Africa cities

These are the 10 most innovative cities in Africa, according to the Knight Frank report

According to the report, African countries will emerge resilient from the Covid-19 pandemic if they are innovative and provide long-term social solutions to their residents, attracting finance and generating new demand for space. The research looked at over 100 data points applied to 29 capitals from a long list of over 500 cities in Africa […]

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South Africa: What GPS trackers have revealed about baboon troop movements in Cape Town

Many animals form groups. Living in groups can protect individuals from predators, thereby reducing risk; it also helps them find more food, which increases rewards. However, the presence of cities can alter these patterns of risk and reward. When wildlife enters the urban space, it is possible that the way individuals behave in groups – […]

Africa tourism

United Airlines wants to fly from Washington DC to Cape Town, starting in November

(Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Cape Town is attracting interest from US carriers, namely Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Delta recently requested direct flights between Atlanta and Cape Town after an earlier call for a triangular route with Johannesburg was controversially rejected by South Africa’s Department of Transport. Now United Airlines, […]

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Killing of star runner confronts Kenya with scourge of abuse

ELDORET, Kenya – The brutal murder of Olympic runner Agnes Tirop last year shows signs of a turning point for Kenya in tackling an unaddressed scourge of abuse and violence against female athletes nor even recognized until now. Tirop was stabbed to death in her home last October, a month after setting a new world […]

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Suspect charged with terrorism in South African parliament fire

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A homeless man accused of setting fires that destroyed part of South Africa’s historic parliament complex was charged with terrorism on Tuesday and sent to a mental hospital for a month to Evaluation. Zandile Mafe, 49, appeared in a Cape Town courtroom for a bail hearing, when the terrorism […]

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Firefighters finally leave the South African Parliament complex

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Firefighters left the South African Parliament complex and turned it over to police four days after a major fire destroyed the main chamber of the country’s national legislature, authorities announced Thursday. A man suspected of starting Sunday’s blaze has been arrested and appeared in court for burglary, theft, arson […]

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Fire reignites at South African Parliament in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The fire that once destroyed the main chamber of South Africa’s parliament erupted again on Monday about 36 hours after starting in the 130-year-old historic building complex, officials said. authorities. Firefighters were sent back to the precincts of Parliament in central Cape Town after flames reappeared on the roof […]

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New COVID strain hits revival of South Africa’s international tourism trade

South Africa famous for its wildlife, its landscapes, its vineyards Omicron-driven travel restrictions deter international customers Roughly R1bn lost due to no-shows – Tourism sector CEO More pain if travel bans persist, warns Sun International CAPE TOWN, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Rushdi Harper’s travel agency in Cape Town was just beginning to recover from a […]

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Top 6 places to explore on South Africa’s Garden Route

Share the article Last update 5 months ago The glorious Garden Route is a 186 mile stretch of natural landscape spanning the Western and Eastern Capes of South Africa. From Mossel Bay in the west to Storms River in the east, the route passes through a variety of landscapes including stunning coastlines and dramatic mountain […]

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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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Why African Cities Need African Planning

Why African Cities Need African Planning Design concept for Eko Atlantic City. Image courtesy of To share To share Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp To post Or 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 […]