Arusha News

My childhood in Accra

I lived in Accra as a young boy from the age of eight until I was 14. My father, a British army warrant officer in the Army Physical Training Corps, was posted to what was then still the Gold Coast fr...
Nairobi News

Relocating to Nairobi

ENTRY/WORK PERMITS Non-Kenyan citizens must have an entry/work permit issued by the Principal Immigration Office (PIO) before they can take up any form of work in Kenya, whether paid or unpaid....
Nairobi News

Doing business in a climate of violence.

The Africa House Ltd based in Harrogate, north Yorkshire in England, purchases fair trade soft furnishings and household accessories from 14 suppliers spread around Kenya. Naturally we have been very...
Maputo News

Restaurants come and restaurants go.

Since the beginning of 2008 Jersey islanders have learnt of the closure of three well-known restaurants. Two of these were in the little village of Rozel in the northeast corner of Jersey. The Bistro...
Maputo News

Jersey Rhapsody

There are four sections to the Jersey Rhapsody: Sunrise over St Ouen
Arusha News

Ghana gears up for African Cup of Nations.

On 20 January at 17.00 local time Ghana
Nairobi News

Post-election violence: the situation in Nairobi.

The situation in Nairobi and other parts of the country is volatile, with local and international religious and other leaders calling on president Mwai Kibaki and opposition party Orange Democratic Mo...
Nairobi News

Exciting times for Kenyan journalists

These are exciting times for Kenyan journalists ahead of the general and local government elections on 27 December. Members of the fourth estate are now as fired up as the presidential, parliamentary...
Lagos News

The rise and rise of Nollywood

Nigeria has a thriving film industry called Nollywood, after Hollywood and Bollywood, the names of the respective industries in the United States and India. With full-length films being shot with just...
Cape Town News

Ghana celebrates half a century

This year Ghana celebrates 50 years as an independent nation after becoming the first country in colonial sub-Saharan Africa to gain its freedom in 1957. Ghanaians across the world are hoping to use t...
Lagos News

Leisure and recreation in Lagos

Despite the United Nations and other organizations ranking Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the world with a gross domestic product of approximately $1 a day, Lagos
Nairobi News

World Social Forum 2007 comes to Africa.

The World Social Forum 2007 opens in Nairobi on 20 January under the clarion call
Arusha News

Accra, a friendly city on the sea.

Accra, the capital of Ghana, is a friendly city of about three million people. Its architecture ranges from traditional African buildings to large, elegant colonial houses and modern high-rise blocks....
Addis Ababa News

Preserving the old tracks in the New Flower

One of the most striking things about Addis Ababa is the beauty of its original architecture. Often hidden behind high walls, wedged between ugly modern multi-storey buildings or lost among tall trees...
Maputo News

Maputo, a terrace on the ocean.

Sitting on the west side of Maputo Bay overlooking the Indian Ocean, Maputo is divided into two distinct parts: the colonial Cidade cimento, occupying the areas closest to the sea, and the indigenous...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa, a highland capital.

Addis Ababa gives the impression of a capital that is looking to the future while still being firmly rooted in the past. Its fabric bears witness to the various stages in its history, from its imperia...
Cape Town News

Cape Town, a laid-back city on the sea.

Sat in the lap of Table Mountain and on the shores of the Atlantic, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. African, Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers have all...