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This section is of automotive information relating to African roads, cars, and motorsport events.

Library Topics


Shukri Farah Abikar
Trevor Blokdyk
Dave Charlton
Giniel De Villiers
Duarte Ferreira
Axcil Jefferies
Johan Jacobs
Bruce Johnstone

Eddie Keizan
John Love
Brausch Niemann
Ian Scheckter
Jody Scheckter
Sam Tingle
Desiré Wilson

Dakar Rally
Kiira
Morocco Grand Prix
Morocco Rally
Plymouth-Banjul Challenge
South Africa National Road N1
South African Grand Prix
Wheels Across Africa


Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
1936Wheels Across Africa
Wilding Picture Productions for Dodge

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26 February 2003Price of Gasoline in Zimbabwe Nearly Doubles
Tendai Maphosa for Voice of America News

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16 April 2003Massive Gas Price Hike in Zimbabwe Sparks Calls for General Strike
Peta Thornycroft for Voice of America News

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28 August 2003Zimbabwe Announces Dual Pricing for Fuel
Tendai Maphosa for Voice of America News

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31 October 2003164,000 Die In African Traffic Accidents Each Year
Cole Mallard for Voice of America News

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20 February 2004Some Unemployed South Africans Guard Cars to Make Ends Meet
Challiss McDonough for Voice of America News

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27 April 2005Deadly Roads - The Cost of International Development?
Joe De Capua for Voice of America News

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2 March 2006Putting the Brakes on Ethiopian Traffic Accidents
Joe De Capua for Voice of America News

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10 March 2006Botswanan Government Says No Shortage of Unleaded Petrol
Peter Clottey for Voice of America News

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8 May 2006Humanitarian Agencies Targets of Carjackers in Eastern Chad
Joe De Capua for Voice of America News

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29 June 2006Kenyan Traffic Grows as Drivers' Patience Shrinks
Alisha Ryu for Voice of America News

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29 June 2006Road Renovations to Ease Dakar's Traffic Bring Chaos and Allegations of Corruption
Nico Colombant for Voice of America News

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7 July 2006Motorbiking Through Africa for Love and Charity
Joe De Capua for Voice of America News

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27 July 2006Ghana's Ruling Party Faces Opposition Over Gas Prices
Efam Dovi for Voice of America News

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29 August 2006Cash Strapped Harare Government Sets Highway Tolls To Raise Revenues
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19 September 2006Nigerian Immigrant Turns Crashed Cars Into Cash
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12 October 2006Repaired Cars Destined for Africa
Jessica Jones for Voice of America News

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29 December 2006Holiday Traffic Fatalities Decline in South Africa Due to Aggressive Program
Scott Bobb for Voice of America News

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7 January 2007Annual Dakar Rally Starts in Lisbon
Phuong Tran for Voice of America News

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16 January 2007Zimbabwe Central Bank Chief Criticized For Alleged Expensive Taste In Cars
Blessing Zulu for Voice of America News

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20 January 2007Battered Cars Cross Africa in Mock Dakar Rally
Kari Barber for Voice of America News

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6 March 2007Zimbabwe Declares National Disaster As 35 Die In Train-Bus Collision
Ben Chaleka & Blessing Zulu & Jonga Kandemiiri for Voice of America News

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7 March 2007Zimbabwe Opposition Faults Government On Deadly Train-Bus Collision
Jonga Kandemiiri & Thomas Chiripasi for Voice of America News

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4 April 2007Somali Taxi Drivers in Minnesota in Dispute Over Passengers with Pets, Alcohol
Deborah Block for Voice of America News

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5 April 2007Liberia Begins Reviewing Firestone Agreements
Interview of Samuel Kofi Woods
James Butty for Voice of America News

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6 April 2007Despite Fuel-Price Drop, Zimbabweans Spending Holidays At Home
Patience Rusere, Jonga Kandemiiri, and Taurai Shava for Voice of America News

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11 September 2007Sparing With Food Assistance, Harare Splashes Out On Luxury Cars For Top Officials
Patience Rusere & Blessing Zulu for Voice of America News

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18 September 2007Zambians Test Inexpensive Technology to Build Roads
Danstan Kaunda for Voice of America News

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15 November 2007Ghana President’s Accident Sparks Road Safety Debate
Peter Clottey for Voice of America News

