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...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to repeal 300 outdated by-laws

Cape Town inherited old by-laws from former municipalities. Cape Town plans to repeal more than 300 antiquated by-laws, many of which are outdated and in conflict with more recent city legislation....
Lagos News

Lagos slum demolitions leave thousands homeless

Amnesty International seeks enquiry after waterfront shanty towns demolished. Human rights group Amnesty International has called for an investigation into the demolition of a Lagos waterfront shan...
Accra News

Accra Digital Centre launched

Ghanaian government expects Accra digital hub to create 10,000 jobs. Ghana has a new digital hub following the inauguration of the Accra Digital Centre whose $8.3 million cost was financed by the W...
Nairobi News

Nairobi University launches bike-sharing scheme

Pilot bike-sharing project funded by grant from UN-Habitat. The C4DLab start-up incubation lab at Nairobi University has launched a pilot bicycle-sharing scheme aimed at reducing dependence on cars...
Lagos News

Lagos enforces ban on street selling

Lagos governor gets tough with hawkers. A ltittle-used ban against selling, or hawking, on the streets of Lagos is now being enforced as part of a crackdown by the Lagos governor Akinwunmi Ambode....
Lagos News

Lagos gets tough with beggars

Lagos issues ultimatum to beggars amid anti-begging campaign. The Lagos state government is warning beggars to leave Lagos within three months or face "drastic action", amid an official campaign ad...
Lagos News

Traders oppose upgrade of Lagos market

Lagos traders ask state to halt planned demolition of Iyana Ipaja market. Traders in the north Lagos suburb Iyana Ipaja have appealed to the state government to block the local council's plan to de...
Addis Ababa News

Oromo land protests rock Addis Ababa

Oromo people oppose government plan to expand Addis Ababa. More than 50 people have allegedly been killed, hundreds injured and thousands detained over a month of land protests in the greater Addis...
Cairo News

Foster and Partners wins design for Cairo's Masbero

Project links Masbero to Zamalek Island. British architectural company Foster + Partners has won an international competition to redevelop the Masbero Triangle district in downtown Cairo. The compe...
Nairobi News

Nairobi modernises its markets

Refurbishment to coincide with construction of new markets. Nairobi's markets are being refurbished to ensure improved hygiene and increased volumes of trade, as part of plans being undertaken by t...
Nairobi News

Investigation into Nairobi building collapse

Seven killed and 14 remain missing An investigation into a collapsed building in the Kaloleni district of Nairobi has been ordered by the city's governor Evans Kidero. The five-storey residentia...
Cape Town News

Open House artwork for Cape Town

Local government sponsors permanent installation in Cape Town An interactive installation entitled Open House is to be erected in the Central Business District (CBD) of Cape Town after winning a p...
Cape Town News

Nelson Mandela memorial causes controversy in Cape Town

Giant pair of sunglasses sponsored Ray-Ban A sculpture dedicated to the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize winner and former South African president Nelson Mandela is causing controversy in Cape Town....
Arusha News

Arusha to move cemetery for bus terminal extension

Council to exhume 2,500 bodies Arusha city council plans to expand its main bus terminal by using a nearby cemetery situated in the central Levolosi district between Makongoro and Middleton Road....
Cairo News

Cairo’s painted satellite dishes

Splash of colour across Cairo rooftops Cairo's skyline is being enlivened thanks to the efforts of an American author and filmmaker who has launched the Cairo Dish-Painting Initiative. The art...
Nairobi News

Four dead in Nairobi plane crash

Crash claims all four passengers including crew A cargo plane crashed into a commercial building in Nairobi shortly after taking off from city's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on 2 July. Th...
Cairo News

Cairo’s landmark remains closed

Workers at the Cairo Tower fear for their jobs The 120 workers at the Cairo’s Tower fear for their employment at the city’s landmark tower which has now been closed since the end of Jan...
Cape Town News

New logo for Cape Town

Logo gets green light despite outcry Cape Town has approved the city's controversial new logo and corporate branding despite resistance from opposition politicians who questioned why councillors we...
Accra News

Names for Accra's streets

Street naming policy in progress Accra's streets are to be named and each property numbered within the next 18 months in an initiative being undertaken by Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). Unti...