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...
Nairobi News

Odinga to challenge presidential election result in court

Opposition leader backtracks on initial refusal to seek legal redress. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is to file a petition in the supreme court against the results of the 8 August president...
Nairobi News

Business as usual in Kenya after disputed presidential elections

Kenyans largely ignore defeated Odinga’s call to strike. It was largely business as usual in Kenya on 14 August despite a strike call from opposition leader Raila Odinga in grievance over the outco...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia lifts state of emergency

Emergency measures had been in effect since last October. Ethiopia has lifted the country's state of emergency which had been in place since last October 2016, following a parliament session on 4 Aug...
Nairobi News

Kenyan election official found dead ahead of elections

Body of Kenyan electoral official showed "evidence of torture". The person in charge of Kenya's electronic voting system was found dead in Nairobi on 31 July, with reported signs of torture, a week a...
Lagos News

Lagos to demolish properties blocking drainage

Residences built in Lagos canals face demolition.The Lagos State government has warned that it will demolish properties built illegally in drainage channels across the state.Lagos environment commissi...
Nairobi News

Kenya prepares for elections on 8 August

Incumbent Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking a second term of office on 8 August when Kenya votes to elect a president, parliament and county governors. The two-horse presidential race sees K...
Cape Town News

Cape Town creates affordable housing

Cape Town has identified ten sites to be developed for affordable housing following months of pressure from social housing activists. The ten sites are located mainly in the city centre as well as in...
Cairo News

Egypt considers new light rail system for Cairo

Egyptian president Sisi has met with a delegation of Chinese firms in Cairo to discuss the construction of a light rail system connecting Cairo with Egypt's proposed new administrative capital, accord...
Cape Town News

Cape Town promotes marathon as elite sporting event

Organisers of the upcoming Sanlam Cape Town Marathon are promoting it as an "elite" sporting event for aspiring African champions. Scheduled to take place on 17 September, Cape Town's marathon is t...
Cairo News

Cairo pass for tourists

Egypt's antiquities ministry has introduced a new five-day tourist pass providing unlimited entry to all Egyptian, Islamic and Coptic museums and archaeological sites in Cairo and Giza. The Cairo Pass...
Arusha News

Tanzania opens first geopark

Tanzania is launching its first geopark with the creation of the 12,000sq-km Ngorongoro-Lengai Geopark in the north of the country, in an effort to attract geology-based tourism. The landscape of the...
Lagos News

Lagos to plant half a million trees

Half a million trees are to be planted across Lagos State as part of the 2017 campaign Think Green, Plant Trees, Live Green, organised by the state's parks and gardens agency. Works are currently und...
Nairobi News

Nairobi cracks down on illegal eateries

The Nairobi country government has launched a crackdown on unlicensed food and water vendors as the city grapples with a cholera outbreak. Traders operating without relevant licences, food-handling c...
Cairo News

Maximum security around Cairo churches

Security around Christian churches in Cairo has been raised to the "highest level" on the orders of the city's security chief Khaled Abdel Aal. The move, in response to increasing cases of terror att...
Cairo News

Cairo airport remains in US laptop ban

 Cairo International Airport is one of four airports that remain under a ban for carry-on laptops on US-bound flights, after Washington removed six of the original ten airports from its ban on 11 July...
Lagos News

Lagos flooding blamed on coastal projects

The recent floods that devasted coastal areas of Lagos State are the result of "environmentally-unfriendly" state schemes, according to the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ER...
Maputo News

Bank of Mozambique opens new base in Maputo

The Bank of Mozambique has inaugurated its $300-million new headquarters in the centre of Maputo after six years of construction. The 87,500-sqm red, blue and silver hub comprises three adjoining b...
Lagos News

Lagos to add scrabble to school curriculum

Scrabble to help Lagos students with English language. Plans are underway to introduce scrabble to the curriculum of Lagos state secondary schools according to reports by the News Agency of Nigeria (...
Cape Town News

Cape Town saves water supplies

Cape Town city authorities have urged residents to continue conserving water, despite recent heavy rains, following the prolonged drought that saw the Western Cape's water reserve fall below ten per c...