Nairobi News

Oxfam to move HQ from UK to Nairobi

Charity Oxfam in talks to relocate international base to Nairobi. The international aid and development charity organisation Oxfam is set to move its global headquarters from the UK to Nairobi....
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania bans witch doctors to halt albino murders

Witchcraft blamed for brutal murders of albinos Tanzania has banned witch doctors in an attempt to halt the increasing attacks on albino people who are murdered for black magic purposes. The mo...
Addis Ababa News

New UN office In Addis Ababa

United Nations facility launched by UN chief Ban Ki-moon A new United Nations office was inaugurated by the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon in Addid Ababa on 28 October. Located off Menelik II...
Cape Town News

World celebrates Mandela Day

As the world celebrates the annual Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July, the man to whom the day is dedicated remains in a "critical but stable condition" at a hospital in Pretoria, the country...
Nairobi News

US embassy in Nairobi supports gay rights

The US embassy to Kenya hosted a gay pride event, thought to be the first of its kind in the country, at its base in Nairobi at the end of June. The milestone event saw diplomats unite with local g...
Maputo News

Japan donates rice to Mozambique

Japan is to donate rice worth about
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania counts the toll of another ferry tragedy

As Tanzania mourns those drowned in the ferry disaster off the island of Zanzibar on 10 September questions are being asked once again about the safety of the country
Addis Ababa News

Measles vaccinations start in Ethiopian refugee camp

Measles has broken out in a refugee camp for Somalis in southern Ethiopia. In the Kobe camp near Dollo Ado in the south-east of the country 47 people were diagnosed with measles at the beginning of Au...
Arusha News

Tanzania to help drought victims

The Tanzanian government is to assist neighbouring countries affected by a severe drought by allowing them to negotiate directly with its ministry of agriculture to procure some of its 1.7 million ton...
Accra News

Ivory Coast refugees in Ghana

Over 5,000 refugees from the Ivory Coast have arrived in neighbouring Ghana due to the intensified fighting in the West African cocoa-growing country, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (U...
Accra News

Ghanaians in Libya return to Accra

Thousands of Ghanaians are stranded in Libya following the outbreak of political unrest and violence in the north African state. Statistics from Ghana's embassy in Tripoli put the number of Ghanaians...
Cape Town News

Abandoned babies increase in Cape Town

Over 500 babies have been abandoned in Cape Town this year and the city
Cape Town News

Cape Town’s Desmond Tutu to retire from public life

Desmond Tutu, Anglican archbishop emeritus of Cape Town and 1984 Nobel peace laureate, has announced that he will be withdrawing from public life starting later this year in order to spend more time w...
Accra News

Severe flooding in southern Ghana

At least 14 people have died in southern Ghana as a result of flooding following particularly heavy rainfall on 20 June, media sources report. The areas worst affected are the Central, Eastern Vol...
Addis Ababa News

NGO registration begins in Ethiopia

Local and foreign non-governmental organisations operating in Ethiopia have three months to register with the newly created Charities and Societies Agency (CSA) under the terms of a controversial new...
Nairobi News

Hunger crisis looms in East Africa

International aid agencies warn of a looming hunger crisis in east Africa due to a combination of poor harvests, prolonged drought, conflict and the high cost of food. At the end of August the Wor...
Nairobi News

Canadian Suaad Hagi Mohamud leaves Kenya.

The Canadian citizen held in Nairobi for over three months for allegedly travelling on a false passport has finally been allowed to leave Kenya. The Canadian government has received stinging criti...
Lagos News

Nigeria extends amnesty to militants.

Militants operating in the oil-rich Niger Delta have been offered an unconditional pardon in exchange for disarmament and rehabilitation as part of efforts to bring peace to the area. Under the amne...
Addis Ababa News

Fire deaths down in Addis Ababa.

Twenty-one people died in fires in Addis Ababa in the 2008/2009 fiscal year according to the local fire and emergency prevention and control agency (FEPCA). This compares to 105 fire deaths during the...