Urban news roundup: March 6, 2015

Mombasa to receive road upgrades

Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has invited bids for the design of Port Reitz Road and Moi International Airport Road aimed at decongesting the two link roads. The roads are to be upgraded from a single carriage way to dual carriageway with grade separated junctions at the Magongo and Port Reitz Road junction. – Trademark East Africa

Yaoundé public lake development to be funded by Deutsche Bank

Cameroon president Paul Biya has empowered his Minister of Economy, Planning and Land Development to sign two loan agreements with Deutsche Bank SAE and Deutsche Bank AG, to fund the  development project of the communal lake of the capital Yaoundé. – StarAfrica

Kampala traders threaten protests over closed commercial buildings
The traders say although they appreciate KCCA’s concern over poor hygiene in the closed arcades, the city authorities never considered the losses the traders are making. – NTV

Brazzaville sees thousands of women marching for peace
Thousands of women staged a march for peace in the Republic of Congo’s capital Brazzaville Sunday as pressure builds over mooted constitutional changes that would pave the way for the president to extend his hold on power. – Africa Review

Durban‘s Tongaat mall boss questioned over corruption

Verbal agreements, incompetent and unqualified staff, a lack of documentation, and a failure to abide by the law all plagued the construction of the Tongaat Mall, a commission of inquiry heard on Tuesday. – News24

Lusaka to install 10, 000 new prepaid meters

The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company will install 10,000 prepaid meters in the central business district this year. The project is a continuation of works which started last year. – Zambia Daily Mail

Ouagadougou: Sankara’s body ordered exhumed

The government of Burkina Faso on Wednesday ordered the exhumation of the corpse of former president Thomas Sankara, slain in a 1987 coup. A government decree said the move was aimed at formally identifying his remains. – AfricanSpotlight

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