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Jamestown, Accra. The city’s authorities have done nothing to develop green spaces in the city’s slums. Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images

People in Accra’s slums know green spaces are important: planners should take heed

Ghanaian city authorities are focused on addressing problems of poverty, education and health rather than managing green spaces in slums
Informal food trade represents a critical source of employment and food security for the urban poor. Nic Bothma/EPA

Informal traders in African cities are being used as political pawns

By better understanding the politics and governance of African cities and variations across cities, we can identify feasible opportunities to improve informal traders’ livelihoods.
The Korle Gono beach in Accra covered in plastic bottles and other items washed ashore following weeks of heavy flooding in 2016. EPA/Christian Thompson

How everyday politics shapes the way African cities are run

Focusing on everyday politics can help explain why powerful interest groups undermine policies that might improve the public good.
Johannesburg’s night sky with its most densely-populated suburb of Hillbrow in the foreground. Leon Krige

Johannesburg and Accra: inching their way up the urban food chain

Accra and Johannesburg have some way to go before making it onto anyone’s top 20. Both cities have a desperate gap between rich and poor but inequality is not a uniquely African problem.

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