Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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Cape Town News

Protecting swimmers and sharks.

Draft legislation shielding swimmers from attacks by great white sharks in the waters around Cape Town while at the same time protecting the endangered species has been presented to parliament. The po...
Nairobi News

China wins Nairobi airport contract.

Chinese company China Wu Yi has won the contract to undertake the first phase of the Ksh10 billion expansion programme at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. The ten-month contract, worth...
Addis Ababa News

Acute watery diarrhoea in Ethiopia.

As of mid September, nearly 16,900 cases of acute watery diarrhoea had been reported in Ethiopia and 129 people were known to have died, the health ministry has said. The worst affected areas were Oro...
Accra News

Ghana suffers brain drain.

Roughly 50 per cent of highly educated Ghanaians have migrated to developed countries according to a United Nations report released at a special meeting on international migration at UN headquarters i...
Addis Ababa News

Free HIV/AIDS testing at Addis university.

Students and staff at the state-run Addis Ababa University (AAU) can now receive free HIV/AIDS counselling and testing at the Arat Kilo and Sidist Kilo campuses and in the Casa Inches area in the Urae...
Accra News

Kantanmanto stallholders displaced.

The demolition of part of Kantanmanto market in central Accra has led to the displacement of some 2,000 stallholders, Ghana News Agency (GNA) reports. The levelling of the structure began early in the...
Maputo News

Maputo-Cape Town route launched.

South African Express Airways is to begin flights between Maputo and Cape Town starting from 2 October. The airline will operate two frequencies a week, on Mondays and Fridays, and during the launch p...
Cape Town News

Community TV launched in Cape Town.

Cape Town now has its own community television station following the launch of Cape Town Community Television Collective (CTCTV) on 16 September. Established by a group of local media and arts organis...
Nairobi News

Alternative Africities meeting for slum dwellers.

Slum residents in Nairobi are holding a parallel summit alongside the pan-African Africities meeting on implementing the United Nations millennium goals for development in urban areas, which opened in...
Nairobi News

7th Nairobi International Peace Rally.

The annual international peace rally in Nairobi takes place on 16 September at Uhuru Park from 07.00 to 13.00. This years march, organised by Africa Peace Point (APP) and timed to coincide with the Un...
Cape Town News

Somalis in Cape Town attacked.

Yet another Somali citizen has been murdered in the latest in a series of attacks apparently targeting the refugee community in Cape Town. South African Broadcasting Corporation reports that on 7 Se...
Nairobi News

National Museum at centre of evolution theory row.

Nairobis National Museum of Kenya (NMK) is at the centre of a row between the scientific community and conservative Christians over its key The Origins of Man exhibit, South Africas Mail & Guardian ne...
Maputo News

Rdio Moambique to enter digital era.

Rdio Moambiques Maputo studios are to get an overhaul as part of a far-reaching media development project in Mozambique spearheaded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisat...
Cape Town News

Comic book on HIV/AIDS for deaf people.

Deaf South Africans can now learn about HIV and AIDS, sexual abuse and sexual rights in a specially designed comic book called Are your rights respected? The 16-page manual follows a group of students...
Maputo News

Maputo tops table for drug dependency.

Over 440 people in Maputo province, including Maputo city, were admitted to mental health structures in 2005 due to alcohol or drug-related problems, according to the latest ministry of health figures...
Nairobi News

World Social Forum 2007.

Preparations are underway for the World Social Forum (WSF), which will take place in Nairobi 20-25 January 2007. At least 100,000 people from all over the globe are expected to arrive in the capital f...
Nairobi News

Hundreds of families homeless following slum demolition.

Over 600 families have been left homeless after hired youths backed by police pulled down the informal settlement where they were living, the state-owned newspaper The Nation reports. Residents of Kom...
Accra News

Efua Sutherland anniversary conference.

There will be a symposium on the pioneering Ghanaian playwright and childrens author Efua T. Sutherland starting from 30 August as part of a year-long festival to mark the tenth anniversary of her dea...
Maputo News

Second decade of education for Africa.

The second decade of education for Africa (2006-2015), promoted by the African Union (AU), is to be launched in Maputo on 8 September. The launch is to be preceded by the extra-ordinary session of the...
Accra News

Africa Cup 2008 launch in Accra.

Ghanaian and international football players and officials will gather at the international conference centre in Accra on 8 September for the official launch of the next African Cup of Nations, which i...


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