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Nairobi News

Four dead in Nairobi plane crash

Crash claims all four passengers including crew A cargo plane crashed into a commercial building in Nairobi shortly after taking off from city's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on 2 July. Th...
Cairo News

Cairo’s landmark remains closed

Workers at the Cairo Tower fear for their jobs The 120 workers at the Cairo’s Tower fear for their employment at the city’s landmark tower which has now been closed since the end of Jan...
Cape Town News

New logo for Cape Town

Logo gets green light despite outcry Cape Town has approved the city's controversial new logo and corporate branding despite resistance from opposition politicians who questioned why councillors we...
Accra News

Names for Accra's streets

Street naming policy in progress Accra's streets are to be named and each property numbered within the next 18 months in an initiative being undertaken by Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). Unti...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam to get more administrative areas

City plans to improve services for increasing population The number of administrative areas in Dar es Salaam may increase in July as part of efforts to improve services for the city's 4.5 million r...
Cape Town News

Cape Town's Fan Walk renamed Walk of Remembrance

Path renamed in memory of those who fought for freedom and justice Cape Town’s Fan Walk, which was built ahead of the city's Soccer World Cup in 2010, was renamed the Walk of Remembrance on 1...
Cape Town News

Cape Town commemorates Mandela

A commemorative event will take place in the Cape Town stadium on Wednesday 11 December to honour Nelson Mandela who died at his home in Houghton in the suburbs of Johannesburg on 5 December. The m...
Cape Town News

Cape Town’s city hall needs renovation

City's tourist department requests funds for renovation works Cape Town's city hall requires at least R25 million for essential repairs and renovations, according to the city's tourism department....
Arusha News

AICC to run Julius Nyerere Centre in Dar

Arusha's AICC takes over management of Dar es Salaam's JNICC The Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) has assumed the management of the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNIC...
Nairobi News

Major reform of Nairobi County government

The Nairobi county government plans to sack over 5,000 staff that it inherited from the defunct Nairobi city council in a cost-cutting excercise. The announcement was made on 16 September by Govern...
Nairobi News

Nairobi raises city charges

A bill signed into law by Nairobi governor Evans Kidero will see a sharp increase in the city's rents, rates, taxes and service charges, pushing the cost of living even further in the Kenyan capital....
Lagos News

Lagos steps up demolition of illegal buildings

The Lagos state government has pledged to demolish illegal structures built around the city's fuel pipelines and drainage canals and under high tension electricity cable lines. The environment comm...
Lagos News

Lagos is world's fourth least liveable city

Lagos has been rated the fourth least liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), an independent forecasting and advisory business within the Economist Group. The annual su...
Nairobi News

Nairobi could host Africa’s third tallest building

A 31-storey extension to the existing eight-storey Hazina Trade Centre in central Nairobi is set to make the building potentially the third tallest in Africa. Following the 18-month construction wo...
Cape Town News

Cape Town plans Mandela statue

Cape Town plans to erect a statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela on the city's Grand Parade, the site of his first public speech following his release from prison in 1990. The ann...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam Charity Goat Races

The 13th edition of Dar es Salaam's Charity Goat Races takes place at midday on 1 June at the Green alongside Kenyatta Drive, to raise funds for local charitable organisations. The nine charities t...
Lagos News

Calls to rebuild Ifelodun market

The Lagos state government has been called upon to commence the reconstruction of Ifelodun Plank Market which was gutted by a late night inferno on 7 March. The timber market's chairman Alhaji Musa...
Cape Town News

Cape Town streets renamed

The names of six streets in Cape Town were changed on 21 March, as part of the lengthy process to rename apartheid-era streets which began in 2011. Hendrik Verwoerd Drive, named after the former So...
Dar Es Salaam News

Arty facelift to boost Dar es Salaam tourism

Dar es Salaam authorities are continuing in their efforts to beautify the city and turn it into a major tourist destination. Central to the campaign has been the installation of works of art in str...
Lagos News

Ladipo auto spare parts market closed down

Lagos state government closed down the city's Ladipo auto spare parts market on 25 February over cases of "environmental nuisance and gross abuse of public infrastructure and utilities."  The...
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