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Africa Architecture Awards shortlist announced

A total of 307 projects from across 32 African countries qualified to enter the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards

31 Jul 2017

Eight dead in Lagos building collapse

Eight people were killed when a four-storey building collapsed after heavy rains in Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos, the emergency services and witnesses said on Wednesday, 26 July

28 Jul 2017

Can you redevelop a big city like Lagos without displacing the poor?

Urban planner Lookman Oshodi seems to think it is possible

14 Jun 2017

#AFCLive prioritises accelerating African bankable infrastructure projects

Keynote speakers at the AFC Live 2017, including acting President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo and Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, highlighted the need for African led-initiatives to drive the infrastructure revolution.

18 May 2017

The superhighway threatening Nigeria's tropical rainforest

When bulldozers rolled into their forest at the start of last year, the Ekuri community in southeast Nigeria protested: "Indigenes say no!"

17 May 2017

Rags, not riches, defining Africa's urban explosion

Anarchic architecture, unchecked pollution and high costs of living are the lot of African city dwellers, experts warn, as living standards fail to keep pace with rapid urban growth on the continent

24 Mar 2017

African urbanisation tops RICS Africa Summit agenda

With the continent having one of the fastest urbanisation rates in the world, Africa's cities need to brace themselves for millions more people over the next few decades

1 Mar 2017

Future Energy to address Africa's power potential

Regional power events in Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, in order to reflect the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent

24 Feb 2017

Multi-billion dollar MoAs signed to develop Nigeria's oil, gas infrastructure

Eight memorandums of agreement (MOA) were signed recently in Abuja, Nigeria for the development of several multi-billion dollar investment and infrastructure projects, including crude oil and gas pipelines, oil refineries, port, highways, and railways, across Nigeria

12 Dec 2016

Nigeria, Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-project

Nigeria and Morocco are in talks over a huge project to extend a West African gas pipeline to stretch up towards Europe, officials say

5 Dec 2016

Hilton Worldwide announces line-up of hotel firsts for Africa

Hilton Worldwide announced new properties and extensions at AHIF. Among the new hotels agreed is Africa's first modular build hotel, Africa's tallest hotel in Nairobi, and

4 Oct 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead

16 Sep 2016

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

Lagos now wears a new look

An oft-told tale of Lagos's once-notorious traffic jams is that of a taxi passenger stuck in a snarl-up who left the vehicle, wandered into a roadside restaurant to eat, drank a beer, took a nap and returned to the vehicle that had not moved an inch

By Kingsley Ighobor 18 Apr 2016

Eris Property Group to invest in Nigeria's Agbara Estate

The development plans for the Agbara Estate in Lagos, Nigeria, represents Momentum Africa Real Estate Fund (MAREF) and its partners, Land Afrique and Eris Property Group's commitment to investment in Nigeria

4 Feb 2016

Lighting up Nigeria, a crucial challenge for new president

Ileowo Kikiowo owns a small media company in Nigeria's frenetic, financial hub of Lagos and like any business around the world, it depends on electricity to stay afloat

18 Jun 2015

Lighting up Nigeria, a crucial challenge for new president

LAGOS - Ileowo Kikiowo owns a small media company in Nigeria's frenetic, financial hub of Lagos and like any business around the world, it depends on electricity to stay afloat

17 Jun 2015

Africa strikes back

South African engineers working on mines and at a gas plant in Mozambique have been taken to secure camps after threats of reprisal xenophobic attacks

By The Times Editorial Team 17 Apr 2015

RICS examines future vision for African real estate

A key takeout at the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Africa 2015 Summit in Johannesburg last week is that Africa is taking its place on the world stage in terms of real estate, infrastructure and construction

30 Mar 2015

SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

22 Aug 2014

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