Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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Nairobi News

Africities in Nairobi.

The fourth pan-African meeting of local government authorities, Africities, opens in Nairobi on 18 September. The five-day summit on the theme of joint action in local government will examine how majo...
Nairobi News

Goethe-Institut calendar by Kenyan artists.

Goethe-Institut in Nairobi is organising a competition for Kenyan artisits for its 2007 calendar on the theme health and human rights. The competition is part of an effort to promote health and relate...
Cape Town News

Homeless World Cup 2006.

Some 500 players from nearly 50 countries will gather in Cape Town 23-30 September for the fourth edition of the annual Homeless World Cup. As many as 100,000 spectators are expected to cheer the play...
Addis Ababa News

More food for people with HIV/AIDS.

The Addis Ababa HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (AA HAPCO) has signed a nine million dollar agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and around 60 local non-governmental org...
Nairobi News

Heroes corner for Uhuru Park.

Work has begun on a monument to Kenyas national heroes in central Nairobi, the state-owned Nation newspaper reports. Heroes honoured at the memorial will include key figures in the struggle for indepe...
Addis Ababa News

African human rights moot court competition begins.

The 15th African human rights moot court competition is underway at Addis Ababa University (AAU) until 2 September. The contest is being hosted by the law faculty at AAU in conjunction with the Centre...
Maputo News

Great Limpopo border post opened.

Visitors to the Great Limpopo Transfrontier National Park spanning parts of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe can now use a border post inside the area to move around more freely. Opened in mid Au...
Maputo News

Artwork by HIV-positive children to go on show.

Maputo residents should look out for an exhibition of work by HIV-positive children receiving treatment at the Central Hospital in the capital. The show is the result of a project called Positive Art...
Cape Town News

Eskom blamed for power cuts.

Responsibility for the power cuts that plagued Cape Town and the surrounding area from November 2005 to March 2006 has been laid firmly at the door of the national electricity provider Eskom. In a rep...
Accra News

Ghana Telecom University College opens.

Some 300 students will begin bachelors degree courses in September at the Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC) in the Tesano district of Accra. Funded by Ghana Telecom and affiliated to the Kwame N...
Cape Town News

Unsound low-cost houses to be repaired.

The Cape Town Community Housing Company (CTCHC) has at last acknowledged what people living in its houses have known all along: that they are not structurally sound, the daily newspaper Cape Argus rep...
Maputo News

Virtual library launched in Maputo.

The private Higher Polytechnic and University Institute (ISPU) in Maputo has launched an on-line library to facilitate access to educational materials and encourage distance learning. In addition to b...
Nairobi News

Building ban in Masai Mara.

The National Environmental Management Authority has called a halt to all building projects in the Masai Mara pending agreement upon a new management plan for the game reserve. The moratorium, announce...
Nairobi News

Voter registration underway ahead of 2007 general election.

Kenyas electoral commission has launched an effort to get over five million new voters onto its books in readiness for the next general election, which will be held some time in 2007. According to the...
Addis Ababa News

Heavy flooding in Ethiopia leaves many dead.

Roughly 700 people are feared dead in Ethiopia after heavy rainfall has caused widespread flooding in the north, south and east of the country. Thousands of people are trapped in the remote Southern N...
Nairobi News

South African and Kenyan tourism to join forces.

Kenya Tourist Board and its South African counterpart South African Tourism are to sign a memorandum of understanding to boost cooperation between the two countries. Rather than trying to snatch touri...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to improve public transport.

Cape Town authorities have announced plans for a rechargeable smart card system for trains, buses and minibus taxis as part of preparations for the football World Cup in South Africa in 2010. Proposal...
Nairobi News

New murals in Nairobi.

The new mural in River Road in the central business district is by Kenyan artists John Kamicha, Simon Muriithi, Faith Nancy and Jeff Wambugu. The work in black and white spray paint on a corrugated ir...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa pays more for water.

Water tariffs are set to rise in Addis Ababa in the next few weeks according to the independent business weekly Capital. Under the new tariff system, the cost of water for domestic consumption (up to...
Cape Town News

Cape Towns World Cup stadium.

Cape Town city mayor Helen Zille has given the go-ahead to the construction of a new three billion rand stadium at Green Point near the city centre on condition that the national government foots most...
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