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Government plans rhino and giraffe-shaped cities for 2025


The government of Sudan is set to re-design two of its cities from scratch in the shape of animals – a rhino and a giraffe – I interpret this as an urban economic development strategy (and a branding strategy as well). The project should take some 20 years and cost at least $10 million and…

Tourist in the City: Accra (in Pictures)


Accra is a growing, dynamic and increasingly diverse city, and the wealth of excellent places to see, spend free time and explore are testimony to that. In addition, these all make the city incredibly attractive to foreigners such as myself, and great spots to learn more about the city — and the country’s history and…

wiki wiki wiki!


So I just stumbled across this fabulous resource – a wiki on water issues in Sub-Saharan African countries, can you imagine! The IWA Water Wiki is a “An information resource and hub for the global water community.” They have in-depth water and sanitation analyses on cities like…Lagos, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal, etc. …

A Message to MTN


MTN, you have great advertisements and commercials (England v. Germany commercial for example), but sometimes the phone service is a bit lacking. Perhaps you should take some money from your advertising budget and send it over to your communications infrastructure section…I’m sick of my text messages not going through and dropped calls!

Recycling: Good for the Environment, not in Nigerian Politics.


Ibrahim Babangida, one of Nigeria’s most notorious presidents (known for coming to power through a bloodless coup, then anulling the free and fair election results which would have brought M. K. Abiola into office, then had him put in prison), has declared publicly that he’ll be running for President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,…

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