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Maputo News

Mozambique increases visa costs

Mozambique has increased significantly the cost of tourist visas and temporary and permanent residence permits, local news sources report. O Pais reports that on 12 July temporary residence permits...
Nairobi News

British passport application changes in Nairobi

The British High Commission in Nairobi has announced that after 31 July all British passport applications will no longer be processed in Nairobi but in Pretoria, South Africa. Details about the pr...
Lagos News

Lagos residents’ registration bill

Lagos state government is trying to introduce legislation providing for the registration of all people living in the state to help plan and implement development projects for the population. The s...
Cairo News

Egypt Human Development Report 2010

Unemployment, poverty and lack of political participation are three of the main problems facing young people in Egypt according to the Egypt Human Development Report 2010, which was released at the en...
Maputo News

Biometric passports for Mozambique

The Mozambican immigration authorities have now started issuing biometric passports, which contain a microchip containing personal data to identify the holder. This follows a short delay of about...
Arusha News

Population figures for Arusha

The population of the northern region of Arusha is expected to be 1,664,780 by the end of 2010, according to figures from the regional commissioner
Accra News

Ghana Independence Day

6 March is independence day, when Ghana marks 53 years since what was then known as the Gold Coast gained its freedom from British colonial rule. In the capital Accra there is the annual independe...
Arusha News

Finland appoints honorary consul in Arusha

Finland has opened a consulate in Arusha, an important stop for Finns who come not only to visit the many national parks in northern Tanzania but also to explore a region where their parents or grandp...
Accra News

Accra continues national identification drive

After long delays, the nationwide registration drive coordinated by the National Identification Authority (NIA) for the issue of national identity cards is finally in full swing in the Greater Accra r...
Cairo News

Estonia and Latvia to share Cairo embassy

Estonia and Latvia are to share an embassy premises in Cairo according to an agreement signed at the end of 2009. If all goes according to plan the jointly operated facility should be operational in t...
Accra News

Accra Millennium City Project

Accra city council has launched the project
Cape Town News

Disabled citizens get help at traffic lights

Vision and hearing-impaired citizens living in Cape Town may find it easier to cross the roads after a decision by the city council to install a special pedestrian button at traffic lights. Develo...
Accra News

Ghana prepares for population census

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) is making preparations for the 2010 population and housing census, which will probably be held in March next year. The country has already been divided into cen...
Accra News

Ghana prepares for population census

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) is making preparations for the 2010 population and housing census, which will probably be held in March next year. The country has already been divided into cen...
Arusha News

EAC soldiers in joint training exercise

Soldiers from East African Community (EAC) member states Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi are in Tanzania for a joint exercise involving training in counterterrorism and peacekeeping activi...
Nairobi News

Kenya population and housing census.

The 2009 population and housing census is underway in Kenya with officials set to visit around 12 million households across the country during the exercise. Operations got underway on 24 August amid...
Arusha News

Water shortage in Arusha.

Residents of Arusha have been hit by a serious water shortage partly as a result of the poor performance of the March-May
Arusha News

Plans for Usa-River area.

Plans are being drawn up for the development of the Usa-River area following its elevation to the status of township at the start of this year. The trading area strung along the Arusha-Moshi highw...
Dar Es Salaam News

Harambee Plaza opens in Dar es Salaam.

Kenya has a smart new high commission in Dar es Salaam. The so-called Harambee Plaza building in the upmarket Oyster Bay area north of the central business district was formally opened by Kenyan presi...
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