Abidjan – Lagos Corridor: opening of the workshop to validate the results of the Spatial Development Initiative Study

This project to build the Abidjan-Lagos corridor, implemented by ECOWAS, is a 1028 km supranational motorway that forms a major part of the trans-African road network The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB), is organising a validation meeting for the Spatial Development Initiative (SDI) study for the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor from 14 to 16 May 2024 in Accra, Ghana. This three-day meeting brings together experts from the ECOWAS Department of Infrastructure, the ECOWAS Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU), representatives of…

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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: 90% OF ROAD ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY HUMAN FACTORS, ACCORDING TO TRANSPORT MINISTER 

(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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IZI Rwanda Introduces Groundbreaking E-Mobility Solution with Delivery of Electric Buses to Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda — IZI Rwanda, a pioneer in e-mobility, announces the delivery of five electric buses to Kigali. These buses, which will be trialled in the fleets of Kigali Bus Services (KBS) and other local operators, initiate a pilot project aimed at the electrification of public transport in Kigali for a fraction of previous cost estimates. Kigali’s population has grown 50% since 2013, while the number of operational buses has decreased significantly. This decline is largely attributed to rising diesel costs and capped ticket prices, which in many cases drive…

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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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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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KENYA: eWAKA Partners with Powerbase to Expand its E-mobility Solutions

The partnership between eWAKA and Powerbase is a significant step in the development of electric mobility in Kenya. By addressing the challenges of access to finance and charging infrastructure, it paves the way for wider adoption of this technology and a more sustainable future for the country. eWAKA, a Kenyan electric mobility start-up, has announced a partnership with Powerbase, a financial and energy company, to boost the expansion of its e-mobility solutions in Kenya. This collaboration aims to remove barriers to the adoption of electric mobility in Africa by facilitating…

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Uber Invests $100 Million in Moove, an African Mobile Transportation Solutions Platform

Uber investit 100 millions de dollars dans Moove

Ride-hailing giant Uber has announced a $100 million investment in Moove, an African startup specializing in vehicle financing solutions. This transaction, which marks Uber’s first venture capital investment in Africa, aims to support Moove’s growth and facilitate vehicle ownership for Uber drivers across Africa. Founded in 2015, Moove offers innovative and affordable financing solutions to taxi and motorcycle drivers, enabling them to purchase new and used vehicles. The startup uses artificial intelligence technology to assess the creditworthiness of customers and offer them financing plans tailored to their needs. Moove currently…

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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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Burkina: A new toll to improve revenue and facilitate vehicle passage

(Burkina Faso Information Agency) – The minister in charge of infrastructure, Adama Luc Sorgho, indicated Tuesday that the commissioning of the new modern toll, at the eastern exit of Ouagadougou, will help improve revenues, facilitate the passage of vehicles and also help in surveillance of the territory. The new modern toll will “help improve revenues, facilitate the passage of vehicles and also reduce surveillance (of the territory)”, indicated the minister in charge of infrastructure, Adama Luc Sorgho. According to Mr. Sorgho, the modern toll booth is equipped with cameras that…

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