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Kenya manufacturers fault South Africa bus imports

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Kenyan manufacturers have faulted the Transport ministry’s plan to import the first batch of high-capacity buses from South Africa, arguing that the move goes against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s industrialisation agenda by 2022.

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), the sector’s lobby, said the planned importation of 64 Bus Rapid Transport (BRT), set for next month, will hurt creation of job opportunities and slow down investment in the struggling sector.

“As the largest procurement entity in the country, the Government, where possible, ought to direct its spending on locally manufactured goods with a view of supporting the Big Four Agenda,” the lobby’s chief executive, Phyllis Wakiaga, said in a statement on Thursday.

“By-passing our local…

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Angola bus firm opens Namibia route

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Angolan bus operator Macon has launched a route linking Luanda and Namibian capital Windhoek.

Macon’s commercial coordinator Armando Macedo told reporters in Luanda that 47 seater buses would ferry passengers from Luanda to Windhoek three times a week; on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays.

The Windhoek to Luanda journey would take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Mr Macedo said further.

Mr Armando disclosed that passengers would pay $79 (Kwanzas 24.400) for the Luanda to Windhoek trip, with stopovers at several Angolan cities such as Sumbe, Benguela, Lubango and Ondjiva.

Macon has operated buses in Angola for 17 years, linking the country’s 18 provinces.

Angola shares a 1,100km border with Namibia in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Cuando…

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African forced to give up seat on bus – English

(ANSA) – Trento, October 18 – An Italian woman ordered a
young African man who sat beside her on a bus about to leave
Trento for Rome to move to the back of the vehicle, saying
“you’re coloured, you’re of another religion”, sources said
The man burst out crying and called for the intervention of
police and in the end he swapped seats with another woman
Bus company Flixbus Italia said ti regretted that such an
incident had happened on one of its coaches.


Dozens of black voters ordered off bus bound for polls in Georgia amid razor-thin governor race

Dozens of black senior citizens in Louisville, Georgia, were ordered off a bus bound for the polls Monday after county officials said the event constituted prohibited “political activity.” Activists called it an “intimidation tactic” in a razor-thin race for governor that’s become engulfed in a fight over voting rights.

Polls show the contest between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams is basically a dead heat. Civil rights groups are suing Kemp for putting more than 53,000 voter registration applications on hold, mostly from minority voters.

Abrams is vying to become the first African-American woman governor in the South. She has accused Kemp, who currently oversees Georgia’s election system, of dropping more than a million voters from the rolls since 2012 and closing…

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Black voters ordered off bus; Georgia county defends action

LOUISVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A group that encourages African-Americans to vote says about 40 black residents of a senior living center in Georgia were …
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Seniors ordered off bus for black voters

Government officials in an east Georgia county told about 40 African-American senior citizens to get off a bus taking them to vote Monday, leading to complaints of voter suppression.

The bus, run by the group Black Voters Matter, was preparing to depart from a senior center operated by Jefferson County when the center’s director said they needed to disembark, said LaTosha Brown, a co-founder of Black Voters Matter.

A county clerk had called the senior center raising concerns about allowing the bus to take residents from the senior center in the city of Louisville, south of Augusta.

“We knew it was an intimidation tactic,” Brown said Tuesday. “It was really unnecessary. These are grown people.”

The senior citizens agreed to get off the bus and cast their ballots later. Monday…

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