A common theme of a report on African economies is the importance of directing factories, businesses and investment to smaller, “secondary cities”.
David Hatch May 23, 2017
Minna, the capital of Niger state, was an early adopter of an international standard on service delivery.
Brendon Bosworth March 21, 2017
BudgIT’s online tool tracks the implementation of government infrastructure and service provision projects at the sub-national level.
Brendon Bosworth February 22, 2017

Government-backed demolitions of waterfront shantytowns in Lagos have more than 300,000 residents at risk of eviction, PRI reports.

December 20, 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

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

April 14, 2016
Smartphone apps and 3D maps are a help for the visually impaired, but technology is not always the answer.
Grace Chua January 14, 2016

Weak governance is partly to blame for hours-long traffic jams that can form well outside normal rush hours, The Economist reports. 

November 16, 2015

Writing in The Conversation, a professor recommends a “charter city” model for Eko Atlantic to ensure transparency and high ethical standards.

August 17, 2015

The city of 20 million relies on “inventive” ways to ensure that trash is not illegally dumped in places where it would foul the environment, reports. 

June 9, 2015

A city in southern Nigeria will use its new communications infrastructure to improve essential services such as education and health care, Ventures Africa reports. 

January 21, 2015

To accommodate demand, developers are constructing buildings on soil that is not strong enough for multistory structures, Next City reports. 

October 15, 2014

A floating school designed for an aquatic neighborhood in Lagos can withstand storm surge and rising tides, the ArchiPanic blog reports. 

July 23, 2014

Beyond risk to people and property, the city’s role as an economic engine and magnet for youth could be undermined by climate change, Amina J. Mohammed writes in allAfrica.

May 12, 2014

A city short on electricity but brimming with garbage explores a solution to both problems, the AP reports.

March 17, 2014

Despite its slums and poverty, the quality of governance in Lagos has been improving, Seth Kaplan writes in the New York Times.

January 20, 2014
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