Figuring it out: Africa supply chain week in review

$2.2 billion –

General Electric (GE) has expressed interest in acquiring a Nigeria railway concession project worth around $2 billion. President Muhammadu Buhari made public that GE plans to invest $2.2 billion in a concession to revamp, manage and provide rolling stock to West Africa’s largest economy.

2 million tonnes –

The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) plans to increase its cargo capacity from 600,000 per annum to two million tonnes in the next five years. The 1,860 km journey stretches from Kapiri Mposhi (210 km from Lusaka) in central Zambia to Dar es Salaam.

30 minutes – 

Rwanda has launched a drone delivery network to transport blood supplies to rural areas in the country. The drones are expected to make around 150 deliveries to 21 facilities per day, according to Zipline, the company behind the initiative. The on-demand service allows health professionals to order packages by text message and deliveries will take approximately 30 minutes.

Articles:

South Africa and Namibia seek improved Intra-African trade (CNBC)

Kenya, South Africa vow to ease trade, visa barriers (Times Live)

DP World committed to African infrastructure investment (Arabian Supply Chain)

 

 

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