Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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Accra News

Accra cemeteries running out.

Accra residents may have problems burying their dead in a couple of years due to lack of space in the citys cemeteries. Acting director of the public health department of the Accra Metropolitan Assemb...
Accra News

Ghanaian traditional group to perform in the United States.

The Accra-based Asontaba Cultural Group has been invited to perform at the 2006 State Fair of Texas in Dallas from 29 September to 22 October. The 40-member troupe will present a variety of Ghanaian t...
Maputo News

Anti-mosquito campaign in Maputo province.

Mosquito spraying is due to begin in Maputo province on 1 September to stem the spread of the malaria-carrying insect before the rainy season later this year. Just over 900 people will spray at-risk a...
Addis Ababa News

Registration for ring road relay now open.

Registration is now open for the annual CRBC Ring Road Relay race, which will be held on Sunday 17 September. Roughly 100 teams are expected to take part in the 12 km race starting at Kaliti in southe...
Addis Ababa News

Addis city budget for new tax year.

The finance ministry has approved a 5.16 billion birr budget for Addis Ababa for the new fiscal year, which began on 8 July. The allotted sum represents a 1.1 billion birr increase over the budget for...
Cape Town News

First N2 Gateway homes allocated.

The first homes in the controversial N2 Gateway housing project in Cape Town have been handed over to residents amid complaints about the handling of the high-profile scheme. Protests characterised t...
Cape Town News

Mary Watson wins Caine literary prize.

Cape Town writer Mary Watson has been awarded the prestigious Caine Prize for African writing for her short story Jungfrau about social relationships in post-apartheid South Africa. The tale, told fro...
Nairobi News

Five Uchumi branches reopen.

Five Uchumi outlets in Nairobi have reopened for business six weeks after the national supermarket chain declared itself bankrupt. Following the unexpected closure of 17 branches across the country on...
Nairobi News

Dickson Wathika re-elected as Nairobi mayor.

Outgoing Nairobi mayor Dickson Wathika has been chosen by the city council to serve a second two-year term in an internal election marred by bottle- and furniture-throwing and fighting between council...
Addis Ababa News

New hospital in Kechene.

The Debre Selam Medhanialem (Savior of the World) church in Kechene in northern Addis Ababa has announced plans to build a hospital near its compound in an attempt to meet the health care needs of the...
Maputo News

Sant Egidio centre for HIV-positive children opens.

The Italian non-governmental organisation Community of Sant Egidio has opened a centre for children infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in Maputo as part of its DREAM (Drug Resource Enhance...
Maputo News

Vehicle registration made easier.

All documents for vehicle registration and ownership will now be handled by a single office thanks to an agreement between government ministries to simplify red tape, the Maputo daily paper Noticias r...
Cape Town News

Nelson Mandela turns 88.

Former South African president and ikon of the anti-apartheid struggle Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela also affectionately known as Madiba or mkhulu (grandfather) - turned 88 on 18 July. Birthday wishes f...
Cape Town News

Malays and Islamic leaders to meet in Cape Town.

Thousands of Malays and Islamic leaders, businesspeople, academics and cultural activists will be in Cape Town 30 July-3 August for a meeting titled Opportunities on trade, tourism and education betwe...
Addis Ababa News

Orbis flying eye hospital in Addis Ababa.

Orbis flying eye hospital has landed at Bole international airport in Addis Ababa, where it is carrying out a two-week intensive eye care training programme for eye specialists and supporting staff. U...
Cape Town News

Mural for the Bo-Kaap.

Iranian artists Nasser Palangi and his wife Farideh Zariv are painting a mural in Wale Street in the Bo-Kaap district of Cape Town to thank residents for their hospitality during the recent The Hand o...
Nairobi News

Plans to phase out 14-seater matatus take shape.

14-seater commuter vehicles or matatus will not be licensed for public transport as of 2007 in an attempt to relieve congestion on Kenyas roads. The decision, announced by transport and communication...
Nairobi News

The cost of corruption in Kenya.

Kenyans spend on average KSh1,689 (just under 20) per year on bribes according to a survey conducted by the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission in 2005. The cost of corruption is higher in urban than in...
Maputo News

Mavalane hospital to get overhaul.

The Mavalane general hospital on the outskirts of Maputo is to get a major overhaul as part of a construction and renovation project financed by Italian development cooperation. Plans include the comp...
Accra News

Ministries area off limits.

The so-called ministries area in Accra is to become off-limits to all but employees in a move aimed at improving working conditions in the public administration. The restrictions, which concern the ar...
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