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Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing
Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing

The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic. Research has shown that some of the most at-risk populations and therefore the potential hotspots of Covid-19 are in informal settlements where density is above the threshold needed for social distancing.

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 1 day ago

How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperation
How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperation

Ethiopia's on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a 'water war'.

By Ashok Swain 2 days ago

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