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German cities hit harder in coronavirus pandemic

Cities are suffering particularly badly from the coronavirus crisis when it comes to their finances, a leading German research institute said on Monday. Urban areas...
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Powerful quake shakes New Zealand cities; tsunami warning lifted

dpa/GNA - A powerful earthquake measured at a magnitude of over 7 has struck off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island,...
Pedestrians wearing face masks walk on a street in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced late Monday that the whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown from Tuesday until April 3. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)

More UK cities face lockdown as coronavirus cases continue to rise

The British government announced Friday that more cities will go into local lockdown as part of its efforts to curb the sharp rise...
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Several cities in Los Angeles under evacuation warnings due to wildfire

As a wildfire in Angeles National Forest continued spreading and the dangerous Santa Ana winds was predicted to hit the area Wednesday evening, several...
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Cities Need Bailouts Not More Usurious Bond Schemes

Detroit and other municipalities will be further impoverished as political leaders seek to impose austerity On August 14, the final abandoned home was demolished with...
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Urban farming: helping to meet cities’ food needs

Fujio Kato’s family has been farming in Tokyo for over ten generations. Beginning sometime in the Edo era over 300 years ago, the Kato...
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African cities yet to tap into revenue opportunities offered by rapid urbanization

African cities are yet to tap into revenue opportunities offered by rapid urbanization, a new UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) report revealed on...

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...
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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...
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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...