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24 February 2008Corruption on West Africa's Roads Delay Drivers, Investment
Phuong Tran for Voice of America News

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28 March 2008Rebel Northern Ivory Coast Towns Run Out of Gasoline
Nancy Palus for Voice of America News

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10 April 2008African Desert Gas Smuggler Weighs Risks, Profits
Phuong Tran for Voice of America News

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31 October 2009Ghana Unveils Six-Lane Highway Design
Efam Dovi for Voice of America News

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2 May 2012Kenyan Driving Schools Aim to Decrease Road Fatalities
Jill Craig for Voice of America

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29 January 2013South Africa Struggles to Reduce Road Fatalities
Emilie Iob for Voice of America News

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13 October 2015Traffic is Africa's Problem Too, Say Experts
Anita Powell, VOA News

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21 December 2015Can Trains Solve Kampala's Traffic Problem?
Serginho Roosblad, VOA News

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7 January 2016Calls for Unity As Libya Suffers Deadliest Bombing Since Fall Of Gadhafi
Henry Ridgwell, VOA News

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21 June 2016Senegal to Park Colorful ‘Cars rapide’ Permanently
Ricci Shryock, VOA News

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Article Index

Articles about the Paris-Dakar Rally can be found on the Dakar Rally page.

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
14 January 1900The Armored Train and Motor Car.The New York Times
18 April 2002Working: Ghanaian Car SalesmanOksana Dragan, VOA News
3 October 2002Fuel Shortage in Zimbabwe Creates Havoc for CommutersPeta Thornycroft, VOA News
26 February 2003Price of Gasoline in Zimbabwe Nearly DoublesTendai Maphosa, VOA News
16 April 2003Massive Gas Price Hike in Zimbabwe Sparks Calls for General StrikePeta Thornycroft, VOA News
28 August 2003Zimbabwe Announces Dual Pricing for FuelTendai Maphosa, VOA News
31 October 2003164,000 Die In African Traffic Accidents Each YearCole Mallard, VOA News
20 January 2004Nigeria Suspends Gasoline TaxNico Colombant, VOA News
20 February 2004Some Unemployed South Africans Guard Cars to Make Ends MeetChalliss McDonough, VOA News
4 January 2005Senegal Strike over Safety Belts SuspendedNico Colombant, VOA News
8 June 200530 travelers from Rwanda die in Ugandan bus crashWikinews
28 June 2005Black Market Traders Take Advantage of Zimbabwe Fuel ShortageTendai Maphosa, VOA News
30 November 2005AIDS Fight Targets Southern Africa Truck DriversDelia Robertson, VOA News
27 December 2005Leaded Fuel to be Phased Out in Sub-Saharan AfricaCathy Majtenyi, VOA News
5 January 2006Deaths on South African roads at 1215 for December 2005Wikinews
30 January 2006Report Blasts Kenyan Government for Luxury Vehicle PurchasesCathy Majtenyi, VOA News
2 March 2006Putting the Brakes on Ethiopian Traffic AccidentsJoe De Capua, VOA News
10 March 2006Botswanan Government Says No Shortage of Unleaded PetrolPeter Clottey, VOA News
3 May 2006New Gas Prices Go into Effect Across GhanaEfam Dovi, VOA News
8 May 2006Humanitarian Agencies Targets of Carjackers in Eastern ChadJoe De Capua, VOA News
28 June 2006South Africa's "speed king" dies during record attemptWikinews
29 June 2006Gbakas Provide Transportation Lifeline in War-Divided Ivory CoastNico Colombant, VOA News
29 June 2006Kenyan Traffic Grows as Drivers' Patience ShrinksAlisha Ryu, VOA News
29 June 2006Road Renovations to Ease Dakar's Traffic Bring Chaos and Allegations of CorruptionNico Colombant, VOA News
