Nairobi News

New voter registration drive in March.

The national electoral commission has announced a new voter registration campaign in March for general elections later this year. The initiative follows an initial drive in August-September last year,...
Cape Town News

Independent Democrats join Cape Town government.

The Independent Democrats (ID) have decided to abandon their former opposition and join Cape Town
Cape Town News

Democratic Alliance stands firm in Cape Town.

The African National Congress (ANC) has backed down on its bid to change the system of government in Cape Town in a move that would have given the national ruling party more representation in the only...
Cape Town News

Fight over city government continues.

Tension is running high in Cape Town as South Africas ruling African National Congress (ANC) continues its efforts to sideline the city government led by Helen Zille of the national main opposition pa...
Nairobi News

Voter registration underway ahead of 2007 general election.

Kenyas electoral commission has launched an effort to get over five million new voters onto its books in readiness for the next general election, which will be held some time in 2007. According to the...
Nairobi News

Dickson Wathika re-elected as Nairobi mayor.

Outgoing Nairobi mayor Dickson Wathika has been chosen by the city council to serve a second two-year term in an internal election marred by bottle- and furniture-throwing and fighting between council...
Addis Ababa News

City gets caretaker government.

Berhanu Deressa, a former official in the Derg military regime and representative to the World Bank, has been appointed head of a new caretaker administration in Addis Ababa. The appointment, made by...
Nairobi News

Good governance meeting opens.

Members of parliament (MPs) from all over the world have gathered for the 114th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly on good governance in Nairobi. The meeting the sixth to be held in Africa in t...
Nairobi News

Regional integration yes or no?

Over the next few months academics, church leaders and civil society representatives are to be consulted over plans to create a regional political federation with neighbouring Tanzania and Uganda. The...
Addis Ababa News

Beijing and Addis Ababa closer.

The head of the Addis Ababa city provisional administration, Arkebe Equbay, and the deputy mayor of Beijing, Zhang Mao, have signed a cooperation agreement strengthening ties between the two cities, a...
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...
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...
Cape Town News

New mayor for Cape Town.

Helen Zille of South Africas opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) has won a closely-fought mayoral race over her main opponent, outgoing city mayor Nomaindia Mfeketo of the ruling African Nationa...
Cape Town News

City to get coalition government.

Cape Town is set to have a coalition government after neither of the two main parties competing in municipal elections on 1 March managed to win an outright majority. With 95 percent of the vote count...
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...
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...