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Market Contractor Told to Hurry Up Work

Kenya: Market Contractor Told to Hurry Up Work - Assistant minister for Gender Manyala Keya has told a contractor building a Sh153 million modern market in Kakamega town to speed up the work. [AA Construction]

Will the New Law Clean up the Building Industry?

Kenya: Will the New Law Clean up the Building Industry? - When a Kenyan developer wants to describe how profitable real estate business is, he simply says: "Real estate is very real." [AA Construction]

Malls on the Rise, Migaa in the Green

Kenya: Malls on the Rise, Migaa in the Green - The resilience of Kenya's economy and a growing middle class is fuelling growth in the country's retail property market. [AA Construction]

After the Site Tour, What Next?

Kenya: After the Site Tour, What Next? - As you read this, some 50 Kenyan developers are in South Africa touring housing projects and comparing notes with their counterparts in Johannesburg and Capetown. [AA Construction]

House of Sand a First for Country

Namibia: House of Sand a First for Country - A kitchen built of sandbags in the Omaheke Region is a first for Namibia and "not as idiotic as one would think". [AA Construction]

Oncor Substation Competition - Call for Ideas

Oncor Substation Competition - Call for Ideas - This competition seeks generate ideas through the engagement of students and professionals in architecture, design, arts and other creative disciplines to begin to re-imagine potential visual appearances of public infrastructure. Public infrastructure such as water and power utilities such as substa ...08.06.2011 [WAC Latest News]

Zanu PF Hijacks Murambatsvina Housing Scheme

Zimbabwe: Zanu PF Hijacks Murambatsvina Housing Scheme - ZANU PF has hijacked a housing scheme in Bulawayo meant to benefit victims of Murambatsvina, with people being forced to register as party members in order to keep their stands. [AA Urbanisation]

Brikama Area Council Mute Over Demolition of Canteens

Gambia: Brikama Area Council Mute Over Demolition of Canteens - Canteen owners at the Brikama market were taken by surprise when the officials of the Brikama Area Council (BAC) demolished their canteens on Thursday 2nd June without any prior notice given to them. More than twenty three canteens were demolished and the victims are mostly old and young women who have refrigerators to sell ice and cold water. The Council officials confirmed the story but declined to comment. [AA Urbanisation]

All Set for Dangote Cement Plant Construction

Zambia: All Set for Dangote Cement Plant Construction - THE construction of Dangote cement plant in Masaiti District will commence next month, Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) out-going director of investment promotion and privatisation Muhabi Lungu has said. [AA Construction]

Mandela Legacy Bridge Construction to Start in July

South Africa: Mandela Legacy Bridge Construction to Start in July - The construction of the Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Legacy Bridge on the Mbashe River in the Eastern Cape is set to commence at the end of July. [AA Construction]

Twenty Hydra-Form Housing Units Commissioned

Uganda: 20 Hydra-Form Housing Units Commissioned - First Lady Mrs Janet Museveni Twenty has commissioned 20 housing units at Nakapelimeni Camp Swahili in Moroto unicipality in north eastern Uganda. [AA Urbanisation]

Housing Authority to Promote Affordable Accommodation

Rwanda: Housing Authority to Promote Affordable Accommodation - The Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) has stepped up a campaign to promote affordable housing in the country. [AA Urbanisation]

Officials Demolish Homes of City Land Invaders

South Africa: Officials Demolish Homes of City Land Invaders - The homes of 12 Tafelsig backyarder families were demolished by the city's Anti-Land Invasion unit on Friday, in a fierce face-off that left several people injured, including a woman who was seven months pregnant. [AA Urbanisation]

Kwankwaso Demolishes Buildings on Revoked Land

Nigeria: Kwankwaso Demolishes Buildings on Revoked Land - Hours after Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso revoked plots of land allocated to some highly placed Nigerians at the highbrow Kofa Na'isa area of Kano metropolis, he, on Sunday night supervised the demolition of structures on the revoked land. [AA Urbanisation]

TUC Wants NHF Scrapped, FGSHLB as Replacement

Nigeria: TUC Wants NHF Scrapped, FGSHLB as Replacement - The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has called on the federal government to scrap the National Housing Fund (NHF), while the contributions so far made by public sector workers should be transferred to the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board (FGSHLB). [AA Urbanisation]

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