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Ukrainian who fled to South Africa recalls traumatic journey: ‘It was a real battle for survival’

It is estimated that more than one million people have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded it. A Ukrainian woman who fled to South Africa on Friday says it was unbearable to see peaceful civilians and children dying in the war. Valentyna Nazarova, 68, was detained for five hours at Cape Town International Airport on Friday […]

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Russia’s isolation deepens as Ukraine resists invasion

Ukrainian servicemen are seen after Russia launched a massive military operation against Ukraine, at a checkpoint in the city of Zhytomyr, Ukraine February 27, 2022. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi KIEV/MOSCOW, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Russia’s political and economic isolation deepened on Monday as its forces met stiff resistance in Ukraine’s capital and other cities in the biggest […]

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Africa heading towards COVID-19 control, says WHO director

Africa is entering the “control phase” of the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing vaccination rates will be crucial in helping the continent live with the disease, said Matshidiso Moeti, director of the World Organization on Thursday. health for Africa. “While COVID-19 is with us long term, there is light at the end of the tunnel,” Moeti […]

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ECOWAS Holds Emergency Summit After West Africa Coups | Military news

The West African bloc is expected to decide whether to impose more sanctions on Burkina Faso following a military coup. West African leaders are holding an emergency summit in the Ghanaian capital Accra in response to a recent series of coups in the region. Thursday’s talks were launched after Burkina Faso on January 24 became […]

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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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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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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 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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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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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 […]