- Feature / TunisiaAfifa Ltifi explores the way that Tunis’ disconnected architecture mirrors citizens' identity crisis.
- Feature / SenegalIn Senegal’s capital a long absence of urban planning has led to the anarchic development of economic activities and residential settlements as well as the remarkable polarity of the city, writes Alé Badara Sy.
- Feature / UgandaIn Gulu, Uganda, teenage artists make a living selling animal sculptures on the streets. Moses Odokonyero reports.
- Story / The GambiaThe Gambia is developing its tourism sector to help alleviate poverty, but there is a need for long-term development strategies that focus on other sectors, writes Emily Smith.
- Feature / Democratic Republic of the CongoIn the DRC less than a third of the roads are currently usable. A major donor-funded infrastructure project aims to change that. Valérie Bah spoke to Augustin Kabamba, an official with the DRC’s Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure, about the project.
- Feature / UgandaWith dwindling support for social services from NGOs, Gulu town council is rolling out a five-year plan to increase revenue. Moses Odokonyero reports.
- Feature / The GambiaFaced with high youth unemployment, how can The Gambia produce productive human capital? By Emily Smith.
- Feature / South SudanHow a new recycling program in the world’s youngest nation is cutting plastic pollution. By Gabriela Jacomella.
- Feature / Democratic Republic of the CongoIn the first in a series of reports for The Global Urbanist and Urban Africa, Valérie Bah wonders if Kinshasa's socioeconomic ills and a lack of adequate governance make it difficult to imagine a brighter future for the city.
- Feature / UgandaLack of funds has kept roads in Gulu, northern Uganda, in a shoddy state. A World Bank grant is set to change that, although challenges remain. Moses Odokonyero interviewed Gulu Municipality’s engineer, Terence Odonga about the state of roads in his town.
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