Nairobi News

African drama prizes 2006.

Kenyan writer John Rugoiyo Gichukis radio play Eternal, Forever is the winner of the BBCs African playwriting competition for 2006. The science-fiction drama is set in the United States of Africa in t...
Nairobi News

City good for expats.

Nairobi is one of the top cities in sub-Saharan Africa for expatriates to live and work in according to a study released by human resources consultant Mercer in early April. The Kenyan capital ranks s...
Cape Town News

City in bid for cleaner air.

Cape Town authorities have announced plans to manage and improve local air quality with a special focus on reducing polluting diesel vehicle emissions. To this end the city council is offering free di...
Addis Ababa News

Preserving the old tracks in the New Flower

One of the most striking things about Addis Ababa is the beauty of its original architecture. Often hidden behind high walls, wedged between ugly modern multi-storey buildings or lost among tall trees...
Maputo News

Ressano border open 24 hours.

Komatiport/Ressano Garcia, the main land border crossing between Mozambique and South Africa, is to remain open 24 hours a day until 17 April to facilitate the movement of workers and tourists between...
Nairobi News

Artists united for Korogocho.

Musicians, dancers, puppeteers, acrobats, actors and other performing artists from all over Nairobi are to gather in Korogocho slum northeast of the city centre for an arts festival on 16 April, Easte...
Nairobi News

Young runners in London.

Four young Kenyans will be taking part in the London mini marathon on 23 April as part of the Next Generation programme run by the British High Commission in Nairobi to foster sporting excellence amon...
Addis Ababa News

Violence against girls.

Violence against girls in Africa is the theme of an international policy conference in Addis Ababa 11-12 May. The meeting, organised by the Ethiopia-based African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) at the Unit...
Accra News

Eclipse raised revenue.

Over 1,150 people visited Ghana to view the 29 March total solar eclipse, according to preliminary figures. The tourism ministry has estimated that each visitor spent an average of $2,000 in the count...
Addis Ababa News

Private radio stations licensed.

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) has issued licences to the first two privately-owned FM radio stations in Addis Ababa. Zami Public Connections and Tinsae Fine Arts were chosen from 12 appli...
Maputo News

Water, water everywhere

Pre-payment water meters are to be installed in Maputo and other cities across the country in an attempt to reduce billing problems and prevent water theft, water utility Aguas de Mocambique (AdeM) ha...
Accra News

New German visa procedures.

The German embassy has introduced new visa application procedures in view of expected high demand from Ghanaians wanting to attend the football world cup in Germany, which begins in June. Four-times...
Cape Town News

Sub-Saharan fashion week.

The Nokia Cape Town fashion week returns to the Mother City from 11 to 15 July 2006 under the theme New World Africa. Now in its fourth edition, the annual fashion festival provides a platform for new...
Maputo News

Preparations for currency reform.

As of 1 April, all shops and other businesses are obliged to indicate their prices in both the existing metical and in its new simplified form in readiness for the introduction of the new family of th...
Nairobi News

In transit safaris.

Transit passengers at Nairobis Jomo Kenyatta international airport (JKIA) can now visit the nearby Nairobi National Park while waiting for their flight connection thanks to a new service provided by K...
Cape Town News

Power-saving ahead of winter.

The state electricity utility Eksom, in conjunction with the city of Cape Town and Western Cape provincial governments, has launched a energy-saving campaign in the run-up to winter. The drive has two...
Addis Ababa News

Explosions in the city.

One person has died and at least 14 people have been injured in a series of explosions across Addis Ababa. On 27 March a minibus, an abattoir, a guard shack, a cafe and a residential home were targete...
Nairobi News

Managing plastic bag waste.

Media organisations, schools and environmental groups in Nairobi are to take part in a public education drive starting mid-April on the responsible use and disposal of plastic bags. The message is sim...
Cape Town News

No fee schools phased in.

Over 400 state primary schools in the Western Cape are to drop fees from 1 May 2006 in the first stage of a national policy to give free access to the poorest schools across the country. The so-called...
Maputo News

Couto and Chiziane at Turin book fair.

Mozambican authors Mia Couto and Paulina Chiziane will be in Italy for the annual Turin international book fair 4-8 May 2006, which this year has a special focus on the Portuguese language. Couto and...
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