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People Power Defeats 'Death Sentence' Water Bill In Nigeria

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.22.2017 | World

In a heartening about-face, the government of Lagos, Nigeria, has backpedaled on a controversial law that would have criminalized the informal water s...

Drinking Water Could Be Criminalized For Millions In Africa's Most Populous City

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.19.2017 | World

It’s a bitter irony not lost on its residents: Lagos, Nigeria, is surrounded by an abundance of water, but millions of inhabitants in Africa’s mos...

Adorable Little Boy Loses Race Because He Wanted To Hug His Dad

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.23.2017 | Parents

A photo of a 2-year-old Nigerian boy is going viral after he lost a race for an absolutely adorable reason. On Tuesday, Imoh Umoren tweeted a photo of...

Nigerian creatives disrupt the art industry

Maya Horgan | Posted 12.29.2016 | Arts
Maya Horgan

Young Nigerian creatives are carving out an entirely new space in the art world Ifedoyin Shotunde Lagos has experienced an artistic explosion over ...

Powerful new technologies to improve urban services

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 10.27.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau "Smart" thinking - introducing technologies to improve urban life - is increasingly being touted as a way to tackle existing is...

Wecyclers Is Fighting Nigeria's Waste Crisis

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Petchers | Posted 08.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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How elites and corruption have played havoc with Nairobi's housing

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.15.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Jacqueline M Klopp, Columbia University and Jeffrey W Paller, Columbia University Following a heavy downpour and severe flooding, a building collapse...

The art provocateur Fela Kuti who used sex and politics to confront

The Conversation Africa | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Raimi Gbadamosi, University of Pretoria Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti would have been 78 this year. It is well within the realm of possibili...

Role of cities in the fight against climate change

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.29.2017 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Cities are both the victims and the causes of climate change. Urban centers are the key contributor to climate change as nodes ...

The Pitti Uomo Diaries A/W 2016-17: 'Generation Africa' Tackles the Refugee Crisis with Fashion

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.18.2017 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Backstage at the 'Generation Africa' show, photo by Trevor Stuurman I'll admit that the fashion show I most look forward to at every edition of Pitti...

How to Integrate a New BRT System With Existing Transport Modes

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.09.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In Caracas, public transport was described as uncomfortable, inadequate and disorganized. Local authorities decided to implement a national transportation plan with a BRT system, which opened in 2012. However, the lack of integration with traditional means including Jeeps, combis, minibuses and standard buses, made it less attractive the urban poor.

Where Are the Most Promising Megacities of Tomorrow?

Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann

While megacities in the more developed world are becoming saturated in terms of population, their counterparts in the emerging markets are really showing progress. Cities including Jakarta, Manila, Karachi and Mexico City are becoming drawcards for young, tech-savvy and mobile adults.

One Person's Trash is Another Person's Income

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.25.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

With massive population growth in store for cities across the Global South, the fact that many of cities struggle to provide effective waste collection to serve the current population levels is worrying

The Power of Solar: Energy in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Energy that relies on naturally-available resources like the sun has an inherently equalizing quality: It is equally available to everyone. Lagos, Mumbai, Dhaka and Caracas offer four examples of innovative projects to harness solar energy, or even to control solar heat.

A Global Tour of Transformative Urban ICT Hubs

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are almost ubiquitously acknowledged as a transformative element to overcoming poverty. In Global South cities where limited internet access threatens ICTs' potential, the development of technology hubs is emerging as a solution.

Reaching the Hardest-to-Reach: Financial Services for Overlooked Populations

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.22.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

The growth of microfinance solutions to address pressing development challenges has brought many of the world's formerly "unbanked" into formal financial systems.

Against Odds, Nigerian Artists Make It Happen

Ruthie Abel | Posted 02.28.2015 | Arts
Ruthie Abel

While somewhat distanced from the country's worst violence, with daily power cuts and nearly half of the population living below the national poverty line, Lagos is by no means a simple place to make or experience art.

Why More African Entrepreneurs Need to Embrace Failure

Mary Olushoga | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Mary Olushoga

If more African entrepreneurs are not failing or sharing their failure stories, then they may not be able to create the innovations needed and necessary to move the continent forward at the speed we would like.

Nigerian Doctor Who Treated Ebola Patient Tests Positive

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

Lagos recorded its second case of Ebola on Monday, in a doctor who treated U.S. victim Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria's health minister said. Sawyer died ...

12 Young Entrepreneurs Who Make Me Feel Optimistic About Nigeria's Future

Mary Olushoga | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
Mary Olushoga

Despite the growing concern for Nigeria's future due to terrorism or the lack of conscientious leaders, I am optimistic.

The World Bank Just Made Lagos' Poorest Poorer

Nezir Sinani | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Nezir Sinani

Badia communities are demanding justice. The least the World Bank can do is implement its own policies.

Global Initiatives for HIV/AIDS Prevention

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Every city faces a different local context when it comes to fighting HIV/AIDS, and strategies must cater to local needs.

Secrets of Power: The Lesson of Five Chilean Presidents

Paula Escobar Chavarría | Posted 08.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Paula Escobar Chavarría

I started my career as a journalist when the President of the chilean Senate Gabriel Valdes placed the presidential sash on President Aylwin in March ...

Can Biking and Walking Save Lives in Cities in the Global South?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, parks, and green areas are all pieces of a complex puzzle to help citizens navigate their city safely and sustainably.

Red Vaya, Lamata, Kopaja, Busetas: How the Urban Poor Commute

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Too many transportation initiatives focus on cars and highways, thus favoring the rich and the middle class. But there are ways to provide safer, more affordable, eco-friendly and reliable transportation to the poor in the Global South, as the following examples demonstrate.