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Tackling slum problems in Zambia  
Lusaka, 1 Aug 12
The Zambian government last week invited a broad range of experts, central and local government officials and community representatives to discuss new ways of dealing with the country's slum problems. French
Better cities, better life in Malawi  
Lilongwe, 2 Feb 12
The cities of Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu and Zomba last week launched Urban Profiles highlighting the priorities for improving life in all four centres of the southern African nation. FRENCH
Volunteers for peace and development in Africa  
Nairobi, 17 Jan 12
UN-HABITAT this week hosted the first Steering Committee meeting for the African Conference on Volunteer Action for Peace and Development to be held on 25-27 June 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Malawi’s Mzuzu City Council launches urban profile  
Mzuzu, Malawi , 20 Dec 11
Representatives from national government, local authorities, civil society, research institutions and media recently gathered for the global launch of the 'Mzuzu City Council Urban Profile'. FRENCH
Malawi holds its second National Urban Forum  
Lilongwe, 1 Nov 11
Malawi's Deputy Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Christopher Ngwira, officially opened the National Urban Forum in the capital Lilongwe to mark the start of a two-day meeting on city development in the country.
African planners mull urbanization challenges  
Durban, 14 Sept 10
With an accelerated pace of urbanization which is projected to result in over 300 million new urban dwellers in the next 20 years, planners in Africa are faced with the daunting task of ensuring that the development takes place in an orderly manner.
Youth ICT project launched in Malawi  
Blantyre, Malalwi, 9 Sept 10
An Information and Communications Technology project for young people has been officially launched in Blantyre City.
Safer house reconstruction guidelines launched in Malawi  
Karonga, Malawi, 2 Sept 10
When a series of earthquakes hit Karonga District in December 2009 leaving in its wake four deaths, damage to schools and over 10,000 houses affecting 24,000 people, the post relief challenge was how to support the communities to recover and with specific regard to shelter, how to ensure that households and communities are able to build back better and safer.
Malawi discusses new housing for the poor  
Lilongwe, 12 May 09
Some 65 experts gathered in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe recently to discuss ways of improving housing delivery for the poor as part of a new Malawi National Housing Policy.
Burundi launches urbanization policy  
Bujumbura, 17 Apr 08
The government of Burundi this week achieved a milestone when it launched the national housing and urbanization policy.
UN-HABITAT and partners mull over Malawi’s sustainable urbanization  
Lilongwe, 27 Sept 07
UN-HABITAT and representatives from various stakeholder interest groups this week met in Lilongwe to discuss sustainable urbanization in Malawi.
Slum dwellers and governments in landmark meeting on low-cost housing  
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.
Pressure group calls for more urban food production in Malawi  
Blantyre (PANA), 7 Aug 04
Agri-Ecology Media, an agriculture and environment lobby group, has called on the Malawi government to support urban farming to boost food security. The group said the measure would counter rapid urbanisation and poor yields in the rural areas, which account for 95 percent of the country's agricultural produce. Charles Mkula, Secretary of the Agri-Ecology Media, said town planners should integrate urban farming into planning policies to maximise the benefits in the welfare of urban dwellers.
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