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With outposts in three informal settlements, Access Afya is a new model for delivering health services close to where people live and work.
Justus Wanzala November 16, 2017
A new plan aims to guide more compact, transit-oriented development of the city through 2040.
Brendon Bosworth October 18, 2016
Part of the bargain is providing good customer service.
Amy Fallon September 23, 2016

The national government has adopted plans to pursue sustainable urbanization in six secondary cities, the New Times reports. 

September 16, 2016

A mobile app will help Nairobi residents avoid dangerous areas and city leaders boost crime prevention, the Daily Nation reports. 

September 8, 2016

Post-apartheid redevelopment efforts are displacing poor residents and dividing citizens along racial lines, Al Jazeera reports. 

September 8, 2016

The aid organization wants to deepen roots in the Global South, but critics think NGOs should hire more locals and pay them better, Oxfam and Quartz say.

August 15, 2016
Takeaways from the latest edition of the African Economic Outlook.
Gabriela Rico July 29, 2016
Behind the bottom-up push to make the Congolese capital the ‘Paris of Africa’

Kigali and other Rwandan cities must construct more high rises as land becomes scarce for development, the New Times reports.  

June 30, 2016
For the African National Congress, the ruling party that came to power in 1994 after the fall of apartheid, informal settlements have been a continuous problem, one compounded by the rapid influx of people to urban areas in search of better opportunities.
Brendon Bosworth June 14, 2016
The Ugandan capital is finding homegrown climate solutions.
Amy Fallon June 10, 2016

Niamey has been without electricity since the beginning of May as the main electric utility contends with a severe supply shortage, Xinhau reports. 

May 25, 2016

Erratic rail service is making traffic congestion worse and taking a toll on commuters and employers alike, the Times Live reports. 

May 24, 2016

The Millennium Challenge Corporation is compensating 2,000 residents forced to move due to a major infrastructure project, the Lusaka Times reports. 

May 19, 2016

The Nigerian state of Osun has teamed with UN-HABITAT on a 20-year development plan to modernize nine cities, Nigeria’s Today reports.

May 6, 2016
While many Habitat III national reports are overdue, they continue to be finalized — and offer a fascinating glimpse of the global spectrum of urbanization trends today.
Gregory Scruggs April 29, 2016
'Secondary' cities are booming across Africa. Jinja is one aiming to get ahead of the growth.
Amy Fallon April 22, 2016

Digital literacy, telemedicine and mobile birth certificates are among the ‘smart’ city technologies that would help poorer communities, Mail & Guardian Africa says.

April 18, 2016

Crime reduction efforts, improved public transportation and a gleaming new satellite city are among the changes, Africa Renewal reports. 

April 14, 2016
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