Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa to get speed radars.

The Ethiopian Transport Authority (ETA) is to buy 25 radar machines for monitoring speeding in Addis Ababa in an attempt to curb dangerous driving. The decision follows the introduction of radar equip...
Addis Ababa News

China to build Gotera interchange.

There are plans to build two major flyovers at the Gotera interchange, otherwise known as Confusion Square due to its heavy and chaotic traffic, the English-language business weekly Fortune reports. T...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa tackles cement shortage.

The Addis Ababa cement factory may be reactivated ten years after its closure for environmental reasons in a bid to meet the current cement shortfall in the country. Ethiopia currently produces 1.6 mi...
Accra News

Ghana passes disability bill.

Parliament has approved the long-awaited Persons with Disability bill aiming to improve the quality of life of Ghanaians with physical and mental disabilities and better integrate them into mainstream...
Cape Town News

Potsdam waste water treatment plant opens.

Water supplies in Cape Town have been given a boost following the opening of the refurbished Potsdam waste water treatment plant in late June. The facility in Milnerton, on the coast northeast of the...
Maputo News

New traffic lights in Maputo.

New traffic lights are to be installed at major crossroads in Maputo as part of efforts to improve road safety in the capital. The first phase of the project, which is due to get under way in July, in...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to uphold refugees rights.

The city of Cape Town has made a formal pledge to uphold the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the metropolis and help them integrate into society. Many of the people who are seeking asylum hav...
Nairobi News

Korogocho gets website.

Korogocho, Nairobis third largest slum, is now on-line at www.korogocho.org. Launched by the local Catholic community, the website in English and Italian contains articles, letters, photographs, detai...
Maputo News

New family of the metical introduced.

The so-called new family of the metical (metical da nova famlia) becomes legal tender as of 1 July. On that date, new coins and notes will come into circulation alongside the existing currency and sho...
Accra News

Ghana ready to meet Brazil.

Emotions are running high in Ghana ahead of the knock-out match between the countrys Black Stars and World Cup favourites Brazil in Dortmund on 27 June. Ghana will be playing without midfielder Michae...
Accra News

Ghana out of the World Cup.

The mood is deflated in Ghana following the country's 0-3 defeat by world champions Brazil in their second round World Cup match on 27 June. High hopes quickly turned to anxiety after Brazil scored a...
Accra News

Ghana celebrates Black Stars World Cup success.

Ghanaians are in a jubilant mood following the 2-1 victory by the countrys Black Stars over the United States in the final first-round match of the World Cup on 22 June. Immediately the whistle was bl...
Maputo News

Mozambican airports to get overhaul.

Airport infrastructure in Mozambique is to get an overhaul to the tune of $80 million, the national airports company ADM has said. The project includes the expansion and modernisation of Maputo intern...
Maputo News

Noticias newspaper cuts back on paper.

Mozambiques most popular daily newspaper Noticias has had to cut down its size due to paper shortage. On 8 June the paper shrunk from nine to eight columns, a reduction in size of 12 per cent. The mov...
Cape Town News

Prayers for Zimbabwe.

Cape Town-based Zimbabweans are to hold a day of prayer for their country on 8 July. The event, organised by the newly formed Zimbabwe Social Forum, will take place at His People Centre at N1 City fro...
Cape Town News

Boulders Beach wins architecture prize.

The information centre and entrance kiosk to the Boulders penguin colony near Simons Town has received the international architecture award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design...
Addis Ababa News

German House opens in Addis Ababa.

The three main German development organisations working in Ethiopia will now operate from under one roof following the inauguration of the so-called German House in the Kazainchis area of Addis Ababa....
Accra News

New Ga Mantse disputed.

There is controversy surrounding the newly installed Ga Mantse (king of the indigenous Ga people of the Accra region). Dr Jo Blankson, aged 63, a member of the Teiko Tsuru We royal house, was installe...
Accra News

Opening of Ghanas National Theatre delayed.

The reopening of the National Theatre in Accra has been delayed until the end of this year because transformers at an electricity substation serving the facility have to be upgraded, Ghana News Agency...
Maputo News

New buses in Maputo.

The Maputo public transport company TPM is to get 13 new buses as part of a consignment of 35 vehicles ordered by the Mozambican government from China. The remaining 22 buses are to supplement fleets...
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