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AFRICA: Nairobi Cities Forum pushes for green economy

At the Cities and Regions Forum held on February 24, 2022 in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, urban areas were recognized by urban authorities across the African continent as drivers of environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, climate change and pollution. In the discussions between leaders, investors and members of organizations participating in the meeting, the focus […]

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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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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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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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Obesity will increase in cities in Asia and Africa due to urbanization, globalization and industrialization of the food supply. – Quartz Africa

Improved human well-being is one of the greatest triumphs of the modern era. The age of plenty has also led to an unexpected global health crisis: two billion people are overweight or obese. Developed countries have been particularly susceptible to unhealthy weight gain, a trend that could be seen as the price of abundance. However, […]

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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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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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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 […]