Archive for the ‘Transport & Logistics’ category

Widespread adoption of open skies policies still key to Africa’s economic growth

While Africa is home to 12% of the world’s population, it still accounts for less than 1% of the global air service market.

Wheelbarrows of dollars: Understanding informal trade in East Africa

Informal trade shouldn’t be crushed, but rather formalised using incentives, says Ecobank research head.

Financing boda-bodas in Uganda: Where banks say no, this entrepreneur says yes

Michael Wilkerson is one of the founders of Tugende, a company that offers a lease-to-own model to help Ugandan boda-boda drivers own their own motorcycle.

Airline Flydubai increasing its business on the continent

UAE’s low-cost airline Flydubai is increasing its routes to several destinations in northern and eastern Africa.

South Africa’s newest low-cost airline has pan-African ambitions

Skywise, South Africa’s newest low-cost airline, has its eyes set on becoming a regional carrier.

Moving towards a cashless public transport system in Kenya

The ‘My1963′ card enables passengers to pay their fares without using cash.

Start-up snapshot: Delivering medication in Cape Town’s largest township

Sizwe Nzima and his team deliver chronic medication to 770 patients in Khayelitsha, at a minimum cost of R10 ($0.87) per delivery.

Why a new fund is targeting intra-Africa trade

COMESA is set to see up to US$1bn injection with new trade finance fund.

Start-up snapshot: Warehouse stocktaking using drones

Five questions with Jasper Pons, the man behind the South African start-up, DroneScan.

Aviation: Africa’s sleeping industry

Africa’s growing middle class will push demand for safe and reliable air travel

The changing face of Lagos

My recent visit to Lagos has changed my perception of Nigeria’s commercial capital.

Zambia – landlocked or land lucky?

“I believe being landlocked in the middle of Africa is now potentially a great advantage,” says Robin Miller of REIZ.

Everyone’s private driver: Uber discusses its business in Africa

Uber has launched its taxi app in South Africa and Nigeria.

Emirates – the national airline of Africa?

“There is always business to be done in Africa,” says Tim Clark, president of Emirates.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes sees opportunities for low-cost air travel in Africa

“Connectivity between Africa and Asia is very poor. That is something I’d love to get into.”