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Arusha News

Satellite towns for Arusha

Tanzania's National Housing Corporation (NHC) has announced plans to establish two new satellite towns outside Arusha, in the north-eastern districts of Arumeru and Arusha-Rural. The state body, wh...
Cape Town News

Cape Town dedicates 2013 to Mandela

Cape Town has dedicated 2013 to former South African president Nelson Mandela with a programme of events in his honour taking place throughout the year, according to the city’s mayor Patricia de...
Lagos News

Lagos tightens safety controls

Lagos to fine builders for breaching safety laws The Lagos State Safety Commission is to impose fines of N250,000 ($1,600) on builders who fail to comply with safety laws, in line with the government'...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa twins with New Delhi

Addis Ababa has entered into a sister-city twinning agreement with Indian capital New Delhi to facilitate collaboration between both cities in health and municipal services, the development of small a...
Lagos News

Fuel depot explodes in Lagos

A major explosion took place at an oil depot on Tin Can Island in the Apapa area of Lagos port at 11.00 on 9 January. The incident happened as an oil vessel belonging to MRS Oil transferred fuel at...
Accra News

Large department store collapses in Accra

Ghanaian president John Dramani Mahama has suspended his campaign for the nation's upcoming presidential election to visit the scene of a collapsed multi-storey department store in Accra. Officials...
Arusha News

Arusha attains city status

The municipality of Arusha has been was upgraded to "city" status, becoming Tanzania's fifth city after Dar-es-salaam, Mwanza, Tanga and Mbeya. Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete commemorated Arush...
Cairo News

Cairo's graffiti

The following photographs were sent to Wanted in Africa by Rome-based Irishman Brendan Breen. Breen's photographs show the vicinity of the American University of Cairo, near central Cairo's Tahrir Sq...
Dar Es Salaam News

Evictions in Dar es Salaam

Over 100 makeshift dwellings have been demolished along the Msimbazi riverbanks in the Kinondoni Hananasif central-west suburbs of Dar es Salaam. The evictions have been undertaken to remove people...
Cairo News

Makeover for Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Authorities in Cairo have worked to regenerate the central Tahrir square, which had suffered a decline since it acted as the main stage during the 18-day revolution in early 2011 that led to the overt...
Cape Town News

Cape Town renames road after Steve Biko

The NY1 road in Gugulethu, Cape Town, has been officially renamed Stephen Biko Drive, after the anti-apartheid hero Steve Biko, as part of the city's ongoing renaming process. Inaugurating the new...
Cape Town News

Manor House Museum's stolen goods recovered

Ten of the eleven valuable Asian ceramic antiques recently stolen from Manor House, a museum outside Cape Town, have been recovered by police from a neighbouring farm. The 18th- and 19th-century ar...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to upgrade roads in disadvantaged areas

Cape Town will spend R500-million over the next three years upgrading its roads in disadvantaged areas, if its draft budget is passed by the city council on 28 May. Transport officials, who launche...
Cape Town News

Cape Town's new skyscraper

The construction of Cape Town’s newest skyscraper, which began last August, is due for completion in March 2014.  The 32-storey, 148-m high tower is called the Portside and will be locat...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa celebrates 125th anniversary

Addis Ababa has launched a programme of festivities over the coming year to celebrate the city's 125th anniversary, under the theme
Cape Town News

Cape Town named World Design Capital 2014

Cape Town has been named World Design Capital 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design on the final day of its congress in Taipei, on 26 October. The first African city t...
Lagos News

Flood-damaged housing to be demolished in Lagos

343 structures are to be demolished in the Ifako-Ijaiye municipality north of Lagos. The dwellings, on Odejobi Street in the Alausa Ikeja district, were extensively damaged in the July floods that dis...
Nairobi News

Over 100 die in Nairobi fire

Over 100 people perished in a fire in the densely-populated Lunga Lunga industrial area of Nairobi on 12 September. Police believe that the fire started after a cigarette butt was dropped into a f...
Cape Town News

Cape Town’s Eastern Boulevard after Mandela

Cape Town has renamed Eastern Boulevard in the city centre after Nelson Mandela, on the occasion of the statesman
Cape Town News

Concern over Mandela Boulevard

Before Cape Town's Eastern Boulevard is re-named Nelson Mandela Boulevard, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has requested assurances from the city that Mandela's image will be protected against commercia...
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