Urban News Roundup – 19 June 2015

City news headlines from around the continent.

Dar’s Hawker Complex is a White Elephant

To put an end to street hawking, government built a complex for hawkers in Dar es Salaam to trade out of. But few hawkers are using it and most prefer to sell on the streets, illegally. Florence Mugarula reports.

Urban News Roundup: June 12, 2015

A weekly roundup of city news headlines from across the continent.

Gaborone’s CBD: In Search of Lost Time

Gaborone’s CBD faces an uphill battle as it tries to claim its place as the heart of the city and realise a vision that was conceived more than 20 years ago.

Taxi-moto safety in Kigali: a conversation with Tom Goodfellow

Researcher Tom Goodfellow explains how Kigali’s motorbike taxis contribute to keeping Kigali safe.

Urban News Roundup: May 29, 2015

City news headlines from around the continent.

Feeder roads to deal with Dar’s traffic dilemma

Commuters in Dar es Salaam are used to spending hours stuck in traffic jams. A new 46.2-kilometer network of feeder roads in the city should change that. Florence Mugarula reports.

Urban News Roundup: May 14, 2015

Urban news headlines from around the continent.

Urban news roundup: May 08, 2015

A round-up of news headlines from around the continent.

Malled to Death: Gaborone’s Retail Explosion

I was born and raised in Gaborone. Despite being in my mid-twenties I can still recall a time when this city had no shopping malls to speak of. Of course we had African Mall and Main Mall with their quaint rows of shops ranging from butcheries to shoe repairers but we had no real malls. […]