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$1 million: Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa grant to drive electric mobility shift in seven African countries

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA)  of the African Development Bank Group will provide a $1 million technical assistance grant to the Green Mobility Facility for Africa (GMFA). GMFA provides technical assistance and investment capital to accelerate and expand private sector investments in sustainable transport solutions in seven countries: Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra […]

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China-Africa trade reached a record high in 2022

Trade between China and African countries recorded double-digit growth in 2022, thanks in part to rising commodity prices. Trade between China and Africa reached a record $282 billion (260 billion euros) in 2022, up 11% from 2021, according to data released by the General Administration of Chinese Customs. China’s exports to African countries increased by […]

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TradeMark Africa Launches in West Africa

ACCRA, Ghana, January 30, 2023/APO Group/ — TradeMark East Africa, one of the world’s leading Aid for Trade organisation, has today rebranded to TradeMark Africa (TMA) (www.TradeMarkAfrica.com) and simultaneously officially launched its West Africa operations. Founded in 2010 in Kenya, today marks TradeMark Africa expansion from its previous core operational area of East Africa and […]

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Transnet Issues RFP to return long-standing Locomotives to Service to meet Customer Demand

In a further effort to normalise freight operations in South Africa, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has issued an open competitive tender inviting eligible original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to step in to rehabilitate the non-operational Chinese-manufactured locomotives awaiting critical spare parts. This follows on the impasse with the CRRC E-Loco Supply, the Chinese stateowned supplier of […]

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Strengthening cooperation in the transport sector at the centre of Moroccan-Gabonese talks

The means of reinforcing cooperation between Morocco and Gabon in the fields of transport and logistics were at the centre of talks, on Thursday 26 January 2023 in Rabat, between the Minister of Transport and Logistics, Mr. Mohammed ABDELJALIL and his Gabonese counterpart, Mr. Brice Constant Paillat. During this meeting, the two parties reviewed the […]

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THE ACTIVITY OF THE PORTS OF MOROCCO FOR THE YEAR 2022

The Moroccan ports have recorded a positive evolution of the global port traffic, which went from 192.1 million tons in 2021 to 195 million tons in 2022, i.e. an increase of 1.5%: the domestic traffic recorded a volume of 110.1 million tons (-1.2%) while transhipment reached a volume of 84.8 million tons, i.e. a growth […]

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Nigeria : The President Muhammadu Buhari commissions Lekki Deep Sea Port

On Monday January 23, 2023, the President Muhammadu Buhari officially inaugurated the Lekki Deep Sea Port, in Lagos, Nigeria, in the presence of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, the Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo, the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Ciu Jianchun, top government officials and traditional rulers, etc. This project with an investment in […]

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THE GREAT SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTION CONTINUES IN 2023, WARNS PROFESSIONAL BODY FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Unprecedented disruptions and volatility in recent years have stretched supply chains to breaking point. In 2023, we can expect the “Great Supply Chain Disruption” to continue to challenge industries around the world, according to SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management in Southern Africa. War, raw materials shortages, rising energy costs and extreme weather conditions […]

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Premier Alan Winde Welcomes Partial Resumption of Eerste River-Bellville Train Service

Premier Alan Winde cautiously welcomes Metrorail’s partial resumption of the train service between Eerste River and Bellville in Cape Town this morning. The service has been suspended since the Covid-19 national state of disaster was implemented in 2020. According to Metrorail, services would have resumed in December 2022 but were delayed due to “environmental issues”. […]

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Two-Year Long, World Bank Funded Project to Further Improve Malawi’s Customs Systems

The World Bank, Government of Malawi, and UNCTAD have agreed a deal that will see Malawi upgrade to the latest version of the ASYCUDAWorld customs management software. Malawi is a long-term collaborator of the ASYCUDA Programme that first started using ASYCUDA software in the 1990s, having previously used ASYCUDA version 2 and ASYCUDA++ before running […]

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