The African Cities Journal is a peer-reviewed publication circulating knowledge between researchers and practitioners who share the goal of advancing sustainable urban development in Africa. Indeed, the journal connects researchers with practitioners by translating scientific evidence into actionable recommendations tailored to the unique challenges of African urban environments. In addition, the journal is particularly welcoming to young researchers willing to place their innovative insights under the scrutiny of experts. It fosters a collaborative environment where fresh perspectives can contribute to meaningful progress in addressing African cities' pressing sustainability challenges. The journal's diverse scope encompasses emerging technologies, urban youth dynamics, mobility and transportation, and environmental health determinants, providing a holistic perspective on the complexities of African urbanization.