Jinja, 11 Feb 10
The Ugandan city of Jinja on the shores of Lake Victoria has launched a new City Development Strategy aimed at transforming it into "a sustainable and prosperous city with excellence in tourism, commerce and industry".
Marrakech, Morocco, 18 Dec 09
His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, this week opened the fifth session of the African cities summit at a glittering ceremony attended by high ranking figures from around the continent.
Nairobi, 15 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT this week announced a new drive to raise awareness in African cities about climate change problems so that proper mitigation and adaptation plans can be put in place. A pilot programme for local authorities will start in five cities – Mombasa (Kenya), Kigali (Rwanda), St Louis (Senegal), Walvis Bay (Namibia), and Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso).
Nairobi,Kenya, 8 Dec 09
Ms. Elizabeth Mbatha, a resident of the Nairobi slum Kibera, thought she was dreaming when she found herself sitting across the table from none other than the former United Nations Secretary General Mr. Kofi Annan.
Gothenburg, Sweden, 24 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka on Tuesday was given the coveted Göteborg Award for Sustainable Development. Widely known as the “Nobel Prize for the Environment”, she shared the 2009 award with Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, and the world renowned hero of the environment, Sören Hermansen, of Samsö, Denmark.
Nairobi, 16 Oct 09
Three new Permanent Representatives today presented their credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka. They are the Permanent Representatives of Kenya, Mr. Macharia Kamau; his Serbian counterpart, Mr. Zdravko Bisic; and that of Austria, Mr. Christian Hasenbichler.
Mombasa,Kenya, 5 Oct 09
The observance of the World Habitat Day in Kenya was held amidst pomp and celebration at the Uwanja wa Maendeleo grounds, a rehabilitated playground in Ziwa la Ng’ombe, one of the low income tenements in the coastal town of Mombasa.