US President Joe Biden has signed the $1 trillion package of spending on America's infrastructure. The money will be spent on roads, transport, broadband and other areas. It's a rare bipartisan deal, and Democrats are now focusing on an even larger package for healthcare, education and climate change. Also today, a co-operative runs its first freight train service on France's railways. The partly crowdfunded initiative Railcoop is also planning to start passenger services on underused lines.
Farmer unions in India staged a huge protest to pressure the government into withdrawing its controversial reforms.The protests have been ongoing for 10 months, and joined by several opposition parties.
The Lagos State Government, through the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), has hundreds of men and women employed as street sweepers with the duty of cleaning up the state’s roads and highways. On Thursday, two of those sweepers were killed in a hit-and-run incident. Sadly, it is not the first time.
Canadian Gilbert Cardin worries about the future of the ice road he maintains every winter on a frozen river west of Montreal. "At this time of year, we should be seeing 26 inches of ice, but we currently have 14," he says.
Tricycle operators desert Kano roads, protest against govt daily tax payment
27 Sep 2020
Rio de Janeiro residents struggle to make their way through waterlogged streets as torrential rains hit neighbourhoods to the south of the Brazilian city, where high water prompts road closures and leaves cars stranded.
17 Sep 2020
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AMCON seeks senate intervention in N5trn debt recovery, Oracle, Walmart join in a bid for TikTok and more
29 Aug 2020
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28 Oct 2019
APC lawmakers call for state of emergency on some Niger roads
27 Oct 2019
Known for its nightmare traffic and badly maintained roads, getting to work in Nigerian capital Lagos is a daily ordeal that often lasts hours. Sensing an opportunity, a growing number of ride hailing services have stepped into the chaos -- bringing order to the "okada" motorbike taxis that have long whizzed perilously around Lagos.
27 Sep 2019
FEC approves N109.4bn for Ibadan–Ilesha–Ife, Kano–Katsina roads
4 Sep 2019
The Federal Government of Nigeria needs to bring back the Directorate of Foods, Roads and Rural Infrastructure programme (DFRRI), as a means to revamp the country’s agricultural sector. This is according to Akinola Olotu, Senior Special Adviser on Agric and Agribusiness to Nigeria’s Ondo State Government. On the sidelines of First Bank of Nigeria’s 2019 Agric Expo, he joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for more.