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Tata to produce 40% of trucks in Nigeria

Tata Africa Services Nigeria Limited says it plans to manufacture 40 percent of its trucks being sold in the country locally from next year. It also hinted about establishing a production centre for vehicle components in Nigeria as part of its contribution to the development of the nation’s automotive industry. These disclosures

DHL reports on A.I.’s potential benefits – and looming concerns – in logistics community

This week, DHL and IBM released a joint report on the development of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) technology and its potential to change the logistics industry – noting that, in many ways, A.I. is already making profound changes to the retail environment, not all of which are positive. While there are many ways to

Lyft breaks down how much drivers can make

How much drivers can make working for Lyft and Uber has long been a topic of conversation and third-party studies. Now, Lyft is providing some more clarity around how much people can make driving for its platform. "Understandably, we’ve seen a few external groups take their own guesses at what Lyft drivers make, usually

Nairobi to Get New Daily Train Service to Ease Traffic

Commuters boarding a train at Syokimau Railway Station in Nairobi. FILE Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) has announced plans to start a daily train service connecting Nairobi's central business district to Kahawa as part of government efforts to ease traffic congestion in the capital city. The new service will start on Monday next

Uber gets into car rentals and public transit

Uber is officially a multi-modal transportation platform. On the heels of its acquisition of bike-share startup JUMP, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi today announced Uber Bike‘s expansion into Washington D.C., along with two key partnerships in car rentals and public transit. The first is with instant car-booking service Getaround,  which launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in 2011 to

Transport Interrupted By Downpour in Dar es Salaam

Heavy downpour in some parts of Dar es Salaam has caused serious problems to transportation systems, leaving hundreds of commuters stranded. Spot checks by MCL Digital along Kilwa Road has witnessed many commuters stuck in many bus stops, with rain still pounding. The situation was worse at Mbagala area when once a