Maputo News

Mozambique goes unleaded.

Leaded petrol is on its way out in Mozambique under the terms of an international agreement to use only the less polluting unleaded variety. The country stopped importing leaded fuel in January this y...
Maputo News

New boats for Maputo-Catembe.

Participants in the international competition to design and build new passenger and cargo vessels for the crossing between Maputo and Catembe on the opposite side of Maputo Bay now have until 20 March...
Nairobi News

Tourism on the rise.

Nearly 1.7 million people visited Kenya in 2005, marking an increase of 23 per cent over the previous year, the Kenya tourist board has said. The same source put the total revenue from tourism at Ksh4...
Cape Town News

City to get coalition government.

Cape Town is set to have a coalition government after neither of the two main parties competing in municipal elections on 1 March managed to win an outright majority. With 95 percent of the vote count...
Nairobi News

Raid on paper sparks protests.

Diplomats have joined journalists and media groups in condemning the recent police raid on the privately-owned The Standard newspaper in Nairobi in what the paper has described as an extraordinary act...
Maputo News

Fuel prices come down.

The Mozambican energy ministry has announced a drop in the price of all petroleum products except fuel oil. Under the new regime, cooking gas now costs 22,500 meticais per kilo (-11,6 per cent); unlea...
Accra News

Africa Environment Day.

In Ghana Africa Environment Day on 3 March will have the theme Zero Littering - The Way to Healthy Living. As part of activities to mark the annual event representatives of the environment ministry w...
Addis Ababa News

New cash withdrawal services.

Visa card holders with overseas accounts will soon be able to withdraw money through state-owned Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) cash points in Addis Ababa, Ethiopias private English-language paper...
Cape Town News

SMS for train updates.

Capetonians can now receive information about train services in the Western Cape on their mobile phones. The SMS service, offered by the regional division of national commuter rail service provider Me...
Nairobi News

Health tips by phone.

Kenyans can now get information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and the effects of drinking, drugs and smoking by dialling a special number on their mobile phones. Callers dial one of a...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopian launches new routes.

Ethiopian Airlines is to begin scheduled services to four new international destinations: Brussels (Belgium), Dakar (Senegal), Juba (south Sudan) and Libreville (Gabon). The flights to Dakar, Juba and...
Accra News

Ghanaian author wins Africa region Commonwealth prize.

Ghanaian writer Benjamin Kwakyes novel The Sun By Night (Africa World Press, November 2005) has won the 2006 regional Commonwealth writers' best book award. The novel centres around the trial of a res...
Addis Ababa News

Bole airport development inaugurated.

Addis Ababas smart new international airport was officially opened in early February, marking the end of a major expansion project lasting five years. The $200-million overhaul has given the airport a...
Addis Ababa News

Axum obelisk to be re-erected by years end.

If all goes to plan, operations to re-erect Ethiopias ancient obelisk in the northern city of Axum should be completed by the end of this year, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific...
Cape Town News

City to host international book fair.

Cape Town is to host South Africas first international book fair 17-20 June. The four-day event, organised in association with the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Publishers Association of South Africa, h...
Nairobi News

Matatus to be phased out.

The government has announced plans to phase out 14-seater matatus in favour of larger vehicles in a bid to ease congestion on Kenyan roads. Some 45,000 of the small, privately owned minivans otherwise...
Maputo News

Street sellers on the move.

Unlicensed street sellers are once again the target of the Maputo authorities in a new bid to clean up the capital. As of 14 February, representatives of the city council, health authorities, police,...
Accra News

New road sweepers introduced.

Two new road sweepers are operating on selected roads in Accra as part of a pilot project to improve the cleanliness of streets in the capital. The special sweepers, owned and managed by Zoomlion Wast...
Cape Town News

Energy savings urged after cuts.

Cape Town residents and businesses have been urged to reduce their electricity consumption following power failures in the city and surrounding area in mid February. The supply problems caused disrupt...
Maputo News

Changes to UK visa applications.

As of 6 March, UK visa applications from Mozambique will be handled by the British High Commission (BHC) in Pretoria, South Africa, rather than by the BHC in Maputo as before. However, Mozambicans tra...
Booking.com

STAY CONNECTED

607Fans Like
86Followers Follow
219Subscribers Subscribe

Create your Widget