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The future of African ports is also the future of Africa's economic success

If Africa is to play a meaningful role in world trade and benefit from the rapid global growth, its seaports will be key to ensuring that success

By Gilbert Saggia 1 day ago

Airlines urged to embrace e-commerce

African airlines have been urged to embrace e-commerce and digital technologies to become more profitable

By Peterson Tumwebaze 17 Nov 2017

Five priorities that need to be addressed for aviation in Africa to reach its full potential

According to IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac Africa has the greatest aviation potential, but it also faces great challenges

15 Nov 2017

Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future

More than ever before, technology drives our world. It powers businesses, cities and governments, and shapes individual lives in a hugely impactful way

By Colin Thornton 7 Nov 2017

Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily

Emirates Airlines will be adding an extra flight to its service between Dubai and Algiers as of 13 December 2017, complementing Emirates' current six flights a week and making it a daily service.

3 Nov 2017

Hurricanes hit global passenger demand for September

Global passenger traffic results for September showed that demand rose 5.7% compared 2016, the slowest year-on-year increase since February. Hurricanes Irma and Maria weighed heavily on the results

3 Nov 2017

Improved air connectivity and reduced airfares ahead for Africa

The attractiveness of the African continent for SME and entrepreneurs is growing exponentially, driven in part by improved intra-African air access

By Ryan Potgieter 1 Nov 2017

Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer

Working as a buyer for ethical handmade cosmetics company Lush, your travels could take you sourcing neroli oil in Tunisia, blue chamomile oil in Hungary and shea butter in Ghana

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Oct 2017

Digitisation, smart agriculture shaping the future of the African chemicals market

The use of smart agriculture will promote the appropriate use of agricultural chemicals and drive additional chemical sales as Africa boosts it's below average use of these inputs

27 Oct 2017

NEXTT: Delivering on the future of air travel

On-ground concepts will increasingly be required to optimise the use of emerging technologies, processes and design developments. The New Experience in Travel and Technologies initiative aims to help deliver this future

27 Oct 2017

Amazon stretches delivery arm inside houses

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon stretched its delivery arm inside homes on Wednesday with a smart lock and camera combination that also signalled a move into home security

27 Oct 2017

Jumia Food promotes gender diversity through female rider recruitment

Jumia Food Kenya has launched an initiative aimed at recruiting more female riders; who act as the link between their partner restaurants and customers

26 Oct 2017

Air passengers want more digital technology, more control over travel processes

IATA's 2017 Global Passenger Survey showed that passengers expect technology to give them more control over their travel experience. Digital travel processes are the expectation and passengers want more

26 Oct 2017

African air travel growth to outpace rest of world's

Airline passenger numbers in Africa are expected to more than double in less than 20 years based on a growth rate of about 5.6%. The rate would raise the African number to about 200 million

By Neels Blom 26 Oct 2017

The world will have to prepare for 7.8 billion air passengers by 2036

IATA expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near doubling of the four billion air travellers expected to fly this year, according to the latest 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast

25 Oct 2017

Cape Town drone company UAV Industries raises $499k

Cape Town-based drone operator UAV Industries has raised R6.84m ($499,000) in funding from Glenheim Venture Capital Company, the first direct investment made by Glenheim's Section 12J fund

By Tom Jackson 24 Oct 2017

Uber appoints Lola Kassim as new GM for West Africa

Uber has announced the appointment of Lola Kassim as its new general manager for West Africa

24 Oct 2017

Air Mauritius receives first Rolls-Royce powered Airbus A350

Air Mauritius has received its first Airbus A350 aircraft powered by the large aero-engine, the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB. It is the second African airline to take the A350, after Ethiopian Airways

23 Oct 2017

Lyft gets $1bn from Google parent to rev up challenge to Uber

US ridesharing giant Lyft has received a $1bn investment led by the venture arm of Google parent Alphabet, to help ramp up its challenge to market leader Uber

23 Oct 2017

Namibia: Engineers deliver goods door-to-door

Enterprising Namibian students roll out door-to-door courier service, developing a new business model for their country

By Ndama Nakashole 23 Oct 2017

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International

Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars said Monday it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies.

2 hours ago

Coming soon to a highway near you: Truck platooning

Should Australian truckies feel a little nervous about the rise of platooning?

By Michael Milford 5 hours ago

Rolls-Royce taking steps into the future of civil aerospace

Rolls-Royce announced two new innovative developments at the Dubai Airshow and in tandem at AFRAA's 49th AGA.

15 Nov 2017

Traffic growth in Middle East has Boeing forecast $730bn market for new airplanes

Boeing, in presenting its 2017 Current Market Outlook (CMO) for the Middle East during the Dubai Airshow, estimated that the region will need 3,350 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730bn.

14 Nov 2017

Emirates orders 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for $15.1bn

DUBAI, UAE - Emirates Airlines on Sunday agreed to purchase 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners for $15.1bn at list price, its chief Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum said. Emirates is already the world's largest client for Boeing's 777, with 165 jets and another 164 on firm order.

13 Nov 2017

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