Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Road traffic deaths rise in the African region, but down globally, World Health Organization (WHO) report

The report attributes the rise to multiple factors, including inadequate road safety laws and standards

Road traffic death rates in the past decade have increased significantly in the African region, with almost 250 000 lives lost on the continent’s roads in 2021 alone. Conversely, global rates fell by 5% during the same period, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report shows. Between 2010 and 2021, the…

Source: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana |

President Akufo-Addo Cuts Sod For Dualization Of Anwiankwanta-Ahenema Kokoben Road

The President highlighted that the project is part of a broader initiative to improve road conditions across densely populated areas

In a significant stride towards enhancing the road infrastructure in the Ashanti Region, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo presided over the sod-cutting ceremony for the dualization of the Anwiankwanta-Ahenema Kokoben Road on July 15, 2024. The ceremony marked the commencement of a crucial 20-kilometre project aimed at alleviating traffic congestion…

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“My Gov’t Has Constructed 12,830kms Of Road Compared To Mills/Mahama’s 4,636kms” – President Akufo-Addo

The announcement was made during the sod-cutting ceremony for the dualization of the Anwiankwanta-Ahenema Kokoben Road on July 15, 2024

In a bold assertion of his administration’s accomplishments, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo declared that his government has constructed more roads than the combined efforts of the Mills/Mahama administration. The announcement was made during the sod-cutting ceremony for the dualization of the Anwiankwanta-Ahenema Kokoben Road on July 15, 2024. Addressing…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Entebbe Handling Services (ENHAS) and Dairo Air Services (DAS) operating without tenancy agreements

Once the committee reviews the necessary documents, a decision will be taken, which may include interfacing with the Chief Government Valuer

UCAA’s Finance Director, Hassan Musinguzi explained that the contention is in the new rent figure of US$15 per square metre following a valuation by the Chief Government Valuer. “When they [ENHAS and DAS] occupied in 2022, we gave draft agreements which figure they contested and at that point, we sought…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) - Funded Bridges Connect Communities in Mundri West County With Markets and Services

Peacekeepers, humanitarian partners, security forces and rescue personnel are also benefitting from the improved road connections

Residents along the rivers Turubwa and Bundri in Mundri West County are rejoicing, and why would they not? Thanks to two new bridges, they are no longer forced to cross sometimes flooded overpasses on foot. “We used to fall into the water with our cassava flour and other crops on…

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All-New Citroën C3 Aircross: The Most Affordable and Comfortable Multi-Energies Compact SUV, Available With 7 Seats

It is the first B-SUV on the European market to be offered at a price of less than €30,000 in its 100% electric version, and less than €20,000 in its PureTech turbo 100 MT6 internal combustion version

A brand-new model in the compact SUV segment: this stylish, smart, functional and affordable proposition will appeal to families and everyone with an active lifestyle; The C3 Aircross has been completely reinvented: new technical platform, robust and assertive SUV style, plus Citroën's (www.Citroen.com) new styling language; Enhanced onboard comfort; Citroën Advanced…

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Driving Progress: Comorians Celebrates Transformative Road Built with African Development Bank Support

The new road is expected to offer huge benefits, including a 27% increase in average daily traffic along the route as well as reducing operating costs by 30% for cars and 33% for trucks

The people of the Union of the Comoros are celebrating the completion of a major road that will open up its agriculturally rich areas and provide reliable access to its popular tourist centres. Thousands of Comorians turned up to witness the official opening of the $30 million road artery financed…

Source: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana |

Embrace Reforms, Transformation In Transport Sector – Dr Bawumia To Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU)

Introduction of Electric Buses into the public transport sector are all designed to make their operations more cost effective and profitable

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has called on the leadership and members of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and other transport operators to collaborate with government as it works to transform Ghana’s public transport system. According to Dr Bawumia, ongoing efforts to infuse digitalization into the transport sector such…

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Angola: African Development Bank Vice President Akin-Olugbade on mission to boost development impact

The parties discussed the cooperation between Angola and the Bank and its priorities, which focus on accelerating economic diversification and job creation

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Vice-President for Regional delivery, Integration and Business Delivery, Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade has completed a mission to Angola in which she held several strategic, high-level dialogue sessions with authorities of the country. The talks provided the foundation for the implementation of the Bank’s new 2024-2029 Country Strategy Paper.…

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Afreximbank Invests in Project to Rejuvenate AfriCaribbean Trade and Cultural Ties

The project preparation facility of US$ 1.86 million will fund essential pre-development activities that will advance the project to bankability

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) (www.Afreximbank.com) has signed an agreement to avail a Project Preparation Facility in favour of the of Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to develop and implement an Afro-Caribbean Marketplace. Once implemented, the Afro-Caribbean Marketplace will comprise 90 outlets dedicated to the sale of authentically African and…