Maputo News

Water, water everywhere

Pre-payment water meters are to be installed in Maputo and other cities across the country in an attempt to reduce billing problems and prevent water theft, water utility Aguas de Mocambique (AdeM) ha...
Accra News

New German visa procedures.

The German embassy has introduced new visa application procedures in view of expected high demand from Ghanaians wanting to attend the football world cup in Germany, which begins in June. Four-times...
Cape Town News

Sub-Saharan fashion week.

The Nokia Cape Town fashion week returns to the Mother City from 11 to 15 July 2006 under the theme New World Africa. Now in its fourth edition, the annual fashion festival provides a platform for new...
Maputo News

Preparations for currency reform.

As of 1 April, all shops and other businesses are obliged to indicate their prices in both the existing metical and in its new simplified form in readiness for the introduction of the new family of th...
Nairobi News

In transit safaris.

Transit passengers at Nairobis Jomo Kenyatta international airport (JKIA) can now visit the nearby Nairobi National Park while waiting for their flight connection thanks to a new service provided by K...
Cape Town News

Power-saving ahead of winter.

The state electricity utility Eksom, in conjunction with the city of Cape Town and Western Cape provincial governments, has launched a energy-saving campaign in the run-up to winter. The drive has two...
Addis Ababa News

Explosions in the city.

One person has died and at least 14 people have been injured in a series of explosions across Addis Ababa. On 27 March a minibus, an abattoir, a guard shack, a cafe and a residential home were targete...
Nairobi News

Managing plastic bag waste.

Media organisations, schools and environmental groups in Nairobi are to take part in a public education drive starting mid-April on the responsible use and disposal of plastic bags. The message is sim...
Cape Town News

No fee schools phased in.

Over 400 state primary schools in the Western Cape are to drop fees from 1 May 2006 in the first stage of a national policy to give free access to the poorest schools across the country. The so-called...
Maputo News

Couto and Chiziane at Turin book fair.

Mozambican authors Mia Couto and Paulina Chiziane will be in Italy for the annual Turin international book fair 4-8 May 2006, which this year has a special focus on the Portuguese language. Couto and...
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...
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