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Politicians in Ghana seem more preoccupied with staying in power than bringing meaningful change to slum dwellers, the Africa Research Institute says.
The mayor ordered red lines to be painted on sidewalks to create a pathway for pedestrians and a zone for vendors, Africa Rizing reports.
The information could help neighborhood leaders advocate for more services and upgrades in poor areas, UrbanAfrica.net reports.
Dakar’s well-run sanitation services are a stark contrast to neglect in Accra, writes the director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program.
Ghana’s capital is a standout among African cities for policies aimed at boosting economic prospects for a broad range of citizens, MasterCard says.
Writing in Environment and Urbanization, Vanessa Watson lays out a critique of Africa’s new urban showcase developments, calling them “fantasy plans.”