Blog post Marcel Rutten: Painting red crosses: Who is protesting to Africa’s urbanization and land speculation?

Urbanization in Africa is picking up. Land prices are skyrocketing to international levels. The profits are mostly ending up in the pockets of speculators. This process raises urgent questions about land-use planning, governance, speculation and administrative responsibility and law enforcement in the outskirts of Africa’s major cities. In the Nairobi periphery, there is not only competition over land but also over water, and the air pollution is increasing. Now, who have painted the red crosses on the land-for-sale billboards in Nairobi’s suburbs? Read Marcel Rutten's latest blog post!