7 July 2006Motorbiking Through Africa for Love and CharityJoe De Capua, VOA News
11 July 2006Nairobi Gets Traffic Advice from BogotaPearse Lynch, VOA News
27 July 2006Ghana's Ruling Party Faces Opposition Over Gas PricesEfam Dovi, VOA News
28 July 2006Africa Meets Volvo S40 2.0Kevin Anderson
16 August 2006Toyota Avensis Journeys To South AfricaSarah McBride
29 August 2006Cash Strapped Harare Government Sets Highway Tolls To Raise RevenuesVoice of America
19 September 2006Nigerian Immigrant Turns Crashed Cars Into CashJessica Jones, VOA News
12 October 2006Repaired Cars Destined for AfricaJessica Jones, VOA News
22 October 2006Motorbike Ban Hits Hard in Nigerian CapitalGilbert da Costa, VOA News
29 December 2006Holiday Traffic Fatalities Decline in South Africa Due to Aggressive ProgramScott Bobb, VOA News
16 January 2007Zimbabwe Central Bank Chief Criticized For Alleged Expensive Taste In CarsBlessing Zulu, VOA News
29 January 2007Carjackings in Kenyan Capital Bring InsecurityCathy Majtenyi, VOA News
24 January 2007Nigerian Women Seek Empowerment as Car MechanicsSarah Simpson, VOA News
6 March 2007More Than 30 Die in Zimbabwe Commuter AccidentPeta Thornycroft, VOA News
6 March 2007Zimbabwe Declares National Disaster As 35 Die In Train-Bus CollisionBen Chaleka, VOA News
Blessing Zulu, VOA News
Jonga Kandemiiri, VOA News
7 March 2007Zimbabwe Opposition Faults Government On Deadly Train-Bus CollisionJonga Kandemiiri, VOA News
Thomas Chiripasi, VOA News
19 March 2007Johannesburg: Busfahrer streiken aus Angst vor MordanschlägenWikinews
20 March 200765 Killed in Guinea Truck AccidentVOA News
20 March 2007Deadly Guinea Traffic Accident Calls Into Question Road RulesPhuong Tran, VOA News
27 March 2007Fuel Truck Fire Kills Scores of NigeriansGilbert da Costa, VOA News
4 April 2007Somali Taxi Drivers in Minnesota in Dispute Over Passengers with Pets, AlcoholDeborah Block, VOA News
5 April 2007Liberia Begins Reviewing Firestone AgreementsJames Butty, VOA News
6 April 2007Despite Fuel-Price Drop, Zimbabweans Spending Holidays At HomePatience Rusere, VOA News
Jonga Kandemiiri, VOA News
Taurai Shava, VOA News
15 April 2007At least 15 Killed in Kenya Bus CrashVOA News
2 May 2007Ford Stops Land Rover Sales In SudanAnthony Fontanelle
12 May 2007BMW Motorrad's Neck Brace System To Boost Road SafetyAnthony Fontanelle
4 August 2007Südafrikanische Polizei stoppt Taxi mit 23 ZiegenWikinews
16 August 2007Zimbabwe man steals bus for transport to pick up driving licenceWikinews
8 September 200733 Killed In Nigerian Bus CrashVOA News
11 September 2007Sparing With Food Assistance, Harare Splashes Out On Luxury Cars For Top OfficialsPatience Rusere, VOA News
Blessing Zulu, VOA News
18 September 2007Zambians Test Inexpensive Technology to Build RoadsDanstan Kaunda, VOA News
20 October 2007South African reggae star Lucky Dube shot dead in attempted hijackingWikinews
30 October 2007Nigeria Introduces Stricter Road Safety Rules After CrashGilbert da Costa, VOA News
15 November 2007Ghana President’s Accident Sparks Road Safety DebatePeter Clottey, VOA News
1 December 2007Five tourists die in car crash in South African parkWikinews
10 December 2007BMW: Top Quality Passenger Vehicle in South AfricaAnthony Fontanelle
16 December 2007Mercedes Benz signs up with Amatola Green PowerAnthony Fontanelle
3 January 2008French Citizens Warned Ahead of Dakar RallyVOA Sports
4 January 2008Dakar Rally Canceled Due to Terrorism ThreatsVOA Sports
5 January 20082008 Dakar Rally cancelled over terrorist threatWikinews
12 January 2008Fuel Truck Explodes in NigeriaVOA News
18 February 2008Five Zimbabwean Deportees Die In Crash Of South African Police TruckPatience Rusere, VOA News
