Nairobi News

Odinga withdraws from Kenya's election re-run

Kenyatta says re-election will go ahead regardless as Odinga calls for protests. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of the presidential election re-run, scheduled for 26 October,...
Cape Town News

Cape Town monument to Tutu

Arch for Arch tribute to be unveiled on Archbishop Tutu's birthday. Cape Town will unveil a monument dedicated to Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu on 7 October to celebrate the 86th birthday of the m...
Accra News

Accra prepares for marathon

Half marathon through streets of Accra on 7 October. The third edition of Accra's international millennium marathon is scheduled to take place at 06.15 on 7 October. Organisers hope to attract 10,00...
Nairobi News

Investigation into Kenya's electoral commission

Kenya extends date for new presidential poll by nine days. Kenya's chief prosecutor has ordered a probe into the country's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to investigate whethe...
Dar Es Salaam News

New sewerage scheme for Dar es Salaam

City to improve sanitation and curb ocean contamination.Dar es Salaam authorities are implementing a new sewage network to improve sanitation services as well as reduce contamination of the Indian Oce...
Lagos News

Lagos warned against sand filling in lagoons

Environmentalists warn of flood dangers from filling lagoons in Lagos.A leading environmentalist has warned the Lagos state government that its policy of filling lagoons with sand will lead to extreme...
Cape Town News

Major African art museum to open in Cape Town

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa to open on 22 September. The much-anticipated Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa will open to the public at the V&A Waterfront on 22 September, making...
Cape Town News

Probe into Robben Island ferry sinking

Passenger ferry began to sink on way back to Cape Town.An investigation has been launched to determine why a passenger ferry returning from Robben Island to Cape Town started taking water and began si...
Cairo News

Italy reinstates ambassador in Cairo

Italian ambassador returns to Cairo despite Regeni controversy. Italy's new ambassador to Egypt, Giampaolo Cantini, took office in Cairo on 14 September following a year and a half during which Italy...
Nairobi News

Kenya's electoral commission appoints new staff

Reshuffle follows call for changes by Odinga ahead of 17 October election re-run.Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has appointed new additional staff to its top management...
Cairo News

Russia suspends security checks at Cairo airport

Egypt seeks to resume tourist flights from Russia.Moscow has suspended its additional security checks in Cairo International Airport which were instigated in 2015 in the wake of the deadly Russian air...
Nairobi News

Kenya to hold new presidential election on 17 October

Kenyatta and Odinga will be only names on ballot along with their running mates.Kenya will hold a fresh presidential election on 17 October following the supreme court's decision to annul the results...
Cape Town News

Cape Town airport to get major upgrade

Airport project to boost tourist sector and increase air traffic.Cape Town International Airport is set to receive a major upgrade in an effort to transform the tourism industry and increase visitor n...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania plans hydroelectric plant in game reserve

Critics say dam proposal would be detrimental to wildlife.Tanzania has invited bids to construct a 2,100-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant at Stiegler’s Gorge in the UNESCO-designated Selous game rese...
Cairo News

Britain lifts laptop ban on flights from Cairo

US lifted its electronic device ban on Cairo flights in July.Britain has lifted a ban on carry-on electronic devices on planes arriving from Cairo airport, according to an announcement by Egypt’s mini...
Nairobi News

Kenyan presidential result annulled by supreme court

Surprise cancellation of Kenyatta victory welcomed by Odinga supporters.Kenya's supreme court has annulled the result of the country's contentious presidential election, citing irregularities by the e...
Nairobi News

Tension in Kenya ahead of crucial election ruling

Supreme court ruling on presidential election validity on 1 September. Kenya's supreme court is to rule on 1 September on the validity of the country's presidential election which took place on 8 A...
Nairobi News

Kenya introduces plastic bag ban

Ban includes penalties of four years in jail or $40,000 fine.A tough new ban on the use of plastic bags came into effect across Kenya on 28 August, despite attempts in court by plastic manufacturers t...
Cairo News

Bike-sharing scheme in Cairo

New bicycle lanes in areas around Cairo universities. Transport authorities in Cairo are to introduce a bike-sharing scheme in the capital, aimed mainly at attracting young people. Under the title B...
Lagos News

Nigerian president returns to Nigeria

Buhari spent over three months in London for treatment.Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation in a televised speech on 21 August following his return to the captital Abuja after more...