Nairobi News

Expansion for JKIA.

Nairobis Jomo Kenyatta international airport (JKIA) is to get an overhaul as part of a major upgrading of the countrys airport facilities, Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has said. Over the next two ye...
Accra News

Environmental clean-up days.

1 April, 3 June, 5 August, 7 October and 2 December have been designated as environmental clean-up days in Accra as part of efforts by the local authorities to improve conditions in the capital. All r...
Addis Ababa News

Reporting childrens issues.

Nearly 300 Ethiopian journalists and other professionals are to receive training in reporting on childrens issues under a two-year programme coordinated by the graduate school of journalism and commun...
Accra News

Countdown to the eclipse.

Weather permitting, on 29 March residents of Accra will be able to watch a total solar eclipse, when the moon passes directly in front of the sun. First contact will begin at just after 08.00 GMT and...
Cape Town News

Free internet in libraries.

Capetonians now have free internet access at all public libraries in the city under the Smart Cape Access Project to extend information technology to all. Launched on an experimental basis in six libr...
Nairobi News

Security for the Arboretum.

The Nairobi Arboretum is to get a new boundary fence as part of an ongoing project to overhaul the park which is funded by the biodiversity conservation programme of the European Union. The fence shou...
Accra News

Electoral roll revision.

Ghanas electoral commission will be updating the voters register from Friday 21 April to Sunday 30 April in preparation for local government elections in August. During this period all Ghanaians aged...
Addis Ababa News

New railway management.

South African railway operator COMAZAR is to take over the running of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway. According to a report in the on-line version of Ethiopias independent business weekly Capital the j...
Cape Town News

GrandWest entertainment.

A R425 million extension is underway at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in the Goodwood area east of the city centre. The project includes the creation of a ten-lane bowling alley, addit...
Maputo News

Bicycles for the police.

The Mozambican interior ministry has been given 50 special police bicycles as well as safety kits, helmets and spare parts as part of a United States-backed initiative to improve community policing in...
Nairobi News

Indexing retail estate.

A new index to measure the performance of the real estate market in Kenya will help potential investors assess opportunities in the sector. The initiative is being coordinated by Kenya Real Estate Ind...
Cape Town News

New mayor for Cape Town.

Helen Zille of South Africas opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) has won a closely-fought mayoral race over her main opponent, outgoing city mayor Nomaindia Mfeketo of the ruling African Nationa...
Cape Town News

13 March transport strike.

There will be disruptions to rail transport services across South Africa on 13 March after unions confirmed a nationwide strike in protest over "unilateral" plans to restructure the parastatal transpo...
Accra News

Young boxers take to the ring.

Young boxers from all over the Greater Accra region are to gather in the courtyard of the Accra Metropolitan Authoritys City Engineers in James Town for a three-day juvenile boxing tournament aimed at...
Accra News

Red Bull/YAZZ fitness walk.

City residents are to take to the streets on 11 March for the second edition of the Red Bull/YAZZ fitness walk to promote the importance of taking regular exercise. Participants in the 20-kilometre ex...
Accra News

New driving licences.

In an attempt to improve Ghanas motoring sector drivers applying for a new licence or the renewal of an old one will be issued with a credit-card type document rather than the old paper one as from Au...
Addis Ababa News

More drinking water for residents.

Residents of the Bole Bulbula, Lafto and Mekanisa areas south of the city centre will benefit from a 300 million birr project to increase supplies of drinking water in the capital. The initiative, whi...
Addis Ababa News

New Dubai-Addis Ababa flight.

The Dubai-based Emirates airline is to introduce a three times weekly scheduled service to Addis Ababa as of 27 March. Emirates flight EK723 will take off from Dubai international airport every Monday...
Cape Town News

Cycling towards prosperity.

On 12 March around 35,000 cyclists will take to the streets of Cape Town for the annual Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. Some 110 km will be closed to traffic for the race, which started in the late...
Maputo News

Plastic treatment plant opens.

The first plastic treatment plant has opened in Maputo as part of a programme for sustainable waste management in the city. The facility, situated near the lixeira (rubbish dump) in the Hulene neighbo...
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