East Africa

Zanzibar : authorities announce building of a skyscraper for $1.3bn


Authorities in Zanzibar have announced their plan to build sub-Saharan Africa’s tallest skyscraper that will cost $1.3bn. The 70-storey Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower will exceed the semi-autonomous archipelago’s annual budget by more than 60%, AFP news agency reports. It will involve a man-made island with a marina for yachts and …

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Rwanda to host dozens of Afghan schoolgirls, education ministry says


Following the seizing of power of Taliban militants in Afghanistan, the Rwandan government has announced its intention of hosting dozens of Afghan schoolgirls. Shabana Basij-Rasikh, the founder of a privately run School of Leadership, Afghanistan (Sola), said on Tuesday that about 250 students, staff and family members were en-route to …

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