July 18

  • Uganda: High Commissioner Visits Street Children's Drop-in Centre [press release]

    PR Newswire

    UK officials tour RETRAK Uganda facility and donate funds to help change street children's lives Read more »

  • Africa: New TB Diagnostic Tool Could Lower Costs


    Early results from a clinical trial indicate that an enzyme based TB detection method could diagnose the disease in 30 minutes and further lower the cost of diagnosis by up to 40... Read more »

  • Nigeria: World Bank Panel Turns Its Back On Forcibly Evicted Community [press release]

    AI London

    The decision by a World Bank Inspection Panel to refuse to investigate a complaint about forced evictions linked to a World Bank project in Lagos shows a complete disregard for its... Read more »

  • Zambia: Kabwe Council Pounces On Street Vendors

    Times of Zambia

    KABWE Municipal Council has confiscated street vendor's merchandise that is left along the shop corridors overnight in the town centre. Read more »

  • Zambia: Munyaule Market Thrives in Filthy [column]

    Times of Zambia

    THE strong stench of the effluent in the drainage unbearable to human nostrils, the music sound blaring from the speakers is what greets consumers as they approach Lusaka's... Read more »

  • South Africa: Madiba Magic Cleans Marabastad


    Although the Father of the Nation has gone, the Madiba magic still lives on in the hearts of South Africans who chose to clean-up the streets of Marabastad, in the City of Tshwane,... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Demolitions Inhuman - Mabamba

    The Herald

    Fired Chitungwiza councillor Dr Fredrick Mabamba has described a decision by the town to demolish thousands of residential properties built on undesignated land as "inhuman,... Read more »

July 17

  • South Africa: De Lille Lashes Out At HRC and SJC Over Sanitation Report


    Today, Mayor Patricia De Lille responded in a special edition of Cape Town This Week to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) report on sanitation provision in Khayelitsha that was... Read more »

  • South Africa: New Housing Scheme for Public Servants


    Government is currently in talks with the private sector to introduce a new housing scheme for public servants who fall under a pay bracket that cannot afford a home loan or... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Housing Co-Operatives to the Rescue

    The Herald

    With Government battling over the years to resolve an ever-growing housing backlog now estimated at over 1,2 million, co-operatives present a viable complementary approach towards... Read more »

  • South Africa: Abahlali baseMjondolo - No Freedom Without Land [analysis]

    The Daily Vox

    S'BU ZIKODE of the South African Shack Dwellers' Movement Abahlali baseMjondolo spoke on landlessness and the law at the 10th biennial consultation on urban ministry in Pretoria... Read more »

  • Zambia: Displaced Mindolo North Residents to Move Again

    Times of Zambia

    KITWE Mayor Kelvin Sinyangwe has said the Kitwe City Council (KCC) and the Government are arranging for alternative land for the displaced Mindolo North residents, as a lasting... Read more »

  • South Africa: Ses'khona and ANC Councillor Accused of Hijacking City Disaster Relief


    Some Lwandle residents have accused Ses'khona and ANC city councillor JJ Maxheke of keeping food and other disaster relief material supplied by the City of Cape Town for Ses'khona... Read more »

  • Kenya: Kitengela Landlord Wants Maina Njenga Evicted

    The Star

    THE owner of the land on which Hope International Ministries Church stands in Kitengela now wants government intervention in ejecting his tenant, Maina Njenga, from the property. Read more »

  • Kenya: Medics to Get Houses

    The Star

    Servant quarters will be built at a cost of Sh4 million at Gachororo Health Centre in Kiambu county. Juja MP Francis Munyua said the quarters will house workers at the health... Read more »

  • Namibia: Women Building Houses in Keetmanshoop

    New Era

    Women in Keetmanshoop have grabbed the opportunity to become part of the mass housing initiative by learning how to construct houses from ground level all the way to roof level and... Read more »

  • South Africa: Why the Sun Will Continue to Burn in Langa


    Last Wednesday, Langa erupted into massive protest that locked down the area with no way in or out of the township. To many, it seemed like the anger came from nowhere - yet... Read more »

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