Nairobi, 26 Feb 08
Hundreds of young Kenyans gathered on Monday to launch a campaign aimed at getting their peers to refrain from post-election violence that has so far claimed some 1,000 lives and displacing almost 300,000 people around the country.
Alexandria, Egypt, 26 Nov 07
Former Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano this week received the inaugural Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership aimed at promoting good governance in Africa
Nairobi, 4 Sept 06
Officials of South Africa’s National Council of Provinces today attended a high profile briefing at the UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi where they held talks with top officials of the agency.
Cape Town, 25 May 06
At the behest of the recently concluded African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD), homeless people and slum dwellers from around the world gathered in Cape Town last week to engage governments in talks to improve their plight.
Johannesburg, 9 Mar 06
A South African court last week made a landmark judgment concerning housing rights of the urban poor when it ruled unconstitutional plans by Johannesburg city to conduct evictions from ‘bad buildings’.
Johannesburg, 9 Nov 05
Shouting their message in full volume to more than 500 participants at the first African Hip-Hop Summit in Newtown, Johannesburg, leading Hip-Hop artists from around the world teamed up with UN-HABITAT last month to help give young people a voice in their affairs.
Durban, South Africa, 10 Feb 05
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, last week solicited the views of more than 40 African housing ministers and senior officials on urbanization, aid and trade on Friday for a report that will go to the Group of Eight leading industrialized powers.