Parts of Nairobi are already dealing with temperature increases and reduction in humidity. These conditions are associated with increases in mortality, especially in children and the elderly.
Trouble in Africa’s cities is due to the fact that electoral competition drives leaders to be biased towards rural areas.
Constructing fancy ‘smart cities’ might not be the best solution for Africa’s rapidly urbanising populations.
In our urban world, turning the makeshift and the informal into the livable and sustainable is our greatest challenge.
The abandonment of crop farming fields isn’t new. But some researchers say it’s accelerated in the last two decades.
Old people in Nigeria’s cities can’t even rely on public transport.
Obesity is on the rise among urban African women of reproductive age in all of the 24 countries studied.
How can African research universities be more responsive to African countries’ needs? And how can these universities work together to leverage funding for research informed by African realities?
So-called lifestyle diseases such as cancer and heart disease have been rising in Africa, adding to the already huge burden of disease in poor countries. But the research has not kept pace.