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  • Rail

Rail TAZARA TAZARA: Resumption of normal train operations

The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) has announced that the reopening of the mainline, which was temporarily closed on 01 April 2024 due to landslides and formation failures caused by heavy rains in the Mlimba–Makambako area of … read more


  • Flights

Rwanda Why Rwanda ranks first in Tourism in East Africa

Rwanda and its unique experience have created an African safari for those who wish to take a glimpse at this beautiful country.

What is a unique experience is the chance to climb up the Volcano Mountains in the Virunga region, a chain of 8 volcanoes shared by the 3 countries of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of C… read more


  • Flights

Kenya Airways KQ stops flights to Kinshasa over continued detention of staff

Kenya Airways (KQ) will suspend flights to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) tomorrow over the continued detention of its two staff amid an allegation of trying to transport uncleared cargo.

Allan Kilavuka, KQ CEO and MD, said that their detainment has disrupted the airlines' ability to operate flights be… read more


  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Finalists for 2024 Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge announced

Africa Tourism Partners has announced the top five finalists for the 6th Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge 2024. The Challenge opened on the 01st of November 2023 for the youth to submit their projects. The Challenge closed on the 01st of March 2024 and attracted over 154 entries from innovators across Africa.

As part … read more


  • Rail

AA Travenews Swala Rail Solutions' vision for rail in the DRC and Zambia

In this episode of Railways Africa Magazine’s “Coffee with the Editor,” filmed at the recent Land-Linked Zambia 2024 event, we sit down with Sifiso Ndhlukula, Managing Director of Swala Logistics. Sifiso discusses the establishment of Swala Rail Solutions, a commercial company registered in the DRC in 2022, with the aim of operating rail service… read more


  • Rail

Namibia Namport Advocates For Rail Connection To Botswana-Zambia

The absence of rail connections to Botswana or Zambia presents a significant obstacle to the competitiveness of Namibian ports. The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) asserts that by establishing rail connectivity, Namibian ports can fortify their competitive stance in Southern Africa and enhance the efficiency of the overal… read more


  • Destinations

Rwanda Three things to know about Rwanda's visa-free policy

Rwanda has slowly reformed its visa system to be more open to visitors and businesspeople, aiming to promote international relations, cooperation, and economic growth, particularly through tourism, according to government officials. The latest changes, which include visa waivers for citizens of more than 100 countries over a specif… read more


  • Flights

AFRAA Trial flights for free routing airspace in Africa kicks off

Cooperation, collaboration, and commitment of stakeholders, including Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO), African Airlines Association (AFRAA), International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) has made free routing flights a reali… read more


  • Destinations

South-Africa Southern Africa: Rainfall season (October 2023 - February 2024) outlook!

According to the findings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-27), most member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)* are likely to receive normal to below-normal rainfall for most of the period from October 2023 to December 2023. The north-western part of Angola… read more



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