Over 3 Trillion FCFA Invested Since 2011 to Build, Extend and Modernize the Ivorian Road Network

More than 3 trillion FCFA have been invested since 2011 in the construction, extension, and modernization of the Ivorian road network, Prime Minister Robert Beugré Mambé affirmed on Monday, May 13, 2024, in Abidjan, at the Sofitel Hôtel Ivoire in Cocody. He presided over the official opening ceremony of the 21st General Assembly of the Association of African Road Maintenance Funds (AFERA) on the theme “Towards sustainable financing of road funds for better maintenance of the African road network”, with 35 countries participating. “From 2012 to 2023, the State of…

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Senegal: Towards General States of Transport for Sector Transformation

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Land and Air Transport, Malick NDIAYE, has announced the upcoming organization of general states of transport in Senegal. This initiative, scheduled for the end of July 2024, aims to lay the groundwork for a profound and lasting transformation of the transport sector in the country. The announcement was made on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, during an initial meeting between the new minister and representatives of road transport unions. Objectives of the General States These meetings aim to determine, based on sector challenges, concerted measures to…

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(Logis-T Africa) – Speeding, overloading, and vehicle condition are among the main causes of road accidents in Senegal, warned the newly appointed Minister of Infrastructure and Land and Air Transport, Malick Ndiaye. According to him, these human factors are responsible for 90% of the accidents that occur on Senegalese roads. The minister’s remarks follow a road accident that occurred last Thursday in Yamong, in the Koungheul department, which claimed the lives of 14 people and injured around forty others. This tragedy once again illustrates the dramatic consequences of irresponsible behavior…

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Trade : Algeria signs Hosting Agreement for Intra-African Trade Fair 2025

L'Algérie signe l'accord d'accueil de la Foire commerciale intra-africaine 2025

The IATF is now a foremost event in the African calendar of economic, social, trade and even policy events The Host Agreement Signing Ceremony for the Intra-African Trade Fair 2025 (IATF2025) took place in Algiers on 15 April 2024. The Ceremony, which was hosted by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) (www.Afreximbank.com), in collaboration with the African Union and the AfCFTA Secretariat, and the Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, paves the way for the fourth edition of the Intra-African Trade Fair to take place from 4 – 10…

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DRC: 10 new Mercedes-Benz buses “made in DRC” to expand Transco’s fleet

On Thursday, April 11, 2024, the Minister of Transport, Roads, and Decongestion of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Marc Ekila, presided over a ceremony to hand over ten (10) 49-seat buses, Mercedes-Benz “made in DRC”, to the General Director of the Congo Transport Company (Transco). “This second delivery will be added to the 21 vehicles already received on November 17, 2023, from the company “Supreme Automobile” which has a contract with the Congolese government for 230 buses for its public transport company,” said a press release from Transco. During…

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WTO: Tunisia’s Trade Policy and Practices to Undergo Fourth Review Soon

Organisation mondiale du commerce : Bientôt le 4e examen de la politique et des pratiques commerciales de la Tunisie

The Trade Policy Review (TPR) report serves as a crucial benchmark on the international stage, reflecting Tunisia’s level of economic openness and fostering trust among the country’s trading partners and financiers. The launch of the fourth Trade Policy Review of Tunisia by the World Trade Organization (WTO) is imminent, with the date to be determined in consultation with the government. These anticipations were announced on April 5 following the third meeting of the National Commission for Relations with the WTO, according to a statement from the Ministry of Trade and…

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Côte d’Ivoire – Road Safety Week 2024: Mobilization for Safer Roads

Lutte Contre l’incivisme Routier : La 15eme Édition de la Semaine de la Sécurité Routière Prévue du 03 au 10 Avril 2024

(Logis-T Africa) – From April 3 to 10, 2024, Côte d’Ivoire is embarking on a vast awareness campaign to combat road incivility on the occasion of the 15th edition of Road Safety Week. This initiative, organized by the Office of Road Safety (OSER) under the aegis of the Ministry of Transport, aims to reduce road accidents and save lives. Road incivility: a scourge that threatens everyone’s safety Road accidents are a major public health problem in Côte d’Ivoire. Every year, thousands of people lose their lives or are injured in…

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Togo : The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) launches Training Initiative to Boost the Transport & Transit Sector

Le Programme Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) lance une Formation destinée à dynamiser le Secteur du Transport et du Transit au Togo

The objective of this training is to equip trainers with the necessary skills to conduct high-quality educational sessions for professionals in the transport and transit sector The General Secretariat of the Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program, a multi-donor, inter-regional program, launched in collaboration with Togo’s Ministry of Road Transport, Air, and Rail an initiative aimed at empowering Togo’s transport and transit sector. The “Training for Trainers” initiative is expertly facilitated by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) in Lomé, Togo.   The objective of this training is to equip…

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Côte d’Ivoire : AGL launches “YIRI”, the regional innovation center dedicated to african youth

On March 18, 2024 in Abidjan, Asta-Rosa Cissé, Regional Director of Africa Global Logistics (AGL) for Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, launched the activities of “YIRI”, Africa Global Logistics’ flagship of innovation. This centre, located in the heart of the Ivorian capital, aims to support the digital transformations of Africa’s logistics by stimulating innovation at AGL. “YIRI” will provide a framework for creativity and the exploration of new ideas that can have a positive impact on the logistics industry in Africa. Several specific support programmes will be launched to enable…

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Congo: Successful Negotiations Bring an End to Public Transportation Strike

LogisT-Africa – Scheduled to begin this Monday, March 11, 2024, the 3-day strike notice launched on March 4 across the entire Congolese territory by the Syndicate of Public Transport Carriers of Congo (STCCC) has ultimately been suspended. This suspension, announced through a press release by the STCCC, follows successful negotiations with the government, resulting in the fulfillment of all their demands, including: Suspension of Public Transport Permits (ATP): The government has agreed to temporarily halt the issuance of Public Transport Permits. Free Provisional Vehicle Registration: Provisional vehicle registration cards will now…

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