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Arusha News

Arusha quarry collapse

At least 14 people were killed in a quarry in the Moshono district of Arusha, some nine km from the city centre, on 1 April. The accident happened after the sides of a quarry collapsed while worker...
Dar Es Salaam News

Building collapses in Dar es Salaam

A 16-storey building collapsed on Indira Gandhi Street in central Dar es Salaam on the morning of 29 March, trapping dozens of people under the rubble. There are conflicting reports about the numbe...
Cape Town News

Cape Town liquor by-law

Cape Town has reminded the city's business owners to prepare for the upcoming liquor by-law which will reduce the hours of alcohol consumption. The by-law, which comes into effect on 1 April, will...
Nairobi News

UN opens Nairobi office to public

The United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) is opening to the public to generate awareness of the global organisation's function and activities. The “Karibu UNON! It's Your World!" initiative...
Dar Es Salaam News

Ferry disaster in Zanzibar

Three days of national mourning have been declared in Zanzibar after a Tanzanian ferry carrying an estimated 290 passengers capsized near the main island of Zanzibar on 18 July. The tragedy has lef...
Maputo News

Mozambique’s demining programme continues

Almost 20 million sqm of Mozambican land deemed dangerous due to anti-personnel land mines had been made safe between 2008 and 2011 as part of Mozambique's National Mine Action Plan, according to fore...
Dar Es Salaam News

ID cards for Dar es Salaam residents

  Tanzania’s National Identification Authority (NIDA) is preparing to register residents in the greater Dar es Salaam area for national identification cards at the end of June. The ex...
Dar Es Salaam News

Postal codes for Dar es Salaam

The Dar es Salaam region is to introduce postal codes as part of Tanzania's National Policy on Posts, 2003. The project is being overseen by the Tanzanian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (T...
Arusha News

Gender equality in Arusha

A series of activities to mark Gender Week are planned in Arusha from 5-9 March. The week-long event coincides with the World International Women's Day on 8 March, and UNiTE to End Violence against Wo...
Dar Es Salaam News

New Tanzanian diplomatic base in Nairobi

A major building complex, funded by Tanzania's National Social Security Fund (NSSF), is to be built in Nairobi to house the Tanzanian diplomatic mission in Kenya. The initial cost of the project i...
Accra News

Australian visa application centre to open in Accra

The Australian High Commission in Ghana is introducing a new visa application procedure for Ghanaians after 8 February, when Accra opens the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC). The new syste...
Addis Ababa News

New AU headquarters in Addis Ababa to open in January

The recently-completed conference centre of the new headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa has passed an internal quality inspection, and the entire finished complex is due to be inaugu...
Nairobi News

Nairobi mourns Wangari Maathai

As her family and friends prepare the funeral arrangements for Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, they have announced that prayers will be said for her at a public ceremony on 28 September from...
Nairobi News

UN reports Nairobi links to Somali militants

A report by a UN Monitoring Group has revealed that Somalia's Al Shabaab Islamic militants have access to extensive funding, recruitment and training networks in Kenya. As reported by Reuters in Nairo...
Nairobi News

Young Kenyan performing at Italy's Ravenna Festival drowns

A 15-year-old Kenyan was tragically drowned in Ravenna in Italy on 2 July while attending the Ravenna Festival directed by the world-famous conductor, Riccardo Muti. George Munyua Gathuru was due...
Nairobi News

UK visa applications in Nairobi

The British High Commission in Nairobi has announced that visa applications for the UK can now only be made online, coming into effect from 15 June. Applicants must log on to www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk to...
Maputo News

Babies in Matola in trial identification system

In a trial project a number of babies in the port of Matola on the outskirts of Maputo have been given a biometric identification card at birth. The number on the card, called the single citizen
Cairo News

Cairo Tower restored for 50th anniversary

Cairo tower, one of Cairo's most prominent landmarks, has undergone a EGP 35 million restoration process in time for its 50th anniversary in April 2011. Located in the heart of Cairo's embassy distric...
Lagos News

2010 Lagos International Trade Fair

5 - 14 November 2010. With the theme Promoting Business Confidence to Enhance Recovery, the 2010 Lagos International Trade Fair is due to be launched by President Goodluck Jonathan. The fair is being...
Addis Ababa News

Flag Day in Ethiopia

For the third consecutive year, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) celebrates Flag Day, on 20 September 2010. The events of the day are centred around the laying of a founding stone of...
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