Cape Town News

Cape Town drills for water

Drought-hit Cape Town in race against time to source potable water.Cape Town is drilling in an attempt to source new underground water resources in the Cape Flats, an expansive area to the southeast o...
Nairobi News

Nairobi to get stadiums for cricket and rugby

President Kenyatta promises two new stadiums for Nairobi. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has promised to build two "world-class" stadiums - one for cricket, the other for rugby - in Nairobi over the...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania threatens to shut churches after criticism of president

Religious organisations in Tanzania face having licenses revoked. Tanzanian churches whose preachers "mix religion with politics" face being closed down according to a statement issued by the country...
Cairo News

New light rail system for Cairo

Egypt seeks tenders for two monorail lines in greater Cairo. The Egyptian government is accepting proposals from national and international companies interested in constructing two light rail project...
Cape Town News

Cape Town cautions homeowners over baboons

City seeks to create "baboon-free" residential areas in the suburbs. Cape Town has issued the city's suburban residents with guidelines to help avoid homes and gardens being ransacked by baboons duri...
Cairo News

Cairo parks free on Christmas Day

Egyptian Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January. Cairo’s parks will be open to the public for free on Christmas Day, which falls on 7 January according to Egypt's Coptic Christian traditi...
Cape Town News

Cape Town tourists face water rations

Tourists warned not to waste water as Cape Town battles drought. Cape Town has imposed emergency water rationing on tourists, including two-minute showers, flushing toilets only when absolutely neces...
Cairo News

Double-decker buses for Cairo

Cairo gets double-decker public buses for the first time. Cairo is set to introduce 40 double-decker public buses in 2018, according to the city's governor Atef Abuldhamid.The first 12 "European-style...
Cape Town News

Cape Town uses drones to spot sharks

Shark spotters embrace technology to protect Cape Town swimmers. Cape Town lifeguards are using state-of-the-art drones to monitor the movement of potentially lethal great white sharks and their prox...
Maputo News

Archaeology museum opens at Maputo university

UEM Archaeology at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo. Mozambique's oldest university, the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Maputo, has inaugurated the UEM Archaeology Museum.Spanning the lowe...
Lagos News

Uniforms for Lagos bus conductors

Move to "restore dignity" of Lagos bus staff. From 1 January bus conductors in Lagos will be issued with uniforms and formal identification tags, according to the Bus Conductors Association of Nigeri...
Cairo News

Anglican conference centre opens in Cairo

All Saints centre in Zamalek can cater for up to 120 people. The Anglican Diocese of Egypt has inaugurated the All Saints Garden Conference Center in the Zamalek island district of the capital, an up...
Maputo News

Major drainage scheme for Maputo

Mozambique upgrades capital's drainage and sanitation system. Maputo's drainage system is to receive a major upgrade as part of a long-term project expected to be completed in 2040. The main areas...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to build 20km wall along Khayelitsha line

Metrorail to erect 20km wall to protect Cape Town's Khayelitsha line. Cape Town's Metrorail network is to build a 20-km stretch of wall along its Khayelitsha line as part of an ongoing security plan....
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania uses giant rats to detect tuberculosis

Specially-trained giant rats help Tanzania detect TB.Tanzania's use of giant pouched rats to sniff out the potentially lethal tuberculosis (TB) is proving so successful that authorities are set to dou...
Nairobi News

Nairobi battles water shortage

Wells and dams to increase Nairobi's water supply.Nairobi County will have at least one borehole sunk in each of its 85 wards in a bid to end a perennial water shortage, according to plans by the newl...
Accra News

Ghana postal service goes digital

GPS postal address system is first step toward Ghana's national ID card.The front doors of around 4,000 state institutions and other well-known buildings in Ghana are being embossed with new digital a...
Accra News

Accra to renovate stadium

Sporting arena to be renovated in time for Africa Women’s Championship.Renovation works are to begin at Accra Sports Stadium in early January in preparation for November's Africa Women’s Championship...
Cape Town News

Deadly fungi found in Cape Town

Potentially deadly fungi thriving in central Cape Town.A potentially lethal fungus for people with HIV/AIDS is growing in large quantities in a public park in the centre of Cape Town, according to mic...
Cairo News

Flights to resume between Moscow and Cairo

Direct flights between Moscow and Cairo are expected to resume in February, after a break of more than a two years, following an agreement between Russia and Egypt. Moscow suspended flights to Egypt...

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