South Africa will expand Nelson Mandela’s memorial service to cater for at least 200,000 people, more than first planned, as ordinary citizens to foreign heads of state clamor to pay tribute to the former president.
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete said his country remains committed to the five-nation East African Community even after it was excluded from recent key meetings, though he warned against fast-tracking integration.
Camargo Correa SA, Brazil’s third- largest construction company, will consider bidding on hydro- power projects in Ghana, where the government plans to spend $4.5 billion to double power capacity, Brazilian Ambassador Irene Vida Gala said.
Kenya Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Titus Naikuni said it’s pointless to acquire more aircraft from Boeing Co. unless the U.S. government allows his airline to begin direct flights to the country.
Kenyan newspapers condemned a planned media law approved by legislators because it may impose stiff penalties on reporters and seeks to set-up a government- appointed regulator that violates the constitution.