Africa

Kenyan Railways has announced that operations of the inter-county train service on the Madaraka Express will not commence on Saturday, July 1, 2017, as earlier communicated. Kenya Railways Managing Director Atanas Maina has said that the plans have been hampered

A delegation of international rail maintenance and rehabilitation professionals, together with an unbeatable line-up of thought-leaders in Africa’s transport sector will be in Durban, South Africa in October to address challenges faced by the rail fraternity in Africa and to

With the transport sector still savouring the expected benefits of the announced scrapping of VAT on transit cargo, a move that is likely to increase volume of consignments at the Dar es Salaam Port, the harbour has received yet another

Cummins was a Gold Sponsor of Africa Rail 2017, held from 13 to 14 June at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Billed as the largest and only event of its kind in Africa, it created a unique platform for

Kenya is on course to complete a new Chinese-funded 472km standard-gauge railway line linking Mombasa with Nairobi in the second half of 2017. Shem Oirere reports from Nairobi on progress so far and assesses the project’s prospects for success. THE

MAN Engines has delivered the first of its D2676 LE264 diesel engines to Alstom for Coradia Polyvalent regional train that will be delivered for Algeria and Senegal. The 6-cylinder in-line engines are suitable for the use in hot countries and

Egypt is set to embark on a plan to upgrade Alexandria’s tram network – the oldest tram system in Africa and one of the oldest in the world – in a EUR 360 million project to be partially financed by

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma unveiled what national freight group Transnet says is the ‘first locomotive to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Africa’ on April 4. The Trans-Africa Locomotive was developed by Transnet’s manufacturing division Transnet Engineering and assembled

The Ghana Railway Workers Union has expressed its readiness to work with the Nana Akufo-Addo administration to implement the vision of the government for the Railway industry. President Akufo-Addo announced plans to create a new ministry solely responsible for railway

Nigeria plans to start construction this month of a railway linking its decades-delayed Ajaokuta steel plant to iron-ore mines and a port, as the government accelerates efforts to reduce the economy’s reliance on oil. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, which won