24 February 2008Corruption on West Africa's Roads Delay Drivers, InvestmentPhuong Tran, VOA News
28 March 2008Rebel Northern Ivory Coast Towns Run Out of GasolineNancy Palus, VOA News
10 April 2008African Desert Gas Smuggler Weighs Risks, ProfitsPhuong Tran, VOA News
20 April 2008Italian ambassador to South Africa dies in accidentWikinews
3 May 2008Fiery Egyptian tourist bus crash kills nineWikinews
27 May 2008At least 30 dead after bus crashes off cliff and into river in South AfricaWikinews
7 August 2008Tunisia: tre italiani deceduti in un incidente stradaleWikinotizie
15 September 200812 туриста погинуло у судару аутобуса и камиона у ЕгиптуВикивести
18 November 200866 people killed in Burkina Faso collisionWikinews
15 December 2008埃及两车相撞 死亡人数过半维基新闻 - Wikinews
20 January 2009Parajet Skycar expedition takes off from London to TimbuktuWikinews
1 February 2009Kenia: Über hundert Menschen sterben nach TankwagenunglückWikinews
7 March 2009Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai coinvolto in incidente, morta la moglieWikinotizie
3 August 200940 personas mueren en un accidente de bus en ZimbabweWikinoticias
25 September 2009AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION RACING GOES INTERNATIONAL IN SOUTH AFRICA AT PHAKISA FREEWAY RACE TRACKISCARS/ASA Public Relations
28 September 2009FORMER DAYTONA 500 CHAMPION THROWS HIS HAT INTO THE “CHAMPIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CONTINENTS – SOUTH AFRICA VERSUS USA MOTORSPORTS”Kevin Ramsell, ISCARS/ASA Public Relations
31 October 2009Ghana Unveils Six-Lane Highway DesignEfam Dovi, VOA News
31 May 2010Dozens dead after bus accident in CameroonWikinews
11 June 2010Nelson Mandela's great-grand daughter dies in car crashWikinews
4 July 2010Tragedia en Congo: más de 200 muertos por estallido de camión cisternaWikinoticias
3 August 20104 Sierra Leone Peacekeepers Killed In Darfur AccidentVOA Breaking News
11 August 2010S. Africa Auto Workers Strike Wednesday Over Salary DisputeVOA Breaking News
12 August 201050 Dead in Congo After Truck Falls Into LakeVOA Breaking News
15 August 2010Multi-Vehicle Accident Kills 20 in NigeriaVOA Breaking News
18 August 2010Africa’s Roads Need To Be Made SaferKim Lewis, VOA News
20 August 2010South Africa Auto Strike EndsVOA Breaking News
25 August 20108 S. Africa Children Killed In Bus-Train CrashVOA Breaking News
25 August 2010S. AFRICA – CHILDREN KILLEDVOA Breaking News
29 August 2010South African Driver Arrested For Deadly Schoolbus CrashVOA Breaking News
30 August 2010S. African Driver Due In Court In Deadly School Bus CrashVOA Breaking News
8 September 2010Morocco Bus Crash Kills 9 Portuguese TouristsVOA Breaking News
16 September 2010Bus Accident Kills 37 in SudanVOA Breaking News
19 September 201023 Malawians Killed in South Africa CrashVOA Breaking News
3 October 2010Body of German Businessman Found in South AfricaVOA Breaking News
23 October 2010Taxi Accident Kills 18 In South AfricaVOA Breaking News
2 November 201033 Killed in Nigerian Bus CrashVOA Breaking News
9 November 2010Truck Crash Kills 40 in DR CongoVOA Breaking News
16 November 2010South African Taxi Drivers Protest Demerit SystemVOA Breaking News
12 December 2010Hands On The Wheel, Emil!Sonny Young, VOA News
26 December 2010Bus-Truck Crash in Egypt Kills 8 AmericansVOA Breaking News
26 December 2010Egyptian Bus Crash Kills 8 American TouristsVOA Breaking News
18 February 2011Striking S.African Truckers Consider New Wage Hike OfferVOA Breaking News
19 February 2011South African Truckers’ Unions Reach Wage Hike AgreementsVOA Breaking News
7 May 2011Togo Bus Crash Kills 26, Dozens InjuredVOA Breaking News
18 June 2011Bus Crash in Sudan Kills 28VOA Breaking News
31 July 2011Bus Crash in Zimbabwe Kills 18VOA Breaking News
