DHL Global opens new transit warehouse in Mombasa, Kenya

KENYA – DHL Global Forwarding (DGF), an international air, ocean, and road freight specialist provider, has opened a new transit warehouse in Mombasa, Kenya. The new 7,500 square meter (m²) warehouse is designed to support DGF’s Regional distribution network in Kenya. Strategically located between the Mombasa Port and DGF’s regional facilities, the new warehouse will provide cost-effective in transit storage…

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Bollore Logistics awarded main logistics contract for crude oil pipeline

KENYA – TotalEnergies has awarded a contract for the main logistics contractor (MLC) services for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (Eacop) project, to French multinational, Bollore Logistics. Local firms in Uganda and Tanzania will, therefore, only play the support role. Bollore Logistics will deliver the services within the budget of US$133 million, which the company bid. EALS Ltd., a…

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Last-mile delivery start-up Mylerz closes US$9.6 million seed funding to scale operations

EGYPT – Egyptian last-mile delivery and fulfillment innovation company, Mylerz has secured US$9.6 million seed funding to scale and expand its operations in Egypt and North Africa. The latest seed funding round was led by Lorax Capital Partners, an Egypt-based private equity firm with participation from Fawry. The start-up will use the funds to fuel expansion plans in North Africa…

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Kenya Airways signs agreement with Africa World Airlines Limited to expand its connectivity to West Africa

KENYA – Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced that it has inked a one-way interline agreement with regional carrier, Africa World Airlines Limited, to expand its connectivity to Ghana and West Africa. Julius Thairu, Kenya Airways chief commercial and customer officer, said the interline agreement will provide passengers with flight connections from KQ network to various points in…

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Isuzu Motors South Africa appoints Penelope Jabulile Mkhwanazi as Senior Vice President

SOUTH AFRICA – Isuzu Motors South Africa has appointed Penelope (Penny) Jabulile Mkhwanazi as the Senior Vice President for Revenue Generation Rest of Africa and International Markets. In her new role, Penny is responsible for all revenue generation in the Rest of Africa markets, including Sales and Aftersales. Penny joins Isuzu from Isanti where she held the role of Chief…

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Air Botswana resumes direct flights to Zambia and Zimbabwe

BOTSWANA – Air Botswana has announced that it has resumed direct flights from Gaborone to Zimbabwe’s capital Harare and Zambia’s Lusaka, two years after it had stopped them following the Covid-19 pandemic. Air Botswana stopped flights to some countries in April 2020 following the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic, as states took measures to prevent spread of the virus. The…

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Logistics startup GoMetro secures US$1m seed extension to accelerate its growth

SOUTH AFRICA – South African logistics startup, GoMetro, has secured a US$1 million (ZAR16.3 million) seed extension round to accelerate its growth, bolster its commercial team and rapidly expand into the South African, UK and American markets. The funds were received from Kalon Venture Partners, Hlayisani Capital, Tritech Global, 4Decades Capital, and E Squared Investments and would be used for…

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Bolloré Transport & Logistics to open new Abidjan airport logistics facility

CÔTE D’IVOIRE – International transport and logistics operator, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Cote d’Ivoire is set to open a new logistics facility close to Abidjan airport. Intended to strengthen its offer of services related to the import and export of goods by air, this new infrastructure will have required 18 months of work and an investment of 3.4 billion CFA…

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Ethiopian Airlines partners AFRAA toward Aviation MRO services

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian Airlines, UTD Aviation Solutions and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) have signed a tripartite MoU to work together on Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services in pursuance to the The Brown Condor Initiative (BCI). The Brown Condor Initiative (BCI) is a joint initiative which was conceptualized in 2020 and officially launched by UTD Aviation Solutions and AFRAA…

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Egypt’s Swvl expands in Europe with acquisition of Turkey’s Volt Lines

EGYPT – Egypt-based ride-sharing start-up, Swvl has agreed to acquire the Turkish transportation-as-a-service mobility business Volt Lines, as it expands further in Europe. The acquisition, which will see Volt Lines’ team hired by Swvl, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022. The deal, valued at around US$40 million, gives Swvl access both to Volt Lines’ tech as…

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