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The Smart Cities Big Smart Ideas

The term Smart City is not a new one and, while some examples already exist on the African continent, it is not as widespread...

Moviegoers in China Promotes its Film Industry

Residents in third- and fourth-tier Chinese cities are contributing more to the rise of national box office sales, according to the latest statistics released...
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CAF to introduce Video Assistant Referee during CHAN 2018

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) will introduce Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for the first time in a CAF competition at the Total African...
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Ghana reach agreement with global bodies in Bonn

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, says Ghana was able to go through very promising agreements at the just ended...

Minister of Environment describes COP23 as Biggest so far

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has described the just ended UN Conference of Parties (COP23) on Climate Change that...
Climate change

World Leaders Take Turns At UN Climate Change Conference

The UN climate change conference in Bonn which began on November 6, 2017 is expected to end on Friday, November 17, 2017. Ministers from around...
climate change

COP23 Demands That Greenhouse Emissions Be Cut

A total of 25,000 visitors are attending the United Nations conference of Parties (COP23) on climate change currently underway in Bonn, Germany. The conference which...
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Mastercard Global Cities Destinations Urge African Countries to Grow Tourism

Tourism is a catalyst for economic growth in Africa - a key theme during the UN World Cities Day celebrated today around the world....
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Resilience Team from Ghana and Dalberg Visit Zoom Pak

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Resilience Team in collaboration with the 100 Resilience Cities team and counterparts from Dalberg have paid a visit to...
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Uber Faces Stiff Competition in Africa from Local Companies

Until recently, public transportation in Cairo, Freetown, Lagos, Nairobi and many other African cities was chaotic and accident prone. The mostly unreliable local taxicabs...
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China: Supervision in Cities against Air Pollution Stepped Up

Beijing and its neighbors are now intensifying their efforts to ensure a cleaner sky by reducing the daily average density of PM2.5 to...
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Burkina Faso plans to improve social services in cities

Burkina Faso is planning to spend 57.507 billion CFA francs (93.74 million U.S. dollars) in 2017 on better social services in cities. ...

House market cooling in big cities

A child plays beside a model of a huge residential property project in Shanghai.   Prices of new homes in most of China's first-tier cities...

Five Things You Must Know Before Traveling

In a far away land, with family or friends having the time of your life. Exploring new cultures and going on adventures. This is...

Ivory Coast: Soldiers Revolt Over Salary Increment

Soldiers launched mutinies in three cities across Ivory Coast on Friday, authorities said, demanding higher pay and bringing the threat of unrest back to...

Housing markets stabilize as cities impose measures to curb speculation

The overheated residential property markets in 15 key cities in China "obviously cooled down" in November, said a research report from the National Bureau...
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Ghanaians Encouraged To Overcome Fear

Pastor Augustine Yakubu, the Founder and Leader of Mercy Church International, has admonished people not to let fear kill their hope and destiny. He said...
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Dr. Ben Carson’s Appointment Spells Doom for the US

Over the last several weeks it has become quite evident to many of those who thought a Donald Trump presidency would advance a political...
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Anti-Trump Protests Continue in Most US Cities

Protests have been held for a second night in several US cities after the election of Donald Trump as president - but with...

Donald Trump Victory Stirs Up Protests in Parts of US

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of several US cities to protest against the election of Donald Trump. Many...
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Habitat III vows cheerful message for urban communities’ landmark agenda

As the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, also known as Habitat III, concluded on Thursday, eyes are now turning to what...
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Cities can only become smart ones they begin to think

From 30 000 feet, you could be forgiven for thinking that a city has a pulse. On camera, time lapse photography of the morning...

Zimbabwean pastor arrested over organizing massive strike

Lawyer of the 39-year-old pastor Evan Mawarire confirmed the arrest, saying Mawarire remained in police custody. The pastor's loose organization going by...
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Survey puts traffic, environment as greatest concerns for livable cities

According to a survey conducted by China Youth Daily, which was published in the Tuesday edition of the newspaper, more than 85 percent of...
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will stand for re-election in October

Rouseffe mentions four supports in her cabinet

The new ministers of Mines and Energy, Ports, Cities and Tourism, are all Rousseff loyalists, who have all held senior positions in the government...

Cities need to navigate an increasingly complex future

More than ever before, cities need to draw on contemporary lessons from the business community to help them navigate an increasingly complex future. Companies that...
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Brazilian towns adopt mobile apps to curb Zika

"While an app does not replace the government's actions to fight the mosquito, this technology uses public collaboration to create a "map" of (the...

Cities In Ghana Engulf in Filth

Ghana’s burgeoning population is producing far more waste than its creaking infrastructure can manage. For instance, Abu Alhassan is one of thousands of unofficial waste-pickers...
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Japan’s snow storm has killed 5 so far

The snow caused major disruption to transportation networks, with hundreds of flights canceled and bullet trains services suspended. Conditions are likely to worsen through...
A van runs on the road covered with snow in Tang'erhe Village, Baokang County, central China's Hubei Province, April 7, 2015. A cold front brought snowfall to Baokang County on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Yang Tao) (ytt)

Heavy Snowfall in Japan injures hundreds

Local authorities said a women was killed after she slipped from her roof while trying to clear snow. In Tochigi Prefecture a man...