January 2011

2011 - More Gloom Than Bloom

2011 - More Gloom Than Bloom - 2011 - More Gloom Than Bloom - Every New Year marks a new beginning for many people. It is a period that is usually associated with hope for better things to come. The current year is no exception. [All Africa : Zimbabwe] [AA Zimbabwe]

Eleven rock engraving sites found in Namibe

Eleven rock engraving sites found in Namibe - Eleven rock engraving sites found in Namibe - Angola, Namibe – Eleven new rock engraving sites were discovered in the last three years, in the south-western Namibe Province, now totalling fifteen sites in this region.This was said Saturday to ANGOP by the head of the local culture department, Benjamim Fernandes.
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Unesco Chief Pays Tribute to Late Mozambican Artist Malangatana

Unesco Chief Pays Tribute to Late Mozambican Artist Malangatana - Unesco Chief Pays Tribute to Late Mozambican Artist Malangatana - The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today paid tribute to Valente Ngwenya Malangatana, a renowned Mozambican artist and UNESCO Artist for Peace, who died on Wednesday. [AA Network News] [AA Mozambique]

Transformations in architecture and built environment

Transformations in architecture and built environment - How does one question not just how an architecture lives and functions in the present, but changes and transforms over time? How does one design a building to outlast the temporality of its program, and become a catalyst for future architectures? How does such an architecture begin to interact wi ...24.12.2010 [WAC Theory of Architecture & Current Issues]

Security and urban design

Security and urban design - Security is an essential factor in residential communities, without security any residential community will not form and there will be no more meaning for it. Residential complexes which face with various crimes or there is a fear of being victim by various crimes in them will be damage or won't ...10.01.2011 [WAC Theory of Architecture & Current Issues]

Barcelona 2011 International Architecture Competition

Barcelona 2011 International Architecture Competition - ARQUITECTUM, a firm for the organization of architectural contests is pleased to welcome architects from the world over to the BARCELONA 2011 International Architecture Competition. ...06.01.2011 [WAC Latest News]

Design Matters 2 Competition

Design Matters 2 Competition - This competition is a call for ideas to design a building block of an inclusive school environment that will uniquely enhance the quality of life for teens and adults with disabilities who participate in the Easter Seals VIP Academy. ...06.01.2011 [WAC Latest News]

2011 Open ARchiTecture Challenge Results

Ghana: 2011 Open ARchiTecture Challenge - Nka Foundation is pleased to announce the results for the Ghana: 2011 Open ARchiTecture Challenge. Entries were received from over 30 countries. The challenge was to design and build units of a model arts village in the Ashanti Region of Ghana for replication in other parts of the sub-Sahara. The de ...10.01.2011 [WAC Latest News]

Residents Call for Law On Fire Prevention

Nigeria: Residents Call for Law On Fire Prevention - Residents of Zone 7, Abuja, Saturday called on members of the National Assembly to enact a bill making it compulsory for builders of residential quarters as well as office complexes to liaise with fire preventive experts for professional advises before they start work. [AA Urbanisation]

Kenya: Big Construction Project Financiers Win Tax Waiver

Kenya: Big Construction Project Financiers Win Tax Waiver - The Treasury has exempted investors who finance the building of roads, sewerage lines, bridges, water, energy and other infrastructure developments from paying income taxes in a move that could spur new investments in long term projects. [AA Construction]

N40 Billion Asaba Airport Project - Matters Arising

Nigeria: N40 Billion Asaba Airport Project - Matters Arising - The last has definitely not been heard about the N40 billion Asaba Airport scandals. As we reflect on the lost opportunities in our nation occasioned by massive corruption, we the Delta Integrity Group wish to draw attention to the Asaba Airport fraud. As a group and men/women of conscience, we are saddened with the brazen disregard for due process and the people of Delta State in handling of this project. [AA Construction]

KZN Hard Hit By Floods

South Africa: KZN Hard Hit By Floods - Heavy rains and flooding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal have claimed the lives of at least five people, while many more have been forced to leave their homes. [AA Urbanisation]

