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...
Dar Es Salaam News

Major expansion for Dar es Salaam port

The port at Dar es Salaam is to undergo a major expansion following the approval of a $345 million loan from the World Bank.The Dar es Salaam Maritime Gateway Project will also receive a $12 million g...
Cape Town News

New railway planned in south-east Cape Town

Railway line will connect Kuils River with Khayelitsha. Cape Town has announced plans to develop a new railway line connecting the eastern Kuils River suburb with the neighbouring Khayelitsha distric...
Arusha News

Identity cards for Maasai in northern Tanzania

Electronic identification for communities in Ngorongoro. Maasai pastoral communities living within the confines of north Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) are to be issued with electronic...
Addis Ababa News

New cargo terminal at Addis Ababa airport

A new cargo terminal has opened at Addis Ababa airport, cementing the rise of Ethiopian Airlines as Africa's largest and fastest growing airline.   Together with the airport's existing freig...
Cairo News

Trial market for Cairo street vendors

Egypt Street kiosk project launched in Cairo's al-Nazha area.  Cairo street vendors can apply for licenses to run kiosks and mobile stalls under a new experimental project set to launch in a specia...
Maputo News

New highway connecting Mozambique and South Africa

Chinese and South African companies to build new road in southern Mozambique. Construction of a new highway connecting the north-eastern tip of South Africa with the southern Mozambican coastal cit...
Nairobi News

Nairobi skyscraper set to be Africa's tallest building

Work commences on 300-m-high Pinnacle in Nairobi. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has laid the foundation stone for a Nairobi skyscraper destined to be the tallest building in Africa when it opens...
Cape Town News

Cape Town prepares for future droughts

Day Zero plan follows recent drought in Western Cape. Cape Town is currently preparing contingency plans outlining measures to deal with future drought situations, following the recent prolonged wa...

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