Top 5 greener transport ideas in Africa
18 March 2019 | 7:57 am
From using the sun to power taxis to making boats out of plastic bottles, Eco Africa has featured lots of innovative ideas to make transport greener. Here are our top five.
13 May 2020
Moscow's streets remain depopulated despite thousands of employees heading back to work. More than 500,000 Moscow employees in industry and construction have been authorized to return to work.
27 May 2020
On the tarmac of a dark Hanoi street, motorbike taxi driver Pham Quoc Viet mops the bloodied knee of a fellow rider, one of the hundreds of traffic victims he's tended to in the chaotically congested Vietnamese capital. By day, Viet, 33, works for Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab, scooting along the tree-lined boulevards and winding alleys of the city. But from 9.30 pm until 1.30 am, he is an unofficial emergency responder, a red flashing light secured to his handlebars as he patrols the streets on two wheels.
9 Jun 2020
Lawmaker blast transport minister Rotimi Amaechi over loan plan
30 Oct 2020
Wearing a mask becomes mandatory in crowded areas and on public transport throughout Russia, after the country registered a record daily spike in virus deaths. Russia has the fourth-highest virus caseload in the world.
7 Nov 2020
The "Taxi Universitario" was created by the taxi drivers' association of Angola. Drivers take students to campus and bring them back home for a fixed montly fee. If there is demand, the association plans to implement it in other cities.
23 Nov 2020
Around 150 London black cabs are being stored in a field outside the British capital because of a lack of demand for fares during the latest Covid-19 lockdown.
21 Nov 2020
Two startups are blazing a trail for e-mobility in Uganda by introducing electric motorcycle taxis to the streets of the capital Kampala. The aim is to revolutionize Uganda's traffic and transport sectors.
10 Jan 2021
They pierce through the heart of most cities, yet their potential is often overlooked. Rivers are now offering a modern mode of transport and a cleaner way of delivering goods. The Down to Earth team takes a closer look.
28 Feb 2021
Asha Mohammed is a taxi driver in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. In a country which the UN classifies as one of the most difficult for women, her courageous career choice is breaking stereotypes. N°93L89XN°93Q22N
1 Mar 2021
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6 Apr 2021
Taiwan's transport minister will leave his position after the country's worst train crash in decades occurred last week.
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The telecoms and aviation industries went head to head in the United States this week over 5G, a technology that's constantly finding itself the subject of controversy. Just as AT&T and Verizon began switching on their 5G masts, major US airlines warned of a "catastrophe" should the network interfere with planes' ability to land. FRANCE 24's Technology Editor Peter O'Brien explains the technical details, and casts an eye over the future of cellular communications worldwide.
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In a week when France has been at the forefront of EU news thanks to heated exchanges between President Macron and Members of the European Parliament, we speak to leading French MEP from the president's political group, Fabienne Keller. The former Strasbourg mayor tells FRANCE 24 Emmanuel Macron is "determined" to make progress on key issues including rule of law in the EU, and argues that he should be re-elected as French leader, saying "he needs five more years to finish the job".
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2022 is not yet one month old, but already around a thousand people have made "irregular" crossings from France to the United Kingdom – putting a spotlight back onto the issue of migration between the European Union and its former member state. Margaritis Schinas is European Commission Vice-President, and the Commissioner in charge of migration and asylum issues. He tells FRANCE 24 he wants "clarity" from the UK over how it wishes to proceed in tackling the issue of thousands of people risking their lives each year to cross the English Channel.
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Belarusian activist calls on EU leaders to investigate Lukashenko
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Heavy gunfire could be heard coming from several military camps in Burkina Faso early on Sunday (January 23), the government said, but it denied the military had seized power. Heavy arms fire at the capital Ouagadougou's Sangoule Lamizana camp, which houses the army's general staff and a prison whose inmates include soldiers involved in a failed 2015 coup attempt, began at least as early as 5:00 a.m. (0500 GMT), a Reuters reporter said. The reporter later saw soldiers firing into the air in the camp. A witness also reported gunfire at a military camp in Kaya, around 100 kms (62 miles) north of Ouagadougou.
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European Union interior ministers discussed border security and asylum at a meeting in Lithuania. The EU home affairs commissioner urged preemptive action outside the bloc and condemned the policy of pushbacks.