Nigeria’s leading airline could soon be under new management.
Nigeria’s leading airline could soon be under new management.
When it comes to domestic air travel in Africa, Kenya’s capital Nairobi is king.
The small Nigerian town of Nnewi has more naira billionaires per capita than anywhere else in the country.
Kenya will convert its $243 million in loans to Kenya Airways into equity, the government has said, as part of a broader restructuring to nurse the ailing airline back to financial health.
It was only a year ago that Uber declared that its Lagos market was potentially bigger than its London market.
Nigeria has appointed advisers to help it set up a national airline and develop its aviation infrastructure — currently seen as a barrier to economic growth — to create a hub for West Africa, junior aviation minister Hadi Sirika said earlier this month.
Nigeria’s government has long talked about diversifying its oil-dependent economy but it’s actions have not always matched the bluster.
Nigeria’s international airport in the capital, Abuja, has formally reopened after six weeks of urgent repairs to its runway.
Hotels.ng, Nigeria’s leading hotel booking company has rolled out a new service – online flight bookings – on its website.
South African courier WumDrop is tackling address challenges by delivering parcels to your phone location.
Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has partnered with China’s heavy duty truck group Sinotruck to set up a $100 million plant to assemble trucks and cars in Nigeria for local use and export.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is working with South African cell operator MTN on a listing of its shares in the country this year, the head of the bourse said on Thursday.
Volkswagen on Wednesday opened a new assembly plant in Kenya and launched plans for a ride-sharing service in Rwanda as it seeks to take advantage of surging car demand in Africa.
By the United Nations’ estimate, the continent will see its current population of 1.2 billion double by the year 2050.
Little Cab, the ride-hailing app backed by telecoms operator Safaricom, is slowly giving Uber a run for its money in Kenya.
Car-hailing app Uber has frequently attracted controversy — whether over workers’ rights, management practices and its attitude to regulation.
On the streets of Lagos, motorcycles, cars and daredevil cyclists weave through the lanes, jostling for space to avoid getting stuck in the chaotic traffic jams.
Uber is in the middle of a bruising battle for dominance in east Africa’s largest economy: Kenya. The ride-hailing company started operating in the cities of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Thika last year.
Nigeria’s largest airline Arik Air plans to nearly double its fleet to 52 planes within 10 years and has already ordered some of them from Boeing, a source at the company said on Monday.
Nigeria‘s largest airline Arik Air plans to raise as much as $1bn through a private share placement next year and then a possible initial public offering (IPO) in Lagos and London, its managing director said.
Ethiopia and Djibouti have launched the first fully electrified cross-border railway line in Africa.
Kenya Airways is talking to “about three or four” foreign institutional investors and airlines about buying a stake to raise cash for the carrier, its CEO said last month.
Uber Technologies started its UberEats food delivery service in South Africa last Thursday before it expands in the rest of the country and into the continent.
Rwanda has signed a deal with the African division of Portuguese construction firm Mota-Engil to build an international airport at a cost of $818 million, the company and government officials said.
The conversation about Africa is shifting from one of “deficits” and “gaps” to one about opportunities, prospects, ventures and creativity.
FastJet has hired Nico Bezuidenhout, CEO of Mango Airlines, South African Airways’ low cost unit, as CEO to help revive the U.K. discount airline following a plunge in its share price and an escalating spat with a top investor.
Kenya and Tanzania have long competed to have the most important port in East Africa and their rivalry is about to become more intense as they compete for the region’s business.
The future looks bright for air travel across Africa. It’s predicted that by 2034, 190 million more flights segments will be flown across the continent.
South African state rail-freight operator Transnet is embarking on a major expansion drive in the rest of the continent, offsetting a slowdown at home caused by the slump in commodity prices, Chief Executive Siyabonga Gama said on Wednesday.
Kenya recently signed a multi-billion dollar agreement with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) to extend the country’s rail network, adding to a swathe of infrastructure deals in Africa won by Chinese firms.
General Electric Co. sees the potential to double its African revenue and employees as the company expands in countries including Ethiopia and Mozambique, GE Africa President Jay Ireland said.
U.S.-based Uber plans to expand in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana this year and will focus on convincing traditional taxi drivers to work for the ride-hailing service, Alon Lits, Uber’s general manager for sub-Saharan Africa, said.
South Africa has opened the continent’s first solar-powered airport in the Western Cape.
South Africa will explore merging two of its state-owned airlines, South African Airways (SAA) and SA Express, and seek a minority equity partner for the company, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.
On-demand driving service Uber has seen phenomenal growth since launching in South Africa in 2013.
According to the IMF, a 1 percentage point decrease in China’s investment growth is associated with an average 0.6 percentage point decrease in Africa’s export growth rate.
Nigeria hopes the first phase of a light railway aimed at easing traffic jams in the commercial hub Lagos will be ready within 13 months, and is inviting bidders for an expansion, Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said on Thursday.
South African Airways (SAA) has introduced a second entry point to Nigeria in its quest to enable trade and unlock mobility, which will considerably add to business travel options in the West African region.