Cairo News

Cairo metro ticket fares to rise in 2018

Proposed hike follows doubling of metro ticket price earlier this year. The cost of travelling on the Cairo metro network is expected to increase in 2018, following negotiations between the Cairo Met...
Nairobi News

Odinga calls off inauguration ceremony

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga drops plans for mock inauguration. Kenya's opposition has called off plans for an "inauguration" ceremony of its leader Raila Odinga, of the National Super Allia...
Cape Town News

Cape Town voted world’s best city by British tourists

2017 Telegraph Travel Awards see Cape Town retain top spot for fifth year. British tourists have voted Cape Town the "best city in the world" for the fifth consecutive year, as part of the annual 201...
Maputo News

Heineken to build brewery in Maputo

Brewery will open in Marracuene district of Maputo in 2019. Dutch brewing company Heineken has begun construction on a $100 million brewery in the Marracuene district of Maputo.When it becomes operat...
Cape Town News

New number plates for Cape Town

Western Cape vehicle registrations to change from CA to CAA in 2018. All new vehicles in Cape Town in 2018 are to be issued with registration plates showing CAA instead of the current CA, according t...
Cairo News

Cairo displays previously unseen King Tut treasures

Ancient artefacts on display at Egyptian Museum in Cairo.Previously unseen treasures from King Tutankhamun's tomb have been put on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo following analysis by a team...

Kenyatta sworn in as Kenyan president

Police fire on opposition protesters after Kenyatta inauguration in Nairobi. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn-in for a second five-year term at a triumphal ceremony at the Safaricom Kasarani...
Cape Town News

Cape Town considers water tax

New levy on the cards as Cape Town battles water crisis.   Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has confirmed that the city is considering a new water tax to help raise funds to combat the ongoing water...
Nairobi News

Kenyatta to be sworn in on 28 November

Supreme court upholds result of Kenyan presidential re-election. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta of the multi-party Jubilee Alliance will be sworn-in for a second term at Nairobi's Safaricom Kasarani...
Cairo News

Cairo Stadium to host Zamalek matches once more

Zamalek return to Cairo stadium follows ban after 2012 stampede.Egypt's interior ministry has permitted Cairo's Zamalek football club to play its home games once again at the 75,000-seater Cairo Inter...
Cape Town News

Cape Town mayor pledges city will not run out of water

V&A Waterfront provides free land for Cape Town desalination project.Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille has pledged that the city "will not run out of water" as construction of desalination project...
Nairobi News

Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidential re-election

Opposition leader Odinga calls for election re-run within 90 days.Incumbent Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the presidential election re-run on 26 October, winning near...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania cracks down on media

Fourth newspaper ban in Tanzania in less than a year. The Tanzanian government has ordered a three-month suspension of a tabloid newspaper Tanzania Daima on charges of publishing false information....
Nairobi News

Tensions high as Kenya prepares for presidential re-election

Foreign diplomats warn of growing insecurity ahead of 26 October poll. There are concerns over "growing insecurity" in Kenya ahead of the presidential election re-run on 26 October, according to a gr...
Nairobi News

Odinga withdraws from Kenya's election re-run

Kenyatta says re-election will go ahead regardless as Odinga calls for protests. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of the presidential election re-run, scheduled for 26 October,...
Cape Town News

Cape Town monument to Tutu

Arch for Arch tribute to be unveiled on Archbishop Tutu's birthday. Cape Town will unveil a monument dedicated to Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu on 7 October to celebrate the 86th birthday of the m...
Accra News

Accra prepares for marathon

Half marathon through streets of Accra on 7 October. The third edition of Accra's international millennium marathon is scheduled to take place at 06.15 on 7 October. Organisers hope to attract 10,00...
Nairobi News

Investigation into Kenya's electoral commission

Kenya extends date for new presidential poll by nine days. Kenya's chief prosecutor has ordered a probe into the country's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to investigate whethe...
Dar Es Salaam News

New sewerage scheme for Dar es Salaam

City to improve sanitation and curb ocean contamination.Dar es Salaam authorities are implementing a new sewage network to improve sanitation services as well as reduce contamination of the Indian Oce...
Lagos News

Lagos warned against sand filling in lagoons

Environmentalists warn of flood dangers from filling lagoons in Lagos.A leading environmentalist has warned the Lagos state government that its policy of filling lagoons with sand will lead to extreme...