Lagos News

Lagos water transport to develop new routes

During the Lagos Boat Regatta at the beginning of May the head of the Lagos state government, Akinwunmi Ambode, confirmed that nine new jetties and shelters for ferry transport are in various stages o...
Cape Town News

Icebergs could solve Cape Town water crisis

Marine salvage experts consider towing icebergs from Antarctica.A plan to tug icebergs from Antarctica to Cape Town is under consideration in a radical bid to stave off the Western Cape’s worst drough...
Cairo News

Cairo hosts Africa Aviation summit

African aviation summit looks at strategies for success. A strategy for the success of Africa’s aviation is the theme of the two-day summit in Cairo on 17-18 April. About 118 aerospace companies fr...
Cape Town News

Cape Town airport could be renamed after Winnie Mandela

South African government says Mandela's name under consideration for Cape Town airport rename. The anti-apartheid activist and politician Winnie Mandela, who died on 2 April aged 81, is among a list...
Cape Town News

Cape Town postpones Day Zero until 2019

Cape Town says water restrictions working but situation still critical.A drought-hit Cape Town has postponed its so-called "Day Zero", when the city runs out of water, until 2019. The doomsday scenari...
Cairo News

Egypt re-elects Sisi as president

Sisi sweeps to inevitable victory in lop-sided election race. Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been re-elected with 97 per cent of the vote, securing a landslide victory - as was widely ex...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia gets new prime minister

New Ethiopian prime minister from the Oromia region. Abiy Ahmed was sworn is as Ethiopia’s new prime minister by the country’s legislature on 1 April only a few days after he had been voted in as cha...
Lagos News

BBC inaugurates new office in Lagos

BBC increases services in west Africa. The BBC has officially opened its new office in Lagos which will provide the region with three additional news services. The BBC is adding Igbo, Pidgin and Yo...
Arusha News

Arusha villages to get electricity

Tanzania's Rural Energy Agency to supply villages in Arusha area. Tanzania Electrical supply company TANESCO has announced that it will provide electricity to 58 villages in the Arusha area, connecti...
Cairo News

Presidential election underway in Egypt

Sisi expected to win easily against minor opposition candidate. Egyptians are casting their ballots in a presidential election that is running from 26-28 March and is certain to secure a second four-...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania launches electronic passport

E-passport will give Tanzanians easier access around East African Community.Tanzania has launched a new electronic passport for use within the five-member regional bloc of the East African Community (...
Cape Town News

Further water restrictions in Cape Town

Water situation dire as Cape Town braces itself for Day Zero. Cape Town's four million residents have been limited to using a daily maximum of 50 litres of water per person, in the city's most severe...
Addis Ababa News

Chronic air pollution in Addis Ababa

Smog levels in Addis Ababa far exceed safe health norms.More than 800,000 people were affected by respiratory illness in Addis Ababa due to air pollution last year, according to a report on the capita...
Accra News

Accra gets tough on sanitation

1 house 1 toilet project launched in Accra.The Accra city council has told residents to improve the capital's poor sanitary situation by desisting from the practice of open defecation.The head of the...
Cairo News

Outdoor libraries for Cairo commuters

Place A Book, Take A Book project promotes reading in Cairo.Three mini outdoor libraries, housed in wooden cabinets, have appeared on streets in downtown Cairo in recent months.The Place A Book, Take...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to construct new skyscraper

36-storey skyscraper will be Cape Town's tallest residential building.Planning has been awarded for the construction of what will be the tallest residential building in Cape Town.Concor Western Cape w...
Cairo News

Cairo Residents Get Free Smoke Detectors: Everything You Need to Know

As of 20 January, fire alarms have been installed free of cost in homes in Cairo. This door-to-door installation programme, which has been hailed by residents as a “major life-saving donation,” became...
Cairo News

Russia to resume direct flights with Egypt

Weekly service between Moscow and Cairo airports to return after two years.Direct civilian flights between Moscow and Cairo are scheduled to resume on 3 February, after a break of more than a two year...
Lagos News

Lagos bans cart and wheelbarrow operators

Cart ban in line with the Cleaner Lagos Initiative.Operators of carts and wheelbarrow have been banned from plying their trade in Lagos following new legislation by the Lagos state government. Descri...
Nairobi News

Nairobi to establish two new markets

City moves hawkers out of central NairobiThe county government of Nairobi is to construct two new markets as part of its plans to move hawkers away from the city centre.The Mwariro market will be relo...

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