possible irregularities in railway contracts awarded to companies between 2010 and 2014, which have been valued at about N100...

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Abuja-Kaduna railway in Nigeria starts trial operations

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has initiated trial services on the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge railway line, with a maiden run on 22 June. The trial ride took of from Idu Station in Abuja at...

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Successful integration projects hold promise for improved trade in West Africa

The economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held its 41th anniversary celebration on 10 June, at their Commission Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. Marcel de Souza, the president of...

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BALLAST SUPPLY ON TRACK

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Eskom Majuba Line

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Nigerian government commits to completing Lagos-Ibadan rail project in 2018

On 7 June, Nigerian Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, offered his assurance that the proposed Lagos-Ibadan segment of Lagos-Kano rail line project will be ready and operational within the next...

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Proposed Nigerian Transport bill serves to privatise rail operations in the country

The Nigerian railway service has suffered a protracted period of decline since the country gained independence in 1960, with the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) declaring bankruptcy repeatedly over...

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Nigeria – Four dead in derailment at Jebba Station

An accident at the entrance to the Jebba train station in Kwara State, Nigeria on Friday 6 May, has resulted in four confirmed dead and several injured, the Nigerian Railway Corporation confirmed this...

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The dti trade mission to Ghana and Nigeria

The dti invites you to apply to participate in a Trade and Investment Mission to Ghana and Nigeria scheduled to take place from 8-12 August 2016. The objective of this mission is to increase trade and...

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Challenges for the rail industry in the SADC region

Speaking at the Southern African Railways Association media briefing, director of operations and marketing for Swaziland Railways, Mr Sam Mzileni, outlined some of the challenges that rail operators...

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International Rail News

Urban development in the spotlight

Ahead of the upcoming global human settlements conference Habitat III, to be held in Quito, Ecuador, in October, Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller and the Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller,...

13th Sustainability Conference to be held in Vienna, Austria in October

The international Sustainability Conference, jointly organised by the International Union of Railways (UIC) and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), will be held in Vienna, Austria from the 12 to the...

International Level Crossing Safety Day

Since the inception of the event in 2008, 10 June has been designated as International Level Crossing Safety Awareness Day (ILCAD). UIC Director General Jean-Pierre Loubinoux states that: “As...

The design of Ile de France’s future metro is unveiled

Alstom was awarded a framework contract in 2015 for the delivery of 217 MP14 trains over a period of 15 years. The contract, awarded by Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP), is worth in...