New app connects motorists to trusted mechanics

• The mCarFix app is a one-stop guide and directory for motorists. • It also includes a directory for motorists in need of car repairs, access to spare parts. You can now select who to fix your car, and as well get your preferred mechanic and garage, thanks to a new app designed for motorists. […]

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This Estonian Start-Up Has Become a Thorn in Uber’s Side

TALLINN, Estonia — Uber used to dominate ride-hailing in Poland and Kenya. Over the past two years, that started to change. In Poland, a small competitor opened a rival service and began winning customers with cheaper fares and attracting drivers by charging lower commissions. In Kenya, that same upstart grabbed business by offering motorbike rides […]

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Volkswagen is testing the future of its global ride-hailing business in Rwanda

It’s been a year since one of the world’s biggest automotive companies, Volkswagen, bet on tiny and landlocked Rwanda as part of its expansion strategy in Africa. Since the 1950s, the German automaker has assembled cars in South Africa, and later in Nigeria and Kenya. The carmaker’s renewed interest in Africa is driven by the demand […]

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Dar port expansion now halfway

Expansion of the Dar es Salaam Port under the Dar es Salaam Maritime Gateway Project (DMGP) has reached 50 per cent. The project is aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the port for the benefit of private and public stakeholders, raising the flow of cargo from around 20 million tonnes to 28 million tonnes annually. […]

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Here are the 10 largest airlines in Africa

Road and air travel are the top means of transportation in Africa, but there are not a lot of largely successful airlines in many countries on the continent. Many of the top airlines in Africa are owned by the government or are franchises of major European airlines. Airlines are hugely popular in Africa because many […]

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KQ defends partnership plan with Kenya Airports Authority

– KAA and KQ are yet to engage the public in the participation process but will do that at the right stage, says proposal. – KQ maintained the business model has been proven successful in many other countries. Kenya Airways has denied claims it rushed into a deal to take over management of the Jomo […]

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US zooms past Europe in electric car sales

The United States overtook Europe to become the world’s second largest market for electric cars last year, according to a report Wednesday that accused EU carmakers of holding back sales ahead of new emissions rules. China remained in the top spot in 2018 with more than a million electric vehicles (EV) sold, followed by the […]

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Uber enforces NTSA electronic chip in safety push

Taxi-hailing firm Uber has introduced a new safety measure that requires vehicle owners to first acquire an electronic chip windscreen sticker from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA). The sticker allows identification and authentication of car ownership before they are certified to offer its service. Uber in a notice to vehicle owners last week […]

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Australia’s ‘Airbnb for Parking’ launches, aims to help Kenyans make extra money

Kerb, a global parking app which allows you to rent your private space to anyone who needs parking for their car, bike, boat or helicopter, has officially launched in Kenya and could help you earn a little extra money. So how does it work? It’s a bit like ‘Airbnb for Parking’: homeowners can rent out their […]

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