Kampala is one of the three Eastern African cities that transformed with little historical precedence.
East Africa is one of the fastest urbanising regions in the world, but it’s still in the early phases. There’s a big opportunity to get the region’s cities right.
Economic well-being is crucial to population health.
Lockdown measures may stop the spread of the virus. But they can also lead to a larger and more protracted public health crisis in the form of deprivation and hunger.
Staff from South Sudan’s Health Ministry pose with protective suits during a drill for Ebola preparedness.
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When tackling an Ebola outbreak speed is a critical element - every hour counts.
Lorries blocked at the border between DRC and Zambia. Poor roads are a major stumbling block to trade.
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Producers in Zambia should be getting more for their crops, and buyers in East Africa should be paying less, alleviating food price spikes.
Dar’s rapid bus transit system is expected to be faster to build and cheaper to operate than railways. SAID KHALFAN/AFP via
Local realities shape the transport system, making it less directly applicable as a model elsewhere.
Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo gather by a market in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Uganda.
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Uganda is making an effort in a neighbourhood where few other countries have the same enthusiasm.
AirQo monitoring system on a ‘boda boda’.
Kampala, like many other cities in sub-Saharan Africa, has a critical data gap on the scale and magnitude of air pollution.
The active and uninhibited dissemination of knowledge is vital for the advancement of knowledge.
A man pulls a cart through the early morning smog in Nairobi.
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We found that air pollution levels in Nairobi increased by 182% over the study period, Kampala by 162% and Addis Ababa by 62%.
View of Kampala.
China is funding global infrastructure projects to expand its influence and capacity for economic growth.
African cities are failing to raise development funds through bond markets.
Kampala experiences heavy traffic in the city due to rapid population growth.
Metropolitan areas are key to economic prosperity of countries. But this is affected when the population grows too fast like in Uganda’s Kampala, where growth has outpaced infrastructure development.
Baby Lurky, whose family was displaced by Boko Haram in the northeast region of Nigeria, sleeps at a camp in Adamawa State.
The rise in the number of people fleeing Boko Haram terror calls for urgent amendments to Nigeria’s constitution to provide legal protection to the country’s millions of internally displaced citizens.
Local residents walk past a collapsed building in Huruma, Nairobi. Many of the city’s current problems emerged at its birth as a colonial town.
Building better, inclusive cities involves enabling the wise use of public land and taxes to ensure that high-quality housing and amenities are provided for all at a lower cost.
Traffic jams in major African cities such as Lagos, pictured here, as well as Uganda’s Kampala, are a major drain on productivity.
Kampala generates about 60% of Uganda’s GDP. In the coming decade urbanisation is the single largest opportunity to spur economic growth in the coming decade.