Lagos News

Lagos to relocate Computer Village market

Over 3,000 traders move to Katangowa The Lagos State government is relocating the Computer Village market from Otigba in the central Ikeja district to a new location in Katangowa, a suburb in northe...
Accra News

Accra’s biggest shopping mall ready by 2014

The massive West Hills Mall in west Accra is due for completion in October 2014, according to the South African property investment and development company Atterbury which began developing the  $...
Arusha News

Large-scale shopping mall for Arusha

A large state-of-the-art shopping mall is to be constructed by the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) in central Arusha. Although the plans are in the final stages, the total cost of the...
Dar Es Salaam News

Coca-Cola expands in Tanzania

US-based soft drinks giant Coca-Cola, in conjunction with its Tanzanian bottling partners, has programmed $187 million investment in Tanzania over the next three years. The investments will go into...
Addis Ababa News

Tesco eyes Ethiopian market

British multinational grocery retailer Tesco is in negotiations with the Ethiopian government with a view to begin trading in Ethiopia. It is reported that Ethiopian government representatives bega...
Cape Town News

Cape Town reviews liquor by-law

The introduction of Cape Town's controversial liquor by-law has been stalled while it awaits the results of a legal challenge taken against the city by the recently-established Club, Bar and Restauran...
Accra News

Clampdown on advertising in Accra

Telecommunication companies have been banned from displaying corporate advertisements around Accra. In an effort to reclaim the city from the widespread custom of placing advertising posters and pai...
Addis Ababa News

Closure of Saris market in Addis Ababa

Saris Market in Addis Ababa closed on 1 January after its traders were notified on 25 December to leave their stalls within five days. The closure of the market in Kebele 55, one of the biggest in t...
Accra News

Accra's street markets to be modernised

In an effort to modernise Accra's street markets, the mayor of the city, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, has requested private investors to present proposals for improved markets to the Accra Metropolitan As...
Cape Town News

Amazon to open customer service centre in Cape Town

Amazon to open customer service centre in Cape Town United States on-line retail giant Amazon has announced that it is to open a customer services centre in Cape Town later this year, five years af...
Cairo News

Makro store opens in Cairo

The international retail company Metro Group has opened its first wholesale cash-and-carry supermarket in Egypt, in the El Salam City district on the outskirts of Cairo. The store, which operates unde...
Nairobi News

New Nakumatt branch opens in Nairobi

Nakumatt Holdings has openend a new supermarket on Moi Avenue in central Nairobi as part of an ongoing expansion strategy that has seen it become the largest retailer in the east African region and on...
Accra News

Ghana taxes bottled water

The price of bottled and sachet water is to increase by 20 per cent in Ghana as of 1 March, Citi FM reports. The increase is the result of an agreement between producers and the finance ministry conce...
Cairo News

Zara arrives in Cairo

The arrival of famous Spanish fashion brand Zara in Egypt, heralded by a crescendo of excited blogging among Cairo
Cairo News

Designopolis home furnishings store to open in Cairo.

Designopolis West, a shopping centre dedicated to home-furnishings and design, is due to open in Cairo in June. Located in Sheikh Zayed City on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road running west out of the...