Nairobi News

Boda boda listed in Oxford Dictionary

Recognition from Oxford but banned from Nairobi's Central Business District. The boda boda motorbike taxi, popular in Nairobi and across east Africa, has made it into the latest edition of the Oxfo...
Cairo News

Italy recalls ambassador from Cairo over Regeni case

Recall of ambassador follows lack of progress in Regeni murder investigation. Rome recalled the Italian ambassador from Egypt over lack of progress in the investigation into the death of Italian st...
Accra News

Ghana Water Company sets higher water tariffs

Ghana water to cost 124 per cent more. The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is increasing water rates 124 per cent, saying that the extra funds are required to provide drinking water for a growin...
Cairo News

Egypt's president pardons two Al-Jazeera journalists

Unclear whether al-Sisi's pardon will extend to Australian Peter Greste Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners including two Al-Jazeera journalists, on 23 September, accordin...
Maputo News

Mozambique declared free of land mines

Nation destroys last mine in removal project that began in 1993 Mozambique has been declared free of land mines after the last explosive device was detonated in mid-September in the central Sofala...
Cairo News

Israel reopens embassy in Cairo

Opening comes on fourth anniversary of storming of former embassy. Israel has inaugurated a new embassy building in Cairo, exactly four years after the sacking of the previous embassy on 10 Septem...
Cairo News

Egypt sentences journalists to three years in jail

Al-Jazeera reporters convicting of aiding the Muslim Brotherhoodand spreading false news A Cairo court has handed down a three-year jail sentence to three Al-Jazeera English journalists whose 20-mo...
Maputo News

Fighting resumes between Renamo and Frelimo

700 Mozambicans flee to Malawi Fighting has broken out in northern Mozambique between government troops and rebels loyal to opposition party Renamo, as reported on 27 July by the Associated Press (...
Dar Es Salaam News

Free land for Dar es Salaam flood victims

Government plans to move 2,500 families from Dar flood zones The Tanzanian government is offering free plots of land to residents living in the poor Kinondoni district which has suffered extensive...
Addis Ababa News

African Union honours Wangari Maathai

AU gardens in Addis Ababa named after Kenyan Nobel Prize winner The African Union (AU) has named the gardens at its headquarters in Addis Ababa after Kenya's Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Peace Prize-...
Dar Es Salaam News

International forum in Dar on electronic IDs

The three-day international conference on electronic identity cards in Dar es Salaam (2-4 June) focused on the theme of how national IDs can affect social and economic development in Africa. The confe...
Cairo News

22 killed at Cairo soccer stadium

Egypt suspends football league after Cairo stadium deaths At least 22 people were killed outside a Cairo soccer stadium on 8 February, prompting authorities to suspend Egypt's football league match...
Cairo News

Islamic militants kill at least 30 in Sinai

Egyptian military targeted by attacks Islamic State’s Egypt wing has claimed responsibility for killing at least 30 security personnel in four separate attacks in the North Sinai and Suez pro...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania shuts The East African

Major Nairobi weekly accused of negative agenda against Tanzania The Tanzanian government has suspended the publication of a major regional newspaper, The East African, 20 years after it began cir...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam's Garden Avenue renamed Hamburg Avenue

Street renaming part of twinning with German city Dar es Salaam's Garden Avenue has been renamed Hamburg Avenue as part of a twinning agreement between the two port cities, in place since 2010....
Lagos News

New electronic ID cards in Nigeria

System will become official database for government Nigeria has launched a national biometric identification card which will in future to used for health care, financial services (including taxes...
Arusha News

Tanzania steps up fight against poachers

Local community helps protect Arusha against poachers Tanzania has launched a new community-based programme to increase its measures against illegal poachers. The plan by Tanzania National Park...
Lagos News

Boko Haram offers to release girls for prisoners

International security summit being held in Paris The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it will release the more than 200 school girls it abducted last month in exchange for prisoners, a...

New Australian ambassador to Italy

Mike Rann takes over from David Ritchie Former premier of South Australia Mike Rann is to become Australia's next ambassador to Italy, with non-resident accreditation to Albania, Libya and S. Mari...
Nairobi News

Nairobi embraces e-commerce

Capital turns to e-payments to cut long queues Nairobi city government will switch to electronic payments by July in an effort to combat long queues at the city hall. Instead of residents queuing...