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Government-backed demolitions of waterfront shantytowns in Lagos have more than 300,000 residents at risk of eviction, PRI reports.

 
December 20, 2016

Crime reduction efforts, improved public transportation and a gleaming new satellite city are among the changes, Africa Renewal reports. 

April 14, 2016

Weak governance is partly to blame for hours-long traffic jams that can form well outside normal rush hours, The Economist reports. 

November 16, 2015

Africa’s urban planners are starting over with new cities such as Eko Atlantic near Lagos, the Christian Science Monitor reports. 

October 1, 2015

Writing in The Conversation, a professor recommends a “charter city” model for Eko Atlantic to ensure transparency and high ethical standards.

August 17, 2015

Chinese developers are playing a lead role in the urbanization of Kigali, Lagos, Addis Ababa and other African cities

July 28, 2015

The city of 20 million relies on “inventive” ways to ensure that trash is not illegally dumped in places where it would foul the environment, Urb.im reports. 

June 9, 2015

The ubiquitous motorbike taxis in African cities offer flexibility that minibuses lack and are fueling a boom in home delivery services, Mail & Guardian Africa reports.

November 18, 2014

To accommodate demand, developers are constructing buildings on soil that is not strong enough for multistory structures, Next City reports. 

October 15, 2014

A floating school designed for an aquatic neighborhood in Lagos can withstand storm surge and rising tides, the ArchiPanic blog reports. 

July 23, 2014

Beyond risk to people and property, the city’s role as an economic engine and magnet for youth could be undermined by climate change, Amina J. Mohammed writes in allAfrica.

May 12, 2014

A city short on electricity but brimming with garbage explores a solution to both problems, the AP reports.

March 17, 2014

Despite its slums and poverty, the quality of governance in Lagos has been improving, Seth Kaplan writes in the New York Times.

January 20, 2014
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