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South Africa:Wheelchair Users Protest for Better Transport

[GroundUp] “We want to travel like everyone else,” read a placard at a protest by about 50 people living with disabilities who marched from Artscape on the Foreshore to the Cape Town Civic Centre on Wednesday. “We are humans,” read another placard. The… Continue reading

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Africa:Renaissance Capital Brings International, Domestic Investors to the African Deal-Making Table in Nairobi

[The Exchange] Renaissance Capital, an emerging and frontier markets investment bank, has opened its 4th Annual East Africa Investor Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

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East Africa:Celebrated Kenyan Tech-Based Logistic Firm Lori Eyes East African Market

[The Exchange] Lori Systems (“Lori”), a tech-enabled trucking logistics platform that is one of the fastest growing tech startups in Africa, have announced their expansion into three new countries: Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. More than 40% of grain… Continue reading

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Namibia:Just Give Us U.S.$207 Million – Airnam

[Namibian] AIR Namibia says there would be no need for the government to bail them out if it provides a once-off N$3 billion for investment in infrastructure and assets. Continue reading

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South Africa:Eastern Cape Taxi Strike Disrupts Social Grant Payments

[News24Wire] Social grant payments were disrupted in parts of the Eastern Cape on Wednesday as taxi associations went on strike, blocking roads and pulling passengers out of vehicles. Continue reading

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Tanzania:New Boost to SGR Work As Contractor Secures Insurance Funds

[Daily News] A NEW boost to the Standard Gauge Railway construction after the contractor Yapi Merkezi, secured a US$95 million (about 209bn/-) innovative bank surety from Marsh, a global insurance company. Continue reading

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Tanzania:SGR Project Takes Shape

[Daily News] . . . Contractor begins laying railway tracks Continue reading

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South Africa:Labour On Service Delivery Campaign in Eastern Free State

[Govt of SA] Milestones were realised during the very first day of the Department of Labour’s Service Delivery Campaign. Held in a small peripheral town of Reitz in the Eastern Free State, this campaign saw scores of clients descending to Petsana Commu… Continue reading

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South Africa:Community Stops Sewage Project for Two Maritzburg Schools

[News24Wire] A municipal project which started a week ago to improve sewage at two schools in France, Pietermaritzburg, has been stopped by members of the community, GroundUp reported. Continue reading

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Tanzania:Government Eyes Lower Fuel Use, Fares With Gas-Powered Buses

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government is setting up a system that will see buses plying bus rapid transit routes in Dar es Salaam use natural gas, a move that will cut fuel consumption by up to 40 per cent. Continue reading

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