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Could Ibadan be Nigeria’s next top city?

With its sprawling population, agricultural potential and commercial promise, Ibadan could rival Lagos as an economic hub. But there are many challenges to overcome. Ibadan, the …

Cities’ DIY route to capital raising

Municipalities in Africa are increasingly looking to local and international capital markets to fund infrastructure projects.  A market hall in Dakar, a series of high-rise apartments …

Smart cities in a smart Africa

As Kilamba Kiaxi in Angola has shown, other forms of new African city need to be developed with the local markets and local needs in …

A 21st century approach to infrastructure

Skills transfer, human capacity development and the creation of jobs are all central to developing an infrastructure industry in Africa that is economically and socially …

Crunch time for African Cities

The march from rural Africa to urban centres is relentless and accelerating by the year. Cities are both becoming denser as well as expanding outwards …