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Tourists can now fly direct from Kruger to Victoria Falls

Image: Fastjet Zimbabwe A new direct flight, operated by Fastjet Zimbabwe, will connect Victoria Falls to Kruger National Park. The new route will, in theory, allow travelers arriving from Germany to skip South African cities entirely, thanks to new routes between Frankfurt, Mbombela, Victoria Falls and Maun. From April, Fastjet will fly three times a […]

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Africa faces a difficult task not to become the plastic “trash can” of the world

A waste picker walks with a load of recyclable waste on her head in the Mbeubeuss landfill in Dakar. (AFP) What can be done to prevent Africa from becoming the largest plastic dumping ground in the world? It’s one of the big questions members of the United Nations will face next week as they […]

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Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya among top 5 African countries with most developed startup ecosystems – report

Africa Below are the Top 5 African countries with the most developed startup ecosystems according to the recent publication StartupBlink Ecosystem Index Report 2021. Top 5 African countries with the most developed startup ecosystems South Africa is now the first country in Africa to rank in the top 50. South Africa had an excellent year […]

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Africa: Alhaji Osman appointed Director of International Relations for Africa Cities Devt Consult

Alhaji Khuzaima Mohammed Osman has been appointed Director of International Relations for African Cities Development Consult Ltd. African Cities Development Consult Ltd is Ghana’s leading youth-led private company which, together with its counterparts in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico, is organizing the first trade and investment conference in West Africa and Latin America. The conference aims […]

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Making African cities a source of optimism and sustainable development

Professor Edgar Pieterse warns that unless cities are put on a more sustainable footing, this key source of human connectivity and innovation could well contribute to our demise. Have you ever walked around a city and marveled at the hustle and bustle? Cars and buses speed past, buildings tower over you, and advertising screams for […]

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Turning African cities into rotting dead end waste …

Professor Edgar Pieterse is founding director of the African Center for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town and holder of the South African Research Chair in Urban Policy. Have you ever wandered around a city and marveled at the hustle and bustle? Cars and buses parade, buildings towering above you, and advertising screams […]

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How to make African cities more accessible on foot – Quartz Africa

The walk remains there main mode transport in many cities in sub-Saharan Africa, especially among low-income residents of informal settlements. Yet it is well recognized that the walking conditions in African cities are precarious and dangerous. This is in part due to the prioritization of local urban design for self-mobility. In the good physical and […]

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Make South African cities smarter rather than building new ones

Tijs van den Brink thinks we should make cities smart rather than building new smart cities. COVID-19 has highlighted underlying vulnerabilities that undermine the quality of life of South African citizens. These include growing inequalities, limited and / or aging infrastructure and a lack of public resources to address these challenges, but the application of […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: Cities can buy directly from IPPs

A green energy revolution is unleashed in major cities in South Africa such as Johannesburg in the northeast and Cape Town, located on the southwest coast of South Africa. The Ministry of Energy decided in October 2020 to allow major cities to source electricity directly from Independent Power Producers (IPPs) of renewable origin. This long-awaited […]

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Unclogging African cities – African Business

September 16, 2020 • • AAfrica may not be the first continent that comes to mind when you think of smog-covered cities. But that could change if urban centers grow as fast as expected without sufficient pollution or traffic controls. According to the International Energy Agency. The process has already started. Researchers […]

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The crisis facing Africa’s cities and slums

The Thomson Reuters Foundation speaks with UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif about efforts to slow the spread of the virus in African cities The coronavirus is changing the world in unprecedented ways. Subscribe here for a daily briefing on how this global crisis is affecting cities, technology, approaches to climate change and the lives […]

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Coronavirus highlights risks of swelling slums in African cities

By Laurie Goering, Thomson Reuters Foundation LONDON, April 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The COVID-19 pandemic exposes the risks of leaving the growing ranks of African city dwellers crowding into slums without proper access to water, sewers, transport and sanitation. other utilities, have warned urban experts. Not a single African city today ranks in the […]

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The 3 trends shaping the future of African cities

It is therefore not surprising that African investors and policymakers are gradually recognizing the economic power of cities and increase investments in new urban developments. As these projects emerge, here are three key trends that will shape the future of Africa’s new cities. 1. Private developers will largely finance the new towns Total investment in […]

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What is needed to repair the crumbling coalitions in South African cities

Three South African cities led by coalitions of opposition parties over the past three years have seen difficult times. In Johannesburg, a new mayor was elected following the resignation of Herman Mashaba the city and the Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s main political opposition. The election of the mayor saw a shift in political alliances within […]

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Startups are shaping the future of African cities