3 August 201113 Killed In New Zimbabwe Bus CrashVOA Breaking News
3 August 2011Nigerian Robbery Victims Struck by Speeding Bus, 13 DeadVOA Breaking News
5 August 20118 Killed in Ivory Coast Bus CrashVOA Breaking News
5 August 201130 Killed in Ivory Coast Bus CrashVOA Breaking News
24 August 2011South Africa School Bus Crash Kills 15VOA Breaking News
25 August 201119 Killed in Zimbabwe Bus CrashesVOA Breaking News
31 August 2011South Africa Bus Accident Kills 11VOA Breaking News
10 December 201130 Killed in Head-On Crash in South AfricaVOA Breaking News
3 March 201250 Repprted Killed in Road Accident in GuineaVOA Breaking News
2 May 2012Kenyan Driving Schools Aim to Decrease Road FatalitiesJill Craig, VOA News
12 July 2012100 Dead in Nigeria Fuel Truck FireVOA Breaking News
12 July 2012Dozens Killed in Nigeria Fuel Truck FireVOA Breaking News
28 August 2012China Offers Bank Credit, Police Cars to Egypt’s PresidentVOA Breaking News
17 November 2012Egypt bus and train crash kills dozens of childrenWikinews
17 November 2012Train, Bus Collision in Egypt Kills Scores of School ChildrenVOA Breaking News
16 December 2012Zimbabwean footballer Adam Ndlovu dies in car accident aged 42Wikinews
29 January 2013South Africa Struggles to Reduce Road FatalitiesEmilie Iob, VOA News
8 February 2013عشرات القتلى والجرحى في تصادم حافلة مع شاحنة في زامبياويكي الأخبار
31 May 2013Mueren cuatro mexicanos en accidente carretero en EgiptoWikinoticias
7 July 2015Uber Wants Johannesburg Police ProtectionGillian Parker, VOA News
20 July 2015Four Killed in Attack on South Sudan HighwayWaakhe Simon Wudu, VOA News
25 September 2015Novi svetski rekord: Rainer Zietlow i Goodyear za devet dana od Južne Afrike do NorveškeВикивести
25 December 2015100 Killed in Gas Tanker Blast in NigeriaVOA News
27 December 2015Kenyan Bus Hero Says Won't Change Route After AttackHarun Maruf, VOA News
5 January 2016Zimbabwe Government Hikes Traffic Fines to Boost RevenueSebastian Mhofu, VOA News
7 January 201660 Killed, 200 Injured in Truck Bombing in Western LibyaVOA News
7 January 2016Libya Suffers Deadliest Bombing Since Fall of GadhafiHenry Ridgwell, VOA News
7 January 2016US Gives Nigeria 24 Armored Vehicles for Boko Haram FightVOA News
8 January 2016Kenyan Bus Attack Survivor: Let Us ‘Live Peacefully Together’Jill Craig, VOA News
12 January 2016Almost 2,000 Killed on S. Africa Roads During HolidaysVOA News
5 February 2016Nairobi Taxi Drivers Say Uber Driving Them Out of BusinessJill Craig, VOA News
26 February 2016Black Rhino Wheels Partners with Save the Rhino InternationalBlack Rhino Wheels
31 March 2016Antonio J. Silva LDA Transportes E Logistica (AJS), Breaks Ground on Trailer FactoryAntonio J. Silva LDA Transportes E Logistica (AJS)
10 May 2016Uber Struggles, But Spreads in AfricaNastasia Peteuil, VOA News
6 June 2016Sparrows Car Wash Systems Nigeria Signs Exclusive Country Deal with Global Industry Leader Otto Christ GermanySparrows Car Wash Systems
21 June 2016Senegal to Park Colorful ‘Cars rapide’ PermanentlyRicci Shryock, VOA News
24 June 2016IOM: 19 Ethiopians Suffocated in Truck Found in ZambiaLisa Schlein, VOA News


Documents

DateReport NameAuthors/OrganizationFile
June 2007Road Traffic Injury Is an Escalating Burden in Africa and Deserves Proportionate Research EffortsEmmanuel Lagarde
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Subject Images

Automotive Africa Original Automotive Africa Collection Subject Image, Used April 2011 to May 2012
South African National Road N1 to Johannesburg
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Automotive Africa Automotive Africa Collection Subject Image, May 2012 to Current
South African National Road N1 to Johannesburg
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