Cairo News

Egypt ups level of talks on Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam

Egypt president invites Ethiopia prime minister to high-level talks on Ethiopian Renaissance dam. Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has invited Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed to Cairo for...
Cape Town News

Cape Town launches first desalination plant

Desalination plant at Strandfontein is first of several under construction.Cape Town's first desalination plant became operational on 21 May as the drought-hit city looks to its sea for alternative wa...
Maputo News

Maputo-Catembe bridge to open in June

The new Maputo-Catembe bridge, built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation, is due to open in June.  The 3km bridge will be Africa’s longest suspension bridge and will link Maputo to Catembe sou...
Cape Town News

Patricia de Lille gets more time as Cape Town mayor

Court asks more time to deliberate de Lille suspension by the Democratic Alliance. Patricia de Lille has returned to work as mayor of Cape Town after the high court of the Western Cape decided that h...
Cairo News

Cairo increases metro ticket price again

Fare hike follows doubling of metro ticket price in 2017. The cost of travelling on Cairo's metro network has increased from 11 May with passengers now being charged on the length of their commute ra...
Cape Town News

Mayor of Cape Town fights back against dismissal

Patricia de Lille is taking her case against the Democratic Alliance to court. Patricia de Lille, the mayor of Cape Town, who has been dismissed from her party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), and as...
Nairobi News

Women taxi drivers are fashionable in Nairobi

Women passengers favour women taxi drivers in Nairobi. Women taxi drivers are on the increase in Nairobi thanks to the spread of taxi-hailing apps. Women e-drivers also say that flexible hours, gua...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia and Sudan sign port agreement

Ethiopia signs agreements for Red Sea access. Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed that Ethiopia should invest in the development and administration of Port Sudan, Sudan’s principal port on the Red Sea....
Lagos News

Lagos water transport to develop new routes

During the Lagos Boat Regatta at the beginning of May the head of the Lagos state government, Akinwunmi Ambode, confirmed that nine new jetties and shelters for ferry transport are in various stages o...
Cape Town News

Icebergs could solve Cape Town water crisis

Marine salvage experts consider towing icebergs from Antarctica.A plan to tug icebergs from Antarctica to Cape Town is under consideration in a radical bid to stave off the Western Cape’s worst drough...
Cairo News

Cairo hosts Africa Aviation summit

African aviation summit looks at strategies for success. A strategy for the success of Africa’s aviation is the theme of the two-day summit in Cairo on 17-18 April. About 118 aerospace companies fr...
Cape Town News

Cape Town airport could be renamed after Winnie Mandela

South African government says Mandela's name under consideration for Cape Town airport rename. The anti-apartheid activist and politician Winnie Mandela, who died on 2 April aged 81, is among a list...
Cape Town News

Cape Town postpones Day Zero until 2019

Cape Town says water restrictions working but situation still critical.A drought-hit Cape Town has postponed its so-called "Day Zero", when the city runs out of water, until 2019. The doomsday scenari...
Cairo News

Egypt re-elects Sisi as president

Sisi sweeps to inevitable victory in lop-sided election race. Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been re-elected with 97 per cent of the vote, securing a landslide victory - as was widely ex...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia gets new prime minister

New Ethiopian prime minister from the Oromia region. Abiy Ahmed was sworn is as Ethiopia’s new prime minister by the country’s legislature on 1 April only a few days after he had been voted in as cha...
Lagos News

BBC inaugurates new office in Lagos

BBC increases services in west Africa. The BBC has officially opened its new office in Lagos which will provide the region with three additional news services. The BBC is adding Igbo, Pidgin and Yo...
Arusha News

Arusha villages to get electricity

Tanzania's Rural Energy Agency to supply villages in Arusha area. Tanzania Electrical supply company TANESCO has announced that it will provide electricity to 58 villages in the Arusha area, connecti...
Cairo News

Presidential election underway in Egypt

Sisi expected to win easily against minor opposition candidate. Egyptians are casting their ballots in a presidential election that is running from 26-28 March and is certain to secure a second four-...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania launches electronic passport

E-passport will give Tanzanians easier access around East African Community.Tanzania has launched a new electronic passport for use within the five-member regional bloc of the East African Community (...
Cape Town News

Further water restrictions in Cape Town

Water situation dire as Cape Town braces itself for Day Zero. Cape Town's four million residents have been limited to using a daily maximum of 50 litres of water per person, in the city's most severe...