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Dirty Water

Ghana faces wide gaps in urban and rural water supplies

Christiana Senyo, an eight-year-old pupil lives in Otwi-Tri, about 65 kilometers north of Ghana's capital, wakes up early in the morning only to fetch...
NADMO

GIZ, NADMO pilot risk reduction instrument for farmers

GIZ, a German Development Agency, in partnership with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), has rolled out a programme on preventive and risk reduction...
Kayayei

‘Kayayeis’ to be empowered economically

The Purim African Youth Development Platform (PAYDP), a non-governmental organization, with funding support from the UNFPA is currently implementing a project for female head...

Ho Urban Management Project At 96% Complete

The Minister for Local Government and Rural development, Hajia Alima Mahama, has inspected work on the Ghana Urban Management Project in Ho. The 40.5 million...
African leaders

African Leaders Urged To Prioritize Land Management

The World Bank Group (WBG) say African governments have to prioritise strengthening of land management institutions, and coordinate investments in infrastructure, “if they are...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dr. Benjamin Spock at UN Demonstration against Vietnam War, April 15, 1967

Dr. King’s 1967 Mediations in Vietnam War Amid Urban Rebellions

King’s Quest to Build a Mass Struggle for the African American people After the famous Riverside Church address by Dr. Martin Luther King,...

Analyst Says Ghana’s Slums Can’t Be Worked On Now

An Urban Planning Analyst, Farouk Braimah, has observed that it will be very difficult for the government to eliminate slums in the short-term. He said...
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China Posts Reduction in Unemployment Rate in Q3

China created 10.67 million new jobs in the first nine months of 2016, fulfilling the annual target of 10 million ahead of schedule, the...
A chief (R) destroys a den during a crackdown on illicit brew at Motherland slums in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate, Kenya, July 14, 2015. Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Tuesday said that about 20,000 suspects have been arrested over illicit alcohol and 99 chiefs and sub-chiefs dismissed, and drastic action taken against 15 police officers in the war against the illicit brew. (Xinhua/John Okoyo)

Increasing slums in Accra and other regional capitals

He said the population of Accra and Kumasi alone put pressure on the infrastructure and social amenities, therefore creating slums in the city. ...

Namibia’s mobile provider pushes for broadband connectivity

At a media briefing held on Wednesday in the capital, Windhoek, MTC's Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo said the move...

Keith Urban Reports the Passing Of His Dad Robert Urban

Keith Urban is mourning the death of his father Robert Urban. In a statement obtained by E! News, the 48-year-old country singer explained that...

World Bank Cautions On Imminent Urban Housing Disaster

World Bank warns of a looming urban housing crisis An aerial view of the Kibagabaga estate. A 2012 housing survey found that the...

Derek Jeter Denies Referring to 50 Cent as Being Too Urban for Frigo

Derek Jeter denied that he called rapper 50 Cent “too urban” to be Frigo’s spokesman. The former Yankees player blamed the underwear company’s owner...

NGO educates students on forest preservation

The sensitization exercise was to encourage the students to become ambassadors, to help educate their communities on the need to protect the environment and...
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Website for information on road and urban services launched in Iran

The exhibition aims to spotlight on the security of the traffic on the roads and the future of the urban development, Iran's Minister of...
Rural Women Day

Earmark lands for agricultural use

The rate of urbanisation and other developmental amenities is rapidly at the ascendency in the country, threatening land availability for the productive activities such...

YFM Took Urban Radio to a Whole New Standards – Edem

Edem is premiering his new single ?Nyedzilo? featuring Mavins? Reekado Banks right now on Y 107.9 FM. The VRMG boss talking about YFM?s contribution Ghana?s...

Nicole Kidman Refute Cheating Claims Levelled Against Keith Urban

Despite circulating rumors, Nicole Kidman did not catch her husband Keith Urban cheating on her. Star Magazine previously reported Nicole was ?furious? after seeing...

Ghana?s first ever Hip Pop & Urban Music Awards set for launch

Soon Ghana can boast of having it?s own Hip Pop Award show, as a collaboration between YFM Ghana and 4Syte Tv will see Ghana...

54th National Athletics Championship: Zanzibar win athletics

Zanzibar Second Vice-President, Ambassador Seif Ali Idd, decorates the 1,500 metres winner Gabriel Gerald of Arusha with a gold medal at the 54th National...

FOX developing series adaptation of 1980?s movie, Urban Cowboy

Another movie is getting a TV adaptation. After greenlighting ?Minority Report? series for the upcoming fall season, FOX is now developing a series adaptation...
mobile phone

Group Calls For National Policy On Mobile Phone Use

A group of researchers from the Department of Geography and Regional Planning of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) on Thursday advocated the institution...
Poverty

UN-Habitat Governing Council wants more power to deal with urban crisis

United Nations officials as well as ministers in charge of cities development converged in Nairobi on Friday to begin a review of the United...
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UN-Habitat urban development strategy to receive Chinese support

China has welcomed the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) proposal for the inclusion of an urban financing strategy in the proposed Asian Infrastructure...
US Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Gene A. Cretz ? ?

Ambassador Gene Cretz to promote U.S. beef in Accra

The United States Ambassador to Ghana, has hosted a cross section of politicians, business people, and diplomats at the first ever promotional dinner in Accra for U.S....

DR Congo government and partners urged to equip electoral commission

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) Senate has urged the government and its international partners to provide the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI)...
International Day of the Girl Child

Ghana marks International Day of the Girl Child

On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC), a child-centred Non Governmental Organisation, College for Ama (CofA), has urged government...

GREDA Is Unhappy With Ghana’s Poor Urban Planning

Sampson Ahi (Right), Charles Bonsu (Second Right), Sammy Amegayibor (Second Left) and Ebo Morrison  (Left) at the launch. The Ghana Real Estates Development Association...

Rapper iLLeST Does Chris Brown?s Urban Hit LOYAL

? By Andy Smart Known for his lyrical prowess and diversity, rapper?iLLeST?(@illest001) formerly known as??illrhymes?decides to jump on the instrumental of Chris Brown?s urban hit??LOYAL?,?where he...
Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, Minister for Local Govt and Rural Development

AfDB Supports Urban Management Project With ?40m

The?Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has secured a ?40 million funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to implement the Ghana Urban...