Published to coincide with World Refugee Day, Smithsonian has assembled an interactive map of the 50 largest refugee camps in the world. Many of the camps, which together house 1.9 million people, are comparable in size to medium-sized U.S. cities.
Jun 21, 2013 Smithsonian
Forty residents of Nairobi's Mukuru slum have petitioned "some of Kenya's most powerful individuals, companies and banks, demanding rights to the land they live on and an end to forced evictions." They've already succeeded in halting some evictions.
Sep 27, 2012 The Independent
Steve Lohr reports on the new I.B.M. research lab in Kenya, which will work to tailor technological solutions to the prominent issues in Africa's major cities.
Aug 16, 2012 The New York Times
Nate Berg reports on a Kenyan High Court decision that allows the government to proceed with "slum upgrading and road construction projects" in one of the largest informal settlements in the world, by tossing out ownership claims made by residents
May 30, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Faced with climate change and poverty, Africans are focusing on a new farming frontier: the cities.
Nov 28, 2011 OnEarth
Three Chinese companies are building a 31-mile highway to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. It's a move locals see as an effort to gain favor with the Kenyan government.
Jun 23, 2011 NPR
A Kansas City design team hopes its model for a prefabricated village can bring "simple, high-quality vernacular architecture" to the country's rural communities.
Dec 21, 2010 The Architect's Newspaper
With a collective population of more than 10 million, Kenya's slums face major sanitation issues. A new project offers a sustainable solution.
Nov 30, 2010 Gizmag
A new project has created a digital map of Kibera, a large slum outside Nairobi, Kenya.
Aug 1, 2010 Design Observer
Kenya's national railway operator is planning a high speed rail line to transport freight and passengers and could pose a challenge to the South African consortium that currently runs rail services between Kenya and Uganda.
Sep 12, 2009 Business Daily