Ethiopia’s mass housing project has built and transferred half-a-million houses in two decades – but it’s damaging the social fabric of communities.
Member states need to arrive at binding, transparent and enforceable priorities to see progress.
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.
Local realities shape the transport system, making it less directly applicable as a model elsewhere.
Addis may be shaping up to look like the modern city that the government wants, but it is yet to meet the needs of most residents.
Humanitarians are stuck in a dilemma: challenging practices that cause suffering could risk access to the vulnerable people they serve.
The new conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region could be the tipping point for foreign investors in the garment industry.
Abiy Ahmed has a vision to upgrade Ethiopia’s capital city but his ambitious megaprojects do not take the majority of Addis Ababa’s residents into account
We found that air pollution levels in Nairobi increased by 182% over the study period, Kampala by 162% and Addis Ababa by 62%.
Development should not be pursued at the expense of the very people who helped to create value and meaning in the city.
Africa’s new continental free trade area, the AfCFTA, is a remarkable achievement. However, decisive diplomatic, technical and social action is needed for it to succeed.
Surveys shows that the majority of Africans prefer democracy, despite its flaws, to the alternatives.
Moving people without taking their social and economic concerns into consideration isn’t the way to deal with urban slums.
As Addis Ababa develops into a modern city, beggars are increasingly being treated like public nuisances and criminals.
Recent urban disasters in Ethiopia and Mozambique resulted in high female mortality, which was been largely ignored.
Satellite research in Ethiopia is opening up a new frontier in the hunt for geothermal power.
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
The African Union is changing the way it does business. Its new reforms, led by Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, call for fewer strategic priorities and addressing bureaucratic bottlenecks.
For the first time, all Oromo branches have come together to fight for their national self-determination and democracy
The Sudanese government and its armed opposition are both unhappy with the ceasefire they signed. Senior military officers have also publicly voiced their disapproval of the induced deal.