Maputo News

Mozambique's Nacala airport set to open

Airport to become commerical hub for northern Mozambique The old airbase at Nacala in the north of Mozambique will reopen as a new international airport on 13 December, according to the nation's t...
Accra News

Expansion of Accra-Tema motorway

Roadworks part of Tema port upgrade The Tema-Accra dual carriageway is to be converted into a three-lane highway, with construction work scheduled to begin September 2015. The works are part of...
Cairo News

Cairo brings forward Ethiopia dam meeting

Second panel meeting over contentious dam Egypt has brought forward a second meeting of a tripartite technical panel on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the river Nile, from 20-21 October to...
Addis Ababa News

Tri-partite Renaissance dam committee formed

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan form technical committee  The water ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed to form a tripartite technical committee – comprising experts from the t...
Lagos News

Lagos building disaster kills over 40

Headquarters of televangelist collapses The death toll has reportedly risen to 44 following the collapse of a large church guest house in the Ikotun district of Lagos on 12 September. The five-...
Maputo News

Dredging at Maputo port

Maintenance work at major commericial port Works to dredge Maputo port will begin in September as part of a maintenance contract between the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) and Transnet Nat...
Cairo News

Cairo Opera to donate funds to Suez Canal corridor

Egypt picks consortium for Suez corridor masterplan The Cairo Opera House has announced that it will donate funds from a series of monthly concerts to the “Long Live Egypt” project to r...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam losing water to leakages and theft

 Water authority says half of its supply is lost Dar es salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA) says that half of the city's water supply is lost due to leakages and thefts. The state...
Addis Ababa News

Expansion begins at Bole airport

Addis Ababa airport project backed by China A $250 million project to expand Addis Ababa Bole International Airport has begun with plans to turn the airport into a mega hub for the region. Ethi...
Cape Town News

Major restyling for Cape Town centre

CBD being revamped over next decade Cape Town's Central Business District (CBD) is set for a major upgrade over the next decade, with many projects nearing completion and others in the pipeline....
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia plans new international airport

Existing city airport also to be expanded Ethiopia plans to build a new international airport outside Addis Ababa, according to an announcement from the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) in mid-M...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa-Adama toll road nears completion

New road will cut travel time by two thirds The six-lane expressway connecting Addis Ababa and Adama, located southeast of the capital, will be finished in April, following more than three years of...
Maputo News

Japan funds new power plant in Maputo

Power facility being built on site of former Sonefe plant Japan is loaning Mozambique the $174m needed to construct a new gas-fired power plant in Maputo to help the nation meet its growing demand...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam to increase power supply

20 new power stations planned Five new substations and 15 mini-substations are to be built around Dar es Salaam as part of plans to stabilise the city's power supply. The new plants will supplem...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia opens Africa's largest wind farm

The largest wind farm in Africa was launched in northern Ethiopia on 26 October by prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn who said Ethiopia could not "maintain growth without utilising the energy sector....
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa unveils space programme

The first phase of Ethiopia's space exploration programme has been launched at an observatory high in the Entono mountains on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. The $3.4 million observatory contains tw...
Maputo News

Natural gas for Maputo homes

Natural gas will be provided to homes in Maputo and neighbouring town Marracuene from May 2014, according to the Mozambican energy minister Salvador Namburente. The minister said that the natural g...
Addis Ababa News

Turkish industrial zone in Addis Ababa

Turkey is preparing to create an industrial zone in Addis Ababa, according to remarks by Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoğlu at his government's recent African Strategies Sectoral Evaluation...
Cape Town News

Cape Town considers desalination

Cape Town is conducting a feasibility study into establishing a giant desalination plant to turn sea water into potable water for the city's residents. The report, which is due for completion in De...
Lagos News

Lagos to use paving stones

Lagos is to replace asphalt with paving stones on the city's roads most prone to flooding. The paving stones, which allow for more effective drainage, are to be used in the traditionally waterlogged...
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