The harassment of informal food vendors by national and municipal governments remains a major impediment to improving the resilience of the urban poor
Being underdeveloped gives the city a chance to develop in a more climate-compatible way
African cities are crowded, but not necessarily economically dense. In other words, they are undergoing an urbanisation of people, not of capital
Every year, 390,000 people pour into Kinshasa to escape war and poverty, but also to study or to follow a dream - the equivalent of a mid-sized city
A completely unscientific ranking of four African cities: Where Abidjan is tops, and a big resort city falls flat
Impressions from four African cities - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire; Kigali, Rwanda; Libreville, Gabon and Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Africa's current tallest building, the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, was built over 40 years ago - but it could soon lose the title
Brave future: Middle class—or just rich? Behind high walls, new luxury South African city is a world apart
'Enough amenities to declare independence,' is the official slogan for Steyn City, where about 250 of 10,000 planned plush homes have been completed.
About $90 billion per year is required in order to meet the needs of swelling urban populations, says recent data from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Africa's urban population will double in 25 years, and it will have a slum prevalence level of 61%.
Soldiers and warlords have become presidents in Africa, but rarely have mayors. What if we had more of them?
In Africa, there’s something particularly “toxic” about city politics that makes it difficult to transfer urban support to the national stage.
These countries are urbanising fastest in Africa—and this is how they could surprisingly change fortunes
China's successor? Believe it, Africa's chaotic cities are poised to catapult the region into new economic ground, and in a rather unexpected way.
In Addis Ababa, Ibadan, Kampala, Lagos and Luanda, more than 40% of the urban population lives in overcrowded houses - Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
Mathogothanio and Matatuism: Two Kenyan ideas that every African will relate to, and why it needs to stop now
Mathogothanio is Jacob Zuma's Nkandla affair, and Lagos' 'ultra-modern' Banana Island. It is Burundi's last election; Paul Biya, and Robert Mugabe
If I had my own house, I’d retrofit the whole thing with solar.
It was the first time that a piece of graphical journalism was honoured at the CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards
Kampala: Spotless streets, a fearless city boss, and why voting doesn't give you the leaders you need
Five years after I last visited Uganda's capital, I find a city transformed.
Good universities, low living costs and vibrant communities - these 10 are among the best African cities to be a student
A brief look at why these cities have carved out a niche for themselves among students looking for a wholesome experience.
The app that could transform Africa's e-commerce by solving its postcode problem - and with just three little words
Some 75% of the world suffers from inadequate addressing. This makes receiving goods bought online or getting aid an exercise in wishful thinking.
Love and hate all around for Uber, but Africa offers a lifeline - and a hint to how we can create a new world
Uber drivers are probably the only demographic in Africa at that income level with 100% smartphone ownership.