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Economic Reforms and Health Conditions of the Urban Poor in Tanzania

Published: Mar 28th, 2014

by Joe L. P. Lugalla, University of New Hampshire “Since the human being is the centre of all development, the human condition is the only final measure of development. Improving… Read More

Changes in Official Attitudes Towards Urban Agriculture in Accra

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Kwaku Obosu-Mensah Introduction Urbanization is increasing in African countries. In 2000 the United Nations reported that 38% of Africans lived in urban areas. This figure is expected increase to… Read More

Poor Urban Communities and Municipal Interface in Ghana. A Case Study of Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

by George Owusu and Robert Lawrence Afutu-Kotey Abstract Like┬ámany countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana, is undergoing a rapid pace of urbanization associated with socio-economic, environmental, and institutional challenges for urban… Read More

When Necessity Begets Ingenuity: E-Waste Scavenging as a Livelihood Strategy in Accra, Ghana

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Martin Oteng-Ababio Abstract This┬ápaper describes how due to lack of formal job opportunities, e-waste scavenging has emerged as a major livelihood (survival) strategy for a rapidly growing urban population.… Read More