An AirBank by LifeBank Dispatch Rider carrying a 1m3 oxygen cylinder on his dispatch bike for delivery. Africa also needs urban innovation groups such as Uber that are actively reinventing its emerging cities and their slums. | Jonathan Hursh & Emmanuel Adegboye | By the end of the century, it is estimated that 13 of […]

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African cities are poised to thrive – and maybe explode

AAfrica is rural. Or that’s what senior Western officials mean when they talk about the continent. The top US diplomat for the region, Tibor Nagy, recently declared that Africa is “on the whole an agricultural society”. He is not alone: ​​Germany’s recent Marshall Plan with Africa insists that “rural areas will determine Africa’s future”.It’s wrong. […]

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African cities like Ghana and Mozambique running out of water

African cities are experiencing devastating water shortages as their populations continue to grow. These water shortages have led to sanitation problems, which can contribute to the incidence of diseases such as cholera and typhoid fever. The African Development Bank estimated last year that it would take up to $ 66 billion to provide universal access […]

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Tackling obstacles to development in African cities

On Thursday, January 11, the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings released its annual Foresight Africa report, highlighting six key priorities for the continent in 2018. In the second chapter of the report, Sustainable Finance for Economic Development: Mobilizing the resources of the Africa scholars discuss the urgency of boosting domestic resource mobilization in Africa, especially […]

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African cities face unique risks

The Chronicle A woman walks through a market in Luanda, Angola. People who live in African cities depend heavily on the informal sector. – Reuters Sarah colenbranderCITIES in sub-Saharan Africa are growing rapidly. Nigeria alone is expected to add 212 million city dwellers by 2050, equivalent to the current population of Germany, France and the […]

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African cities can learn from EU experience – EURACTIV.com

EURACTIV.com spoke to Somik Vinaj Lall, lead author of the World Bank’s flagship report African cities: opening up to the world. Meeting with his EU counterparts, Lall identified areas where the EU’s experience could be of value in the urbanization of the African continent. The 162-page report finds that unlike other parts of the world, […]

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Kenya shows scope of renewables to bridge Africa’s power supply gaps

Most visitors to Hell’s Gate National Park, 75 km northwest of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, go there to view the wildlife and rock formations. But they usually leave with one more memory: the intense geothermal activity that gave the park its name. The Kenyan government has been harnessing this clean energy source for decades. Kenya Electricity […]

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Population of African cities to reach 1 billion by 2040, World Bank report says – Global News Network

The World Bank (WB) has reported that Africa’s urban population will double over the next 25 years, reaching 1 billion people by 2040. The report cites the population of the continent’s urban areas at 472 million and predicts that an additional 187 million people will be added to urban areas by 2025 to reach the […]

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Improving conditions for people and businesses in African cities is the key to growth

WASHINGTON, February 9, 2017“The population of African cities is growing – adding the size of another Nigeria to cities by 2025 – and therefore have a critical role to play in the economic growth of their countries, according to a new World Bank report released today” hui. Improving conditions for people and businesses in African […]

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Two ways to make African cities more livable, connected and affordable

The urban population in Africa will double over the next 25 years and reach 1 billion people by 2040, but the concentration of population in cities has not been accompanied by economic density. Typical African cities share three characteristics that limit urban development and create daily challenges for businesses and residents: they are overcrowded, disconnected […]

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Africa: cities and development, today and tomorrow

What will Africa look like in 50 years? To find out, African leaders created “Agenda 2063” to set development goals. A harsh reality to take into account: Africa is urbanizing. Today, on the continent, more than 40% of the population lives in a city and local and municipal authorities are now de facto key players. […]

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Why African Cities Need African Planning

Why African Cities Need African Planning Design concept for Eko Atlantic City. Image courtesy of archinect.com To share To share Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp To post Or https://www.archdaily.com/489181/why-africa-s-cities-need-african-planning In this article, originally published on Future Cape Town as “Designing African Cities: Urban Planning Education in Nigeria“Professors Vanessa Watson and Babatunde Agbola discuss a paradigm shift […]

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How we’re helping African cities boost their credit scores

Steps on the road to solvency There is a direct link between improved financial management – such as municipal revenue collection by local communities – and the mobilization of private capital for infrastructure. “For Harare, our biggest problem is collecting taxes and fees. We have more compulsory expenses than we can collect, ”said Assumpta Gwatiringa, […]

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Urbanization jeopardizes farms in African cities : The Salt : NPR

An urban farmer waters his plants near Bamako, Mali, where the government has set aside nearly 250 acres for market gardens. donkey cart/Flickr hide caption toggle caption donkey cart/Flickr An urban farmer waters his plants near Bamako, Mali, where the government has set aside nearly 250 acres for market gardens. donkey cart/Flickr For many city […]