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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. 

February 8, 2016

The mayor ordered red lines to be painted on sidewalks to create a pathway for pedestrians and a zone for vendors, Africa Rizing reports. 

November 4, 2015

The information could help neighborhood leaders advocate for more services and upgrades in poor areas, UrbanAfrica.net reports. 

September 29, 2015

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. 

August 6, 2014

Ghana’s capital is a standout among African cities for policies aimed at boosting economic prospects for a broad range of citizens, MasterCard says.

June 11, 2014
In fast-growing cities of the developing world, naming streets is just one step in improving city services. The World Bank’s Catherine Farvacque-Vitkovic explains.
Christopher Swope February 11, 2014
Ghana is on a national quest to name all of its city streets. It's an exercise that rapidly urbanizing cities across the developing world can learn from.
Anny Osabutey February 10, 2014

Writing in Environment and Urbanization, Vanessa Watson lays out a critique of Africa’s new urban showcase developments, calling them “fantasy plans.”

January 24, 2014
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