Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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Addis Ababa News

AAU offers German minor.

The main state university in the capital, Addis Ababa University (AAU), is to offer German language to university level as a minor subject for the first time. The decision comes in response to what th...
Addis Ababa News

Election re-run for city administration.

Addis Ababans are to return to the ballot box to re-elect their city administration after the council elected in May 2005 and dominated by the main opposition formation Coalition for Unity and Democra...
Maputo News

Maputo, a terrace on the ocean.

Sitting on the west side of Maputo Bay overlooking the Indian Ocean, Maputo is divided into two distinct parts: the colonial Cidade cimento, occupying the areas closest to the sea, and the indigenous...
Nairobi News

Water rationing in the capital.

Water rationing has begun in Nairobi as a result of the prolonged drought that is affecting much of the country. Consumption has been reduced from 483,000 to 266,000 cubic metres per day in an effort...
Maputo News

Motorway tolls increase.

Fees for using the N4 toll road linking Maputo to Witbank in South Africa are set to rise on 1 March 2006, Mozambiques national roads administration has said. Tolls for light vehicles at the Maputo to...
Accra News

Stadium gets overhaul for next Cup of Nations.

Renovation of Accras Ohene Djan stadium has started in readiness for the next African Cup of Nations, which is to be hosted by Ghana in January-February 2008. The Osu stand has been pulled down to mak...
Maputo News

Domestic violence on the rise.

Domestic violence is on the rise in Maputo according to figures released by the city police authorities in January. Last year the capital saw 2,100 reported cases of aggression in the home, 1,140 more...
Accra News

City prepares for solar eclipse.

Residents of Accra are in a good position to view the total eclipse of the sun which will be visible in some parts of Africa on 29 March. First contact will begin at just after 08.00 GMT and end two a...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa, a highland capital.

Addis Ababa gives the impression of a capital that is looking to the future while still being firmly rooted in the past. Its fabric bears witness to the various stages in its history, from its imperia...
Cape Town News

Cape Town, a laid-back city on the sea.

Sat in the lap of Table Mountain and on the shores of the Atlantic, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. African, Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers have all...
Nairobi News

Nairobi, a city of extremes.

Nairobi is a busy modern city of approximately 2.9 million people and the de facto commercial capital of East Africa. Most businesses are headquartered in the city centre or in the industrial area to...
Nairobi News

Construction under scrutiny after collapse.

Building safety in Kenyas capital is back on the public agenda after a building collapsed in the city centre on 23 January, killing at least 20 people. The building, located in River Road just outside...
Cape Town News

City prepares for the polls.

Local government elections are set for 1 March in what looks as though it will be a close fight between the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA). The ANC has held the major...
Cape Town News

New fresh produce market for Cape Flats.

A new fresh produce market is under construction at Philippi East on the Cape Flats south east of the city centre as part of a strategy to boost economic growth in one of the most depressed areas of t...
Addis Ababa News

Coffee plant opens in Kaliti.

A new coffee processing and storage plant has been established in the industrial area of Kaliti in southern Addis Ababa, the state-owned English language daily The Ethiopian Herald has said. The facil...
Nairobi News

New air routes for Kenya.

Kenyas flag carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has launched a new weekly Boeing 777 service from London to Mombasa, leaving Heathrow at 19.00 on Friday evening and arriving in the Kenyan port city at 08.45 th...
Nairobi News

City Museum gets facelift.

The Nairobi Museum has closed for extensive restructuring and expansion as part of an 8 million European Union-sponsored programme to improve museum facilities in Kenya. The project, which includes im...
Cape Town News

Shack fires claim over 100 lives in 2005.

More than 100 people died in shack fires in Cape Towns crowded informal settlements in 2005, according to the communications division of the city council. Over 8,000 shacks are thought to have been de...
Addis Ababa News

New telephone numbering system.

Not sure what number to dial in Ethiopia under the new nationwide telephone numbering system? Help is at hand in the form of an easy-to-use on-line conversion programme at the address www.ethioindex.c...
Rome News

The least pleasant part

When I first came to Rome I was excited because I was here years ago when I was a freshman in highschool and I’ve counted the days until I could study abroad here since. My family and I came for only...
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