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Urban growth a boon for Africa's industrialisation

There has been much talk about Africa's urban dividends — the increased prosperity and sustained socioeconomic development resulting from the expansion and industrialisation of African cities...

By Franck Kuwonu 1 day ago

Crystal Lagoons sets eyes on Kenya for further expansion in SSA

Multinational water-innovation company Crystal Lagoons has signed its first deal in Africa - a 1.5 hectare lagoon in the new Blyde Riverwalk

3 days ago

Can you redevelop a big city like Lagos without displacing the poor?

Urban planner Lookman Oshodi seems to think it is possible...

14 Jun 2017

How streets can help bridge social and spatial divides

I recently had a very inspiring conversation with Marcela Guerrero Casas, co-founder and MD of Open Streets Cape Town about the power of streets and its ability to bridge social and spatial divides...

By Ilse van den Berg 26 May 2017

Congo breaks ground on $58m China-funded parliament building

Congo broke ground on a new Chinese-funded parliament building in the capital Brazzaville on Monday, 22 May, estimated at over $58m...

24 May 2017

#AUW2017: Trends shaping the future of utilities

Marius Oosthuizen, a lecturer in strategic foresight at GIBS, unpacked some of the trends shaping the future of utilities...

By Sindy Peters 23 May 2017

West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities...

22 May 2017

Zanzibar about to undergo mega transformation of the sustainable kind

Pennyroyal Gibraltar Ltd has announced the development of the Zanzibar Amber Resort, which will see the cluster of tropical islets forming Zanzibar undergo a mega transformation in terms of social upliftment and tourism...

19 May 2017

#AUW2017: Innovative water management in Africa requires collaboration

Uganda's Minister of Water and Environment Sam Cheptoris kicked off proceedings in the Water track on the first day of this year's African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 17 May 2017

The superhighway threatening Nigeria's tropical rainforest

When bulldozers rolled into their forest at the start of last year, the Ekuri community in southeast Nigeria protested: "Indigenes say no!"

17 May 2017

eWater, Eseye roll out efficient clean water system in Gambia

eWater recently partnered with Eseye in the provision of clean water in Gambia, with roll-out plans in the pipeline for other African countries...

16 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: How engineers can help co-create a better Africa

African engineers have been relegated to filling in the technical blanks...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: African engineers face a ‘wicked' trilemma

Addressing Africa's infrastructure deficit, according to the World Bank, will cost about $93bn a year...

By Sindy Peters 11 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Partnerships key to sustainable growth in Africa

Delegates from across 17 African countries are attending FIDIC-GAMA 2017...

By Sindy Peters 9 May 2017

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International

Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor

India houses the largest proportion of the global poor with no access to adequate housing and electricity.

By Bongani Shweni 15 Jun 2017

ArcelorMittal tipped to take over Italy's Ilva

A consortium led by global steel giant ArcelorMittal is tipped to take over Italy's troubled Ilva steelworks, one of the most polluting industrial sites in Europe, a source told AFP Friday, 26 May.

29 May 2017

As US mulls action on steel, foreign producers urge caution

Foreign steel producers on Wednesday, 24 May, called for prudence from the Trump administration as it considers possible actions to shield domestic companies from unfair imports on national security grounds.

26 May 2017

Seven factors to consider in hiring painting contractors for your office

If the physical appearance of individuals really matters in business, then it's reasonable to say that how good-looking your office is tells a lot about the business you get. One shouldn't be surprised when a shabby office attracts only low-budget, pain-in-the-behind clients.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 22 May 2017

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