Africa


Urban governance and urban food systems in Africa: Examining the linkages

Warren Smit

Urban food systems have increasingly been recognised as a topic that needs to be better understood, in order to address issues of urban food security and urban poverty. This is particularly so in Africa, which has high rates of urban population growth and high levels of urban food insecurity. There has, however, been surprisingly little work on examining […]

Food and transnational gastronomic culture amongst Cameroonian migrants in Cape Town and The Hague

In this seminar, post-doctoral fellow at the African Centre for Cities, Dr Henrietta M Nyamnjoh will present a paper entitled, ‘This Christmas I go ‘touch’ some fufu and eru”: Food and transnational gastronomic culture amongst Cameroonian migrants in Cape Town and The Hague’. Abstract Migrants’ relation to ethnic food and their experiences of migration are […]

Africa’s Urban Revolution Launched

Susan Parnell, Edgar Pieterse

‘Africa’s Urban Revolution’, a new volume edited by Susan Parnell and Edgar Pieterse and published by Zed Books recently launched at Africa Research Institute in London. Steered by presentations by Jo Beall (British Council) and Sean Fox (University of Bristol), the event explored the relationships between cities, conflict and demographic changes. Watch video for highlights […]