Government moves to make bodabodas safer in Dar

Photo: Traffic police inspect a bodaboda rider’s particulars at Magomeni area in Dar es Salaam. Emmanuel Herman. Motorcycle taxi operators in Dar es Salaam should be rubbing their hands with glee after former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa recently offered them a helping hand. Speaking at a meeting with bodaboda operators at Leaders Club grounds, in […]

Weekly urban news roundup: April 25, 2014

Benghazi votes peacefully. Benghazi residents on April 19 voted to choose their municipal council in an atmosphere of hope and optimism about a better future. The chairman of election subcommittee, Abdel Wahab al-Feki, expressed his relief over the smooth flow of elections, which took place without any obstacles. –Magharebia. Small traders fear evictions in Kigali The city of […]

End in sight for Dar es Salaam’s traffic woes

Expectations are running high among Dar es Salaam residents as the first phase of the city’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project inches closer to completion. For Dar es Salaam commuters, who spend over two hours on a one-way trip into or out of the central business area, the project, implemented by government agency DART, promises […]

Weekly urban news round up: April 11, 2014

Kigali National Genocide Memorial filled with grief Screams and wails punctured the crowd at Rwanda’s Amahoro stadium in Kigali on Monday, as people were overcome with grief while listening to a survivor of the 1994 genocide tell his story. – RFI. More than 2,000 Somalis arrested in Nairobi Kenyan police have been carrying out raids in Nairobi’s […]

Weekly urban news round up: April 04, 2014

This week’s headlines on cities across the continent

Weekly urban news roundup: March 31, 2014

New protocol to restore Old Cairo. Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab attended the signing of a cooperation protocol between the housing and antiquities ministries to resume the restoration of historical sites in Old Cairo. AllAfrica. Bujumbura restricts the areas of jogging. In Burundi, jogging has just become a high-risk activity. If you’re not careful – if […]

Urban news roundup: March 22, 2014

The week’s headlines from across the continent.

Weekly urban news roundup: March 17, 2014

Johannesburg is Africa’s busiest city for twitter The top tweeting cities in Africa have been revealed in a new study that seeks to analyse the behaviour of Twitter users. According to a study by strategic communications agency Portland, SA and Egypt are the most active on Twitter, with peaks for the Egyptian uprisings and the […]

7 March 2014 Weekly Urban News Round-Up

The week’s headlines from around the continent.