Kenya: Slum Upgrade Welcome - Kenya's latest efforts towards upgrading slums into decent precincts for human occupation started yesterday with the relocation of the first batch of shanty dwellers to newly constructed flats adjacent to the Soweto area in Kibera, arguably Africa's biggest slum. [AA Urbanisation]
Nigeria: Kano Cries Out Over Contractors' Sabotage - With less than a month to kick-off the world cadet soccer championship scheduled to hold in Nigeria , Kano State Commissioner of Projects Monitoring and Evaluation, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Garba has cried out over the slow pace of federal projects, particularly at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, Kano. [AA Construction]
On Sunday, 27 September 2009, the Architect Africa Film Festival
will host three film screenings at the Architecture Student
Congress 09, at the University of Pretoria.
The screenings will be:
1. The winning short films from the Moving Spaces student
competition, sponsored by the Cement & Concrete Institute;
2. A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil;
and Barcelona Blueprint;
3. The Next Industrial Revolution; and Living in the Landscape.
The cost for tickets for the Sunday evening screenings is R150,
Uganda: First Lady Raises Funds for Schools - THE First Lady and state minister for Karamoja affairs Mrs. Janet Museveni, has participated in a fund raising drive to support safe water projects, including the construction of protected wells for over 50 Primary Schools in Ruhaama in Ntungamo district. [AA Urbanisation]
Nigeria: The Country Can Solve Its Housing Crisis-Expert - Like infrastructure, Nigeria is experiencing acute supply of housing. Government seems to be bereft of ideas in solving the acute shortage in the supply of houses across the country. Even private sector intervention has been more exploitative than a solution. In this interview Mustapha Njie, chairman &CEO, Taf Holding Company Limited, a company based in the Gambian explains how Nigeria can decongest its cities and leverage on the right technology to deliver adequate housing. [AA Construction]