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Kenya, Tanzania decorative paints, coatings market set for high growth

The combined Kenyan and Tanzanian decorative paints and coatings market is expected to achieve a CAGR of 6.7% up by 2020

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Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi's Westlands, the 35th hotel in its African portfolio..

20 Apr 2017

Junk status not good for Africa's overall growth

The recent credit rating downgrades will negatively affect Africa's two biggest economies - South Africa and Nigeria

11 Apr 2017

Kenya leads smart city charge in Africa

While many see Africa as lagging in harnessing the benefits of smart city development, Kenya is leading the charge

28 Mar 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

Survey offers insights into global trends, future of smart cities

As cities and solution providers develop their smart city strategies, they are trying to understand which solutions and business models hold the greatest promise in this growing market

27 Feb 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

Morocco tops new survey on quality of African urban life

Four Moroccan cities, led by Marrakesh, ranked among the top 10 African cities for quality of life in a new survey published on Tuesday, 21 February

23 Feb 2017

New categories added to African Utility Week Industry Awards

The fourth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards will honour pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent

20 Feb 2017

Africa pays for fragmented cities, study finds

In a city such as London, commuters who travel for an hour to get to work pass 2.5-million jobs on the way

By Hilary Joffe 16 Feb 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy

16 Feb 2017

#WSF2017: Six key investment areas for Africa to achieve the SDGs - Jeffrey Sachs

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, addressed attendees at the sixth World Sustainability Forum, recently held in Cape Town, providing six key investment areas that he believes need to be a priority for Africa in order for the continent to meet the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

Bridging the gap in Africa

Africa has seen great economic growth over recent years and is expected to continue growing at an average rate of 6% annually, between 2013 and 2023

By Ravi Kumar 24 Jan 2017

Firms push envelope with bright ideas to deliver energy to Africa

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business, said in 2015 that in terms of current trends, it would take until 2080 for every African to have access to electricity

By Tsakane Ngoepe and Tine Henriksen 11 Jan 2017

AfDB commits $74.9m for Dar, Maputo road network

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved $71.8 million grant and $3.1 million loan to the Mozambique government for the construction

20 Dec 2016

Logistics the lifeblood of trade in Africa

As the biggest multi-industry site catering to a professional audience in Africa and South Africa, Bizcommunity is delighted to be media partner to the biggest port event in Africa

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Oct 2016

Navigate Bizcommunity to where the business is

An increasing number of our core advertising, marketing and media audience and other professional subscribers are discovering that navigating editorial offerings across Bizcommunity's 18 multi-industry portals makes good sense

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Oct 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

Connecting Africa's cities with developers, investors, planners

The African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit will this November showcase city development plans on the continent at the CTICC in Cape Town

19 Sep 2016

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International

Transforming the built environment

The Tour & Taxis building in Brussels, Belgium is a brick, glass and wrought iron example of 19th-century architecture. The massive formerly industrial site is now home to cultural events and business offices. Its new purpose deserves a new design. Vincent Callebaut Architecture recently released plans to turn the concrete heritage site into a green, sustainable, modern piece of architecture in line with the goals of conservation in urban spaces.

By Jamie Matroos 5 Apr 2017

Lafarge loses Paris 'beach' deal over support for Trump wall

The City of Paris on Tuesday, 28 March, dumped French-Swiss group LafargeHolcim as supplier of sand for the makeshift "Paris Plages" beach over the company's readiness to supply cement for US President Donald Trump's controversial border wall.

29 Mar 2017

Eco-friendly digs for the modern nomad

Portuguese startup Ecocubo's 96ft2 prefab is intended to host nomads who find themselves roughing it in the wild. It's an environmentally friendly alternative living space designed by architect António Fernandes in collaboration with the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto (UPTEC).

By Bo Bushwinkel 16 Mar 2017

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