Nigeria: Another Mall Crumbles in Abuja - Barely six weeks after a four storey building collapsed in Abuja claiming not less than eight lives, part of another building under construction yesterday collapsed at plot 750, Barnex Plaza, Aminu Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja. No casualty was reported. [AA Construction]
The South African Institute of Architects presents the Biennial Convention and Corobrik SAIA Awards for Excellence 2008.
Don’t miss the premier event on the architectural calendar - comprising of an awards banquet; conferencing, workshops, trade show, design and art exhibitions, architectural and heritage tours plus evening and weekend themed activities - all hosted by the Gauteng Institute for Architecture, endorsed by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession and organised by Alive2Green.
Nigeria: We'll Rebuild Holy Trinity, Akpabio Reassures Community - Consequent upon the peaceful resolutions of the lingering land disputes between Mbiakong and Ifiayong Usuk communities, the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio has promised to reconsider his earlier decision not to re-build the Holy Trinity College, Mbiakong in Uruan Local Government Area, which was razed down following a boundary clash between two warring communities. [AA Construction]
Cameroon: Canada to Build 300 Multimedia Centres in Cameroon - Cameroon's Information and Communication Technology will in a few years ahead witness a significant transformation, following the signing yesterday of two new agreements between the government, represented by the Minister of State for Posts and Telecommunications, Maigari Bello Bouba and the Mobile Money Cameroon consortium in the present of the Canadian High Commissioner to Cameroon, Jean Pierre Lavoie on the one hand and Cameroon and South Korea on the other. [
MDS Architecture has designed an outdoor lifestyle extension for Eastgate Shopping Centre. Currently under construction, the new lifestyle component will increase the landmark centre's gross lettable area by 12 000 m2 to 121 000 m2.
Nigeria: Five Feared Killed As Building Collapses - NO fewer than five persons were feared dead and several others injured yesterday when a two-storey building collapsed in Asero area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The incident which occurred at about noon left three siblings, including a set of twins, who were bricklayers working at a petrol station which was under construction injured. [AA Construction]
South Africa will stage the International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress in 2014. This announcement was made during the XXIII UIA Congress and General Assembly at the Lingotto Conference Centre in Turin, Italy.
Durban will be the first African city to host the Congress since Egypt more than 30 years ago. This is the third time that the event will be hosted in Africa; the first in sub-Saharan Africa and the second time in the Southern Hemisphere.