Africa tourism

Kenya: Balala says Kenya is on track to achieve sustainable tourism

Nairobi – Kenya is implementing the COP 26 declarations on sustainability and climate change, said Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala. As part of its commitment to achieve sustainable tourism, Kenya has said it will limit the use of vehicle transport in all national parks and reserves to those using non-fossil renewable energy by […]

Africa cities

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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Africanews Debates | The South African perspective: can the EU and Africa revive their relationship?

The 6th European Union-African Union (AU-EU) Summit kicked off this week with more than 60 leaders from Africa and Europe expected to create concrete plans and mutually beneficial partnerships. French President Emmanuel Macron, who is hosting the summit, recently said that moving forward requires a complete overhaul of the partnership between Africa and Europe. He […]

Africa cities

South Africa: Cities must listen to people to find solutions to climate impacts – Stories From Cape Town

A few years ago, the South African city of Cape Town was about to reach “day zero” – the day when the taps would dry up following a severe drought. Households have had to limit their water consumption, water tariffs have increased and businesses have had to rethink their water use. But the situation has […]

Africa cities

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 […]

Africa cities

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 […]

Africa cities

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 […]

Africa cities

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 […]

Africa cities

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. […]

Africa cities

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 […]

Africa cities

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, […]