Fire Disaster Reduces 103 Houses to Ashes in Bakassi Peninsula

Cameroon: Fire Disaster Reduces 103 Houses to Ashes in Bakassi Peninsula - The people of Idabato II are currently in a state of shock following a fire disaster that occurred at about 3:17 am on December 29, 2010. According to the Divisional Officer of Idabato Sub division, Mr. Ngah Jonah Mbemngong, the fire emanated from the kitchen of a female fishmonger who was smoking fish, but went to sleep without putting off the fire. [AA Urbanisation]

Gombe Grains Market Relocated

Nigeria: Gombe Grains Market Relocated - The popular Gombe Grains Market known as 'Tudun Hatsi' has been moved from the city center to a location behind Bauchi Motor Park along Gombe-Bauchi Road to ease traffic congestion. [AA Urbanisation]

Fire Engulfs Four Houses in Wellingara

Gambia: Fire Engulfs Four Houses in Wellingara - Four houses in Wellingara Village in Kombo North District of West Coast Region, have been engulfed by a fire outbreak that occurred on Wednesday evening. [AA Urbanisation]

Health Officers Could Help Curb Building Collapse - Augustine Ebisike

Nigeria: 'Health Officers Could Help Curb Building Collapse' - The incessant occurrences of building collapse in the country has been partly attributed to non involvement of Environmental Health officers, Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) Registrar Mr. Augustine Ebisike has said. [AA Construction]

President Isaias Holds Talks With Delegation From Shanghai Construction Group

Eritrea: President Isaias Holds Talks With Delegation From Shanghai Construction Group - President Isaias Afwerki today held talks with a delegation from Shanghai Construction Group headed by its President Mr. Yang Ji Shenig. [AA Construction]

Ekiti Airport - Babalola Seeks Speedy Take-Off

Nigeria: Ekiti Airport - Babalola Seeks Speedy Take-Off - Foremost lawyer, Afe Babalola, has said for Ekiti State to retain the hosting right of Ekiti airport, the state government must act fast to access the take-off grant allocated in the 2010 Budget. [AA Construction]

Omuthiya Gets Shopping Complex

Namibia: Omuthiya Gets Shopping Complex - A LARGE shopping complex costing about N$15 million is being constructed at the northern town of Omuthiya, the town's chief executive officer told The Namibian. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: FG to Establish Building Materials Testing Workshops

Nigeria: FG to Establish Building Materials Testing Workshops - Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Chief Nduese Essien, yesterday said the Federal Government has concluded arrangements to establish two building materials workshops in Lagos and Abuja. [AA Construction]

FG Partners Agencies On Housing

Nigeria: FG Partners Agencies On Housing - The Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has said it is collaborating with development partners to formulate housing policies and the construction of houses for people. [AA Construction]

Cameroon: Kribi Deep Seaport - Effective Bulldozing Begins on Mboro Site

Cameroon: Kribi Deep Seaport - Effective Bulldozing Begins on Mboro Site - The official kick off of work on the site coincided with the project's 8th committee meeting in Kribi Monday. [AA Construction]

D3.4 Million Pirang Mosque Handed Over

Gambia: D3.4 Million Pirang Mosque Handed Over - Competence Company, the construction agency contracted with the building of the President Jammeh-sponsored D3.4 million mosque in Pirang, Kombo East, Saturday officially handed over the facility to the villagers. The mosque is also named after the Gambian leader. [AA Construction]

More Factories for Namibe Province Next Year

Angola: More Factories for Namibe Province Next Year - The government of south-western Namibe province submitted to the ministries of Industry and Geology and Mining six letters of intention for the opening of factories in the region, Angop learned. [AA Construction]

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The City of Dreams 2011 PAVILION

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The City of Dreams 2011 PAVILION - FIGMENT celebrates an abundance of creativity and passion, challenging artists and the community to find ways to create, share, think, and dream. They invite all to become a part of events in NYC (June 11-13) and Boston (June 5), and interactive exhibits on NYC’s Governors ...22.12.2010 [WAC Latest News]

suckerPUNCH Competition

suckerPUNCH Competition - This open international design ideas competition challenges entrants to create a large scale center to celebrate cinema. ...24.12.2010 [WAC Latest News]

The Rotch Travelling Scholarship

The Rotch Travelling Scholarship - The Rotch Travelling Scholarship is an annual two-stage design competition that results in one person, deemed the Rotch Scholar, traveling the world for eight months studying architecture - and we pick up the tab. In the first stage of the selection process, ...27.12.2010 [WAC Latest News]