Cairo News

Egypt ups level of talks on Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam

Egypt president invites Ethiopia prime minister to high-level talks on Ethiopian Renaissance dam. Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has invited Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed to Cairo for...
Cape Town News

Cape Town launches first desalination plant

Desalination plant at Strandfontein is first of several under construction.Cape Town's first desalination plant became operational on 21 May as the drought-hit city looks to its sea for alternative wa...
Maputo News

Maputo-Catembe bridge to open in June

The new Maputo-Catembe bridge, built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation, is due to open in June.  The 3km bridge will be Africa’s longest suspension bridge and will link Maputo to Catembe sou...
Cape Town News

Icebergs could solve Cape Town water crisis

Marine salvage experts consider towing icebergs from Antarctica.A plan to tug icebergs from Antarctica to Cape Town is under consideration in a radical bid to stave off the Western Cape’s worst drough...
Cape Town News

Cape Town airport could be renamed after Winnie Mandela

South African government says Mandela's name under consideration for Cape Town airport rename. The anti-apartheid activist and politician Winnie Mandela, who died on 2 April aged 81, is among a list...
Cape Town News

Cape Town postpones Day Zero until 2019

Cape Town says water restrictions working but situation still critical.A drought-hit Cape Town has postponed its so-called "Day Zero", when the city runs out of water, until 2019. The doomsday scenari...
Cape Town News

Further water restrictions in Cape Town

Water situation dire as Cape Town braces itself for Day Zero. Cape Town's four million residents have been limited to using a daily maximum of 50 litres of water per person, in the city's most severe...
Accra News

Accra gets tough on sanitation

1 house 1 toilet project launched in Accra.The Accra city council has told residents to improve the capital's poor sanitary situation by desisting from the practice of open defecation.The head of the...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to construct new skyscraper

36-storey skyscraper will be Cape Town's tallest residential building.Planning has been awarded for the construction of what will be the tallest residential building in Cape Town.Concor Western Cape w...
Cape Town News

Cape Town drills for water

Drought-hit Cape Town in race against time to source potable water.Cape Town is drilling in an attempt to source new underground water resources in the Cape Flats, an expansive area to the southeast o...
Cairo News

New light rail system for Cairo

Egypt seeks tenders for two monorail lines in greater Cairo. The Egyptian government is accepting proposals from national and international companies interested in constructing two light rail project...
Maputo News

Major drainage scheme for Maputo

Mozambique upgrades capital's drainage and sanitation system. Maputo's drainage system is to receive a major upgrade as part of a long-term project expected to be completed in 2040. The main areas...
Nairobi News

Nairobi battles water shortage

Wells and dams to increase Nairobi's water supply.Nairobi County will have at least one borehole sunk in each of its 85 wards in a bid to end a perennial water shortage, according to plans by the newl...
Maputo News

Maputo Bay bridge project faces delays

Final cost of bridge expected to increase as project misses December deadline.The completion of the major suspension bridge across Maputo Bay faces delays of several months and could lead to additiona...
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...
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...
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...
Maputo News

Bank of Mozambique opens new base in Maputo

The Bank of Mozambique has inaugurated its $300-million new headquarters in the centre of Maputo after six years of construction. The 87,500-sqm red, blue and silver hub comprises three adjoining b...
Dar Es Salaam News

Major expansion for Dar es Salaam port

The port at Dar es Salaam is to undergo a major expansion following the approval of a $345 million loan from the World Bank.The Dar es Salaam Maritime Gateway Project will also receive a $12 million g...
Cape Town News

New railway planned in south-east Cape Town

Railway line will connect Kuils River with Khayelitsha. Cape Town has announced plans to develop a new railway line connecting the eastern Kuils River suburb with the neighbouring Khayelitsha distric...